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August 2012

Your College and You

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Nominate a colleague or organization

Nominations are now open for the first Inspiring Public Confidence award.

Do you know an individual, group, agency or institution operating within the public education sector in Ontario that significantly contributed to the public’s confidence in Ontario education?

The recipient will be honoured at the College Conference in Toronto on November 21-23 and will be awarded $1,000.

Nominations will be accepted until October 1.


College Conference: Inspiring Public Confidence

Don’t miss out on the early bird rate for the College’s conference, Inspiring Public Confidence. With an internationally recognized line-up of workshop presenters, this conference will bring together leaders in the teaching profession, regulators, education stakeholders, parents and the public.

Don’t miss your opportunity to attend this premier event. Visit our conference website to find out all the details.

Space is limited. Register now and receive the early bird rate of $150.


Have you taken an AQ recently?

Are all of your qualifications on your certificate?

Find out at www.oct.ca → Find a Teacher.

Check out our tips to help ensure your certificate is updated as soon as possible.


We have resources for you!

Taking an Additional Qualification course or preparing for the upcoming school year? The College’s Margaret Wilson Library has an extensive selection of free services exclusive to our members:

  • Ebooks: Our collection of English and French ebooks offers resources on topics including Special Education, classroom management and teaching strategies.
  • Books: Leadership, learning styles, English as a Second Language. Our books cover it all. And the best part? We will mail you materials at no cost.
  • EBSCO  research databases: Offering thousands of full-text education articles that you can access free from your home or school computer.

To learn more about the library or to access materials from anywhere in Canada, visit the website or email library@oct.ca.


Member Discounts

Don’t leave home without your OCT card this summer. It’s packed with savings on accommodations, theatres, museums, sporting events, and much more.

Check out the list of organizations offering free admission and discounts across the province.

Remember the key to receiving your discounts is to present your card. No card, no discount. Without seeing a valid OCT card, providers can't determine who is entitled to the special offers. To claim a discount by phone, mention that you are an Ontario Certified Teacher with a membership card. 


Trade Teaching Tips

Have a great classroom tip you want to share with other teachers? Want to see it in Professionally Speaking? Send it to us at ps@oct.ca and if we choose to publish yours, you will receive an Indigo gift card.


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