Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario

Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario

July 07, 2005 15:30 ET

Summer course prepares new primary teachers

ETFO offers professional upgrading Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Education Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - July 7, 2005) - A successful experience in the primary grades can be the start of a life-long love of learning. Helping six-year-olds do well in their first year of full-time schooling is the focus of a summer course offered by the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO).

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 is offering:

What: The Tooth Fairy and Beyond - A Practical Guide to Grade One

When: July 11, 12, and 13

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

Grade 1 is a year to celebrate the enthusiasm of a gap-toothed smile and contemplate the wonders of the world, whether it's the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus, or seasonal change and learning to read. This course will consider many aspects of planning for a year of growth focussing on language arts and mathematics, building home connections, developing rubrics and assessment tools. This course will be particularly useful for teachers new to grade one.

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. /For further information: Ruth Dawson, Location Manager, 416-962-3836; 1-888-838-3836/ 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