We know educators are continually seeking ways to create a dynamic learning experience in their classrooms. The Co-operative Minds program can help by providing free lesson plans that align with curriculum and connect to transferable skills. For example; Grade 7-12 teachers can meet curriculum requirements in Business and Social Studies through our sustainability themed challenges, or Math requirements through our Financial Literacy themed challenges. Grade 2-6 teachers will find links to various streams of curriculum in Math, Language, Art, Drama, Health and Physical Education and Social Studies.
Thanks to our generous program sponsors from the co-operative and credit union sector, our program is free to use for all Ontario teachers.
Have questions? Need support? Our team of co-operative educators and teacher mentors are here to help!
Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or download our Teacher Brochure.
"Doing the Co-operative Minds challenge with Ontario Co-operative Association was like seeing butterflies come out of their cocoon. An authentic challenge like this one was a great opportunity for students to safely take a risk and stretch them out of their comfort zone as they problem solved a real challenge facing CYL. The process was clearly laid out and easy to facilitate. I was impressed with the student’s ability to take on other perspectives and build empathy for players involved in the program. When it came to presenting to the organization I couldn’t believe how great the students were at pitching their solution and clearly explaining their thinking. I highly recommend this for anyone who wants an authentic challenge that will build student confidence and develop leadership skills they can carry with them."
-Brett Manlow, Teacher at Centennial Secondary School, Belleville, Ontario