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E a s t e r n   U p d a t e - Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Class Profiles

Teachers are asking many questions in relation to class profiles. In discussion with the school board, it is important for teachers to note two things:

  1. Teachers need only complete the profile for students in their classrooms who are in receipt of Special Education services;
  2. In no way does the request for class profiles override or curtail a teacher’s right to use their professional judgment in the decision as to which diagnostic assessment(s) to use from the Board’s assessment calendar, for which student(s), as well as the frequency and timing of the assessment tool. (In order to inform their instruction, teachers must utilize diagnostic assessment during the school year.) Therefore, though the class profile may have space to enter the results of various assessments, these may remain unfilled if the teacher has not completed them with any given student.

Workload Reports

Staff Reps should have distributed and collected Elementary and Secondary Workload reports from each teacher at their school. If this hasn’t yet been completed, we ask Staff Reps to send in the collected reports as soon as possible. Teachers’ cooperation is appreciated!

OECTA Committee Applications

Our local Unit runs a variety of committees throughout the year. Getting involved in OECTA is as easy as filling out and remitting an application form to the Unit office. Attached to this update is a Committee Application form listing our various active committees. The deadline for application is October 31st . Committee appointments are for two years at a time.

Call for Presenters at the OECTA Beginning Teachers’ Conference

The annual OECTA Beginning Teachers’ Conference is being held on February 21st and 22nd. OECTA is seeking presenters for workshops related to the theme of the conference: “Bullying: Stepping Up to the Challenge.” For more information please see the provincial website, www.oecta.on.ca . Deadline for applications is November 7th.

Join a Local Committee

Are you interested in serving on a unit committee in the 2013-14 school year? Please complete and return this application by October 31 2013.

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