Teachers' Day- October 5
Ontario College of Teachers promotes the teaching profession in many
ways - through Professionally Speaking, the development and promotion
of the Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession and
a number of other initiatives. The College has, for example, taken a
leadership role in publishing the first comprehensive study on the teacher
shortage in Ontario and providing expertise on the issue.
World Teachers' Day on October 5th, the College will celebrate Ontario
teachers through an ad - Remarkable Teachers Inspire Remarkable Canadians
- that will appear in 40 newspapers across the province. Through the
words of remarkable Canadians, the College will highlight for all Ontarians
the great contribution that teachers make to the lives of their students.
College published a similar ad last year on World Teachers' Day in four
large Ontario papers. This year, because of the positive feedback about
the 2001 ad campaign from our members and other teacher organizations,
we are expanding it to daily newspapers all across the province.
UNESCO has earmarked October 5th as World Teachers' Day since 1994. It is an
occasion to honour the invaluable contribution of teachers to their
communities and society in general.
ad will appear on October 4th. Watch for future issues of Your College
And You for a list of papers it is appearing in and a copy of the
You Know A Teacher Looking For A Teaching Position?
Here's A New Service From The College That Can Help
Searching for a
teaching position has become much more convenient with the College's
one-stop shopping for teaching jobs across Ontario.
A click of the mouse
on the TeachOntario link on the College's web site will give you access
to three comprehensive web sites for teaching job postings in Ontario.
These three sites - Education Canada, Jobs in Education and Workopolis
- offer useful services like résumé posting, custom-tailored
job searches and information on certification, salary ranges and geographical
It is expected that
school boards will post most jobs on these sites since they are now
officially recognized by the Ministry of Education as fulfilling requirements
to advertise vacant teaching positions.
More than 1,400
teachers visited the TeachOntario page on the College web site in just
the first four days that the College offered this new service to the
teaching profession. Click
here to check it out for yourself.
just one of a growing number of College online services, from our easy-to-use
address change to lists of AQ and PLP courses.