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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OECTA Kindergarten Conference 2017

The Ministry has provided additional professional development funding to support the ongoing implementation of the updated Kindergarten Program Document, and Kindergarten Addendum to Growing Success, including Communication of Learning Templates. To continue building the capacity of additional kindergarten teams, OECTA will host another conference for Teacher and Early Childhood Educator teams entitled: Digging Deeper-Teaching, Learning, […]

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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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OECTA WebExperience: Math Mondays

OECTA’s Professional Development department will be hosting WebExperience: Math Mondays beginning September 25, 2017. 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 program. Each live […]

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OECTA’s Leadership Training 2017-2018

OECTA will offer both the Foundational and Specialized Programs in the 2017-2018 school year. Please note that the online application process for the Foundational Program will open on September 5, 2017 and close on September 17, 2017. Information about the programs can be found in the For Your Career section at

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Finance Committee meeting

NOTICE: The first Finance Committee meeting for the 2017-2018 school year will be held on Thursday August 31, 1:00pm at the Unit office. The committee assists in the preparation and review of the draft budget and approved budget. All members are welcome to attend.

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OECTA Bursary Reminder

Each year, bursaries of up to $1,000.00 are awarded to individual members. These bursaries are named the Joan Kamps Memorial Bursaries. Members currently in the pre-degree categories who are taking undergraduate courses shall be given priority as applicants. Members who wish to pursue post-graduate studies or professional development activities as lifelong learning shall also be […]

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Prayer/Poem Contest

This year, once again through the joint committee of the Political Advisory and Catholic Advocacy, the Unit had a prayer/poem contest. The Unit received several entries and it was great to see members participating. We have very talented writers and it was a very challenging task to choose three award recipients as they all were […]

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Kindergarten Support Material

The ministry has released a document that will assist kindergarten teachers to find necessary resources to support communicating about learning. This document can be found in the Member Section of this website in the Documents area under Resources

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