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Oct 1 2016 – ETFO-YR members attended the OFL Rally for Decent Work

OFL Rally for Decent Work
OFL Rally for Decent Work
OFL Rally for Decent Work
OFL Rally for Decent Work

OFL Rally for Decent Work

ETFO has launched a new website for ETFO Members Sharing in Assessment

ETFO has another new website to support Junior/Intermediate teacher in bringing
play-based learning to Grades 4-8

  • The website includes lessons by grade, curriculum and types of learning, as well as resources
  • Check it out at http://etfolearn.ca


Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts Partnership:

  • We are excited to announce our Partnership with the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, featuring the Theatre Without Boarders program, within the 2016/2017 Education Series. The goal of the program is to increase access for students to the thrilling experience of live theatre.

    Click here for more information

More Opportunities for Members

Seeing, Engaging and Empowering the Learner in Kindergarten Conference

This conference is being offered for ETFO members only, to network with colleagues, explore effective practices and pedagogy in Kindergarten and enhance teacher and DECE knowledge about content and exemplary practices. This will be an exciting learning and networking opportunity for members from across the province. 

The conference will be held at the Kingbridge Conference Centre in King City on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1, 2017. Participation is limited and participants will be selected by a random draw with preference going to first time attendees. Registration for the conferences closes on Wednesday, February 22 at 5:00 p.m.. Successful applicants will be notified by email by TuesdayFebruary 28, 2017. 

For additional information contact Jane Bennett (jbennett@etfo.org)


Technology that Matters in the Classroom: Technology WebinarsTechnology that Matters in the Classroom: Technology Webinars

ETFO will be hosting 10 exciting, innovative and practical webinars this winter presented by members for members between January and April. Join us for all 10 or join us for as many as you like. The choice is yours!

Our ETFO webinar facilitators are expert technology integrators and through their webinars, they can help you discover ways to integrate technology effectively into your classrooms.

To register, visit the ETFO Events Management System at https://events.etfo.org/upcoming-events and click on the Technology that Matters in Your Classroom Webinars tab.

Register Early!

Registrations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis and will close one (1) week prior to each webinar.

Topics include:

  • On the Move with Google
  • The Best Online Tools for Creativity, Communication and Collaboration
  • Capturing and Enhancing Student Thinking: Google Apps for Enhancing Instruction and Assessment
  • Fostering Collaboration: Office 365 Tools for Teachers
  • Transform Learning with iPads in your Classroom

ETFO’s Connected Communities: Choose Your Path! Increasing the use of technology in the classroom

You can participate in a Community of Practice (COP) and then choose to acquire an Additional Qualifications Course (AQ) to further enhance your knowledge, develop more effective practices and gain a better understanding for teaching and learning in a digital world.

Community of Practice (COP) members will spend 6-7 hours a week online in a Kindergarten, Mathematics or Technology COP, connecting to content, exploring research, applying and sharing new learning and documenting impact on students. An administrative fee of $25/per COP, will be charged (refundable to non-accepted applicants).

For the Additional Qualification (AQ) course,  members who have completed a Connected Community of Practice, will be given the option of applying to continue for an additional six weeks toward accreditation in one of nine AQ courses. An administrative fee of $150/per AQ course will be charged (refundable to non-accepted applicants).

Please click on the link to see the flyer. Registrations will be processed and reviewed on a first-come/first-served basis and will close as indicated. Please see the EMS registration for additional details on the available COP and AQ offerings.  To register please have your ETFO membership number handy and visit the ETFO Events Management System at events.etfo.org/upcoming conferences and click on the Connected Communities 2017 tab. Limited space available!

The Ministry of Education, through the Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF), is providing a subsidy of up to $450 to teachers who successfully complete additional qualifications courses in Mathematics or Technology.

This subsidy applies to courses successfully completed on or after February 1, 2016.

If you registered for an AQ/ABQ course on or after May 1, 2015 or completed a course prior to  February 1, 2016, you should be subsidized through application to your school board.

The subsidized mathematics courses are

  • Mathematics, Primary and Junior – Part 1
  • Mathematics, Primary and Junior – Part 2
  • Mathematics, Primary and Junior – Specialist
  • Mathematics, Grades 7 and 8
  • Mathematics, Intermediate/Senior (ABQ)
  • Mathematics, Honours Specialist
  • Any undergraduate mathematics course that is prerequisite to the AQ/ABQ courses listed above

The subsidized technology courses are

  • Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction, Part 1
  • Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction, Part 2
  • Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction, Specialist
  • Teaching and Learning through e-Learning

Click here for more information on the programs and subsidies.


  • OTF has developed the “Teachers’ Gateway to Special Education” website at  www.teachspeced.ca.  The Special Education Gateway is a collection of resources and strategies for elementary and secondary teachers of special education students and also provides searchable web-based resources.


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