Acronyms and Hashtags for Ontario Education

28 May

A few in Ontario education have expressed the need for a list of commonly used acronyms and hashtags for Ontario education. Expressing ideas in 140 character bursts often means using short forms, but they can be confusing for the new or uninitiated. A few of us decided to pitch in (crowdsource it) and see if we could put together a beginning list.

What you see below are the results of work by Tracy Bachellier (@bactrac), Sheila Stewart (@sheilaspeaking), Jacqui Strachan (@JacquiStrachan), Jennifer Chan (@jennzia) and yours truly (@acampbell99). We hope it’s useful in some way.

We will continue to update it and republish. If there’s a glaring error or something we’ve missed please contact one of us on twitter or submit it through this online form. We hope you will share this widely🙂

Tag/Acronyn

What It Stands For

Contributor

#AbEd

Alberta Education

Andrew Campbell

ABEL

Advanced Broadband Enabled Learning at York University

Andrew Campbell

AEFO

l’Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens

Andrew Campbell

AMDSB

Avon Maitland District School Board

Tracy Bachellier

#BCEd

British Columbia Education

Andrew Campbell

BIP

Board Improvement Plan

Sheila Stewart

CPCO

Catholic Principals’ Council of Ontario

Jacqui Strachan

#CdnEd

Canadian Education

Andrew Campbell

CEA

Canadian Education Association

Jacqui Strachan

CPF

Canadian Parents for French

Jacqui Strachan

CODE

Council of Ontario Directors of Education

Sheila Stewart

CYW

Child & Youth Worker

Andrew Campbell

D2L

Desire To Learn

Andrew Campbell

EA

Educational Assistant

Tracy Bachellier

ECOO

Educational Computing Organization of Ontario

Andrew Campbell

#edcampDT

Ed Camp Design Thinking

Jennifer Chan

#EdCampHam

Ed Camp Hamilton

Andrew Campbell

ECE

Early Childhood Educator

Andrew Campbell

ETFO

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO)

Andrew Campbell

ELL

English Language Learner

Tracy Bachellier

EQAO

Education Quality and Accountability Office

Tracy Bachellier

FI

French Immersion

Tracy Bachellier

GEDSB

Grand Erie District School Board

Andrew Campbell

HDSB

Halton District School Board

Andrew Campbell

HWDSB

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board

Andrew Campbell

IEP

Individual Education Plan

Tracy Bachellier

IPRC

Identification, Placement and Review Committee

Tracy Bachellier

LMS

Learning Management System

Andrew Campbell

MOE

Ministry of Education

Andrew Campbell

MOOC

Massive Open Online Course

Andrew Campbell

NTIP

New Teacher Induction Program

Tracy Bachellier

NOEL

Northern Ontario Education Leaders

Sheila Stewart

OCSTA

Ontario Catholic Schools Trustees Association

Andrew Campbell

OCT

Ontario College of Teachers

Sheila Stewart

OECTA

Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA)

Andrew Campbell

OFHSA

Ontario Federation of Home & School Associations

Sheila Stewart

#ontcl

Ontario Connected Leaders/Learners

Sheila Stewart

#onted

Ontario Education

Sheila Stewart

OPC

Ontario Principals’ Council

Jacqui Strachan

OPSBA

Ontario Public School Boards Association

Sheila Stewart

OSSLT

Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test

Tracy Bachellier

OSSTF

Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF)

Andrew Campbell

OTF

Ontario Teachers Federation

Andrew Campbell

OYAP

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program

Tracy Bachellier

P4E

People for Education

Andrew Campbell

PPE

Parents partenaires en education

Jacqui Strachan

PIC

Parent Involvement Committee

Andrew Campbell

PLN

Professional Learning Network

Andrew Campbell

SAC

Student Advisory/Activity Council

Sheila Stewart

SC

School Council

Sheila Stewart

SEAC

Special Education Advisory Committee

Tracy Bachellier

SHSM

Specialist High Skills Major

Tracy Bachellier

SIP

School Improvement Plan

Andrew Campbell

SO

Supervisory Officer (often a superintendent)

Andrew Campbell

TCDSB

Toronto Catholic District School Board

Jacqui Strachan

TDSB

Toronto District School Board

Andrew Campbell

3 Responses to “Acronyms and Hashtags for Ontario Education”

  1. lisamnoble May 28, 2013 at 8:16 pm #

    ETFO’s letters need switching about on the acronym list. They’re right in the middle column. Great list!

  2. John T. Spencer May 29, 2013 at 10:21 pm #

    As a non-Canadian, I’m bookmarking this page. It’s nice to see what all of the acronyms mean.

  3. pbeens May 23, 2015 at 8:09 am #

    Could you add the OTF Curriculum Forum please? #OTFCF

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