For over 20 years, the Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF) and its Affiliates - AEFO, ETFO, OECTA and OSSTF - have co-sponsored an annual conference on teacher education with the Ontario Association of Deans of Education (OADE).
This year’s conference, Creating Circles of Hope in Teacher Education, will bring together educators from schools and universities to explore 4 emerging themes in the preparation of beginning teachers: Inquiry, Integration, Innovation and Identity. The conference will be an open event, available to Faculty members at Ontario’s 15 publicly-assisted faculties/schools of education, Federation members and others interested in teacher education. We will closely examine possibilities of our collective vision, emerging relationships, growing knowledge and courageous actions relating to those themes.
The conference will include a panel discussion, a keynote speaker, theme workshops and related plenaries conducted in both English and French. A welcome reception on the first evening as well as lunch and snacks on the following day will be included in the cost of the registration. An e-book assembling workshop papers, as well as key themes and learnings from the conference will be made available after the event.
Please note that the conference begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 21, 2014, and runs from 8:30 am to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2014.