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April 2009

April 2009, Issue 45

Your College and You

Thank you for your interest in receiving breaking news and professional information from the Ontario College of Teachers.

In this Issue:

College Members Choose Fifth Council

Interim Registrar Lise Roy-Kolbusz has announced the election results for the fifth College Council. The new Council will hold its inaugural meeting on July 2, 2009.

A total of 34 candidates ran for 23 places for the College's fifth Council. At the close of nominations on January 12, 2009, 17 positions had received one nomination and those candidates were acclaimed.

Voting for the remaining six positions began March 9 and closed April 14.

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Your Library - Books, Videos...and Much, Much More

What's your interest? Curriculum development and assessment, pre-service and in-service training, standards of practice, learning styles, special education, mentoring?

We have extensive materials on all those topics and many more… and College members can access our full range of services from anywhere in Canada.

To access services exclusive to members, sign in to the Members' Area. We're here to support your professional development.

Search our online catalogue of more than 7,000 items after you're logged in and you can request books and videos from the search results page. They'll be in the mail to you within 24 hours, sent directly to your home or school address – free of charge. You can even mail books back to us postage-free.

E-mail library@oct.ca to request a literature search. We'll search full-text databases through ProQuest and e-mail you the articles.

Visit in person and you have in-house access to:

  • full text databases, including Canadian Newsstand, CBCA Education, Proquest Education Journals and Research Library 
  • decisions of the Discipline Committee
  • about 200 professional journals in paper copy
  • government documents, including Ontario curriculum documents and Statistics Canada publications
  • newspapers, both in print form and online several work stations with Internet access.

More information regarding the library and its resources or e-mail library@oct.ca.

Olivia Hamilton
Ontario College of Teachers
Margaret Wilson Library
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Toronto ON M4W 3M5
Phone: 416-961-8800 ext. 679 or 1-888-534-2222 ext. 679
Fax: 416-961-8822

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Your membership card can provide you with discounts at stores and attractions throughout Ontario.

New Additions to Member Discounts

The list of organizations offering free admission and discounts across Ontario keeps growing.

A number of recent examples among the growing list offering discounts to College members include:

Your membership card provides proof that you are a professional teacher licensed to teach in Ontario's publicly funded schools.

Be sure to show your card when you're purchasing supplies or visiting major attractions. Many book sellers, museums, zoos and office supply stores provide discounts to teachers.

For a complete list of organizations that offer discounts to members, see the College web site.

If you visit an attraction that's not on our discount list, you might ask them to consider participating in our discount program. Organizations can e-mail discounts@oct.ca for more information.

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