Vol. 2, No. 16
May 21, 2008
What is the Full Impact of the Funding Gap?
Every elementary student is funded at $711 less per year than a secondary counterpart. In the next few days the ETFO Instructional Time Counter [dead link removed 17 Jan 2012] will show that the average elementary teacher has taught 100 hours longer than a secondary colleague this academic year. This is but one impact of the funding gap on the working conditions of elementary teachers—and the learning conditions of their students. To learn more visithttp://closethegap.ca [dead link removed 17 Jan 2012] and access:
ETFO’s Summer Academy is Back and Bigger Than Ever! This year's Summer Academy features over 90 courses offered across the province to meet your professional needs. The courses cover a wide variety of specialized topics such as literacy and numeracy, teaching specific grades or divisions, and dealing with combined-grade classes. You will be amazed by the choices this summer!The registration fee for three full days of learning, collaborating, and networking with colleagues is only $35.00 ($50.00 for Tribes courses). The fee provides you with a light breakfast and lunch as well as a wide variety of practical handouts to support your planning for the fall.
All course descriptions and locations can be accessed on the [link no longer exists]. You can register online quickly, easily, and securely.
For more information, please contact Ruth Dawson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Joanne Myers (email@example.com) at the ETFO provincial office.
We look forward to another invigorating summer of professional learning with our members across the province this July and August. Please share this great learning opportunity with friends and colleagues by forwarding this e-mail.
ETFO Members Receive Prime Minister's Awards
Congratulations are extended to the following members for receiving Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence (Certificates of Achievement):
For more information on the Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence, please visit the awards website.
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