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At the College

Photos: Ontario College of Teachers

Photo of a delegation from England, Australia and China at the Ontario College of Teachers lobby and Carmelina Martin, Ontario Certified Teacher, Kathy Anstett, Samantha Porter and Stefanie Muhling, Ontario Certified Teacher.

Delegations from around the world visit the College each year to share and gather information on a range of education-related issues including professional practice, certification and accreditation. Recently, the College welcomed educators from England, Australia, China (pictured, left) and St. Vincent and the Grenadines (pictured right, clockwise from top left: Carmelina Martin, OCT, Kathy Anstett, Samantha Porter, Stefanie Muhling, OCT).

Photo of writing teams at the College's Toronto office working on a project.

The College regularly co-ordinates reviews of AQ guidelines to make sure they reflect the evolving needs of Ontario teachers and students. Then, writing teams step in to complete the next steps. Recently, the writing team working on revisions to the Kindergarten Additional Qualification (AQ) guidelines met at the College's Toronto office to incorporate the reviewers' feedback.

Photo of a group of educators seated in a circle watching a demonstration.

The College's Standards of Practice and Education Unit hosts an ongoing series of educational events as part of its Ethical Leadership Institutes. In March, College staff welcomed participants to a session focused on the ethical standard of care. Additional Qualification (AQ) course designers and facilitators who attended discussed a wide range of ways AQ courses can foster practices to help teachers support student well-being.

Photo of a person holding a baby. Behind them is an Ontario College of Teachers banner.

This spring the College attended several events to raise awareness about how we protect students and govern Ontario teachers. Staff were on hand to share information and answer questions from new and soon-to-be parents at the Mama Expo & Fam Jam in Windsor, Ont. the Parent & Child Expo in Ottawa, and The Baby Show in Toronto.