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February 2012

Your College and You

February 2012

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Chat With Your Candidates

The College Council candidate blogs and online forum are live.

Want to know what Council candidates are thinking? Where they stand on issues in education? Want to ask Council hopefuls specific questions?

Learn more about your candidates by visiting their blogs and chatting with them in the online forum.

Your ballot will be ready in the Members' Area on March 5.

We have ebooks for you!

Check out our new collection of ebooks and enter to win a Kobo Touch eReader!

The College's Margaret Wilson Library has expanded its free services and added a collection of English and French ebooks. Our ebooks offer resources on a variety of topics including Special Education, classroom management, leadership strategies and teaching strategies.

Log in to your account in the Members' Area to view the new collection and enter to win a Kobo Touch eReader.

See Our Online Events Calendar

Looking for a workshop or conference to attend? You can find an extensive list on the College web site. We've also added a list of Notable Dates for each month.

You can also reach thousands of teachers by e-mailing your conference/workshop listings to library@oct.ca. We are particularly interested in receiving listings for Ontario-based programs.

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New Discounts!

The list of organizations offering discounts keeps growing. Our newest ones include:

Crumbs & Co.
Cedar Ridge Camp
Treetop Trekking

Make sure you have your OCT card with you when claiming a discount!

Professionally Speaking

Many students would rather spend time on Facebook than study Shakespeare. Learn more about how some teachers are using social media to engage their students in the current issue of Professionally Speaking.

Contests for Your Classroom

Visit our web site for upcoming contests that can help to inspire you and your students. New additions include:

March 9: Euclid Mathematics Contest

March 28: Ecological Integrity Poster Contest (Grade 9)

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