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September 2015

 

The Standard


Protecting the public interest
In this Issue

In this Issue

This edition of The Standard presents the latest in the Great Teaching video series, information about the College’s latest professional advisory to its members, online education resources for parents and students, and more.
 
A Duty to Protect Children

A Duty to Protect Children

This month, the College released its latest professional advisory, Duty to Report, which provides guidance to teachers on reporting suspected child abuse and neglect.
 
Who Governs the Teaching Profession?

Who Governs the Teaching Profession?

College members recently elected the seventh College Council, which will govern Ontario’s teaching profession in the public interest for the next three years. Read about our 13 committees and their mandates.

 
World Teachers’ Day

World Teachers’ Day

World Teachers’ Day occurs on October 5. The College would
like to thank all Ontario teachers for the passion, the care and
the commitment they demonstrate in the classroom every day.
To help celebrate, we’ve highlighted some of our favourite Remarkable Teacher quotes from the Professionally Speaking archives.  

 
Celebrating Great Teaching

Celebrating Great Teaching

The College sets the standards of practice for Ontario’s teaching profession. See how award-winning principal and former Olympic wrestler Chris Woodcroft, OCT, lives the standards by celebrating victories big and small.

 

 
Bookmark This

Bookmark This

Visit these online resources for parents and students:
  • Updated curriculum: Have a question about the revised Health and Physical Education Curriculum? Find answers in the Ministry of Education’s parent’s guide. For teachers, the College offers additional qualifications for those teaching health and physical education.

  • There’s an app for that: From an app that helps children learn to tell time, to one that lets users create, change and measure shapes, 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 allows you to see whether a teacher is in good standing with the College. Visit oct.ca.
 
Teaching LGBTQ Students

Teaching LGBTQ Students

Next year, the College will launch a new Additional Qualification (AQ) course to help teachers acquire the knowledge, skills and judgment to effectively respond to the educational needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students.

 
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!

 
Public Presentations to College 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 meetings and at the Annual Meeting
of Members.
 

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