STEAM – (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics)

November 23 PA day – This day will be invaluable for occasional teachers. Arts and science workshops, paired with numerous valuable resources for you to take home to use in your classroom. Lunch is provided. Registration is limited.

Those who wish to participate MUST pre-register prior to November 15 at 6:00 p.m.  

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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: December 11, 2018
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*Please note that not all events provide release time.

Important information about AQ/ABQ Subsidies

Funding for AQ/ABQ subsidies provided to OTF through the Ministry of Education is now coming to an end.

For Technology and Kindergarten AQs:
OTF will continue to process requests for subsidies that are received no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, October 12, 2018, subject to availability of funds.

For Math AQs and ABQs:
OTF will continue to process requests for subsidies that are received no later than 5:00 pm on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, subject to availability of funds.

As always, applications received will be processed on a first come, first served basis. Note that information received MUST be complete in order for your application to be processed. Any incomplete applications will not be considered.

All other eligibility requirements remain in place.
Check out this new professional learning math video series from OTF:

Women in Action: Part Two
For more information, please see flyer and registration form
To register online, please click HERE
Monday, November 19th from 4:30 - 6:30 PM in Prescott. Please register by emailing