Media Advisory - Teaching Kindergarten Is An Exciting Journey

    Elementary public school teachers attend summer school for professional

    MINDEN, ON, Aug. 17 /CNW/ - Many young teachers have found that
introducing Kindergarten students into a learning environment can be one of
the greatest and most rewarding challenges in the teaching profession.
    How to unleash the imagination and energy of these Kindergarten students
so they can learn effectively is the focus of a summer course offered by the
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Trillium Lakelands
Teacher Local.
    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 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 Trillium Lakelands Teacher Local are offering:

    What:     Kindergarten Learning Journey

    When:     August 21-23; 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    Where:    Archie Stouffer Elementary School
              9 Donald Street

    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: Chris Lynd, Location Manager, (705) 457-1690,; Larry Skory, ETFO Communications, (416) 962-3836,
toll-free 1-888-838-3836, ext. 2331, (416) 948-0195 (cell),

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