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JUNE 2014
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Annual Meeting of Members rescheduled to October 1
Annual Meeting of Members rescheduled to October 1
As a result of Ontario’s upcoming provincial election on June 12, we’re moving our Annual Meeting of Members and Open House at the Margaret Wilson Library to October 1, to coincide with our Fall Council meeting.

Mark this NEW date in your calendar now:
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
5:30 p.m.
101 Bloor Street West, Toronto
RSVP: outreach@oct.ca


It’s a privilege. Learn why.
It’s a privilege. Learn why.
Although it’s uncommon elsewhere, self-regulation is taking off in Canada. Read this post by the Ontario Regulators for Access Consortium to see the list of 40 self-regulated Ontario professions and what’s common among them.
Share your thoughts
Share your thoughts
As part of a one-year pilot, Council will receive up to two 10-minute deputations at each Council meeting and its Annual Meeting of Members. If you have a topic or issue within the College's mandate that you'd like to discuss, please complete and submit this form.


Exemplary OCT teaches at-risk students to dream big
Exemplary OCT teaches at-risk students to dream big

With compassion and ingenuity, London-area teacher Samantha Leonard, OCT, is helping First Nations students find success at high school. Teaching in a one-room school, Leonard works with 14-18-year-old students in two-hour blocks of individualized tutoring and self-study.

Leonard was recognized for her unique approach in 2013 with the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence. To learn more about Leonard and her unique approach, watch her new Exemplary OCT video and read our latest issue of Professionally Speaking.


The word is out
The word is out

Come out to Word On The Street - one of Ontario’s top book festivals - on Sunday, September 21 and visit our booth between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Browse books, listen to today’s top writers and see how we promote professionalism in teaching.


Save the Date
Save the Date
Mark your calendar now for the College’s conference on November 5 to 7, 2014, in Toronto. The conference, Inspiring Public Confidence, features English and French workshops focused on professional regulation, teacher education and the public interest. Hear Ken Taylor, former Canadian ambassador to Iran and subject of Academy Award winning film “Argo”, talk about his experience in Iran.
Have you read this yet?
Have you read this yet?

Did you know that most of the books and resources reviewed in Professionally Speaking are available at the Margaret Wilson Library? Mr. Flux, by Kyo Maclear, looks at the issue of change and how it's useful in the discussion of character education. Copies are limited, so hurry to reserve yours!


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Read these articles in the most recent issue of Professionally Speaking:

Professionally Speaking

Passport to learning

Carly Rae Jepsen's
remarkable teacher

By the numbers: results from Professionally Speaking
reader survey

Governing Ourselves:
Council strengthens focus



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