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E a s t e r n   U p d a t e - Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Report Cards and Reporting Requirements

A number of questions have been raised by teachers regarding reporting requirements for different subject on elementary report cards. Attached is a summary of the requirements for different subject areas – for example in the Arts all strands must be reported on by the end of the year and there must be a report on at least one strand per term.

Please call the Unit Office if there are any further questions or concerns about this issue.


Teacher Performance Appraisal and Annual Learning Plan
The Provincial Working Table on Teacher Development issued a report with recommendations resulting in significant changes to the Teacher Performance Appraisal process as of September 2007. Some of these changes include:  one assessment every five years;  no annual survey of parents or students for evaluation purposes;  a two point rating – satisfactory/unsatisfactory;
one observation process rather then two.

This report and subsequent government regulations also included changes to the Annual Learning Plan – which must be undertaken by each teacher every year. This ALP is a teacher directed plan and part of this plan may include a meeting with your principal. The ALP form you have or will receive clearly outlines which sections are mandatory and those that are optional. In cases where teachers have completed forms from last year, it is not necessary to redo the ALP – simply continue with the form you have already completed. Contact the Unit Office if you have any further questions. A reminder of our contact information - phone and email addresses are as follows:

Marilies Rettig - m.rettig@oecta.on.ca
Barb Dobrowolski - b.dobrowolski@on.aibn.com


Reminder of Upcoming Meetings and Events:

Tuesday, November 13, 2007              
5:00 pm
Unit General Meeting
St Michael CHS

Tuesday, November 27, 2007
4:30 pm    
Beginning Teachers Meeting and Social
Quinn’s Inn, St. Andrews




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