December 2009, Issue 48
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:
Teachers on YouTube
Teachers across the province are starting to use the new professional
designation, recently created by the College.
- OCT, Ontario Certified Teacher
- EAO, Enseignante agréée de l'Ontario / Enseignant
agrée de l'Ontario
the video and see what your colleagues think of their new designation.
The designation reminds parents and members of the public that you
are a professional. It's a symbol of the respect, trust, care and integrity
you demonstrate everyday.
The more you use it, the more its meaning will be recognized as a
symbol of professionalism in teaching.
For more information on the new title and how to use it, please see
OCT - Your Professional Designation, which is located in the Members'
Area of the College web site.
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Tell Us What You
Think Supervisory Officers Need to Know
Contribute your opinions and help us revise the Supervisory
Officer's Qualification Program (SOQP) guideline.
The College is conducting a thorough review of the SOQP to ensure
it reflects the needs of today's supervisory officers in Ontario. Your
views are important to us. We are asking members to fill out an online
questionnaire as part of this collaborative revision.
The results will provide relevant and valuable information to a provincial
writing team that will draft the new program guideline.
We are also conducting sessions with providers, consultations with
education partners, and provincial focus group sessions to generate
information for the new guideline.
The questionnaire takes about five minutes to fill out. Please give
us your input by January 8, 2010.
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Your membership card can provide you with discounts
at stores and attractions throughout Ontario.
More Great Discounts for OCTs
The list of organizations offering free admission and discounts across
Ontario keeps growing.
Recent examples 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,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for
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Your Input is Welcome for Accreditation
You can now provide comments online about the quality of the programs
of professional education that we review. It's simple and easy.
View the upcoming accreditation
review schedule and submit comments about the quality of the
programs under review via e-mail at email@example.com.
Accreditation ensures teachers have the professional education and
practical experience they need to become members of the College. The
ultimate beneficiaries are Ontario students.
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