Free Online PL Opportunities from OTF


Free – Online PL Opportunities

The Ontario Teachers’ Federation cares about supporting your learning and is pleased to continue to offer OTF Connects. The OTF Connects program is online, ongoing support developed by teachers for teachers.

This year, OTF Connects is supporting teachers in the following areas: Mathematics; Technology; Revised Curriculum; Kindergarten; and Financial Literacy. OTF members are empowered to share and interact with their colleagues to broaden and deepen their learning in areas relevant to their teaching.

The easy-to-use webinar technology provides you and your colleagues with free, effective PD. Accessible from home or your mobile device, OTF Connects webinars allow you to learn, share and collaborate with other teachers across the province.

Teachers leave each session with useful ideas for their classroom that can be used immediately.

We know you will find OTF Connects a source of inspiration!

Offered this Winter:

Jan. 19 Beyond the Hour of Code, Brian Aspinall
Jan. 24 The Kindergarten Addendum: What’s in it for me? Vera Teschow and Laura Christmann
Jan. 25 Math Play and Digital Tools, Tina Zita
Jan. 30 Student Websites Using Google Sites, Trish Morgan & Susan Watt
Jan. 31 Nurturing and Assessing Quality Geographic Thinking, Maria Vamvalis TC2
Feb. 2 Intentionality in the Classroom, Cheryl Emrich and Tracy Sims
Feb. 6 Creating a Thinking Classroom for Primary Mathematics Part 1, Laura Gini-Newman, TC2
Feb. 8 Shape, Space, and Spatial Reasoning in Primary Classrooms, Matthew Oldridge
Feb. 13 Get into Coding Shape in Math Class, Lisa Floyd
Feb. 16 Get Kids Talking using Tech Tools!,Anja Kitchen and Carrie Daniels
Feb. 21 Infusing a Spirit of Inquiry in Social Studies, History and Geography,
             Garfield Gini-Newman, TC2
Feb. 23 Gaming to Riches! Making Cents of Number Sense, Brian Aspinall
Feb. 28 Coding the Mathematics Curriculum in Primary, Scott McKenzie


Mar. 1 Making Writing Genuine, Cheryl Emrich and Tracy Sims
Mar. 2 Creating an Effective Critical Math Inquiry, Maria Vamvalis, TC2

Click here to view full calendar.

Missed a session?   You can also view past webinars.

Enjoy the Holidays!

Karen Walker

First Vice President
ETFO Durham Occasional Teachers’ Local