Professional learning opportunities are provided by both your local and provincial ETFO unions.
We are presenting our first PL of the school year! It is very practical opportunity called Classroom Management for Occasional Teachers and you will also receive a fantastic resource. This will run over two nights Tuesday Nov. 8th and Tuesday Nov 29th, start time is 5:00 pm for both nights, but pizza and snacks will be provided at 4:30 pm.
You must send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org to register on or before Nov. 6th. There is a $10 costs to cover the resource, but if you do not attend and have not cancelled by the 6th you will be charged an additional $10 and will not be able to take anymore PD till you pay this $10.
Have a professional learning idea for our local members? Email your ideas to: email@example.com
ETFO is known as one the the foremost providers of teacher professional learning in Canada and is gaining a reputation for its work internationally.
Did you know your ETFO Rainbow OT Local has a $150 PL Subsidy?
Members can access a $150 professional learning (PL) subsidy once each fiscal year. If you have paid or will pay for a course, workshop, or a conference between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017, you may apply for this subsidy. To apply, use the PL Subsidy Form above and send both the application form and proof of payment to ETFO Rainbow OT President Bernadette Lamirande: firstname.lastname@example.org
Occasional Teacher Resources:
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario has set up a site to help Occasional Teachers like you! Whatever your assignment or role as an occasional teacher, this site can support you with resources, tips and tools, and classroom experiences
Emergency Activities Table - This document lists emergency activities in nine subject areas for OTs to use if daybook suggestions are missing.
Engaging Learners with the SMART Board - SMART Board Resources
This comprehensive collection of links provide numerous strategies that are designed to assist educators when using SMART boards to engage learners and enhance lessons. Some subject specific links are included.
The Heart and Art of Teaching and Learning is a book that is full of practical tips for beginning teachers on: setting up your classroom, classroom management, building inclusion, working with parents, meeting diverse learning needs, and occasional teaching.
Free eResource courtesy of ETFO - click on picture
Written by occasional teachers for occasional teachers, The Occasion to Lead is a must-have resource that will provide you with hands-on knowledge about everything you would ever want or need to know about our profession.
Recent graduates, seasoned occasional teachers, and recently retired permanent teachers who have begun ‘supply’ teaching will find the handbook to be extremely supportive of this unique, demanding, and flexible profession.
Free eResource courtesy of ETFO - 3 part download: