Workshop: Student Mental Health – Thurs., Dec. 3, 2015


As the number of students with special needs in the regular classroom increases, it is essential that teachers are supported in working with these students and their unique needs. This after school workshop will focus on developing student mental health awareness and strategies to support student mental health.

The PL Committee is pleased to welcome George Mantik as he takes us through strategies to deal with mental health issues, both as a classroom teacher and a daily occasional teacher.

Free resources are provided to each attendee.  Register early as space is limited!

A light meal will be provided.  Dependent Care subsidy available upon request.

Extra parking is available diagonally across the street at the “Big Bear” plaza.

Please note that if you are placed on a waiting list you will be contacted by email if a space becomes available.

SafeTALK Workshop – May 27, 2015

SafeTALK Workshop

– Free Certification

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

The Equity and Social Justice Committee is hosing a safeTALK workshop. This workshop is supported by the Canadian Mental Health Association and is for community members to identify and engage people with thoughts of suicide and help them connect with further help and care. This 3 hour workshop teaches the attendee the 4 basic steps to recognize individuals with thoughts of suicide and connect them with help.

Each member who attends will receive a resource book, a wallet sized card and will also receive a certificate of completion. A light dinner will also be served.

Space is limited.

ETFO GSA Symposium – May 22-23, 2015

ETFO’s GSA Symposium will provide opportunities for elementary educators to find out how to begin GSA2015and maintain a GSA in their school and learn about LGBTQ community resources.

ETFO GSA Symposium –  I Love GSAs
Date: May 22-23, 2015
Location: ETFO Provincial Office, Toronto

Conference Flyer


Forms for members with accessibility needs:

Online registration begins on Monday, April 20, 2015 and is available at Space is limited.

For more information, please contact Adam Peer, extension 2239, at the provincial office.

Workshop: Inclusive Classrooms – Success for All – May 4, 2015


Hello Colleagues!

The PL Committee is pleased to announce an exciting workshop opportunity.

Join Mike Beetham as he presents

Inclusive Classrooms: Success for All!

This workshop will look at creating win-win situations in your classroom by utilizing the collective expertise in the session. The focus will be on creating learning communities that help each member be successful. Teachers will spend time reflecting on their current pedagogy and examine a wide vareity of classroom best practices. As well there will be time spent addressing the needs of the participants through an open-ended question and answer session.
This workshop will take place Monday May 4, 2015 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at the WROTL Office (130 Highland Road East, Kitchener).  A light meal will be served.  Child care subsidy is available upon request.

Register early as spaces are limited.
The PL Committee


Terrific Tech Workshop: April 20, 2015

This workshop will focus on ways to make technology work for teachers in their classrooms.
Members are asked to bring an IPAD!

  • Date: Monday, April 20, 2015
  • Location: ETFO Office – 610 Wabanaki Dr., Kitchener
  • Time: 4:45 – 6:00 pm
  • Guest Presenters: Susan Watt, Trish Morgan, Elke Baumgartner, Ryan Wettlaufer & Jeff Pelich

Click here for the flyer: Tech Tips and Tricks – New member.pdf

Invitation extended to all contract and LTO teachers within their first five years of teaching!
E-mail Amanda Drewett on Waterworks to reserve your space!