Professional Development Opportunities

Office Hours OECTA’s Office Hours are an opportunity for all teachers, particularly Occasional and Beginning Teachers, to connect online, ask questions and get advice about topics that matter most to them. Each live online session will be hosted by an experienced teacher leader and will be supplemented with a pre-recorded audio presentation. Participants are encouraged […]

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Faith & Wellness: A Daily Mental Health Resource Research Study

Faith & Wellness: A Daily Mental Health Resource Research Study   OECTA, School Mental Health Ontario (SMHO), York University and Brock University have partnered to conduct a randomized control trial on a newly developed online universal resource called Faith and Wellness: A Daily Mental Health Resource. This resource has been co-developed by, and for, Catholic teachers, and […]

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Wear Red For Ed – Fridays

Wear Red For Ed – Fridays     We are reminding our members to wear Red for Education every Friday to continue to show our support for publicly funded education.     Red For Ed T-Shirts     “Red for Ed” t-shirts are still available for purchase, at a cost of $15, at the Unit Office, […]

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June 7th Day of Action – Wear BLACK

Friday June 7th will mark the anniversary of the election of Doug Ford as Premier of Ontario. Since taking office, Premier Ford and the PC government have launched a sustained attack against education, health care, and many other vital services. To mark this dark day, we are encouraging our members to leave their red shirts at home and instead wear […]

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Faith and Wellness: A Daily Mental Health Resource

The Ontario English Catholic Teacher’s Association, in partnership with School Mental Health ASSIST, has co-developed Faith and Wellness: A Daily Mental Health Resource. A Kindergarten to Grade 8 resource that supports the development of social emotional learning and builds student resiliency. This evergreen resource offers a repository of high-quality every day mental health practices with […]

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REMINDER: Project Overseas 2018-2019 Applications Due November 1, 2018

Project Overseas – Teachers Teaching Teachers is a joint endeavor between the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) and its provincial and territorial affiliates, including OECTA. This project allows OECTA to give their members the opportunity to provide teaching assistance in developing countries. The purpose of Project Overseas (PO) is to improve the quality of education in […]

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Kindergarten Technology Mental Health & Well-being

OECTA Summer Institutes and Workshops OECTA Provincial, through Ministry of Education funding, is once again offering Summer Institutes and some one – day workshops. These will be offered in Kindergarten, Mental Health & Well-being and Technology and scheduled throughout July and August. Sessions will take place in various regions across the province. Most will be offered in person […]

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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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