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.
March 28, 2014University of Ottawa
The eGirls, eCitizens Conference will put theory, policy and education into dialogue with the voices of girls and young women. Together, researchers, policy-makers, youth group representatives, civil society groups and members of the public will discuss the latest research findings on girls’ experiences on social media, and best practices to promote girls’ and young women’s equal participation in digital society. Attendance at the event is free, but space is limited – register online to reserve a space.
April 2, 2014Hilton Toronto
The Psychology Foundation of Canada’s 40th Anniversary Conference will bring together individuals from multiple sectors to discuss issues related to mental health and the well-being of children and families. Highlights include world-renowned speakers, expert-led workshops, a special luncheon with the Canadian Club and guest speaker George Cope, President and CEO of Bell Canada and BCE, and a Resource Expo to showcase the Psychology Foundation of Canada’s suite of programs and resources. This conference would be of interest to anyone working with children, youth and families and/or interested in learning more about mental wellness.
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.
May 9-10, 2014University of Toronto, Mississauga ON
The Ontario Society for Environmental Education is the subject association for all educators interested in the integration of environmental topics into curriculum. This year’s conference will have workshops and classroom ready materials to help teach literacy, numeracy, geography, science, drama, art and math through an environmental sustainability lens. Highlights include:
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.
September 18-20, 2014Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville, ON
The 19th Annual Values and Leadership Conference of the International Consortium for the Study of Leadership and Ethics in Education (CSLEE) is hosted this year by Nipissing University. The Theme for the 2014 Conference is “Towards Transformational Leadership: Values and Ethics for Educational Advancement and Sustainability.” The Conference theme will be explored through a variety of lenses including:
Unique to this conference is a focus strand on the power of emerging media and technology and ethical decision-making in early childhood, elementary, secondary, and post-secondary settings. The Call for Papers is posted at http://cslee19.nipissingu.ca/proposals/; the deadline for proposals is May 15, 2014.
November 6-8, 2014London Convention Centre and Hilton London OntarioThe Ontario Music Educators’ Association (OMEA) and the Canadian Music Industry Education Committee (CMIEC) are co- hosting the Soundscapes 2014 conference on Music and Music Education in Ontario. Soundscapes 2014 will offer music educators from across Ontario the opportunity to participate in focused workshops and discussions on their craft, investigate the latest music industry innovations and technologies, and gather with colleagues to discuss and refine the education of Ontario’s students towards success in life. New to Soundscapes 2014!! Alongside the workshops, there will be an opportunity for participants to participate in our newly created concert strand. You can go to a workshop on a topic of interest or attend a mini concert presented by a variety of school and community ensembles. Choral, Beginning Band, Strings, Dalcroze, Orff, Kodaly, Ukulele, New Approaches, Individual Instruments, Repairs, Reading Session and a whole lot more!
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.