James Steele

Course Director, Practicum Facilitator

Toronto District School Board

B.Ed. - OISE/UT; Hons. B.A. (Spanish, Portuguese, French) - University of Toronto; Additional Qualifications - Spanish - Honour Specialist; French as a Second Language - Parts 2 and 3; Additional Qualifications - Guidance & Career Education - Parts 1, 2, 3; Librarianship - Parts 1, 2, 3; ESL - Part 1; M.Ed. - York University

Location(s) / Contact Info:

B203, York Hall
Glendon Campus
Phone: 416-487-6754

Email: jasteele@edu.yorku.ca

Website: Twitter


Core/Extended/Immersion French and International Languages Teacher, Toronto DSB (2005-present)

Instructional Leader: Core French (Grades 4-12), Classical andInternational Languages (Grades 9-12)
Toronto DSB (2012-13)

Additional Qualification Course Writer: International Languages - Spanish, Parts 1 and 2; International Languages - Honour Specialist

Additional Qualification Instructor: FSL - Part 1, Senior Basic ABQ, Honour Specialist; Spanish - Part 1; International Languages - Honour Specialist (ongoing)

Project Leader: Financial Literacy Lesson Plans – FSL and International Languages (Ministry of Education)

Faculty & School/Dept

  • Faculty of Education - Bachelor of Education

Courses Taught

  • Content Into Practice (ED/EDFE 3200)
  • Education as Communication (ED/EDUC 2400)
  • Inclusion, Disabilities and Education (ED/EDFE 1300)
  • Independent Studies - Teaching German at the Intermediate Senior Division (ED/INDS 3900)
  • Practicum (ED/EDPR 2000)
  • Practicum Seminar ED 2 and ED 3 (ED/PRAC 4000)
  • Rethinking Schooling: A "Re-Introduction" to Education (ED/EDUC 1000)
  • Teaching French as a Second Language in the Intermediate-Senior Divisions - A (ED/FREN 4000)
  • Teaching French as a Second Language in the Intermediate-Senior Divisions - B (ED/FREN 4001)
  • Teaching French in the Intermediate Division (ED/FREN 3000)
  • Teaching and Learning French in Elementary Classrooms (ED/EDUC 3100)
  • Teaching and Learning French in Immersion Classrooms (ED/EDUC 3110)
  • Teaching and Learning Spanish in the Intermediate/Senior Division (ED/SPAN 3051)

Selected Presentations

  • New Curriculum, New Connections: Ontario’s Revised International Languages Curriculum. Presented at: OMLTA, others
  • Rosa dos ventos: Português nos quatro cantos do mundo. Presented at: University of Toronto (poster participant)
  • Strategies to Facilitate Anti-Homophobia Work in the Second Language Classroom. Presented at: OISE/UT - Inqueeries 10-Year Reunion Conference
  • Townend, N. (with J. Steele) Integrating Indigenous Perspectives in the German Classroom. Presented at: American Council of Teaching of Foreign Languages, Nashville TN
  • Equity and Inclusive Education in the FSL and International Languages Classroom. Presented at: OMLTA, TDSB
  • Neues Curriculum, Neue Verbindungen. Presented at: OATG; German Consulate Toronto
  • New, Authentic Resources for the Secondary Spanish Classroom. Presented at: OMLTA


  • 10 Year Volunteer Service Award, AIDS Committee of Toronto - 2014
  • Bursary for Study Abroad, Goethe-Institut (Germany) - 2014, 2009

Professional Affiliations