Get Connected2019-06-18T15:23:10+00:00

How Can Teachers Get Connected?

Petition: Removal of public educational institutions from the application of Bill 21

Get Connected: Teachers from across the province are invited to share ideas about their passion and illustrate how they have incorporated these ideas into their classrooms, schools and communities.

QPAT members are part of a community that makes a difference.  Get connected is here to inspire personal and professional growth, focusing on the following areas:

  • Sustainability

  • Wellness
  • Infusing more passion into the teaching profession
  • Ideas and inspiration to put into action in your school/community
  • Technology

  • Leadership
  • Mentoring

QPAT President Heidi Yetman: Blog

Resources to Support Students Dealing with Mental Health Issues

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ReelEducation is an educational program that uses film to bring conversations to the classroom around disability, inclusion, empathy, accessibility, mental health, universal design, and more. We teach kids how to identify barriers and how to break them down.

ReelEducation has fully accessible films and lesson plans for K-12 classrooms across Canada and the US and all of our materials are fully accessible, available in English and French, and designed to align with educational curricula in both countries. And it’s free!

Access our ReelEducation kits

Art Projects

Art Installation Project at James Lyng High School

Passion for the Profession, and Making Dreams Come True

Writing / Publishing Student’s Work

Beaconsfield High School Writer’s Room

The Writer’s Room at Beaconsfield High School is celebrating Matchless, an anthology by the Writer’s Room and other students from Ms. Cochrane’s English classes is now available at amazon.com

All proceeds for this book will be donated to the Beaconsfield High School Library- encouraging readers and writers for years to come.

Go here for your copy today !

Technology

Technology can be a powerful tool to support and amplify learning.

Watch how MTA member Tami Brewster and Hampstead Elementary are integrating technology into the curriculum.

Watch how MTA member Tami Brewster is using technology at Hampstead Elementary to teach students about politics,

Training and Resources

Microsoft Innovative Educator Programs
Google For Education Teacher Center

Conferences / Workshops Recommended by QPAT members

Leadership

Be aware.  Get Involved.  Teachers shape the culture of their school / centre.  Many forums exist for your to share your voice and help shape that culture.  Remember: Speak up, your voice matters.

  • Staff Council – Made up of teachers.  Here discussions are had, opinions are shared, and decisions are made about directions the teachers wish to take pertaining to school issues.
  • Governing Board – Be part of a larger community of the stakeholders of your school / centre including parents, students, other staff members, and community members.
  • Union Delegate – Seek out your union delegate.  Even better, become a school / centre delegate.  Remember, the role of the delegate is not to answer all questions or handle all the problems; the union delegate is there to support colleagues and to point them in the right direction should a situation or question arise.
  • School-Level Committees – Contact your union delegate or local union for committees that may be of interest to you

Consult the Education Act (sections 42 – 110.4) for the roles and responsibilities of the Governing Board.

Education Act

Mentoring

  • Seek out help

  • Recognize those who have been there to support you

  • Give back

  • Be there for others

As we evolve throughout our career, we may change positions on this continuum, however we are all part of it. Where do you fall on this continuum?

Why Mentoring ?

A Letter to My Younger Self

What advice would you give your younger self when you started in the profession?  Whether you have been teaching for several years, you are retired, or even just a few months in your first contract, you undoubtedly have advice you would wish you could share with yourself (and inadvertently others).  Read what our teachers would say to their younger selves in the letters below:

Melinda Cochrane (PTU)

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Stacey Monk (MTA)

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Gisella Scalia (MTA)

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Heidi Yetman (PTU)

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Julie Montpetit

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Anonymous

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Jennifer Lacroix

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