OECTA with funding provided by the Ministry of Education will support, with release time, a limited number of CLC projects during the 2017/2018 school year. CLC’s allow teachers to explore and share solutions to common professional dilemmas through action research, by developing resources, and/or implementing new instructional strategies. CLC’s will provide the opportunity to engage in the themes of Kindergarten, Mathematics, and/or Well-being. This opportunity is open to all regular full time teachers or subject specialists, long term occasional teachers and occasional teachers at both the elementary or secondary levels.
What is required of applicants?
1. Each group selects a facilitator. A video training link will be sent to all successful facilitators in October. Viewing of this link is mandatory.
2. Group members meet for eight half days or four full days to pursue an issue of their choosing based on one or more of the focus areas listed above. Group members are expected to co-ordinate these dates with OECTA staff and submit them in advance. Dates cannot be changed once confirmed. Please ensure dates do not conflict with school board activities.
3. Group members conduct an action research project, develop materials, conduct lesson studies or jointly implement new strategies in their classrooms.
4. Group members, through the facilitator, produce a report on their learning and are prepared to share their learning with others in the spring of 2018.
How do members apply?
Form a learning community of up to four members and submit a team project proposal. One team member, acting as group facilitator, should submit the proposal. Applications are due no later than September 27. Priority will be given to first time applicants. The application form can be found in the Professional Development (PD) section in the Members only area of this website