Elementary public school teachers attend summer school for professional
NEW LISKEARD, ON, Aug. 17 /CNW/ - Dozens of elementary teachers are
coming to New Liskeard next week to take part in 'Tribes' basic training. No,
'Tribes' is not a training regimen for teachers preparing to be contestants on
the 'Survivor' TV program; it's a process that helps to ensure the healthy
development of every student so that they have the knowledge, skills, and
resiliency to succeed in a rapidly changing world.
The course is one of a broad range of professional development
opportunities offered this summer by the Elementary Teachers' Federation of
Ontario (ETFO) in partnership with its locals across the province and made
possible in part by funding from the Ministry of Education.
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 the 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 and the Ontario North East Teacher Local are offering:
What: Tribes - building a positive learning community in the classroom
When: August 22-24; 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: New Liskeard Public School
141 Dymond Avenue
For complete course descriptions, go to www.etfo.ca, click on 'Summer
Academy 2007', click on the Summer Academy logo, then click on 'List Courses'.
For further information:
For further information: Lorri Spaans, Location Manager, (705) 648-1229,
firstname.lastname@example.org; Larry Skory, ETFO Communications, (416) 962-3836,
toll-free 1-888-838-3836, ext. 2331, (416) 948-0195 (cell), email@example.com