Events and Professional Learning

Receive up to $350 per school year towards Professional Learning!
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$450 Math and Technology Subsidies Available
The Ministry of Education, through the Ontario Teachers Federation, is offering up to $450 in subsidies for teachers taking additional qualification courses in Math and Technology.  Click here for subsidy details.
 
2015-16 Win an iPad Mini!
When you attend PD workshops as well as our Fall General and Spring Annual meetings in 2015-16, you'll have the opportunity to enter a ballot to win an iPad Mini at our Annual meeting.  The more you attend, the better your chances!


New Office Open House
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Location: ETFO-OT office, 1809 Merrittville Highway Unit B (Petro-Can plaza)
Time: 2pm-6pm

Drop in between 2-6pm and get a tour of our new office!  Refreshments provided, and feel free to socialize with others who are attending.


Deconstructing Aboriginal Stereotypes
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Location: ETFO-OT office, 1809 Merrittville Highway Unit B (Petro-Can plaza)
Time: 4pm-7pm
Please RSVP to lianne@niagaraot.org

Come join us to learn about deconstructing negative stereotypes and mistaken beliefs about aboriginal people, and how you can use this to challenge racism in your classrooms.
  

LTO Evaluation Workshop
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Location: ETFO-OT office, 1809 Merrittville Highway Unit B (Petro-Can plaza)
Time: 4pm-7pm (may not go that late)
Please RSVP to lianne@niagaraot.org

Are you in an LTO of 4 months or longer?   Are you aware that you're supposed to be evaluated?  Come out to the workshop to learn about the LTO Evaluation Provincial Framework (which is not the same as Teacher Performance Appraisal) so that you can be prepared to successfully meet the expectations!


Scrabble for Literacy
Friday, April 29, 2016
Location: Club Roma, 125 Vansickle Road
Time: Doors open 5pm, Dinner 6PM, Games begin 7:30PM
Maximum table size is six (6).  RSVP to mark@niagaraot.org

Once again we will be participating in the Scrabble for Literacy event which raises funds for the Niagara Regional Literacy Council.  The Local covers the cost of one table so RSVP quickly to reserve your spot!   



Concussion Workshop
Tuesday, February 2
Location: ETFO-OT office, 1809 Merrittville Highway Unit B (Petro-Can plaza)
Time: 4:30-6:30
Please RSVP to lianne@niagaraot.org
The focus of this workshop is on recognizing and understanding signs and symptoms of concussion, and exploring evidence-based research to facilitate healing.  Whether you've experienced a concussion yourself or encountered students who are struggling with their effects, this workshop will offer you valuable insights for dealing effectively with this common condition.


ETFO Pop Culture Trivia Night
Proceeds are donated to the Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre
Friday, February 5
Location: Amici's, 2740 Merrittville Highway, Thorold
Time: Doors open at 6pm, Trivia begins at 7pm sharp.
Maximum 10 people at the table.
Please RSVP to mark@niagaraot.org

Creating Caring Classrooms
Tuesday, February 23
Location: ETFO-OT office, 1809 Merrittville Highway Unit B (Petro-Can plaza)
Time: 4:00-7:00
Please RSVP to lianne@niagaraot.org

We will be hosting Creating Caring Classrooms presented by Larry Schwartz through ETFO Provincial.  This workshop will focus on using the Arts to combat bullying in our classrooms.


Duty to Report Workshop
Thursday, December 3rd
Location: OSSTF office, Fonthill
Time: 4:30-6pm
Please RSVP to lianne@niagaraot.org


Provincial Tentative Agreement Information Session
Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
Location: ETFO office, Fonthill
Time: 4:30-6pm
Please RSVP to lianne@niagaraot.org
Come out to learn the details and have your questions answered!

 
DSBN Beat the Brainiacs Trivia Night (Event website)
Thursday, November 12th, 2015
Location: Hernder Estate Wines, 1607 Eight Avenue Louth
Time: 6pm Registration, 7pm Start.
Cost of the team table covered by the Local.
Proceeds benefit the Education Foundation of Niagara.
Participation limited to a team of 8.
E-mail mark@niagaraot.org to reserve your spot.
 
 
Interview Prep Cram Sessions
November 2nd and 3rd, 2015
Time: 4:30-6:00pm
Location: OSSTF Office, Fonthill
Please RSVP to tracy@niagaraot.org
 

Local Fall General Meeting
Tuesday, October 27th, 2015
Time: 4:30-7:30 (dinner provided)
Location: Club Capri, 36 Cleveland St, Thorold
Please RSVP to kim@niagaraot.org    
 
 
Interview Prep Workshops
October 15th, 20th, and 28th, 2015
Time: First session: 4:30-6:00pm
 Second Session: 7:00-8:30pm
Location: OSSTF Office, Fonthill
Please RSVP to tracy@niagaraot.org
  Interview Prep Overview
October 5th and 6th, 2015
Time: 4:30-6:00pm
Location: OSSTF Office, Fonthill
Please RSVP to tracy@niagaraot.org
 
  
4th Annual Niagara OT Family BBQ
Friday, September 25, 2015
Time: 4:30pm-Dusk
Location: Queenston Heights Pavilion 2 (by splashpad) (Map)
Free food, cotton candy, bouncy castle, and magician!
Please RSVP to Lianne@NiagaraOT.org
 

Stay tuned for more PL opportunities and social events!


ETFO also offers several provincial conferences throughout the year.
 
DSBN workshops (posted in staff rooms) are open to occasional teachers. You can register for them by visiting PD Place.


ETFO Summer Academy OTF PD


Survive and Thrive

ETFO Credit Courses

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PL Inquiries:
Lianne Wyatt