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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Full $650 Math Subsidies Available

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

  • Mathematics, Primary and Junior – Part 1
  • Mathematics, Primary and Junior – Part 2
  • Mathematics, Primary and Junior – Part 3
  • Mathematics, Grades 7 and 8
  • Mathematics, Intermediate (ABQ)
  • Mathematics, Senior (ABQ)
  • Mathematics, Honours Specialist

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 at 705-945-7235.

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ADSB Summer Institute

ADSB is offering paid professional learning for teaching staff on August 30 & 31. Check your Board email in early August for registration details.

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ETFO AQ Summer Courses

Looking to upgrade your qualifications over the summer? ETFO AQ courses are very popular and fill up quickly, so register today at etfo-aq.ca.

Registration closes on June 21 at 5:00 p.m.

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OTF Connects Webinars

Looking for some great after-school professional learning?

The Ontario Teachers’ Federation has a great lineup of free spring webinars that will explore hands-on, classroom-ready approaches for Supporting Teacher Efficacy and Student Engagement. All sessions are on Tuesdays or Thursdays after school.

View the OTF webinar calendar to see what’s offered and register.

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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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