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Minutes of the Council Meeting of the Ontario College of Teachers -held on September 28-29, 2006 in the Council Chambers, 6th Floor, 121 Bloor Street East, Toronto

Table of Contents

1. Call to Order/Welcome

2. Agenda

3. Minutes

4. Registrar’s Report

5. Committee Reports

6. Agenda (Continued)

7. Committee Reports (Continued)

8. Joseph W. Atkinson Scholarship Award

9. Business Arising

10. Correspondence

11. Council New Business

12. Notices of Motion

13. Next Meetings of Council

14. Adjournment

Session 1

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Present: Danny Anckle, Gabrielle Blais (until 3:00 p.m.), Paul Brazeau, Donald Cattani, Ted Coulson, Suzanne De Froy, Rosemary Fontaine, Nick Forte, Gordon Hough, Garry Humphreys, Nancy Hutcheson (Vice-Chair) (from 1:50 p.m.), Andrew Kane, Marilyn A. Laframboise (Chair), Gail Lilley, Lynne Mastin, Bill Matheson, Iain Munro, Janet Ouellette, Elizabeth Papadopoulos, Jennifer Pitt, Howard Ramcharan, Amin Saab, Pauline Smart, Jacques Tremblay, Anne Vinet-Roy, Don Watson, W. Douglas Wilson (Registrar)

Regrets: Anne Marie Levesque, Hilda Watkins

Presiding Officers: George Merrett, Douglas McCarthy

Legal Counsel: Caroline Zayid (McCarthy Tétrault)

Guests: Joseph W. Atkinson (from 5:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.), Ainsley Latour (from 5:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.)

Staff: Margaret Aubé, Kim Bauer, Peter Brown, Myrtle Herzenberg, Richard Lewko, Brian McGowan (Deputy Registrar), Charlie Morrison, Katherin Platt, Lise Roy-Kolbusz, Michael Salvatori

1. Call to Order/Welcome

The Presiding Officer, George Merrett, called the meeting to order at 1:30 p.m. and welcomed all present.

The Presiding Officer noted the revisions to the Agenda and the materials to be distributed.

It was noted that Steering was comprised of Janet Ouellette (during Nancy Hutcheson’s absence) and Gail Lilley.

The Chair, Marilyn Laframboise, requested that Council members observe a minute’s silence in memory of Don Watson’s grandson, Tyler, who tragically lost his life in Ottawa, Ontario. The Chair informed Council members that Anne Marie Levesque was on the road to recovery. The Chair congratulated Suzanne De Froy on recently achieving her doctorate.

2. Agenda (GC20060928-113, Revised)

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the revised Agenda for the September 28-29, 2006 Council meeting be approved.

3. Minutes

3.1 Meeting, June 8, 2006 (GC20060928-114)

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on June 8, 2006 be approved.

3.2 Special Meeting, June 8, 2006 (GC20060928-116)

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the Minutes of the Special Meeting of Council held on June 8, 2006 be approved.

4. Registrar’s Report (GC20060928-119)

The Registrar’s Report was received. The Registrar, W. Douglas Wilson, spoke to the report and answered questions.

5. Committee Reports

5.1 Human Resources Committee (GC20060928-128, -156) (Timed Item: Immediately following the Registrar’s Report, Thursday, September 28, 2006)

The report of the Human Resources Committee was received. The Chair, Marilyn Laframboise, spoke to the report.

It was moved by Marilyn Laframboise, Chair, Human Resources Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve the addition of the following positions to the College permanent staffing complement in 2007: Policy Analyst, Evaluator, Bilingual Production Officer and Bilingual Library Assistant/Reception back-up.

It was moved by Marilyn Laframboise, Chair, Human Resources Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve no change to the annual temporary staff resources provided for in the budget for 2007.

5.2 Finance Committee (GC20060928-129, -158)

The report of the Finance Committee was received. The Chair, Andrew Kane, spoke to the report.

5.2.1 2007 Budget (GC20060928-130, revised, -158)

The Chair, Andrew Kane, reviewed the 2007 budget page-by-page, and answered questions. He reported that the Executive Committee, at its meeting the previous day, had recommended that the descriptor for line 9.3 Council Chairperson (page 5 of GC20060928-130, revised) be revised to indicate all the expenses included in that line and that a notation be added in the footer to indicate the expenses incurred by the Chair of Council in 2005.

It was moved by Andrew Kane, Chair, Finance Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve the 2007 Budget of the Ontario College of Teachers with operating revenues of $26,881,000 and operating expenses of $28,076,000 and capital and deferred charges of $736,000.

It was moved by Andrew Kane, Chair, Finance Committee, “That Council approve that $4,000,000 be transferred from the reserve for fee stabilization to the reserve for stabilization of facility costs at September 30, 2006.”

It was moved by Nick Forte, seconded by Nancy Hutcheson, and

CARRIED,

That the question be put re the reserve for fee stabilization.

A vote was taken on the main motion, and it was

CARRIED,

That Council approve that $4,000,000 be transferred from the reserve for fee stabilization to the reserve for stabilization of facility costs at September 30, 2006.

5.2.2 Financial Report — July 2006 (GC20060928-131)

The Ontario College of Teachers Financial Report for the period ended July 31, 2006 was received.

5.2.3 Financial Report — August 2006 (GC20060928-132)

The Ontario College of Teachers Financial Report for the period ended August 31, 2006 was received.

6. Agenda (GC20060928-113, revised) (Continued)

Douglas McCarthy assumed the role of Presiding Officer.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the Agenda be amended and that Council consider Agenda item 6.6 Human Resources Committee Report immediately and continue no later than 4:30 p.m.

7. Committee Reports (Continued)

7.1 Human Resources Committee (GC20060928-162C) (Continued)

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council move into an in camera session with elected and appointed members of Council, legal counsel and presiding officers present.

Council moved into an in camera session at 3:40 p.m.

The meeting resumed at 4:30 p.m.

7.2 Executive/Chair’s Report (GC20060928-120)

The report of the Executive Committee/Chair was received. The Chair, Marilyn Laframboise, spoke to the report and answered questions.

7.3 Investigation Committee (GC20060928-121, -122)

The reports of the Investigation Committee were received. The Chair, Elizabeth Papadopoulos, spoke to the reports.

7.4 Report of the Discipline Committee (GC20060928-123, -124)

The reports of the Discipline Committee were received. The Chair, Ted Coulson, spoke to the reports and answered questions.

7.5 Fitness to Practise Committee (GC20060928-125)

The report of the Fitness to Practise Committee was received. The Chair,

Don Cattani spoke to the report.

7.6 Registration Appeals Committee (GC20060928-126, -127, 155)

The reports of the Registration Appeals Committee were received. The Chair, Janet Ouellette, spoke to the reports and to the attachment to the report: Bill 124 Critical Issues Identified by the Registration Appeals Committee. A question and answer session followed.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That based on the Report of the Registration Appeals Committee (GC20060928-126, Attachment 1) the College develop a response to Bill 124.

7.7 Standards of Practice and Education Committee (GC20060928-133, -165)

The reports of the Standards of Practice and Education Committee were received. The Chair, Jennifer Pitt, spoke to the reports. The Chair noted the various regional forums that were being held in Windsor, Toronto, Sudbury and Ottawa.

7.8 Accreditation Committee

There was no report of the Accreditation Committee. The Chair, Iain Munro, reported that the meeting scheduled for the end of August did not occur because the external Accreditation Report had not been received. He noted that the report had been received the previous day and would be reviewed by the Committee at their upcoming meeting.

7.9 Accreditation Appeal Committee

There was no report of the Accreditation Appeal Committee.

7.10 Editorial Board (GC20060928-134)

The report of the Editorial Board was received. The Chair, Marilyn Laframboise, spoke to the report.

7.10.1 Editorial Policy (GC20060928-134, attachment 1)

The Professionally Speaking/Pour parler profession Editorial Policy was received.

7.11 Election Committee (GC20060928-135)

The report of the Election Committee was received. The Chair, Gord Hough, spoke to the report and answered questions.

7.12 Nomination Committee

There was no report of the Nomination Committee. The Chair, Nancy Hutcheson, provided an update about the Council vacancy for the French-language Roman Catholic Board Secondary position. She reported that several dates had been scheduled by the committee to deal with the interview process and that a recommendation would be brought to the new Council for this position for their approval. She stated that the committee would meet on November 7, 2006 to formulate recommendations to the Fourth Inaugural Council regarding the position of Chair, Vice-Chair and appointments to committees.

7.13 Quality Assurance Committee

There was no report of the Quality Assurance Committee.

8. Joseph W. Atkinson Scholarship Award

(Timed Item: Thursday, September 28, 2006, 5:15 p.m.)

The Chair, Marilyn Laframboise, welcomed Joe Atkinson, Ainsley Latour and her parents to the Council meeting.

She stated that the Joseph W. Atkinson Scholarship, named for the second Registrar of the Ontario College of Teachers, provided $2,000 to a student accepted into one of Ontario’s consecutive or concurrent programs proceeding to their final year who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement and community involvement.

The purpose of the Scholarship is tosupport excellence in teacher education through the awarding of scholarships, bursaries and prizes to assist in the education of teachers or those wishing to become teachers.

The Chair noted the achievements of the recipient, a student of Queen’s University, Faculty of Education, and declared Ainsley Latour the fourth recipient of the Joseph W. Atkinson Scholarship.

Joseph W. (Joe) Atkinson presented the recipient with the scholarship award.

The meeting recessed at 5:20 p.m.

Session 2

Friday, September 29, 2006

Present: Danny Anckle, Paul Brazeau, Donald Cattani, Ted Coulson, Suzanne De Froy (from 9:45 a.m.), Rosemary Fontaine, Nick Forte, Gordon Hough, Garry Humphreys, Nancy Hutcheson (Vice-Chair), Andrew Kane, Marilyn A. Laframboise (Chair), Gail Lilley, Lynne Mastin, Bill Matheson, Iain Munro, Janet Ouellette, Elizabeth Papadopoulos (from 9:15 a.m.), Jennifer Pitt (from 9:30 a.m.), Howard Ramcharan, Amin Saab, Pauline Smart, Jacques Tremblay, Anne Vinet-Roy, Hilda Watkins (from 10:10 a.m.), Don Watson, W. Douglas Wilson (Registrar) (until 10:30 a.m.)

Regrets: Gabrielle Blais, Anne Marie Levesque

Presiding Officers: George Merrett, Douglas McCarthy

Legal Counsel: Caroline Zayid (McCarthy Tétrault)

Staff: Margaret Aubé, Kim Bauer, Myrtle Herzenberg, Richard Lewko, Brian McGowan (Deputy Registrar), Charlie Morrison, Katherin Platt, Lise Roy-Kolbusz, Michael Salvatori

The meeting resumed at 9:00 a.m.

George Merrett assumed the role of Presiding Officer.

9. Business Arising

9.1 Report re Teachers’ Qualifications Review (TQR) (GC20060928-118, -148, -153, -154) (Timed Item: Friday, September 29, 2006, 9:05 a.m.)

The Deputy Registrar noted that Council had met the previous day to participate in a Teachers’ Qualifications Review briefing session.

The Presiding Officer explained the process for dealing with the 66 motions attached to the report (GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

Policy Issue 1: Content of the Program of Professional Teacher Education

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

1. That Council approve a regulatory amendment to adjust the content of the program of professional education to identify special education as a required component within the program of professional education (Option 1.5, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

2. That Council approve a regulatory amendment to adjust the definition of programs of professional education so that it includes, as an area of study within the program, Education in Ontario (Ontario context understood to include First Nations, cultural and pluralistic diversity, linguistic and denominational constitutional constituencies and standards of practice and ethical standards) (Option 1.10, including Options 1.6, 1.8, 1.9, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

3. That Council issue an effective practices resource that, produced in collaboration with faculties of education, identifies and/or describes the components of the program of professional education in areas such as the integration of special education, information technology, assessment and evaluation, classroom management, equity and diversity issues in all courses. For technological studies, identifies and/or describes project orientation, technological processes, planning instructional environment of practical classes and laboratories, managing and maintaining these facilities (Option 1.3, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

Policy Issue 2: The Length of the Program of Professional Teacher Education in Ontario

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

4. That Council approve a regulatory amendment requiring that the length of the professional teacher education program be 10 months duration or its equivalent and correspond to the elementary/ secondary school year (Option 2.2, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

5. That Council approve a regulatory amendment to lengthen the program by increasing the number of courses in a program of professional education from five to six (Option 2.3, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

6. That Council approve a regulatory amendment that would prescribe the practicum length to be a minimum of 60 days (Option 2.8, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

7. That Council approve a regulatory amendment that identifies the maximum number of days a practicum can occur in an alternate setting be 10 days (Option 2.11, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

8. That Council approve the development of a program guideline that, produced in collaboration with faculties of education and the broader educational community, clarifies understanding and further defines the nature of experiences in the practicum and the settings in which it can occur (Option 2.13, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

9. That Council sponsor a provincial colloquium in partnership with faculties of education, the teacher federations and other education partners on the role of the associate teacher and of the faculty advisor in the delivery of the practicum component in the program of professional education (Option 2.14, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

Policy Issue 3: The Outcome of the Program of Professional Teacher Education

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

10. That Council retain current regulatory provisions in the definition of the program of professional education as they apply to both degree and non-degree programs for teachers of general studies, technological studies, Native ancestry and Native language as a second language and the Deaf (Option 3.1, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

11. That Council approve a regulatory amendment to adjust the definition of a program of professional education for technological studies candidates so that those who hold a degree in technological studies may take one option in broad-based technology and one option in general studies at the intermediate/senior level (Option 3.3, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

12. That Council approve a regulatory amendment to sunset at the appropriate time, the program of professional education for persons of Native ancestry who hold a secondary school diploma but not a degree (Option 3.5, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

13. That Council approve a regulatory amendment to enable programs of professional education that prepares persons who are fluent in an Algonquin or Iroquoian language to be teachers of Native language and leads to certificate of qualification (restricted) to be delivered on a full-time or part-time basis (Option 3.7, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

Policy Issue 4: Acceptable Academic and Technological Qualifications

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

14. That Council reconsider its previous recommendation of the definition of academic qualifications as an acceptable post-secondary degree and a minimum of five courses related to Ontario curriculum acquired within a degree at the baccalaureate masters or doctoral level so that the definition of academic qualifications continues to be an acceptable post-secondary degree unless the regulation explicitly states otherwise (Option 4.3, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

15. That Council approve a regulatory amendment to the definition of “Technological Qualifications” to replace the phrase “proof of his or her competence” with “demonstrated proof of competence based on an assessment of advanced knowledge and skill in at least one of the areas within the technology” (Option 4.6, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

16. That Council approve a regulatory amendment to the definition of “Technological Qualifications” to replace the phrase “wage-earning” with “documented post-secondary skilled work and/or wage-earning” experience (Option 4.8, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

17. That Council approve a regulatory amendment to the definition of “Technological Qualifications” to replace references to “years of wage-earning experience” with “hours of work and/or wage-earning” experience (Option 4.9, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

18. That Council reconsider its previous recommendation to propose a regulatory amendment to the definition of “Technological Qualifications” to delete reference to “no less than 16 months of continuous employment” and replace with “no less than four months of continuous employment” (Option 4.10, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

19. That Council reconsider it previous recommendation to propose a regulatory amendment to the definition of “Technological Qualifications” to add a reference to candidates who hold a degree in a related area and who have subsequently completed one year (or the equivalent number of hours) of work experience to be deemed to have met the experience requirement and now require that candidates complete two years of work experience, of which a maximum of one year can be completed during their program of study (Option 4.11, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

20. That Council approve a regulatory amendment to replace references to “Basic” and “Advanced” with “Grades 9 and 10” and “Grades 11 and 12” (Option 4.13, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

21. That Council approve a regulatory amendment to adjust the definition of the program of professional education as it relates to technological studies to delete the phrase “including a minimum of two optional courses at the basic level from Schedule B” (Option 4.14, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

22. That Council retain current regulatory provisions related to requirements for admission into the Teacher of Native language as a second language program leading to a certificate of qualification (restricted) as fluency in an Algonquin or Iroquoian language (Option 4.15, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

23. That Council approve a regulatory amendment to adjust the prerequisite for admission into the program of professional education for teachers of the Deaf to enable hearing candidates to enter the program if these persons have acquired an acceptable post-secondary degree and they have completed a program of professional education outside Ontario to teach the Deaf (Option 4.17, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

Policy Issue 5: Structural Models for the Delivery of Professional Teacher Education Programs in Ontario

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

24. That Council approve a regulatory amendment that defines session and program formats and structures in Regulation 347/02, Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs) (Option 5.2, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

25. That Council issue an effective practices resource(s) that identifies and describes considerations in the use of various models such as:

  • the availability of resources
  • consistency in program and content standards/expectations
  • the necessity of face-to-face experiences in programs delivered through distance education
  • the length and components of multi-session programs
  • and other directions as appropriate (Option 5.5, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

Policy Issue 6: Purposes of Additional Qualifications

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

26. That Council approve a regulatory amendment to state the primary purposes of the additional basic and additional qualifications including the Principal’s Qualification Program, the Principal’s Development Course and the Supervisory Officer’s Qualification Program in the teachers’ qualification regulation (Option 6.2, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

27. That Council approve a regulatory amendment to reclassify the qualification to teach the Deaf and Hard of Hearing so that its unique features are recognized in regulation (Option 6.6, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

28. That Council approve a regulatory amendment to add a new qualification and accompanying schedule to enable technological studies teachers to take courses in specialized trade/ occupational areas within a broad-based technology (Option 6.8, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

29. That Council issue a professional advisory that identifies the secondary purposes and role of additional qualification courses in continuing teacher learning (Option 6.13, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

Policy Issue 7: Prerequisites for Admission into Additional Qualification Courses and Programs

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

30. That Council approve a regulatory amendment to the prerequisites for admission into the primary and junior additional basic qualification courses so that they are congruent with Council’s decision with respect to the program of professional education (Option 7.2, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

31. That Council approve a regulatory amendment to the prerequisites for admission into the intermediate and senior additional basic qualification courses so that they are congruent with Council’s decision with respect to the program of professional education (Option 7.4, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

32. That Council retain current regulatory provisions identifying the prerequisite requirements for admission into Technological Studies Additional Basic Qualification courses (Option 7.7, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

33. That Council approve a regulatory amendment to current prerequisite requirements for admission into the one-session, Schedule C courses to enable enrolment by those with:

  • certificate of qualification or interim certificate of qualification, or
  • certificate of qualification (restricted) (Option 7.8, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

34. That Council approve a regulatory amendment to current prerequisite requirements for admission into Part I of the three-session qualification course, Schedule D to enable enrolment by those who have been recommended for a certificate of qualification (Option 7.9, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

35. That Council approve a regulatory amendment to enable technological studies teachers to enrol in the full range of courses identified in Schedule D (Option 7.10, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

36. That Council retain current regulatory provisions identifying the prerequisite requirements for admission into Part II of the three-session qualification course, Schedule D as completion of Part I and one year’s experience (Option 7.12, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

37. That Council retain current regulatory provisions identifying the prerequisite requirements for admission into Part III of the three-session qualification course, Schedule D as completion of Part II and two year’s experience, one of which must be in the subject area (Option 7.13, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

38. That Council approve a regulatory amendment to require that, prior to admission into the additional qualification course(s) for teaching the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, candidates demonstrate a proficiency of ASL/LSQ at a minimum level (Option 7.6, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

39. That Council approve a regulatory amendment to require that candidates demonstrate proficiency in ASL/LQS at a high level prior to being awarded the specialist qualification for teaching the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Option 7.19, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

40. That Council retain current regulatory provisions identifying the prerequisite requirements for admission into the one-session, Honour Specialist, Schedule E courses as:

  • certificate of qualification or interim certificate of qualification
  • a four year BA or BSc or bachelor’s degree in an applied area of study
  • at least second-class standing in the subject area
  • two years of teaching experience with one year’s teaching in Ontario in the subject area for which the honours specialist is sought (Option 7.21, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

41. That Council retain current regulatory provisions identifying the prerequisite requirements for admission into the one-session, Honours Technological Studies Specialist course as:

  • certificate of qualification or interim certificate of qualification
  • qualifications in:
    • at least three of the subjects listed in Schedule B including at least one at both the basic and advanced level, or
    • four of the subjects in Schedule B at the basic level and a Specialist qualification in one of the subjects in Schedule D.
  • two years of teaching experience, one of them in technological studies in Ontario
  • an Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma and the equivalent of one year’s full time study for which an OSSGD is required, or
  • an Ontario Secondary School Honours Graduation Diploma (Option 7.22, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

42. That Council approve a regulatory amendment for admission to Honour’s Technological Studies Specialist course to enable qualification in two of technological studies areas at both the basic and advanced levels to meet pre-requisite for admission (Option 7.23, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

43. That Council approve a regulatory amendment to identify the holding of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), as meeting the pre-requisite for admission to the Honour’s Technological Studies Specialist course (Option 7.26, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

44. That Council retain current regulatory provisions identifying the prerequisite requirements for the Principal’s Qualification Program as certificate of qualification or interim certificate of qualification

  • five years teaching experience
  • acceptable post-secondary degree
  • qualifications in three divisions
  • one of:
    1. masters or doctorate; or
    2. ½ masters + 1 specialist; or
    3. 2 specialist (Option 7.28, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

45. That Council retain current regulatory provisions identifying the prerequisite requirements for the Supervisory Officer’s Qualification Program as

  • certificate of qualification or interim certificate of qualification
  • acceptable post-secondary degree
  • seven years of teaching experience
  • qualifications in three divisions
  • masters degree
  • one of:
    • principal’s qualifications, or
    • specialist’s qualifications in one or more subjects and two years of experience as co-ordinator or consultant, or
    • two years experience in Ministry or in an equivalent position in another jurisdiction (Option 7.33, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

46. That Council approve a regulatory amendment to enable the experience requirement to be met by two years experience in an educational organization as approved by the Registrar (Option 7.34, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

Policy Issue 8: The Practicum in Additional Qualification Courses and Programs

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

47. That Council approve a regulatory amendment to require that a practicum be added to the additional qualification course identified for teaching the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Option 8.3, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

48. That Council approve a regulatory amendment to identify the practicum (for the PQP) in legislation and require that a candidate successfully complete a practicum before a qualification is awarded (Option 8.5, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

49. That Council retain current regulatory requirements for the Supervisory Officers Qualification Program (SOQP) including a module consisting of at least 50 hours of practical experience in the workplace (Option 8.6, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

Policy Issue 9: The Delivery of Additional Qualification Courses and Programs

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

50. That Council approve a regulatory amendment that would delete references to “session” in Regulation 184/97, Teachers Qualifications, and other references that define or describe format and structure and add them to Regulation 347/02, Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs (Option 9.3, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

52. That Council retain current regulatory provisions identifying requirements for course length as 125 hours (Option 9.5, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

53. That Council approve a regulatory amendment that would reference the Principal’s Qualification Program as an “accredited program that consists of two one-session courses and a practicum” (Option 9.12, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

54. That Council approve a regulatory amendment that would delete references in Regulation 184/97, Teachers Qualification to program structure for the Supervisory Officer’s Qualification Program and add them to Regulation 347/02, Accreditation of Programs (Option 9.16, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

51. That Council approve the development of a program guideline that identifies and describes considerations for course structure and delivery (Option 9.4 subsuming Options 9.5 and 9.8, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

Policy Issue 10: Placement of the Schedules — Regulatory Amendments

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

55. That Council approve a regulatory amendment to relocate the “schedules” that appear at the end of Regulation 184/97, Teachers Qualifications to the Bylaws of the Ontario College of Teachers and ensure continued reference to them in the text of the regulation (Option 10.2, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

Policy Issue 11: Acquiring Additional Basic Qualifications (or Particular Additional Qualifications) during the Program of Professional Teacher Education

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

56. That Council retain current regulatory requirements which preclude candidates enrolled in programs of professional education from being admitted into an additional basic qualification course or an additional qualification course, with the exception of French as a second language which is already provided for in regulation, until they have been certified or recommended for certification (Option 11, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

57. That Council approve a regulatory amendment to enable candidates to take an additional qualification course from Schedule D if they have successfully completed the program and been recommended for certification (Option 11, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

Policy Issue 12: Signatures: Attesting to Successful Teaching Experience

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

58. That Council approve a regulatory amendment to enable, in particular circumstances, other supervisory officials to attest to successful teaching experience, (Option 12.2, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

Policy Issue 13: Refreshing the Schedules

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

59. That Council approve that Schedule A be comprised of the following courses (Option 13, GC20060928-148, attachment 1):

Business Studies-Accounting

Business Studies-Entrepreneurship

Business Studies-General

Business Studies-Information and Communication Technology

Business Studies-Marketing

Classical Studies

Computer Science

Dance

Dramatic Arts

Economics

English (First language)

English (Second language) anglais

Environmental Science

Family Studies

Français

French as a Second Language

Geography

Health and Physical Education

History

International Languages

Law

Mathematics

Music-Instrumental

Music-Vocal

Native Languages

Native Studies

Philosophy

Politics

Religious Education

Science-Biology

Science-Chemistry

Science-General

Science-Physics

Social Sciences - General

Visual Arts

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

60. That Council approve that Schedule B be comprised of the following courses (Option 13, GC20060928-148, attachment 1):

Technological Studies — Grades 9 and 10

Communications Technology

Construction Technology

Health and Personal Services Technology

Hospitality and Tourism Technology

Manufacturing Technology

Technological Design

Transportation Technology

Technological Studies — Grades 11 and 12

Communications Technology

Construction Technology

Health and Personal Services Technology

Hospitality and Tourism Technology

Manufacturing Technology

Technological Design

Transportation Technology

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

61. That Council approve that Schedule C be comprised of the following courses (Option 13, GC20060928-148, attachment 1):

Action Research

Adapting Curriculum for Second Language Learners

Adapting Curriculum for the Catholic School System

Adult Education

Arts, Grades 7 and 8

Associate Teacher

Auditory/Verbal Communication

Computer Studies-Computer Technology

First Nations: Understanding Traditional Teachings and Cultures

FSL - Immersion

Geography, Grades 7 and 8

Health and Physical Education, Grades 7 and 8

History, Grades 7 and 8

Integrated Arts

Itinerant Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Kindergarten

Language Arts, Grades 7 and 8

Law

Leadership in Minority Community

Mathematics, Grades 7 and 8

Mentor

Outdoor Experiential Education

Preschool Deaf Education

Research in the classroom or Collaborative Inquiry

Science and Technology, Grades 7 and 8

Special Education — Behaviour

Special Education — Communication

Special Education — Intellectual

Special Education — Multiple Exceptionalities

Special Education — Physical

Special Education for Administrators

Students at Risk/Alternative Education

Student Assessment and Evaluation

Students at Risk/Alternative Education

Teacher of Cayuga

Teacher of Cree

Teacher of Delaware

Teacher of Mohawk

Teacher of Native Children

Teacher of Ojibwe

Teacher of Ojicree

Teacher of Oneida

Teaching Combined Grades

Teaching Deaf Students with Multiple Exceptionalities

Teaching in a Minority Community (L’enseignement en milieu minoritaire)

Teaching in the Catholic School System

Use and Knowledge of Assistive Technology

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

62. That Council approve that Schedule D be comprised of the following courses (Option 13, GC20060928-148, attachment 1):

Actualisation linguistique en français/Perfectionnement du français

American Sign Language/Langue des signes québecoise

Business Studies-Accounting

Business Studies-Entrepreneurship

Business Studies-Information and Communication Technology

Business Studies-Marketing

Computer Studies

Co-operative Education

Dance

Design and Technology* (sunset)

Dramatic Arts

English as a Second Language

Environmental Science

Family Studies

French as a Second Language

Guidance and Career Education

Health and Physical Education (Intermediate, Senior)

Health and Physical Education (Primary, Junior)

Inclusive Classroom

Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction

Intermediate Education

International Languages

Junior Education

Librarianship

Mathematics in Primary and Junior Education

Media

Music-Instrumental

Music-Vocal (P/J, I/S)

Native Languages

Native Studies

P/J Social Studies (Gr. 1-6)

Primary Education

Reading

Religious Education

Science and Technology in Primary and Junior Education

Special Education

Teaching the Blind

Teaching the Deaf/Blind

Visual Arts

Writing

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

63. That Council approve that Schedule E be comprised of the following courses (Option 13, GC20060928-148, attachment 1):

Biology

Business Studies

Chemistry

Classical Studies

Computer Studies

Dance

Dramatic Arts

English (First language)

English (Second language) anglais

Environmental Science

Family Studies

Français

French as a Second Language

Geography

Health & Physical Education

History

International Languages

Mathematics

Music

Native Languages

Native Studies

Physics

Religious Education

Science

Social Science

Visual Arts

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

64. That the College undertake further consultations with the education sector about Environmental Science, Guidance and Computer Engineering Technology.

Policy Issue 14: Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

65. That Council approve the development of a policy framework for determining criteria, processes and procedures for implementing prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) (Option 14.2, GC20060928-148, attachment 1).

College Communication to Sector (GC20060928-154)

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

66. That Council approve the development and issuance of a comprehensive report to the education sector and the public about the findings of the College’s Teacher Qualifications Review and the decisions as presented to Council on September 29, 2006, and subject to final approval by the Chair of Council.

The Deputy Registrar acknowledged the work done by staff in the development of the proposed amendments to Teachers’ Qualifications. He especially acknowledged the work done by Margaret Aubé and Fred MacDonald.

10. Correspondence (GC20060928-136-141, -157, -163, -167)

The following items of correspondence were received for information:

  • Letter to Paul Taillefer, President, AEFO from the Chair of Council re May 2006 Edition of En bref (GC20060928-136)
  • Letter to the Minister of Education from the Chair of Council re Public Appointments to Council (GC20060928-137)
  • Letter to Deputy Minister of Education from the Registrar re Cost Recovery for a Special Election Edition of the College Publication and response (GC20060928-138)
  • Email from Eileen Walker re Resignation from Council (GC20060928-139)
  • Letter to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General from the Chair of Council re Bill C-22 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (GC20060928-140)
  • Letter to the Minister of Education from the Chair of Council re Appointed Council Member Vacancies (GC20060928-141)
  • Letter of Congratulations from the Chair of Council to the New Minister of Education (GC20060928-157)
  • Letter from the Deputy Minister of Education to the Chair re Letters of Permission (GC20060928-163)
  • Letter of introduction from the new Minister of Education, Kathleen Wynne, and the former Minister of Education, Sandra Pupatello (GC20060928-167).

11. Council New Business

11.1 Transition to New Council (GC20060928-142)

The Transition to the Next Council report was received. The Executive Coordinator, Richard Lewko, spoke to the report and answered questions.

It was moved by Gord Hough, seconded by Rosemary Fontaine, and

CARRIED,

That Council consider the following motion at this time:

That Council approve that the Chair and Vice-Chair participate in the orientation of the new Council.

A vote was taken on the main motion, and it was,

CARRIED,

That Council approve that the Chair and Vice-Chair participate in the orientation of the new Council.

11.2 Peer Review Regulation (GC20060928-143, -159)

The Registrar spoke to the report on Peer Review for Principals and Vice-Principals.

The Chair noted that the Executive Committee had made the following motion at its meeting on September 14-15, 2006:

That Council reaffirm its current position on the issue of peer review to the Minister of Education.

It was agreed that the motion ought to be amended to state the College’s position on peer review.

It was moved by Rosemary Fontaine, seconded by Paul Brazeau, and

CARRIED,

That Council postpone consideration of the following motion until after the other items of New Business had been dealt with.

That Council reaffirm its current position on the issue of peer review to the Minister of Education.

11.3 Other Regulations Pending — Update

The Deputy Registrar provided an update on the following pending regulations:

  • Public Interest Committee Regulation
  • Conflict of Interest Regulation
  • Standards of Fair Registration Regulation

It was moved by Nancy Hutcheson, seconded by Ted Coulson, and

CARRIED,

That the following motion be considered at this time:

That Council approve that all discussions regarding development of regulations under the Act between the College and Ministry staff be attended by the Chair and/or Vice-Chair of Council.

It was moved by Janet Ouellette, seconded by Iain Munro, but it was

LOST,

That the question be put on the discussion regarding the attendance of the Chair and Vice-Chair with College and Ministry staff re development of regulations.

Further discussion ensued on the topic.

It was moved by Ted Coulson, seconded by Don Cattani, and

CARRIED,

That the question be put on the discussion regarding the attendance of the Chair and Vice-Chair with College and Ministry staff re development of regulations.

It was moved by Elizabeth Papadopoulos, seconded by Jennifer Pitt, and

CARRIED,

That the main motion be amended by substitution to read:

That the Chair and/or Vice-Chair be invited to attend all discussions regarding development of regulation under the Act between the College and Ministry staff.

A vote was taken on the main motion, as amended by substitution, and it was

CARRIED,

That Council approve that the Chair and/or Vice-Chair be invited to attend all discussions regarding development of regulation under the Act between the College and Ministry staff.

11.4 Peer Review Regulation (GC20060928-143, -159) (Continued)

The following postponed motion was considered at this time:

That Council reaffirm its current position on the issue of peer review to the Minister of Education.

It was moved by Marilyn Laframboise, Chair, Executive Committee, and

WITHDRAWN:

That Council reaffirm its current position on the issue of peer review to the Minister of Education.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council reaffirm its current position on the issue of peer review to the Minister of Education:

That Council does not accept peer review for principals and vice-principals as it relates to the Investigations and Hearings process as panels composed of elected and appointed Council members are able to assess and judge fairly issues of professional conduct for all members of the Ontario College of Teachers, based on the evidence presented.

11.5 Other Regulations Pending — Update (Continued)

After seeking clarification on the attendance of the Chair and Vice-Chair at meetings with ministry and College staff re regulatory development, it was clarified that the intent of the motion was not that the Chair and Vice-Chair should attend all discussions between College and ministry staff but that they would be invited to attend formal meetings.

It was moved by Don Cattani, seconded by Elizabeth Papadopoulos, and

CARRIED,

That Council reconsider the motion passed earlier today regarding invitations to the Chair and/or Vice-Chair to attend all discussions with the Ministry regarding regulation development.

It was moved by Don Cattani, seconded by Elizabeth Papadopoulos, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve that the motion be amended, and that the words “all discussions” be substituted with the words, “formal meetings”, to read:

That Council approve that the Chair and/or Vice-Chair be invited to attend formal meetings regarding development of regulation under the Act between the College and Ministry staff.

A vote was taken on the main motion, as amended, and it was

CARRIED,

That Council approve that the Chair and/or Vice-Chair be invited to attend formal meetings regarding development of regulation under the Act between the College and Ministry staff.

12. Notices of Motion

The following Notice of Motion was read into the Minutes.

12.1 Council Member Travel Policy

Moved by the Elizabeth Papadopoulos and seconded by Janet Ouellette:

That Council approve that the Council Member Travel Policy be amended to allow Council members who live within 50 km of the College to expense meals that may occur before or after Council and/or committee meetings.

13. Next Meetings of Council

  • Special Meeting, October 19, 2006
  • Inaugural Meeting of the Fourth Council, November 9, 2006

14. Adjournment

The Chair, on behalf of Council, paid tribute to the three appointed members whose terms of office would be ending on September 30, 2006: Gail Lilley, Bill Matheson and Don Watson. She thanked them for their contributions to Council and to the education sector.

The meeting adjourned at 11:30 a.m.

Signed: Chair, Marilyn A. Laframboise

Signed: Registrar, W. Douglas Wilson

Dated:

Dated:

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