Limited number of subsidies available for Math AQs/ABQs
If you successfully completed an AQ/ABQ or undergraduate prerequisite Math course by December 31, 2018, you may be eligible for a subsidy.
The Ministry of Education, through the Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF), is once again offering a subsidy to OTF or Affiliate members who have successfully completed an Additional Qualification (AQ) or Additional Basic Qualification (ABQ) course in Mathematics or undergraduate Math courses that are a prerequisite for an AQ or ABQ.
Approximately 400 subsidies are being made available through this program for a limited time only. The subsidies will be provided on a first come, first served basis. This means that OTF cannot guarantee a subsidy to every member who applies, even within the required timelines.
Subsidy program details
The renewed subsidy program applies only to courses in Mathematics – AQs, ABQs or prerequisite (undergraduate) Math courses.
You must have successfully completed the AQ/ABQ or undergraduate prerequisite Math course by December 31, 2018.
Your completed application must be received by OTF no later than 5:00 pm on March 31, 2019.
The subsidy amount is up to a maximum of $450, regardless of the course location or provider, and is paid directly to you on proof of successful completion of the course.
You must be an active member of OTF or its Affiliates.
You are not eligible to apply for a subsidy if you completed the AQ/ ABQ or undergraduate prerequisite Math course before April 1st, 2014 (the beginning of this program).
You are not eligible to apply for a subsidy if you registered for and completed your course between May 1, 2015 and January 31, 2016.
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Under the provision of the Central Extension Agreement (2017 to 2019), elementary occasional teachers at UCDSB are entitled to a full day of professional learning in the 2018/19 school year. This professional learning day will be comprised of the following topics:
1. The Motivated Learner: Increasing Student Attention, Engagement, and Perseverance, and
2. Occupational Health & Safety: Safety in the School and Violent Incident Reporting
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January 17th, Thursday Western Region Education Centre, Frankville; Conference Room
February 12th, Tuesday Thousand Islands Secondary School, Brockville; Amphitheatre
March 26th, Tuesday St. Lawrence Secondary School, Cornwall; Multi-Purpose Room
April 10th, Wednesday North Grenville Municipal Centre, Kemptville
May 16th, Thursday Eastern Region Education Centre, Tagwi, Avonmore; Conference Room
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You are entitled to attend the professional learning. You should indicate on the survey the school where you are employed as an LTO. A release code will be provided to your school to cover your release.
Other important information for you to know:
The day starts at 9:00 am and concludes at 3:30 pm. You must be in attendance for the entire day. You will be required to sign in upon arrival and sign out upon departure.
You can attend on one day only.
If the school buses are cancelled due to inclement weather, the professional learning event will be cancelled as well.
Travel time and mileage will not be provided or reimbursed.
As a daily occasional teacher, you will be paid at the daily rate applicable at the time of the professional learning session.
If you are a long term occasional teacher, you will be paid at the rate of your LTO position, and your release will be covered. You must identify that you are in an LTO position (if known) when you register.
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In the event of INCLEMENT WEATHER, you should be aware of the following:
-can’t be told “if tomorrow’s buses are cancelled don’t come in” – that is NOT adequate notice
- need 90 minutes notice before the school day starts
- if you show up for an assignment and the school doesn’t need you, you are still paid for the FULL assignment you are booked for (not only a half day if booked for a full day)
- if it is dangerous to drive, a daily OT may cancel (without pay)
- if dangerous to drive, an LTO may cancel (confirm with principal) and still be paid, with no loss of sick days or benefits.