Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario

Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario

July 28, 2005 11:00 ET


Teaching children to live in the Global Village Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Education Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - July 28, 2005) - We live in a global village and today's children need to learn about the ties that connect us all.

Showing teachers how to incorporate world issues into their daily instruction 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: Bringing the World Into Your Classroom and Taking Your Classroom to the World!

When: August 5

Where: ETFO, 480 University Avenue, Suite 1000, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1V2

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

Young learners can develop a deeper awareness about world issues and teachers can make these lessons part of their daily instruction. This course looks at incorporating important concepts such as equity, global interdependence, commonality within diversity, biocentrism, systems and future thinking into daily lessons.

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