OECTA Technology Summit 2018

The OECTA Provincial office will be offering their second annual Technology Summit, entitled, ’Get Your Head out of Your Apps; The Importance of Improvement and the Fallacy of Innovation. The summit is open to teachers from Kindergarten to grade 12, who self-identify as a Tech Rookie. The goal of this summit is to de-stress and de-mystify technology while discovering ways […]

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OECTA Well-Being Experience

OECTA’s Professional Development department will be hosting an exclusive Mental Health Awareness: Classroom Strategies webinar on Thursday, May 17, 2018, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The webinar will explore how increased awareness and understanding of mental health challenges can assist teachers in better understanding and responding to their students’ diverse needs. The session will also provide helpful […]

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OECTA WebExperience: Math Mondays

OECTA’s Professional Development department will continue to host WebExperience: Math Mondays with new sessions starting January 29, 2018. This online interactive professional development platform is designed for Kindergarten to Grade 12 teachers. A number of different ‘experiences’ have been designed to provide ideas and activities that can be used to support an engaging and balanced math […]

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OTIP Teaching Awards 2018

The Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan (OTIP) and the Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF) are proud sponsors of the OTIP Teaching Awards. For many years, these awards have recognized the excellence of our teachers in publicly funded education. There are three categories of awards: elementary school teacher, secondary school teacher and beginning teacher in the first five […]

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OECTA Scholarships, Fellowships and Bursaries

The OECTA Provincial office is offering the following to qualified members to help further their studies and career: Post-Graduate Scholarships Three memorial scholarships may be awarded to members for full-time post-graduate study. Each is valued at up to $10,000. If there are not enough qualified applicants for full-time studies, the money may be apportioned for […]

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Are teachers facing too much violence in schools?

Sunday on Cross Country Checkup: violence in schools This week, an Ottawa teacher spoke out after being viciously attacked by a student in his school. He joins a growing number of teachers across the country who say they have experienced physical violence or harassment in the classroom. Hair pulling. Chair throwing. Scissors flying. Choking. Biting. […]

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WEBEXPERIENCE: Kindergarten

OECTA Provincial’s Professional Development department will be hosting Kinder Experiences beginning October 24, 2017. This online interactive professional development platform is designed for Kindergarten Teachers. A number of different ‘experiences’ have been designed to provide ideas and activities that can be used to support the kindergarten program. Sessions will focus on: · Building Relationships · […]

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PD WORKSHOP: Teaching Combined Grades

Date: Monday, November 6th Being assigned to a combined grade can be stressful – This workshop aims to provide de‐stress by preparing teachers with practical ideas for how to begin planning for a combine grade class. Beginning with a discussion of differentiated instruction and high yield instructional strategies, this workshop will provide teachers with an […]

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2017-2018 Collaborative Learning Communities (CLC’s) Project

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 […]

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