ABOUT ELAN ONTARIO
The English Language Arts Network (ELAN Ontario) aims to establish a sustained learning community networking English Language Arts and Media educators from grades 7-12 across the province via diverse networks of communication such as online communications, virtual resources, webinars, and conferences.BECOME A MEMBER
Free access to our teacher resource page. Check out our recently added lesson plans, slides, and activities to support the NBE course for Indigenous literature. These lessons were created by teachers, for teachers and vetted by subject area specialists.
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Have a topic you’re passionate about in the area of reading, writing, media studies, or adolescent literacy? ELAN members have the opportunity to contribute posts to our blog.
ELAN welcomes new members to our Executive Council. If you are curious about what you can contribute to the organization, we would love to hear from you. Our strength is in our members. We rely on the talents and passions of our community of Ontario educators.
ELAN ONTARIO COMMITTEE
As ELAN Chair, Paula is passionate about bringing together Ontario educators of English, Language Arts, and Media. Building on her experience as a secondary English teacher and teacher-librarian, Paula currently works as an Academic Consultant for Literacy (7-12) and Integrated Curriculum Design for the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board. Her research interests include Indigenous literature, culturally responsive pedagogy, equity and inclusive education, podcasts, poetry, curriculum design, and the ongoing pursuit of compelling reads that reflect, engage, and inspire diverse learners.
Brian will tell you that some of his most important learning related to the teaching of English and literacy was sparked by opportunities through ELAN. Now (many years later), he is thrilled to be involved in ELAN as co-chair. Brian currently works as a teacher in Simcoe-Muskoka Catholic District School Board after spending a number of years in roles outside the classroom. These roles included working to support adolescent literacy learning as a Provincial Literacy Lead and supporting professional learning related to assessment, curriculum and literacy in his school board as a Secondary Curriculum Consultant. In addition to being in the classroom, he continues to work as a professional learning facilitator and coach with educators across Ontario.