BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 2018

This event is open to Dufferin-Peel OECTA members and their immediate families (member plus 1 adult guest and accompanying children) and includes breakfast, a bouncy castle, arts & crafts and a free picture with Santa. The cost for the event is $5/person and all proceeds will be donated to Operation Christmas Cheer. For important information […]

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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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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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