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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BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 2017

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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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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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 www.catholicteachers.ca.

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