Your College and You
Council Nominations Close December 5
Council Nominations Close December 5!
Are you running for election to College Council in 2015? Now’s your time! Make a difference to the teaching profession in Ontario by putting your name forward or nominating a colleague to serve.
We Got Silver!
We Got Silver!
You are probably doing what you can to reduce your environmental footprint, right? So are we.

The College’s member-owned office space at 101 Bloor St. West in Toronto was recently awarded LEED silver certification by the Canadian Green Building Council. The office includes eco-friendly practices consistent with the requirements of the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program.

Being environmentally responsible is a high priority for the College. Through the LEED certification program, we are reducing our energy and water consumption as well as operating costs, and reducing our overall environmental footprint.


Include Aboriginal Perspectives 
in Your Practice
Include Aboriginal Perspectives in Your Practice
The College has released a video to enrich your professional practice in incorporating First Nation, Métis and Inuit perspectives into your teaching.

The Knowledge Keepers video profiles an educator on Manitoulin Island who, after years of overcoming life’s challenges, has helped numerous First Nations children receive an education.

The enhanced teacher education program, launching in 2015, includes a deeper focus on Aboriginal traditions and culture.

Annual Meeting Recap
Annual Meeting Recap
The theme of this year’s annual meeting of members, held on October 1, was inclusivity and collaboration.

Keynote speaker Dora Nipp, a human rights education specialist with the Ontario Human Rights Commission, discussed how teaching human rights in the classroom can be a starting point for lifelong learning about inclusion and the value of respecting the dignity and worth of all Ontarians.

Look for more details in the December issue of Professionally Speaking.


Tools to Inform Your Professional Practice
Tools to Inform Your Professional Practice
Tell us what teaching tool you can’t live without and look for your top picks in the December 2014 issue of Professionally Speaking.

This poll is designed as a platform for OCTs to share your advice, opinions and effective practices related to the standards of professional knowledge and professional practice.

Author Talk
Author Talk
The Margaret Wilson Library provides more than 9,500 education-related resources for members in English and French.

Join us at the College Library on November 20 at 4:30 p.m. to hear lawyer Dustin Milligan, one of the authors reviewed in Professionally Speaking, talk about his new book series, The Charter for Children. The collection introduces children to the principles of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Please RSVP to Hope to see you there!

The College In Your Community
The College In Your Community
The College attends these events to raise awareness of its role to protect the public interest and to promote the high standards to which our members are held.
Come visit us at an event near you!

Your Mobile College
Your Mobile College
Download the latest version of the College’s free app to access your teaching qualifications, member card, library resources, discounts and more.
Members who download and log in to the app before November 30 will be automatically entered for a chance to win a trip for two to London, England courtesy of Explorica.

Don’t have the app? Download it here.

Have You Read This Yet?
Have You Read This Yet?
In Celebrating Writers, Ruth Ayres and Christi Overman provide a wealth of ideas to help students celebrate each stage of the writing process and applaud their successes.

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

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Your Complete Guide to the 2015 College Council Elections
Gender Studies
Valuing our Volunteers
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