Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario

Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario

July 06, 2005 15:55 ET

Teachers focus on new approaches for primary classrooms

ETFO offers professional upgrading courses Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Education Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - July 6, 2005) - Providing stimulating and diverse learning opportunities in primary classes can be a challenge. Creating a balanced literacy and mathematics environment in the Grade 2 classroom is the topic of a summer course offered by the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) in partnership with the Elementary Teachers of Toronto.

The course is one of a wide range of professional development opportunities offered this summer by ETFO in partnership with its locals across the province. Courses are taught by ETFO members and designed to provide teachers with practical skills and resources to use in their classrooms. Hundreds of elementary teachers are expected to take part.

Available courses include a women's leadership institute, principals' qualifications program, and credit courses.

ETFO and the Elementary Teachers of Toronto are offering:

What: Loving Language and Making the Most of Math: Great Grade Two Ideas!

When: July 5,6,7

Where: Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario,
480 University Avenue, Suite 1000
Toronto, Ontario

This grade specific workshop will provide teachers with easy-to-use and effective ideas and strategies for teaching math and literacy in Grade 2 classrooms. Included is a discussion of the process of planning, managing, and assessing centres for literacy and math activities.

Contact: Ruth Dawson, Location Manager, 416-962-3836; 1-888-838-3836

For more information about this or any other ETFO course, visit www.etfo.ca > Summer Academy 2005 .

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Contact Information

  • Emily Noble, President, Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
    Primary Phone: 416-962-3836 ext. 2349
    Secondary Phone: 416-948-1480
    Toll-Free: 888-838-3836