Recognizing our uniqueness as teachers in Catholic schools, we are an Association committed to the advancement of Catholic education.
As teacher advocates we provide professional services, support, protection and leadership.
OECTA will once again be offering summer institutes in math, technology, and Kindergarten. These three-day institutes will be offered in July and August in the following locations:
Barrie, Cornwall, Durham, GUELPH, Halton, Sault Ste. Marie, Kenora, Kingston, Niagara Falls, Ottawa, Thunder Bay, Toronto, and Windsor.
Registration opens May 24.
Go to www.oecta.on.ca for course descriptions and dates.
French as a Second Language (FSL) teachers are invited to spend part of their summer meeting colleagues and enjoying informative, fun-filled activities.
The Centre international d’apprentissage du français, at the Université de Moncton – Campus de Shippigan, will offer two intensive pedagogical sessions this summer. The two-week sessions will offer participants the opportunity to immerse themselves in the French language and Acadian culture.
The sessions will run from July 3 to 15, and July 17 to 29. Some participants will be eligible for a bursary that covers tuition fees for the program, instructional materials, meals and accommodations, workshops, and other mandatory activities. If you have questions, contact Mélanie Chiasson at 506-336-3400 ext. 8205, or by email email@example.com
Choose from our diverse menu, which includes courses such as Co-operative Education Part 1, English as a Second Language, Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction, and Religious Education. Some courses are available in modular format, enabling you to find a professional development opportunity that fits your busy schedule.
Registration closes June 3. A limited number of $450 subsidies are available for all math and Kindergarten courses, so don’t delay!
Please go to the OECTA Provincial website for course descriptions and registration information: www.oecta.on.ca
The deadline for submissions of applications for OECTA Bursaries is May 1, 2016. A copy of the application form was attached to the email from Chris on April 5, or you can download it from the Provincial website.
Please note that the May 1st deadline is firm and no applications submitted after that date will be considered by the Awards Committee.
On Thursday, April 28th starting at 4:30, OECTA Waterloo will be hosting our annual LGBTQ Conference in our office at 219 Hartwood Ave, Waterloo. “Reaching Every Student” will address the realities facing LGBTQ students and how to effectively address the homo/bi/transphobia happening in our schools.
Dinner will be provided, so please RSVP BY April 21st to firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited – don’t be disappointed.
Hope to see you there!
In the 2016 Budget, the Federal Government has announced that Teachers and ECEs are now able to claim a “School Supply Tax Credit”. Eligible expenses include supplies used in a school or child care facility up to an annual maximum of $1000. The refund rate is 15%, allowing teachers up to $150 in tax credits for monies they spend on classroom supplies. Start saving your receipts.
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