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Council Nominations Open
Council Nominations Open
Interested in shaping Ontario’s teaching profession or know someone who is? Consider running or nominating a colleague for one of 23 elected Council positions. Serving as board members, Council provides leadership for the teaching profession in Ontario.

Step forward. Serve your profession.
Run for council. Nominate a colleague.

Learn more at www.oct.ca - Council Election 2015

Nomination deadline: 5 p.m. EST on December 5, 2014


Accrediting Faculties of Education
Accrediting Faculties of Education
Have you ever wondered how programs at faculties of education are accredited? The Accreditation Review Guide for Participants supports those who may be interviewed by accreditation panels, describes the College’s accreditation process, and outlines the important role members of the profession and members of the public can play in the process.
Saskatchewan Government: Teacher Self Regulation Coming in 2015
Saskatchewan Government:Teacher Self Regulation Coming in 2015
The Government of Saskatchewan & The Saskatchewan Teacher Federation recently announced the creation of a transition committee to oversee the establishment of a new teacher regulatory body in that province.

Read the official media release.

Your Mobile College
Your Mobile College
Download the latest version of the College’s free App for access to your teaching qualifications, member card, library resources, discounts and more.

Members who download and log-in to the App before November 30, 2014 will be automatically entered to win a trip for two to London, England courtesy of Explorica.

Don’t have the App? Download it here.


Margaret Wilson Library open house
Margaret Wilson Library open house
Meet the College’s Margaret Wilson Library staff during our open house on October 1, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Ask questions, browse books and learn how to use the library catalogue and databases. Email outreach@oct.ca for more information.

Register Now - College Conference
Register Now - College Conference
Registration for Inspiring Public Confidence, the College’s conference is open!

Register by September 19 to take advantage of the early bird registration fee!

Taking place November 5 to 7 in Toronto, the conference features English and French workshops focused on professional regulation, teacher education and the public interest. Keynote speakers include Ken Taylor, Canada’s former Ambassador to Iran, Jean Charest, former Quebec Premier and Human Rights activist Sally Armstrong.

Ontario Universities’ Fair
Ontario Universities’ Fair
Interested in finding out more about what the College does? Drop by our booth at the annual Ontario Universities Fair, September 19 – 21.

The College will support students in their decision making by explaining which universities offers accredited programs of initial teacher education as well as the changes to the program which take effect in September 2015.

Show us your member card to receive an Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT) pin!

Find out more about the Ontario Universities’ Fair

Word On The Street
Word on the Street
Come out to Word On The Street – one of Ontario’s top book festivals – on Sunday, September 21 – and visit our booth (#167-168) between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Browse books, listen to today’s top writers and see how the College sets the standard for great teaching.

Show us your member card to receive an Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT) pin. Find out more about Word On The Street.


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?

Every Day is Malala Day is the story of Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old girl who made international headlines when she was shot in the head by the Taliban because she wanted to go to school. This book is an excellent introduction to human rights, violence and gender discrimination.


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

Professionally Speaking

Top 10 tips for new teachers

Inspiring ideas for teaching healthy habits

Meet the OCTs who helped Olympic gold medallist Dara Howell soar to new heights

Ken Taylor, hero of the Iran hostage crisis, reflects on his
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