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Did you know that there is an Occasional Teacher AQ?

ETFO offers some fabulous courses at AMAZING prices.  
They even offer DESTINATION AQ courses! - Studying in Italy? Wow!  

The complete listing of their course calendar can be found at:

Discover everything from Inclusive Education to Writing Specialist to Occasional Teacher AQ! Check it out...what are you waiting for?

Survive and Thrive
This is an online conference for beginning and occasional teachers. It has been specifically designed to meet the needs of teachers whose learning curves are steep and whose needs in the classroom change frequently. It is run by the Ontario Teachers' Federation. Go to and click on Survive and Thrive.

OT Website
Filled with teaching strategies, lesson plans and independent activities, this site will become a sure "go to" for active OT's. There is something for all grades, divisions and subjects.

Special Education Gateway Click on the Spec Ed hotlink This collection of resources and strategies supports your teaching of special education students. You may also share a strategy.

We want your expertise!

Do you have a great workshop that you can share with your education colleagues? Are you great with agri-food education? Technology? Science? Math? Special Education issues? Do you have knowledge to share? Contact your professional learning committee in order to learn more. 

This page was last updated: March 12, 2018
Local PD Opportunities
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*Please note that not all events provide release time.

AQ Subsidies available again!

The Ministry of Education, through the Ontario Teachers’ Federation, is offering financial assistance to teachers wishing to take additional qualification courses. Teachers can apply for a subsidy of up to $450 for each approved course taken in Mathematics or Technology. This subsidy applies to courses completed on or after February 1, 2016. For more information, go to the OTF website. 

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

New Member Orientation
March 19 1-4 Kemptville
0.5 release, refreshments, resources

Members hired in the past 3 years may register for one of the 20 places reserved for member orientation. This opportunity will allow you to learn about Board processes, our provincial and Local Federation and all the opportunities available to you. 

Those members who wish to learn more about their school board and federation should register at prior to Friday, March 9 at noon

Introduction to Growing Success
April 4 4:00-6:00
Oxford on Rideau



APRIL 27 (PA day)
Only 100 spaces available.  Register today.


Making Math Happen!

May 15 in Perth
9:15 -3:30 

1.0 release, snacks, lunch and resources included
Registration is limited to those OTs who have not attended before.