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MATH SYMPOSIUM

Date / Time:     February 27th 2024 : 4:30 pm 7:00 pm

Location:           Tecumseh Vista Academy, 11555 Shields Ave, Windsor, ON, CA, N8N 0C1

Details: Tuesday February 27, 2024, 4:30 - 7pm, Tecumseh Vista Registration: Bookit  Connect - BookIt (publicboard.ca) Registration Deadline: Friday Febrary 16th 2024 Course Description:   The purpose of this event is to support our professional learning community by collaborating and strengthening our knowledge of Mathematics.   The evening will begin in the school cafeteria where pizza will be provided. Participants will then have an opportunity to attend two break-out sessions based on their preferred areas of professional development.

Program Adaptations for MLL: Learning the Curriculum while Learning English

Date / Time:     February 29th 2024 : 4:00 pm 6:00 pm

Location:           Ciociaro Club, 3745 N Talbot Rd, Windsor, ON, CA, N0R 1L0

Details: February 29 2024, 4:00pm Light Meal, 4:30pm Workshop,  Ciociaro Club Registration:  https://forms.office.com/r/AT5anzNnyr Registration Deadline:  5 more spots available Course Description: This workshop will help educators understand the importance of equitable program design to support multilingual language learners (MLLs).  Through whole-group learning, interactive discussion, and independent and group practice, members will build their understanding and repertoire with a focus on: • how to support ELLs’ learning and well-being through programming and planning • the purpose of accommodations and modifications • practical instructional, learning resource, and assessment accommodations • hands-on practice designing program adaptations • equitable assessment tools and approaches for MLLs

Language Curriculum

Date / Time:     March 21st 2024 : 4:00 pm 6:30 pm

Location:           Ciociaro Club, 3745 N Talbot Road, Windsor, ON, CA, N0R 1L0

Samantha Porterfield is passionate about reading instruction and has more than 20 years of experience in elementary classrooms.  In her current role as a Reading Specialist Teacher, Samantha has gained an in-depth understanding of early reading strategies and research based instructional practices.  She has been enthusiastically sharing her knowledge with ETFO members as a workshop facilitator for the last 5 years.  The 2023-24 Local Workshop Series will provide an overview of the changes to the new Language 1-8 curriculum. Through hands-on activities, members will have the opportunity to develop lesson plans that integrate the changes into their current repertoire. This dynamic workshop will be offered in person. There will be a focus on Strand B of the new curriculum. Participants are encouraged to bring charged up devices (e.g., chromebook, tablet, smartphone).

Psychosocial Hazards and Workplace Mental Health

Date / Time:     March 21st 2024 : 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

Location:           Virtual Presentation, Windsor, ON, CA

In partnership with the Worker’s Health and Safety Centre, ETFO Occasional Teachers from across the province are being offered a 3-hour Virtual Certification called Psychosocial Hazards and Workplace Mental Health. This is normally a 60$ per person course that is fully funded through a grant to the Workers Health and Safety Centre. The course is being offered twice, on Thursday, March 21, 2024, from 6-9PM, as well as Saturday, March 23, 2024, from 9AM-12PM. You will be able to choose whichever you would prefer. As all participants will be Occasional Teachers from across the province, the course trainers will be able to gear parts of their presentations and some examples to our specific audience. Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe3cdyiteF-HO1VnXs3CHdOeLcdsod5Z1U21JXSR8KMU0Fvvg/viewform?usp=sf_link Registration Deadline: February 29, 2024 Questions? Please contact andrew.chittka@gmail.com if you have questions.  Course Description: This program provides a…

Psychosocial Hazards and Workplace Mental Health

Date / Time:     March 23rd 2024 : 9:00 am 12:00 pm

Location:           Virtual Presentation, Windsor, ON, CA

In partnership with the Worker’s Health and Safety Centre, ETFO Occasional Teachers from across the province are being offered a 3-hour Virtual Certification called Psychosocial Hazards and Workplace Mental Health. This is normally a 60$ per person course that is fully funded through a grant to the Workers Health and Safety Centre. The course is being offered twice, on Thursday, March 21, 2024, from 6-9PM, as well as Saturday, March 23, 2024, from 9AM-12PM. You will be able to choose whichever you would prefer. As all participants will be Occasional Teachers from across the province, the course trainers will be able to gear parts of their presentations and some examples to our specific audience. Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe3cdyiteF-HO1VnXs3CHdOeLcdsod5Z1U21JXSR8KMU0Fvvg/viewform?usp=sf_link Registration Deadline: February 29, 2024 Questions? Please contact andrew.chittka@gmail.com if you have questions.  Course Description: This program provides a…

Classroom Management for the Occasional Teacher

Date / Time:     April 19th 2024 : 4:00 pm 6:30 pm

Location:           Ciociaro Club, 3745 N Talbot Road, Windsor, ON, CA, N0R 1L0