Monthly Archives: August 2011

Sept 4: Third Annual “Show & Share”

Happy New Year! The WROTL PL Committee has started it’s work for the 2011-2012 school year. Keep a look out for book clubs, ‘Staffroom Thursdays’, and high-quality workshops that will be offered throughout the year. To start the year, we are pleased to present our…

Third Annual Show and Share!

Whether you are a veteran or new to the game, bring your bag of tricks on September 14th and meet with other Occasional Teachers to swap resources, tips, games and classroom management strategies. At this workshop, Christine Jones will walk us through the contents of her OT bag and share some of the strategies that keep her at the top of her game. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

Date: September 14th
Time: 4:30-6:30 pm
Place: WROT Local Office, 130 Highland Road E., Kitchener ON N2M 3V9

To register for the workshop send an email to wrotlocal_pl@etfowatots.ca subject line: OT Show. In the email, please include your name, phone number and the name of the workshop you are interested in attending.

Registration for this workshop will close on September 11th, no late registrations will be accepted. All emails will be responded to within 72 hours of receipt letting the sender know if they are in the workshop or on the waitlist.

We look forward to seeing you!

The PL Committee

Making science fun stimulates learning

By Alan Leshner and Tracy Ross, for Postmedia News August 29, 2011

Read more: http://www.canada.com/technology/Making+science+stimulates+learning/5322776/story.html#ixzz1WSDVeLe0

Ontario Test Scores Continue To Rise

McGuinty Government Preparing Students For Future Success

August 29, 2011: Ontario students continue to prove why they are internationally recognized among the best in the world. View full text at: www.news.ontario.ca/edu/en/2011/08/test-scores-continue-to-rise.html

Advisories to Members

Advisories to members – ETFO issues advisories to members on various issues of concern, giving direction on government and agency initiatives. Advisories can be found on the ETFO website as well.
www.etfo.ca/AdviceForMembers/AdvisoriestoMembers/Pages/default.aspx

CURRENT ADVISORIES

September 1, 2009
Evaluating or Reporting on Classroom Practices of Other Members
Members are advised not to evaluate or report on the classroom practices of other members.
For more details on this advisory please read the following pdf.
www.etfowatots.ca/documents/evaluating%20members.pdf

September 1, 2009
EQAO Marking
Members are advised not to participate in any Primary Division (Grades 1-3), Junior Division (Grades 4-6), Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics or the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (Grade 10) EQAO marking exercise. For more details on this advisory please read the following pdf.
www.etfowatots.ca/documents/eqao%20marking.pdf

Collective Bargaining Survey

The Collective Bargaining Committee of the Waterloo Regional Occasional Teacher’s Local is seeking your input on issues relating to the development of the preliminary submission.  The current Collective Agreement expires on August 31, 2012 and negotiations will begin after that.

We ask for your careful consideration of these issues and identify other issues that you would like the committee to consider.

There are 10 rating questions.  Each question has a space for you to make additional comments as to the specific issue if you wish.  Please click on the following link to access the survey.
www.surveymonkey.com/s/XYTKZ3V