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What's New

Conceptual/Research Synthesis for Ontario’s Technology and Learning Fund Report

This Report looks closely at Ontario’s evolving, multi-phased 21st Century Teaching and Learning Strategy which builds upon strong, positive and collaborative relations between the Ministry of Education and education leaders in District School Boards. More information and report here.

Ontario Directors Of Education Look At Innovation 2016

The Ontario government has provided special grants to district school boards to enhance technology equipment and software within thier boards. Each director received funding to investigate what might be valuable for their system and has provided a brief summary here.

Update on Phase 5 of The Technology and Learning Fund

Posted here you will find the Curriculum Services Canada reports and the artefacts developed by the district school boards. These documents show the positive results of the development of new learning in Ontario enhanced by the Technology Learning Fund. brief summary here.

CODE Represents:

Association des gestionnaires en éducation franco-ontarienne (AGEFO)
Ontario Catholic Supervisory Officers' Association (OCSOA)
Ontario Public Supervisory Officials' Association (OPSOA)

The Technology and Learning Fund

Makes a Difference for Ontario’s Students

There is no doubt that classrooms and schools in Ontario are changing with the introduction of technology enabled learning and teacher and student innovation. District School Boards are reporting heightened student engagement, deeper learning of 21st Century skills and increases in student achievement. To learn about the exciting changes taking place I encourage you to read the Technology and Learning Newsletters that tell the story of technology changing teacher practice and the growth of 21st Century student learners. Recently posted Newsletter #4 shares board success stories of opportunities to increase student achievement, and includes student and teacher testimonies about the significant impact that technology has on their learning and their life.

Frank Kelly
Executive Director, CODE

On the Technology and Learning Fund site you will find the latest TLF Guides (February 2017), all of the the Newsletters plus Curriculum Services Canada reports and the artefacts developed by the district school boards.

Listening Stone

The Listening Stone Project

New November 2016
The Listening Stone Project Year Three Report

Click Here to go to the Listening Stone Project and read the recently posted Year Three Report which follows on the Year One and Year Two reports noted below.

The Listening Stone Project Year Three Report now available, focuses on Starting Points,Turning Points and Learning Points. This report documents change over time and provides details on the work accomplished through the Fist Nations, Métis and Inuit – Focused Collaborative Inquiry 2015-2016.

Reporting on the Findings from the Ontario Ministry of Education's First Nations, Métis and Inuit Focused Collaborative Inquiry Initiative 2013 – 2014,Year One and 2014-2015,Year Two are also posted. Click Here to read Year One and Year Two Reports.

Strengthening Partnerships Between:
CODE and Council of Ontario Medical Officers of Health

Student well-being "lives" in the context of child and youth well-being and as such, school boards and public health units share in this important mandate. Strong partnerships that focus efforts on strategic priorities can improve health outcomes for children and students, positively affect their achievement and reduce preventable illness and injuries, which in turn will contribute to a healthier and better-educated citizenry.

Working toward these shared mandates and common goals, in October 2013 the Council of Ontario Directors of Education (CODE) and the Council of Ontario Medical Officers of Health (COMOH) formed a provincial partnership committee.

Now available: Minutes of the September 30, 2016 Meeting.

Go to the CODE-COMOH Page to find out more.

Leadership for Learning Academy

The Leadership for Learning Academy is developed in partnership with OCSOA, OPSOA and AGEFO and is intended to provide Ontario Directors and Superintendents with an opportunity to engage in an inquiry based professional learning experience that focus' on system – wide innovation and technology enabled pedagogical practice.

Find out more.

New Equity and Education Web Resource


Responding to requests from school boards for a companion piece that builds on and enhances the information contained in Going Deeper, CODE is pleased to introduce a complementary online component to the Going Deeper rubric. Here you will find practical information, tips, resources and "Look Fors," conveniently broken down into modules reflecting the rubric's eight areas of focus. It's all designed to help guide your board toward effective implementation of Equity and Inclusive Education in Ontario's schools.

Visit the Going Deeper web resource at

Equity and Inclusive Education: Going Deeper


"Every student has the opportunity to succeed,
regardless of ancestry, culture, ethnicity, gender,
gender identity, language, physical
and intellectual ability, race, religion, sex,
sexual orientation, socio-economic status
or other factors."

(Achieving Excellence, Ministry of Education)

Developed by the Council of Ontario Directors of Education (CODE), in consultation with a representative group of English- and French-language board system leaders and with support and funding from the Ministry, Equity and Inclusive Education: Going Deeper establishes a set of policy outcomes presented in the form of a Rubric. It is intended to assist and support boards in achieving the best academic and social outcomes among all students. Equity and Inclusive Education: Going Deeper provides an opportunity for boards to look to the future, and take those steps that will support continued implementation in order that all students can reach their full potential, regardless of background or personal circumstances. For more information and to use/download the Rubric.....

More Information and Downloads - Updated on November 27, 2014


Strong Districts and Their Leadership

Update October 2015 - A new article has been published related to the work done in the Strong Districts and Their Leadership project. De-mystifying Effective District leadership, A Seven-year CODE, IEL, MOE Collaboration, by Kenneth Leithwood and Catherine McCullough.

Project & Report - In the 2012/2013 school year the Council of Directors of Education in partnership with the Institute of Education Leadership (IEL) commissioned Dr Ken Leithwood to identify and describe, from the best available research, the characteristics of high performing school systems and the leadership required to develop such systems.

Go to the the Current Project page to learn more and download the report.

Parent Engagement is Important to Student Success

The Council of Ontario Directors of Education is pleased to provide two new resources to support parents.

Update October 2015 - New materials have been developed to assist Parents to inspire their children to learn and love math. (Elementary Grades)

BackParent Engagementground - Several sets of materials have been developed by the Council of Ontario Directors of Education and funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education.

Go to the Parent Engagement web page.

Accédez à la page Web la participation des parents

CODE Summer Learning Project

2014 Planning Guide

Summer Learning 2014

CODE has developed a revised Summer Learning Program Planning Guide for district school boards. The Guide offers a brod range of examples and also details deliverables and expectations for summer learning programs.

2014 Planning Guide and more information in English & French

CODE Health & Safety in Schools Project

Health & Safety

As part of the CODE Health and Safety In Schools project and as a support to the Ontario Ministry of Education Student Injury Prevention Initiative a series of student safety resource guides and safety checklists have been developed for student safety in Grade 7 to 12 science labs and technological education facilities.

New: Executive Summary in English & French Posted April 16, 2014.


Other CODE Projects Include:

The Listening Stone Project

Learning from the Ontario Ministry of Education's First Nations, Métis and Inuit Focused Collaborative Inquiry Initiative 2013 - 2014.

Click Here to go to the Listening Stone Project.

CODE Summer Learning Project: 2013 Report

CODE with funding from the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat continues to coordinate a summer learning program and research study designed to help primary students close the achievement gap.

CODE Advisories

CODE has developed a series of advisories to assist senior administrators. These brief statements on practical aspects of administration and student learning are concise and based on the experience of practitioners and include a historical and political perspective where needed.


CODE manages the School College Work Initiative (SCWI) which has developed numerous projects across the province and provides forums at the regional level to facilitate pathways for students going to college.


CODE administre l'Initiative de jonction écoles-collèges-milieu de travail (IJECT) comprenant de nombreux projets partout en province incluant des forums régionaux, le tout ayant comme objectif de faciliter l'accès au collège pour les élèves du secondaire.

CODE Past Projects

CODE on its own and in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Education has completed a number of projects focused on specific educational initiatives that are of interest to our membership.