What is ELAN Ontario?
The English Language Arts Network is the provincial Subject Association for English and Language Arts educators from grades 7-12.ELAN provides a sustained learning community for educators via diverse networks including virtual resources, webinars, and conferences.
To assist members in providing leadership in curriculum by some of the following means:
To cultivate strategies and skills for developing 21st century literacies, including cross-curricular applications
To offer in-service programs and professional development
To share curriculum resources
To study, clarify, and offer informed response to any developments affecting the teaching or assessment of English, Language Arts, and Media Education
Cooperative and coordinated response to developments within institutions such as Provincial Ministries, Departments of Education, Canadian Council of Teachers of English, National Association of Teachers of English, the International Reading Association, the Ontario Teachers Federation Curriculum Forum, and Faculties of Education
To report on the development in language, learning, and the teaching of Language Arts
ELAN Ontario promotes information exchange related to language learning, and the teaching of English Language Arts and Media education, including digital literacy, critical literacy, and multimodal literacies. We are rooted in anti-oppressive and culturally responsive pedagogies.