OTF Summer Institutes 2018
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Welcome to OTF Summer Institutes 2018!
Once again OTF, with the support of the Ministry of Education, is offering exceptional professional learning workshops that give you time to learn, reflect on your classroom practice, and collaborate with peers.
All of the institutes are run by Ontario teachers – most are facilitated by Subject Association members. Check out the institutes tab today for more information on each workshop.
A registration fee of $50 covers workshop materials, on-site meals and two nights of
single accommodation at a university/college residence, if requested. Participants may also be eligible for a transportation subsidy. See our FAQ page for more information.
This $50 fee will be reimbursed upon successful completion of a workshop. Participants must sign in daily and submit an OTF expense form (per institute) to be eligible for reimbursement.
Focus of the Summer Institutes 2018: "Supporting Teachers’ Curriculum Implementation"
The workshops support the Ontario Ministry of Education’s focuses on
- activating global competencies;
- deepening equity and inclusive education practices;
- increasing assessment literacy, especially FOR and AS learning;
- leveraging information and communication technologies to support learning;
- responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action;
- supporting English language learners;
- supporting experiential learning, including, but not limited to, pathways to non-traditional occupations and vocations;
- supporting inquiry-focused and play-based teaching and learning; and
- integrating financial literacy education and learning.
The benefit of these three-day workshops is the face-to-face opportunities it provides teachers to reflect on their teaching practice, share experiences, explore resources and programs that are being offered across the province, network and collaborate with peers, and assess how they can use these resources in the classrooms. Provincial subject/division associations are delivering many of the workshops offered and all are anchored to the Ontario Curriculum.
The Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF) has an exceptional history of developing and implementing effective professional development opportunities for teachers employed in Ontario’s publicly funded school system. OTF strives to provide high-quality, cost-effective learning opportunities that are relevant to the current needs of its members.