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December 2011

December 2011, Issue 59

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:

Submit Council Nominations by December 9

Would you like to serve your profession? Or do you have a colleague you'd like to nominate?

Nominations for the 23 elected positions on the College Council close at 5 p.m. on December 9.

A new College Council will be elected in early 2012. If you are a member in good standing with the College, you are eligible to serve on Council as a representative of the region or school system in which you are a member.

Step forward. Serve your profession. Run. Nominate a colleague.

Download your nomination form today. Have questions? Call our Election Hotline at 1-888-534-2222 ext 559.

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Discussion: Technology in the Classroom

Join our discussion on Facebook and tell us how you are using technology in your classroom.

In our 2011 member survey, 82 per cent of respondents said it is important that teacher education programs teach candidates how to integrate new technology in the classroom.

We want to know what technology you think works best to:

  • meet student needs
  • increase classroom achievement
  • prepare Ontario students to compete globally?

How do you use technology and Ministry-approved software to support student learning in your classroom?

To join the discussion, you will need to Like the College's Facebook page.

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Access Free Resources

Taking an Additional Qualification course? Doing some research? Looking for resources?

The College's Margaret Wilson Library has extensive resources. At no cost, you can borrow books from the comfort of your home by logging into the Members' Area. We'll mail you books and videos for free.

We will be closed for holidays at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 23, 2011 and re-open for a regular business day on Tuesday, January 3, 2012. Please place your book and video orders for the holidays before December 16 to ensure you receive them on time.

At any time you can electronically access EBSCOhost, containing the world's foremost research databases offering premium content in any subject area, such as classroom management, leadership, learning styles and English as a Second Language. This service is free to all members 24/7 all year round.

Log in to the Members' Area to get immediate access to over 8,000 full-text journals, 700 full-text newspapers and 317,000 full-text education documents. By creating an account with EBSCOhost you can receive alerts for new journal issues.

To find out more about the library or to access materials from anywhere in Canada, visit www.oct.ca or e-mail library@oct.ca.

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Member Discounts

Don't leave home without out your OCT card this holiday season. Your card is packed with discounts and can help you save on gifts and activities.

As an Ontario certified teacher, you receive discounts on clothing, computers, hotels, museum tickets and more.

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Professionally Speaking

Teaching in Southern Thailand has become a dangerous profession. Since 2004, 144 public school staff members — considered government representatives and valid targets by Islamic separatists — have been killed. Read more in our latest issue of Professionally Speaking.

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