OTF Connects

The Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF) has announce its fall lineup of excellent webinars, entitled “Confronting and Combating Racism” which will focus on uncovering the roots of racism, as well as strengthen our understanding of Indigenous education and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy (CRP).

Spaces are limited. REGISTER today!

Upcoming Sessions

Being, Becoming, Belonging: Equity and Inclusive Education in Kindergarten – Parts 1 & 2
Thurs, Nov 25 | 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Thurs, Dec 9 | 4:30-6:00 p.m.
In this two-part OTF Connect Webinar, we will use the documentary film “Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Action: The Early Years” as we explore the four goals of anti-bias education (Identity, Diversity, Justice and Action) and co-create an understanding of what this means for practice by sharing practical ideas for the classroom.

Lessons from Beyond — FNMIEAO
Tues, Nov 30 | 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Lessons From Beyond is a comprehensive digital resource that engages students in learning about the mysteries of the cosmos through Indigenous knowledge systems. During this webinar, we will provide an overview of the resource as well as share tips and strategies on how to use it in the classroom.

Combating Online Hate in Schools: What to Know. What to Do.
Thurs, Dec 2 | 4:30-6:00 p.m.
This program examines the issues of digital citizenship in an age of online hate. Participants will discuss some of the challenges young people face on popular digital platforms. Additionally, participants will learn about some of the common symbols and codes used by extremists online, and look at the ways in which anti-Asian, anti-Black and antisemitic content has been spread online recently.

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PD Grants for FSL Teachers

OTF is offering a limited number of grants that you can use to participate in a French as a Second Language (FSL) professional learning program/activity of your choosing or to purchase resources to support your FSL proficiency and teaching.  You can work with other FSL teachers in a collaborative learning team of two to four teachers, or you can apply for an individual grant. For those working in a team, the maximum grant is $500 per team member (maximum $2,000 per team), and for those working individually, the maximum grant is $250.
The deadline for applying for a grant is 5:00 pm on Thursday, October 14, 2021.  Successful applicants will be notified by November 5, 2021.

To find out more about the Ici on parle français – Take 2  grant program and to apply, click here.

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ETFO AQ Course Calendar 2021-22

ETFO AQ courses continue to offer high-quality professional learning.  These popular courses, developed by teachers for teachers, are current, practical and provide exemplary learning for teachers and members.

Please visit the etfo-aq.ca to view the updated course calendar and find registration details.

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Call for Content Contributors

ETFO is seeking content contributors for the highly subscribed etfoassessment.ca website.  Successful candidates must demonstrate a depth of knowledge in sound assessment practices, the Ontario Curriculum and the ability to integrate principles of equity within their assessment work. 

The application window has closed.

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The Occasional Teacher’s Toolbox Conference

The ETFO Occasional Teachers Conference takes place on Friday, June 4 (evening) and Saturday, June 5, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, this event will be held virtually. The conference flyer is available here.

The Occasional Teachers Conference – The Occasional Teacher’s Toolbox is designed to provide resources, practical strategies and networking opportunities for ETFO occasional and long-term occasional teachers in the various settings they may encounter.  Workshops will focus on activities and resources to ensure a day of teaching runs smoothly for all. Participants will hear from an engaging keynote speaker and presenters who will share practical applications and resources to support and engage students in their learning.

Registration at events.etfo.org has now closed.

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Technology Tools for Learning

Join ETFO on Saturday, December 5 for an exciting Information–Communication–Technology (ICT) Learning Institute to explore new technology tools and apps to enhance student learning. 

The target audience is members interested in learning about new technology and online resources to enhance student learning. The conference will feature a keynote speaker and two workshops to explore ways to deepen your understanding of specific technologies and learning tools in the classroom.

Registration is now closed. Check out this flyer for more details.

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