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November 2014


The Standard

News you can use from the Ontario College of Teachers
College members set the standard for great teaching

In this Issue

This issue of The Standard looks at the most recent addition to the Great Teaching video series, online education resources for parents and students, education facts and statistics, the College’s public awareness initiative, upcoming events and how to put your name forward as a public appointee to College Council.


Celebrating Great Teaching

Celebrating Great Teaching

The College sets the standards of practice for Ontario’s teaching profession. Click here to see how award-winning teacher Renée Hiltz, OCT, applies those standards in her classroom.
Bookmark This

Bookmark This

The following are a list of online resources for parents and students:

Info for parents: From teacher qualifications to the latest trends in the classroom, the Ontario College of Teachers offers a number of online tools and resources for parents. Share a link to our site and bookmark it as a go-to resource.

There’s an app for that: Check out the latest write-ups on these educational apps.

Parent guides: Planning your child’s entry into school? Seeking ways to improve your child’s reading skills? Need back-to-school tips for teens? The Ministry of Education offers online publications and website links for parents of students in JK to Grade 12.

Good Nutrition: Check this list of books and websites to help your child develop healthy eating habits.

Solve the EQuAtiOn

Solve the EQuAtiOn

Recent EQAO results reveal a decline in Ontario elementary student mathematics scores. The College encourages its members to pursue additional professional development in mathematics through Additional Qualification courses. Check out the options.

Serve College Council as a Public Appointee

Serve College Council as a Public Appointee

Did you know that the College is governed by a 37-member Council made up of 23 elected members of the profession and 14 members of the public appointed by the provincial government? Learn how to apply to serve as a public appointee of the College Council.



The College in Your Community

The College in Your Community

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

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

November 7 - 9: Toronto Babytime Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto

November 15 - 16: Bump, Baby and Toddler Show, Careport Centre, Hamilton

November 21: National Gathering for Indigenous Education, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto

November 28: Welcome Centre Immigrant Services Fall Education Fair, Richmond Hill Welcome Centre, Richmond Hill


What’s a *Nephologist?

What’s a *Nephologist?

Have you heard or seen our public awareness advertisements? You might recognize them through the children’s voices talking about “setting the standard for great teaching”?

Perhaps the eye-catching print advertisements have drawn your attention to the link between students’ possible professions and excellence in teaching?

The Ontario College of Teachers regulates teaching in Ontario by licensing teachers, setting high professional and ethical standards, approves teacher education programs and investigates and hears complaints about members.

Learn more about this initiative and read what parent bloggers have to say about the College.

*A nephologist is a meteorologist who specializes in clouds.



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