Clarifies the purpose of the regulated system of qualifications in a division or a subject, commonly known as Additional Basic Qualifications (ABQs) and Additional Qualifications (AQs).
The Council of the Ontario College of Teachers approved this advisory on June 4, 2015 to remind members that they have a duty to report abuse and/or neglect of children and youth. This may be read in conjunction with previous advisories such as Professional Misconduct Related to Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct, and Safety in Learning Environments: A Shared Responsibility.
This advisory helps to clarify members' responsibilities when using electronic communication or social media so they can govern their conduct and understand what conduct does not meet professional standards.
The College’s Professional Advisory on Anti-Black Racism recognizes that Ontario Certified Teachers (OCTs) play an important and influential role in learning environments and as such, are uniquely positioned to help address anti-Black racism and its impact on students. The advisory examines how OCTs can work toward overcoming long-standing and historical legacies and break down deeply entrenched systemic barriers.
This advisory highlights the importance of maintaining professional boundaries and provides practical advice to Ontario Certified Teachers at any point in their education careers.
Helps to identify the legal, ethical and professional parameters that govern members' behaviour and to prevent sexual abuse of students and sexual misconduct.
The Council of the Ontario College of Teachers approved this advisory to assist members in their daily efforts to provide students a safe, inclusive and accepting school climate that helps all students reach their full potential.
Sets out 4Rs of safety: recognize, respond, report and reflect – to help members safeguard students in all learning environments and situations.
This advisory is intended to help Ontario Certified Teachers support students with mental health concerns and understand how to assist in their support.
Video conferencing adds a new dimension to the way we connect with friends and family. When used effectively, it can also be a valuable tool in aiding instruction as it can enhance students’ learning and keep them engaged while supporting their mental health, particularly when they are isolated from classmates, friends and extended family.