Fall General Meeting – Thurs., Oct. 23, 2014

We will be honouring members who have served as Occasional Teachers for the WRDSB for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years.  We will also consider and vote on the final budget for 2014-2015 and receive Executive/Committee Reports.  We hope to finish about 6:30.

A short presentation about Better Choices and the municipal elections will also be heard.

A light dinner and beverages will be provided.

What: Waterloo Region Occasional Teachers’ Local Fall Membership Meeting
DateThursday, October 23, 2014
TimeRegistration and Refreshments at 4:00 p.m.  Meeting  to begin at 4:30 p.m.
PlaceConestogo Place – 110 Manitou Drive, Kitchener. 

Dependent care subsidy forms will be available.

We would appreciate a response if you can come, so we can plan for refreshments.

RSVP http://otfallmeeting.eventbrite.ca

Google Apps for Education Workshop – Wed., Oct. 22, 2014

The PL Committee is pleased to present Google Apps for Education (GAFE)!

In this hand-on introductory workshop, teachers will access their new WRDSB GAFE accounts, learn about student accounts, and explore the creation and sharing of Google Docs, the organization of their Google Drive, and effective ways to use the collaborative features of GAFE within both the classroom and professional settings.

Participants must bring their own laptop, tablet, chromebook etc…
A light meal will be served.  Childcare subsidy available upon request.

Please click the following link to register:

We hope to see you all there!
The PL Committee

Math: Professional Development Opportunity for Occasional Teachers

The Waterloo Region Occasional Teachers’ Local, in collaboration with the Waterloo Region District School Board is pleased to present “Math: Professional Development Opportunity for Occasional Teachers”, a workshop based on current WRDSB Math initiatives.

The purpose of this workshop is to build capacity around effective mathematics instruction for occasional teachers with an emphasis on similar messaging given to contract teachers within WRDSB for continuity.

Topics include:

  • What is “Teaching Through Problem Solving”?
  • The three part lesson
  • Creating a math community
  • How do I plan for instruction in math?
  • Board and Ministry resources that support math instruction

This workshop is designed to prepare Occasional Teachers when working as a classroom teacher. Similar information is presented to those that have participated in the NTIP program. Please consider this when registering.

This workshop will take place Monday, October 27th, 2014 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the WROTL office (130 Highland Road East).  Go to https://wrdsbmathpd.eventbrite.ca to register.

Light snack will be served.  Childcare subsidy available upon request.  24 hours notice for cancellations is required.




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