Other organizations occasionally provide professional development opportunities such as conferences and workshops which OSSTF/FEESO members may be interested in attending.
Visit their websites for more information.
November 17-18, 2013Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto, ON
The Higher Education Summit is an annual conference that explores issues in post-secondary education and the steps that must be taken to produce the leading edge workforce of tomorrow. This year’s conference guest speakers include Sir Ken Robinson, Bob Rae, Alan Alda and Chantal Hébert. The conference wraps up with the presentation of the Premier’s Awards for outstanding college graduates.
November 21-24, 2013Holiday Inn Yorkdale, Toronto, ON
The Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada (CADDAC) conference will take place over three days, with each day focusing on a different audience. The Thursday evening session will be a dinner and evening presentation for educators. Friday will be for social workers, nurses, child and youth workers, therapists and any other professionals who may come across ADHD in their field of practice, as well as human resources staff. This year we are providing a full day of information for parents on Saturday, and Sunday remains the same, with a full day of information for adults with ADHD.
November 22-23, 2013Marriott Gateway Hotel, Niagara Falls, ON
The Ontario Council for Exceptional Children’s 2013 conference will focus on evidence-based practices, instructional strategies and technology to support the learning and achievement of students with special needs. The conference program features more than 60 lecture and poster presentations in numerous topical areas, including mental health, autism spectrum disorder, assistive technology (20+ sessions on whiteboards, iPads and more), behavioural disorders, learning disabilities, low incidence exceptionalities, differentiated instruction and transition planning.
February 20-21, 2014Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto
The 38th Annual Language Arts Conference, Reading for the Love of It, is hosted by the East York-Scarborough Reading Association. This year’s comprehensive and diverse program will once again provide a range of opportunities for professional learning reflecting the complexity of education in the 21st century with several sessions focused on the use of technology and social media. In addition, numerous sessions will support teachers in enhancing literacy practices that nurture a love of reading. This conference will ignite your passion for reading, connect you to great Canadian authors and introduce you to memorable and beautiful stories and texts. The conference is a distinct opportunity to hear from current researchers, literacy experts and classroom teachers.
April 9-10, 2014Hilton Hotel, London, ON
The Ontario Healthy Schools Coalition supporting healthy schools for the optimal health and learning of Ontario’s children and youth. It is an Ontario-wide, broad-based coalition, with members from public-health units, school boards, hospitals, mental health agencies, universities, health-related organizations, education- related organizations, and parent and student organizations. The focus for the conference is to provide professional learning and sharing strategies related to the healthy-schools framework, with an emphasis on quality instruction and programs, community partnerships, healthy physical environments and supportive social environments.
April 27-29, 2014Delta Meadowvale Conference and Hotel, Mississauga, ONThe OCEA 2014 Spring Conference will include over 80 workshops related to all forms of Experiential Learning including Co-op, Apprenticeship, SHSM and Dual Credits. The format will provide opportunities to network with educators from across Ontario. Exhibitors will provide a variety of teacher resources.
July 4 – 20, 2014Asia - China (Shanghai, Nanjing and Harbin), Seoul, South Korea and Japan (Hiroshima and Tokyo)
Toronto Association for Learning and Preserving the History of World War II in Asia (ALPHA) is pleased to announce the launch of the 9th annual 2014 Peace and Reconciliation Study Tour. Each year, Toronto ALPHA takes educators and scholars to Asia to learn more about this forgotten history through victim and veteran testimonials, historical site visits, and academic discussions with lawyers and professors. Topics of study include: Nanking Massacre, Military Sexual Slavery (“comfort women” system), Prisoners of War (POW), Chemical and Biological weapon use and experimentation. Next year, the tour will visit China (Shanghai, Nanjing and Harbin), Seoul, South Korea and Japan (Hiroshima and Tokyo). Application deadline is March 14, 2014. Educator grants also available.
Deepen your understanding of curriculum and instruction to further develop your art education teaching practices through the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Saturday Workshops for Teachers! Led by experienced professional educators and some special guests, engage in a full-day of learning, shared inquiry, and collaboration with your peers. Workshops include guided tours, hands-on art-making, practical lesson and activity ideas, and teaching resources, which you can personalize to meet your specific needs and context. Please visit the website for the dates and topics for 2013-2014.
The learning programs of The Partnership, Canada's national network of provincial and territorial library associations, are offered coast-to-coast through teleconference, webcast and online. Special conferences and stand-alone face-to-face programs are available to all Partnership association members at preferred rates.
A webinar is a web-based, or Internet-based, seminar. Webinars are different from regular seminars in that they do not require travel to a physical location; they only require that you visit a specific website at a specific time. All e-Learning Ontario webinars are also recorded, so if you cannot attend in person, you can still access the recording. The webinars can be searched by topic or by calendar; each webinar is 45 minutes in length. Topics include such things as:
and many more.
This calendar reflects ministry-initiated professional learning and implementation support (PLIS) activities such as regional training sessions, provincial conferences, and activities taking place at the board level for teachers, principals and system leaders in the English-language system.
OTF offers professional learning programs, which provide training, resources, and support in numerous areas. The project, funded by the Ministry of Education, has hosted a number of very successful conferences such as “Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century", "Media Violence" and "Critical Thinking." OTF continues to offer professional learning opportunities through OTF’s Online Teacher Resources and OTF Connects. Now available on our website, OTF’s Online Teacher Resource is a portal to a multitude of resource links as well as the extensive, searchable Lesson Plan Resource. Our new online community, OTF Connects, brings teachers together to share and learn through online webinars and social media.
Survive & Thrive is an online conference and resource centre, dedicated to beginning teachers in their first five years of professional practice, occasional teachers, teacher candidates and mentor teachers.