Calendar

Dec
12
Tue
Bus Cancellation (West Nipissing)
Dec 12 all-day
Jan
12
Fri
An Ounce of Prevention @ ETFO Provincial Office
Jan 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An Ounce of Prevention @ ETFO Provincial Office

An OUNCE of PREVENTION – PRS Conference

Knowing Your Rights and Responsibilities

Registration fee is $50 and is limited to 65 ETFO members in year one to five of their career.

Expenses paid per ETFO provincial guidelines for travel, double accommodation, meals and

dependent care.

Release time is not required for this event.

January 12 (eve) – 13, 2018

ETFO provincial office

Registration deadline is December 4, 2017

Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario

Fédération des enseignantes et des enseignants de l’élémentaire de l’Ontario

136 Isabella St, Toronto ON M4Y 0B5

Telephone: 416-962-3836 Toll Free: 1-888-838-3836

Fax: 416-642-2424

etfo.ca

Agenda

Friday, January 12, 2018

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Registration

6:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Dinner

7:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Keynote Address

Saturday, January 13, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast on Your Own

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Plenary Session – Knowing Your

Rights and Responsibilities

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Health Break

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon Workshop Session 1:

Workshops A–D

12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Workshop Session 2:

Workshops E–H

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Submit Feedback Forms and

Adjournment

Registration

To be eligible to attend this conference, participants must be in year one to five of their career as educators.

Selection criteria will take into consideration designated groups, geographical location and diversity of ETFO locals (T/OT/DECE/ESP/PSP). Please visit the ETFO Events Management System at events.etfo.org to register.

Selected participants will be notified shortly after the registration deadline to confirm their attendance. For more information about this conference, please contact Tracy

Blodgett at the ETFO Provincial office 1-888-838-3836 ext. 2208 or tblodgett@etfo.org.

Keynote

Resiliency For Life

Beverly Beuermann-King,

Work Smart Live Smart

Stress is a fact of life. Our reactions to our daily stressors can leave us exposed to a variety of illnesses and injuries or they can take us away from our life goals. Using her S-O-S Principle™, Beverly will help us move from being overwhelmed, stressed out and exhausted to maximizing our health, feeling motivated and being more successful.

Plenary Session

Knowing Your Rights and Responsibilities

Heather Ann McConnell, Goldblatt Partners

Educators have a broad range of professional and statutory obligations to parents and students, to the employer, to their

professional association and to the Ministry. This plenary session will provide an overview and some practical applications of

the legislated requirements and legal framework that set out the duties and responsibilities for the profession.

Workshops

  1. Teacher Performance Appraisal

This workshop will provide an overview of the teacher performance appraisal process including timelines, competencies used in the evaluation, rating scales, meetings, the summative report and the Annual Learning Plan.  Practical strategies to support a successful teacher performance appraisal will be highlighted.

 

  1. What Happens if I get Sick or Injured: My Rights and Responsibilities

This workshop will provide a brief overview of the various options open to members should they become ill or disabled and unable to work.  The workshop will look at use of/accessing sick leave, the process of applying for Long-Term Disability or Workplace Safety & Insurance Board benefits, medical notes/certificates required for medical absences and the components required for a medical accommodation, if necessary as part of a return to work plan.

 

  1. Building and Maintaining Positive Professional Relationships in Your Workplace

It is in all teachers’ best interest to be proactive in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with colleagues and administration.  This workshop will focus on rights, responsibilities, professionalism and how to build and maintain positive relationships.  Through discussions and scenarios, the workshop will provide participants with opportunities to develop a toolbox of ways to handle challenging relationships and work through conflict in the workplace.

 

  1. Social Media: Be Smart Not Sorry

Teachers use electronic communication and social networking to build relationships with parents and others in the school community, communicate events and even mentor students. Such communication is integral to our personal and professional lives.  Through case studies, we will examine the use of electronic communication and its inherent dangers so that participants may weave it into their professional practice in a thoughtful, measured way.

 

  1. Occasional Teacher Evaluation

This workshop will provide an overview of the occasional teacher evaluation process including timelines, performance expectations used in the evaluation, rating scales, meeting and the evaluation template.  Practical strategies to support a successful occasional teacher evaluation will be highlighted.

 

  1. Establishing Positive Parent/Teacher Relationships

One of our responsibilities as educators according to the Education Act, is communication with families about their child’s progress. This workshop will look at different formats of communication and explore your rights and responsibilities in establishing positive and proactive communication with families.

 

  1. It Can Happen to You – Allegations in the Workplace

This workshop outlines supports available to members through the allegations process.  It will provide information and understanding of legislation and the various agencies involved as well as the role of the union in an investigation.  This workshop will provide advice and strategies to help participants to avoid being subject of an allegation and interacting with students in safe ways.

 

  1. Ontario Human Rights Code in the Workplace

This workshop will explore the Ontario Human Rights Code (the Code) and provide a broad and basic understanding of how it is enforced in the workplace.  Participants will look at case studies in order to demonstrate how the Code is used in practical application.

 

Jan
13
Sat
An Ounce of Prevention @ ETFO Provincial Office
Jan 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Jan
23
Tue
Visions Program 2018 Session 1 @ ETFO Provincial Office
Jan 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Visions Program 2018 Session 1 @ ETFO Provincial Office

Good Afternoon,

The Visions Program 2018 is a leadership program for women in their first five years of ETFO membership. The program highlights union renewal and will focus on building participants’ knowledge of ETFO, the broader labour movement, and opportunities for activism. Participants meet three times from January to April. Please see attached flyer for details.

Release time and expenses are paid by the provincial office. To register, visit the ETFO Events Management System at events.etfo.org/upcoming conferences and click on the Visions Program 2018 tab. Please have your ETFO membership number handy.

Registration deadline is December 8, 2017 and space is limited. For more information, contact Alice Te at 1-888-838-3836 x 2238 or ate@etfo.org.

Thank you,

Phyllis Hession-White
Executive Assistant/Professional Relations Services
Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario
136 Isabella Street, Toronto ON M4Y 0B5
Telephone: 416-962-3836, ext. 2254
Toll Free#: 1-888-838-3836
Fax: 416-928-5363
E-mail: phessionwhite@etfo.org
Website: www.etfo.ca

Jan
24
Wed
Visions Program 2018 Session 1 @ ETFO Provincial Office
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Visions Program 2018 Session 1 @ ETFO Provincial Office

Good Afternoon,

The Visions Program 2018 is a leadership program for women in their first five years of ETFO membership. The program highlights union renewal and will focus on building participants’ knowledge of ETFO, the broader labour movement, and opportunities for activism. Participants meet three times from January to April. Please see attached flyer for details.

Release time and expenses are paid by the provincial office. To register, visit the ETFO Events Management System at events.etfo.org/upcoming conferences and click on the Visions Program 2018 tab. Please have your ETFO membership number handy.

Registration deadline is December 8, 2017 and space is limited. For more information, contact Alice Te at 1-888-838-3836 x 2238 or ate@etfo.org.

Thank you,

Phyllis Hession-White
Executive Assistant/Professional Relations Services
Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario
136 Isabella Street, Toronto ON M4Y 0B5
Telephone: 416-962-3836, ext. 2254
Toll Free#: 1-888-838-3836
Fax: 416-928-5363
E-mail: phessionwhite@etfo.org
Website: www.etfo.ca

Jan
26
Fri
ETFO Provincial Financial Health Conference @ ETFO Provincial Office
Jan 26 @ 5:00 pm – Jan 27 @ 3:00 pm
ETFO Provincial Financial Health Conference @ ETFO Provincial Office

From ETFO’s Events Page:

Registration is open!

ETFO’s Financial Health and Wealth Conference is designed to provide members with an opportunity to increase their financial literacy and learn about proactive strategies to address their financial fitness.

This year’s conference will feature a dynamic presentation by personal finance expert, TV host and author of Moolala, Bruce Sellery, as well as many practical workshops based on topics such as budgeting, managing debt and pension.

Flyer
PDF: http://www.etfo.ca/cal/FinancialHealth.pdf
Word: http://www.etfo.ca/cal/FinancialHealth.docx

Registration
You can register for this event online at https://events.etfo.org.

The registration deadline is Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Register today. Spaces are limited!

Accessibility needs? Access the forms on our page for members with accessibility needs:

www.etfo.ca/link/an.aspx

For further information about the conference agenda, please contact Joanne Myers, jmyers@etfo.org. For help with registration, contact events@etfo.org.

The 75.00 fee will cover up to a two-night stay in the hotel, meals and mileage in addition to valuable resources and knowledge acquired from the workshop.

Jan
30
Tue
Math That Matters For Occasional Teachers @ Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel and Suites
Jan 30 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Math That Matters For Occasional Teachers @ Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel and Suites

The 75.00 fee will cover up to a two-night stay in the hotel, meals and mileage in addition to valuable resources and knowledge acquired from the workshop.

Jan
31
Wed
Math That Matters For Occasional Teachers @ Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel and Suites
Jan 31 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Math That Matters For Occasional Teachers @ Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel and Suites

The 75.00 fee will cover up to a two-night stay in the hotel, meals and mileage in addition to valuable resources and knowledge acquired from the workshop.

Feb
1
Thu
FNMI Women Leadership Symposium @ ETFO Provincial Office
Feb 1 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Woman Abuse Affects Our Children @ Sheraton Hamilton Hotel
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm