Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario

Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario

July 07, 2005 15:30 ET

Teachers focus on the importance of play

ETFO offers professional upgrading courses Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Education Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - July 7, 2005) - To the uninformed, a group of kindergarten children are "just playing." The skilled early years teacher knows play and learning go hand in hand.

Teachers can learn more about developmentally appropriate activities that enhance learning at a course offered by the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Waterloo Region Teacher Local this summer.

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 Waterloo Region Teacher Local are offering:

What: Wow - What a Day That Was!

When: July 11, 12, and 13

Where: Waterloo Region Teacher Local,1116-60 New Dundee Rd., Kitchener

Play is an ideal context for learning and reinforcing concepts in the early years. This workshop shows teachers how to make the most of their teaching time, build on a child's natural curiosity and effectively manage a class of busy children.

Contact: Judy Perkes, Location Manager, 519-896-7172

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