Media Advisory - Elementary Teachers Embrace Literacy and Math Strategies at Summer School

    Toronto teachers use summer break to upgrade professional skills

    TORONTO, Aug. 17 /CNW/ - Elementary public school teachers are going back
to school in Toronto next week to further develop their professional skills.
    Participants will be attending the Elementary Teachers' Federation of
Ontario's (ETFO) Summer Academy. They are among 2,000 teachers registered to
take part in more than 50 courses across the province in July and August.
ETFO's fifth annual Summer Academy is the largest ever, thanks in part to
funding provided by the Ministry of Education.
    Toronto teachers will take part in courses focused on small group
teaching for literacy and strategies for adding excitement and understanding
in the math classroom.
    The courses are among a broad range of professional development
opportunities offered by ETFO in partnership with its locals across the
province. Courses are planned and taught by ETFO members and designed to
provide teachers with practical skills and resources to use in their

    ETFO is offering:

    What:     ETFO's Summer Academy in Toronto

    When:     August 21-23; 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Where:    Courtyard Marriott
              475 Yonge Street

    The courses are:
    -   Literacy Centres: Make Small Group Teaching A Reality
    -   Making Math Happen In The Junior Grades

    For complete course descriptions, go to, click on 'Summer
Academy 2007', click on the Summer Academy logo, then click on 'List Courses'.

For further information:

For further information: Ruth Dawson, Location Manager, 1-888-838-3836
or (416) 962-3836, ext. 2278 (office), (416) 529-7019 (cell),; Larry Skory, ETFO Communications, (416) 962-3836, toll-free
1-888-838-3836, ext. 2331, (416) 948-0195 (cell),

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