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ETFO Summer Academy Registration is open!  The following courses are being offered in York Region:

  • July 5-7, 2016 – Google in the Primary Classroom - Flyer
  • July 12-14, 2016 – Making the Most of Technology - Flyer
  • July 19-21, 2016 – Integrating IT:  How Google Apps for Education Can Drive Learning in Your Classroom Flyer
  • July 20-22, 2016 – Bump Up Your Math Practice! Flyer
  • July 26-28, 2016 - Flyer
    • The Luminous Beauty and Boundless Imagination of Young Children
    • Adding Ideas to Your Technology Loot Bag
  • August 9-11, 2016 – Mathematics in Kindergarten:  What’s the BIG IDEA? - Flyer

  • ETFO-YR Annual Dinner, for ETFO-YR members
    • June 16, 2016 at Le Parc (Click here for Map)
    • Registration deadline is June 1, 2016. Tickets will not be sold at the door. All members must submit registration and payment by the deadline in order to attend.
    • Information and Registration form

  • ETFO-YR in the News:  ETFO-YR and the YRDSB partner to offer the new ETFO “Welcoming Refugee Children and Their Families Into Our Schools” workshop - Click Here

  • YRDSB holds workshops to ease transition of Syrian students - February 10, 2016 article from The Auroran newspaper - Click Here

  • ETFO Financial Health and Wealth Conference 2016
    ETFO is offering another practical and informative Financial Management Conference, including a dynamic presentation by personal finance expert, TV host and author of Moolala, Bruce Sellery, on the Friday evening. This year’s conference will be held on April 1 and 2, 2016 at the ETFO Provincial Office.  Registration for this event will take place online at https://events.etfo.org. The deadline to register is noon (12:00 p.m.) on Monday, February 29, 2016.  - Flyer

More Opportunities for Members

OTIP workshop:  Walking into Retirement with a Plan - Newmarket- June 8 2016 - Click here


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.


Vibrant GSAs!: Establishing and Maintaining Gay Straight Alliances in Elementary Schools

The Vibrant GSA’s! Symposium will provide opportunities for elementary educators to find out how to begin and maintain GSAs in their school, find out what others are doing, learn about LGBTQ community resources, network and share information. This year’s GSA Symposium will be held on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the ETFO Provincial office. The symposium flyer has been posted on the ETFO website. Space is limited, please apply now. Register online at events.etfo.org. The deadline to register is Monday, April 11, 2016 (5:00 p.m.)

For more information, please contact Adam Peer, apeer@etfo.org.


ETFO’s ICT Conference for Women: Technology for Teachers will take place at the ETFO Office and OISE/UT on June 17-18, 2016The target audience is women members interested in learning about new technology and online resources to engage today’s students. Friday’s session will include presentations of technology projects from across the province. Saturday workshops will provide hands-on opportunities to learn more about iPads, Google Drive, Minecraft, Twitter, Blogging and various online resources. This will be an exciting learning and networking opportunity for members from across the province. 

Participation is limited and participants will be selected by a random draw with preference going to first time attendees. Successful applicants will be notified by email prior to May 13, 2016. 

To register and to view the conference schedule, visit the ETFO Events Management System at event.etfo.org/upcoming-events and click on the ICT Conference for Women: Technology for Teachers tab.

For additional information contact Ruth Dawson (rdawson@etfo.org).

  • 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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