Ontario College of Teachers | Setting the Standard for Great Teaching
MAY 2014
  Your College and You
Annual Meeting of Members
Have your say
Join College Chair Liz Papadopoulos, OCT, and Registrar Michael Salvatori, OCT, at the Annual Meeting of Members on June 12. Hear reports from our Chair, Registrar and keynote speaker Dora Nipp on the issue of human rights and diversity.


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. Ken Taylor, former Canadian ambassador to Iran, the Honourable Jean Charest, former Premier of Quebec and human rights activist and journalist Sally Armstrong are conference keynote speakers.

England sets up College of Teaching
England sets up College of Teaching
The Prince’s Teaching Institute (whose president is none other than the Prince of Wales) has produced a blueprint for a College of Teaching in England. Its responsibilities would include setting standards and sharing research.


Nova Scotia College of Teachers?
Nova Scotia College of Teachers?
The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies recommends that a board be created to oversee teachers to improve transparency and accountability. Read the Chronicle Herald article to learn more.


Keep the drive alive
Keep the drive alive
Register for our annual charity golf event in support of the College’s scholarship program for new teachers. This year’s tournament will be held on July 7, 2014, at Station Creek Golf Club. Reserve your spot now.
Margaret Wilson Library open house
Margaret Wilson Library open house
Meet the College’s Margaret Wilson Library staff during our open house on June 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. Ask questions, browse books and learn how to use the library catalogue and databases. For more information, email outreach@oct.ca.


Visit our booth at Ottawa’s International Children’s Festival
Visit our booth at Ottawa’s International Children’s Festival
We’ll be in Ottawa at the International Children’s Festival on May 9 and 10. We always enjoy meeting our members, so if you’re in the area, come say hello and we’ll be happy to give you an OCT pin!
Have you read this yet?
Have you read this yet? Did you
Did you know that most of the books and resources reviewed in Professionally Speaking are available at the Margaret Wilson Library? We recently acquired the 1988 Governor General’s shortlisted Millions for a Song, written by André Vanasse. Copies are limited, so hurry to reserve yours!

OCT MemberPerks® - Save and win!
Have you read this yet? Did you
The OCT MemberPerks® program provides access to over 1,000 discounts. Sign up and activate your OCT MemberPerks® account to be entered to win an iPad Mini. If you’ve already signed up, you are automatically entered too!

Complete contest details are available on the OCT MemberPerks® site.

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