Professional Learning Committee

Members of this committee organize Professional Learning (PL) activities for the membership.


TERMS OF REFERENCE (revised February 2018)

    1. Name:
      1. The name of the committee shall be the ETFO – Waterloo Region Occasional Teachers’ Local (ETFO – WROTL) Professional Learning Committee.
      2. The name Professional Learning Committee shall appear once and thereafter, the abbreviated term, PL Committee, may be used.

    2. Composition:
      1. The Committee shall consist of the first Vice President of the ETFO-WROTL Executive and a minimum of three (3) people or a number as approved and appointed by the ETFO-WROTL Executive.
      2. The chair shall be appointed by the Executive.
      3. The secretary shall be selected by the Committee.
      4. The ETFO-WROTL President or designate shall be an ex officio member.

    3. Function and Role:
      1. The Committee is responsible to and shall take direction from the ETFO-WROTL Executive.
      2. The Committee shall prepare and present a proposed budget and program outline to be approved by the ETFO-WROTL Executive prior to implementation.
      3. It shall be the responsibility of the Committee to:
      4. record and distribute the minutes of the Committee meetings to members of the Committee.
      5. promote and encourage professional learning opportunities for the membership.
      6. develop members’ awareness of the local and provincial professional learning opportunities.
      7. develop opportunities for members to share professional expertise through workshops.
      8. plan and coordinate the Federation P.D. day, if held.

    4. Duties of Members:
      1. The duties of the Committee chair shall include:
        1. meeting with the president or designate prior to September 30.
        2. calling and chairing meetings of the Committee, as needed.
        3. reporting regularly, or as requested, to the ETFO-WROTL Executive.
        4. keeping records of the expenditures and receipts relative to the PL Committee, and maintaining the approved budget of the Committee.
        5. submitting receipts for payment of expenses, to cover expenditures incurred during the current fiscal year, to the ETFO-WROTL Treasurer by June 30.
        6. handling Committee correspondence.
        7. attending the Budget Committee, as requested.
      2. The duties of the secretary shall be
        1. to record and distribute the minutes of the Committee meetings to the members and to the President of the ETFO – WROTL.
      3. The duties of the Committee members shall include:
        1. attending the scheduled meetings of the Committee.
        2. notifying the chair of the Committee if unable to attend a meeting.
        3. carrying out the functions as directed by the chair of the Committee.
        4. recommending a Committee chair for the following school year to the ETFO – WROTL Executive.
        5. selecting a secretary to record and distribute the minutes to the Committee and the ETFO-WROTL President.

    5. Procedures for Resignation:
      1. All resignations shall be in writing to the chair of the Committee who, in turn, will forward the resignation to the ETFO-WROTL President.
      2. With the advice of the Committee chair, the ETFO-WROTL Executive will decide on the advisability of appointing a new member to fill this vacancy and to complete the term of office of the resigning member.



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