Re-Thinking White Privilege

In conjunction with ETFO presenter Velvet Lacasse, the Local will be hosting an ETFO Equity workshop called “Re-Thinking White Privilege”.

Wednesday, March 29
Boreal French Immersion PS (Communication Room 241)
4:30 – 7:00 p.m.

This workshop will take an exploratory look at white privilege in order to provide educators with the opportunity to build awareness and understanding. Opportunities will be provided to enter into professional dialogue in regards to addressing privilege in themselves and in the classroom.

This event has been cancelled due to low registration.

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Devenir Correcteur DELF

Le conseil scolaire Algoma DSB prévoit ajouter quelques enseignants à son groupe d’examinateurs-correcteurs du DELF scolaire. Un stage d’entraînement initial de 4 jours aura lieu à North Bay très prochainement, soit le 28 février-1er mars ainsi que le 7-8 mars.

Si cette opportunité de développement professionnel vous intéresse, svp répondre à Nancy Rancourt () en nous faisant part de votre intérêt le plus tôt possible (21 février à midi) afin que nous puissions confirmer avec North Bay.

Prendre note que nous confirmerons avec vous si votre nom est retenu. Toutes personnes intéressées doivent participer aux 4 jours. Le conseil scolaire couvrira tous les coûts de déplacement, d’hébergement et d’entraînement.

N’hésitez pas à communiquer avec Nancy si vous avez des questions.

*Si vous avez déjà participé à un stage d’entraînement et que votre habilitation est arrivée à échéance, et que vous voulez vous recertifier, confirmez avec Nancy puisque vous pourriez aller à North Bay aussi.

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See Us, Learn Us: A New Perspective on Teaching Identity, Belonging, and the Black Canadian Experience

AOTL is proud to celebrate Black History Month as we commemorate the history, legacy, and achievements of Black Canadians.

To bring focus on Black history, ADSB invites you to join the Nelson Classroom’s webinar series, See Us, Learn Us, to deepen your understanding of the Black Canadian experience to better support students’ identity and sense of belonging at school.

This five-part multi-media series utilizes videos, music, spoken word, and more to build staff confidence and foundations to address the current realities of Black Canadians. Engaging in this series will help all educators and staff to:

  • understand systemic racism;
  • educate themselves about overt racism and the impact of racial microaggressions; and
  • take meaningful steps to persist through challenges and mistakes through a journey of learning and growth, with mutual respect and appreciation for the diversity and richness within Black Canadian communities.

This series is free for all ADSB staff. To register, please see the instructions provided in your email from the Local office. Register with your board email address to be eligible to win a tailored resource bundle.

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French Subsidies

ADSB certified teachers (contract, LTO, occasional) are eligible for a full subsidy ($650) if you successfully complete(d) the following AQ courses in math between September 1, 2022 and August 31, 2023:

  • French as a Second Language, Part 1
  • French as a Second Language, Part 2
  • French as a Second Language, Part 3
  • French as a Second Language, Intermediate (ABQ)
  • French as a Second Language, Senior (ABQ)
  • French as a Second Language, Honours Specialist

Or any other AQ or ABQ course completed en français (in French) such as Lecture, Mathématiques, Jardin d’enfants, Education de l’enfance en difficulté, etc.

Please email your statement of completion from the course provider or a copy of your College of Teachers’ Certificate of Qualification, showing the qualification has been added, to the attention of:

Confidential Secretary Crystal Wells:

If you have any questions, please contact the office of Superintendent Marcy Bell @ 705-945-7235.

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Game Changers: Assessment Hacks You Can’t Live Without

What do Darth Vader, fly fishing, and kitchen sinks have to do with assessment? Join us for “Game Changers: Assessment Hacks You Can’t Live Without” to find out!

Thursday, January 12
Boreal FI (Communications Room 241)

4:30 – 7:00 p.m. (Begins at 4:30 & with a working dinner at 5:30)

This event has been cancelled due to low registration.

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OTF Connects – In Conversation with… Inspiring Teachers

Join colleagues across the province learn about the inspirational practices of five outstanding teachers, who will reflect on what has led to their successes, what they believe truly makes a difference in teaching and learning, and share promising practices you might want to try out in your own classroom!

Expert facilitator Joanne Myers will explore and celebrate phenomenal teaching and learning with:

In Conversation with Michelle CordyNovember 22, 2022
In Conversation with Leanne Oliver & Trish MaeckerNovember 29, 2022
In Conversation with Nikita BoodooDecember 6, 2022
In Conversation with Éric GauthierDecember 13, 2022

All webinars will run from 5:00 to 6:00 pm.

To register and for additional information, visit the
OTF Connects calendar.

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Welcome to ETFO!

Are you in your first 5 years of teaching? Then this “Welcome to ETFO” workshop is for you!  Come get all of the juicy need-to-know details about supply teaching with ADSB.  All elementary occasional teachers are invited!

Date: Thursday, October 27
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Place: Boreal French Immersion PS (2nd Floor, Rm 241)

Join us for a very informative presentation and find out everything you need to know about supply teaching with ADSB.  Come out and learn what ETFO is all about, ask some questions, have some free pizza and meet your colleagues!

District Participants
Do you live outside of Sault Ste Marie and want to participate in the workshop? Kindly email Sue Geick () for more information.

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OTIP Retirement Workshop

Walk into Retirement with a Plan
Date: Wednesday, October 26
Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Place: The Water Tower Inn, SSM

Are you thinking of retiring in the next five years and have questions about retirement and finances? Are you curious about your pension and how it may affect your retirement? Then you’re invited to join us for OTIP’s “Walk into Retirement with a Plan” workshop!

For this workshop, please REGISTER HERE.  Select ETFO as your affiliate.

This complimentary workshop is open to members and spouses. A light dinner will be served.

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PD Grants for FSL Teachers

OTF is once again offering 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 teacher/educator resources to support your own 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 20, 2022. Successful applicants will be notified by mid-November 2022.

To find out more about the Ici on parle français 2022-23 grant program and to apply, click here.

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