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March 2016


The Standard

Protecting the public interest
In this Issue

Welcome to the March issue of The Standard. In this edition you’ll find examples of how our members exemplify the high standards the College sets for the teaching profession. We also provide information about online education resources, College services, and a look at the latest installment in the Great Teaching video series.
Public Presentations to Council

Public Presentations to College Council

Do you have a topic related to the College’s work or activities that you would like to present to our Council? Council invites public presentations at its quarterly meetings and at the Annual Meeting of Members.
Join us at the College Conference

Join us at the College Conference

The annual College conference, Inspiring Public Confidence, will be held in Toronto on May 26-27. This is your opportunity to attend English and French workshops focused on issues concerning the public. Keynote speakers include Lieutenant-General, the Honourable Roméo Dallaire (Ret’d) and former host of CBC’s The Fifth Estate, Linden MacIntyre.

Celebrate Great Teaching

Celebrating Great Teaching

The College sets the standards of practice and the ethical standards for Ontario’s teaching profession. See how Tracey Tinley, OCT, helps students find their greatness by applying authentic learning from their everyday lives.

Bookmark This

Bookmark This

Visit these online resources for parents and students:
  • There’s an app for that: Looking for an app that can enhance your child’s geographic awareness? Or how about a fast-paced numbers game to boost your five- to 10-year olds’ math skills? Then check out these educational apps. Looking for apps in English and French? Read reviews of bilingual apps created for parents and teachers.

  • Find a Teacher: The College’s online public registry lets you see that a teacher is in good standing with the College and, therefore, able to teach in publicly funded schools. Visit oct.ca


Changing market for new teachers

Changing Market for New Teachers

The College’s 2015 report on Ontario’s teacher job market is welcome news for future Ontario teachers. Read the full report here.
College Brochure in Five Languages

College Brochure in Five Languages

In addition to the English and French versions of the “Serving in the Public Interest” brochure, we are pleased to offer this overview of how the College regulates Ontario’s teaching profession in five other languages: Tamil, Spanish, Punjabi, Italian and Chinese.

Honouring Future Teachers

Honouring Future Teachers

Did you know that the College awards three scholarships annually to teacher candidates as a way of recognizing and supporting excellence in teacher education? Meet our 2015 scholarship recipients and find out about the application process.
The College in Your Community

The College in Your Community

The College attends events to raise awareness of its role in protecting the public interest and to promote the high standards to which our members aspire.

Have a question? Come talk with us at an event near you!


Connect with College Experts

Connect with College Experts

The College’s Speakers Bureau can connect you with College experts in the protection of the public interest who can speak about a wide variety of professional standards and regulatory governance topics. This service is available across Ontario at no cost to students and parents, among other groups.

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