The behind-the-scenes work of
many volunteers will help ensure that the development
of accreditation processes and standards of practice
for the profession reflect the experience and values
of practising teachers.
four-year high school program announced in
mid-January by Education and Training Minister Dave
Johnson will present the teaching profession with
some interesting challenges over the next few years.
What did the College achieve
in its discussions with the government about Bill
Science and Technology
New Tricks at Sci-Tech '97
Science and technology subject
associations worked together to organize a successful
conference. Sci-Tech 97 showed how relating
science and technology works for students and
the conference was a hit with teachers, too.
Every profession has its own
special knowledge. Developing and recognizing that
knowledge is key to any strategy for moving toward
Promises Rigour, But Not History
The question of what should
constitute curriculum for a graduating Ontario
secondary school student has surfaced again with the
governments initiatives in secondary reform.
Weve all heard the calls for more English, math
and science. But what about history?
How do you provide top-notch
professional development services to less than 10,000
teachers in a geographic area the size of Ontario
when resources are scarce? How do you make sure the
teachers in areas where there are only a few get as
much access as teachers in the big population
Catherine Ward," says Anne
Murray, the second shes asked to name her
remarkable teacher. "She taught me geometry and
history in Grade 10 in Springhill, Nova Scotia,"
continues Murray, on the phone from somewhere in the
United States, where she is on tour.
The Blue Pages
Requirements for Special Education, Part 3
Change Gives Council Members Added Flexibility
Primer for Education Directors
Help Shape New Directions for Professional Learning
of Ethics for Council Members
Building Links to Keep Decertified Teachers Out of
Will Mail 1998 Certificates in March
Manager of Membership Records
The Ontario College of Teachers is
investing in the latest technology to make its
library a valuable resource for the provinces
teachers, easily accessible no matter where they
Take an idea, three teachers, one
supportive superintendent and add four co-operative
elementary schools. End up with groups of students
and teachers working on a theme, then presenting
their art, music, computer projects and classroom
work to parents and the school community.
Is Free-Time Fair?
In 1994, a team of researchers,
teachers and computer and game designers from the
faculty of education at Queens University, led
by Rena Upitis, and the computer science department
at the University of British Columbia, led by Maria
Klawe, collaborated to design electronic games with
math and science content.
Surfing the World and
In China, I saw a class of 50
students perched, literally, on the edge of their
seats, eyes focused on the teacher, hands poised to
go up. For them, it is a privilege to answer a
Education Around the World
Admission and training
expectations for pre-service teachers vary widely
around the world, and Ontarios initial teacher
certification requirements lie just about in the
middle of the range. Thats what the College
discovered during its recent collection of data on
how teachers from around the world prepare for their
Adjusting the Frame
A growing number of
teachers are asking how professional learning can be
improved and expanded to be more sensitive to
teachers needs, especially in this era of
change. Educators believe both professional and
personal growth should be considered when
contemplating additional qualifications programs.
The Rise of the Net Generation
The Right to Learn
Teachers on the Internet
Since the Internet appeared in
Canadian schools, Ontario teachers have made many
contributions to its innovative use in the classroom.