OECTA Summer Institutes

img5WHAT ARE OECTA’S SUMMER INSTITUTES?

The Summer Institutes are mathematics and technology sessions,
each consisting of 15 hours over three days, available to teachers in
Ontario’s elementary and secondary schools.
The institutes are offered by OECTA’s Professional Development
department, funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education. Upon
completion, participants will receive an OECTA PD Certificate for
their Professional Teaching Portfolios.

WHERE:

Sessions will be offered in Algonquin-Lakeshore, Durham, Halton,
Ottawa, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Wellington, Windsor and York.

WHEN:

July 2, 3, 4
Week of July 7
Week of August 18

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