Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario

Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario

August 12, 2005 15:13 ET


TEACHERS EXPLORE STRATEGIES TO ENHANCE STUDENT LITERACY Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Education Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 12, 2005) - Developing student literacy requires a variety of strategies and approaches. Integrating language arts skills with other areas of the curriculum is the focus of a summer course offered by the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Teacher Local.

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 Teacher Local are offering:

What: Balancing Our Way Through the Threads of Literacy

When: August 16, 17, and 18

Where: ETFO, 480 University Avenue, Suite 1000, Toronto, Ontario

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

This course uses children's literature as a guide. It looks at developing a balanced literacy program, and integrating language arts expectations with other areas of the Ontario Curriculum. Strategies to be explored include guided reading, shared reading, and literature circles as well as assessment strategies such as portfolio assessment and student-led conferences.

For more information about this or any other ETFO course, visit www.etfo.org
/For further information: Johanna Brand: 416-962-3836; 416-948-2554(cell); jbrand@etfo.org / IN: EDUCATION

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