Media Advisory - Teachers Explore New Ways to Assist Special Needs Students

    Elementary public school teachers attend summer school for professional

    TORONTO, Aug. 9 /CNW/ - Faced with the increasing number of students with
special needs in regular classroom settings, many teachers are looking for
practical adaptive teaching strategies to help these students learn more
    Exploring ways to use and modify teaching expectations, strategies, and
assessment practices based on the developmental or special needs of students
is the focus of a summer course offered by the Elementary Teachers' Federation
of Ontario (ETFO).
    The course is one of a broad range of professional development
opportunities offered this summer by ETFO in partnership with its locals
across the province and made possible in part by funding from the Ministry of
    Courses are planned and taught by ETFO members and designed to provide
teachers with practical skills and resources to use in their classrooms. More
than 2,000 elementary teachers are expected to take part in courses across the
province during July and August.
    Available courses include Summer Arts Academy courses, an Aboriginal
Education Summer Academy, a women's leadership institute, a body image course,
Principal's Qualification Program, and credit courses.

    ETFO is offering:

    What:     Successful Special Education Strategies

    When:     August 14-16; 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Where:    Elementary Teacher's Federation of Ontario
              12th Floor, 480 University Ave.

    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: Janet Millar Grant, Location Manager, (416)
962-3836, ext. 2331 (office) or (416) 948-2669 (cell),;
Larry Skory, ETFO Communications, (416) 962-3836, toll-free 1-888-838-3836,
ext. 2331, (416) 948-0195 (cell),

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