Teacher Education Symposium

Each year, OTF and the Affiliates co-sponsor a conference on teacher education that brings together the Liaison Officers who sit on our Teacher Education Liaison Committees (TELCs) at the 14 Faculties of Education across the province, along with faculty members and teacher candidates from those institutions, to discuss current trends and issues in pre-service teacher education. For the third consecutive year, the symposium was combined with the annual retreat of the OTF Curriculum Forum, a network of some 50 subject/division associations that operate in Ontario.

This year, the symposium was held on February 3 and 4, 2023 and it was the first in-person symposium since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. For additional context and to view the full program for the symposium click here.

The symposium provided an important forum for over 100 participants from across the province to examine the theme of Sharing the professional load. Through this lens, participants explored promising ways of thinking, acting, and doing that contribute to working effectively, equitably and efficiently with others. Symposium participants also considered habits, strategies and tools, which they could harness in their own contexts to foster even better communication and collaboration with and among students, colleagues and others.

Two excellent keynote speakers, Dr Betty Pries and Paul Okoye (Credence & Co.), bookended the program. Their keynotes were complemented by engaging and interactive workshops facilitated by staff from OTF and three of its Affiliates-ETFO, OECTA and OSSTF.

Click here to view and access resources from 2023 symposium. Please note, posted resources will only be available until March 31, 2023.