IN THIS ISSUE: Listening to you

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MAY 2021


Listening to you

In May, the College will seek input on the implementation changes that were recently made to the Ontario College of Teachers Act.
The feedback we receive from College members, stakeholders and our sector partners will help finalize new regulations and by–laws to modernize the College's governance structure.
The College plans to fully implement the new governance model, as well as a sexual abuse prevention program, mandatory reporting, and other related initiatives in 2021 and early 2022.
We will also survey new members as part of our annual Transition to Teaching report – a landmark study on the experiences of new teachers that the College has tracked for 20 years.
Details will be shared as they develop.
New ASL & LSQ second-language courses.
New ASL & LSQ second-language courses
We welcome the provincial government's plan to provide high school students with the opportunity to learn American Sign Language (ASL) and Langue des signes québécoise (LSQ) as a second language.
The College is developing new Additional Qualifications (AQs) guidelines, which will be released this fall.
Want to advance your career?
Want to advance your career?
Browse the wide array AQ courses available.
Myth: Half-a-million Canadian children and youth are affected by mental illness.
Fact: An estimated 1.2 million children and youth are affected by mental illness. They are particularly vulnerable to the disruptions the pandemic has caused.
The College's professional advisory on Supporting Student Mental Health is intended to help Ontario Certified Teachers support students with mental health concerns.
If you prefer, you can watch this helpful video or listen to the audio file.
Need some guidance for your practice?
Need some guidance for your practice?
Practical advice for OCTs is available. Be in the know.
Now accepting 2021 scholarship applications.
Now accepting 2021 scholarship applications
The College's scholarship program acknowledges teacher candidates for their outstanding academic achievement and high level of preparedness for teacher education. Applications will be accepted until August 31, 2021.


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