OTIP Teaching Awards 2020: Nominations are open

OTIP Teaching AwardsFor many years, these awards have recognized the excellence of our teachers in publicly funded education. There are three categories of awards: elementary school teacher, secondary school teacher and beginning teacher in the first five years of teaching. A teacher may be nominated by anyone – professional colleagues, students, parents, or the general public.

Nominations are now open for the 2020 awards. The deadline for receipt of nominations is March 31, 2020. Further information is provided on the attached PDF and is also available at www.teachingawards.ca. If you have any questions, please contact Jason Healey at OTF: Jason.healey@otffeo.on.ca.

It would be appreciated if you would highlight and promote these awards within your organization. We are proud of the excellence of teachers throughout the province. These awards allow us to recognize and celebrate outstanding contributions that our members make to their students’ education, to their schools, and within their communities.

Thank you for your cooperation and assistance in promoting the OTIP Teaching Awards program!

 

Snippets #2

Welcome to the 2nd in my series of “snippets” blog posts. See here for my first.

Snowbirds Photos

See my blog post.

Snowbirds

The Kiss

I never post anything online about Trump, but in this case I’m making an exception.

They say a picture is worth a 1000 words, well this picture got way more than 1000 words of coverage.

The picture was so popular it even got its own hashtag.

2019-08-27 G7 Kiss

CUPE Strike?

Things are heating up in education in Ontario, not for the good. 93% of CUPE employees have given the authorization to strike. Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that.

ECOO’s Annual BIT Conference – Early Bird Special

Are you attending the annual BIT conference? Register before October 1 to advantage of the early bird special. Details here.

I’ll be presenting on a project I’m pursuing called #100DaysOfCode. Please consider attending!

WordCamp Niagara

…is looking for volunteers. Local teachers may wish to ask their videography students to consider volunteering as this would count towards their 40 hour volunteer time requirement for their OSSD.

I hope to see you there!

The 500 Rule

Did you know there is a “500 rule” in photography? Read about it here.

OTF PD Calendar

Check out the OTF PD Calendar to find any AQ or ABQ courses you might want to take.

Thank you, Doug!

It was nice to get featured in @dougpete’s weekly profile of Ontario educators. Thank you, Doug!