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Fall Conference Registration Now Open!!

August 23rd, 2015 | Posted by webmaster

Registration for our 2015 Fall Conference is now open!

For information and to register, visit our Fall Conference page.

We hope to see you there!

General Information and Workshop Descriptions

Fall Conference 2015!

August 4th, 2015 | Posted by webmaster

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Fall Getaway – Échappez-vous du quotidien!
OMLTA /AOPLV Annual Fall conference – October 2-3, 2015

Coming Soon!

Conference Details:
The conference will be held at:Nottawasaga Inn Resort & Conference Centre
6015 Highway 89, Alliston, ON, L9R 1A4
Alliston: 705-435-5501
Toll Free: 800-669-5501
Fax: 705-435-5840

The Nottawasaga is a fully-equipped resort with golf course, indoor pool, walking trails and much, much more. Bring the family. Unwind and recharge with colleagues. The choice is yours. Hope to see you there!

Accommodations:
A block of rooms is being held until September 7, 2015. The special rate is $130 + 13% HST per room per night. After September 7, the rate will increase to $165.00 per night. If you will be staying at the Inn, please book your accommodations well in advance.

Friday, October 2 – Evening Reception
Meet up with old friends, make new friends, and enjoy wine and cheese in the Starlight Lounge at the Nottawasaga Inn. Sing along with the piano player!
7:30pm – 10:00pm

Saturday, October 3 – Workshops
Registration and continental breakfast : 7:30 – 8:45
Session A: 9:00 – 10:00
Session B: 10:15 – 11:15
Presentation (to be determined): 11:20 – 12:00
Buffet Lunch: 12:00 – 12:45
Session C: 12:45 – 1: 45
Session D: 2:00 – 3:00

The exhibitors display will be open all day on Saturday. Be sure to browse the displays, ask questions about products and services and check out the newest products available.

 

The OMLTA/MLC is pleased to offer a series of institutes across the province to support the release of the French as a Second Language curriculum (2014).

This one-day institute will focus on:
Key aspects of the new curriculum
Creating a supportive class environment while embedding authentic cultural awareness learning activities
Authentic, spontaneous and interactive speaking activities
Instructional strategies and best practices in FSL education

The institute will include:
An all day complimentary session from 9:00 a.m.— 3:30 p.m. in 5 locations around the province
Lunch and snacks

Session dates and Registration Deadlines:

August 10, 2015— Barrie Kempenfelt Conference Centre
3722 Fairway Road, Innisfil (registration deadline: August 5, 2015)

August 11, 2015—Sudbury Holiday Inn, 1696 Regent Street,
Sudbury (registration deadline: August 5, 2015)

August 26, 2015—London Four Points Sheraton 1150 Wellington Road South, London (registration deadline: August 19, 2015)

August 27, 2015—Stoney Creek Winona Vine Estates
269 Glover Road, Hamilton (registration deadline: August 19, 2015)

August 31, 2015—Ottawa Orchard View Conference Centre
6346 Deermeadow Drive, Ottawa (registration deadline: August 26, 2015)

Registration is open to all elementary and secondary teachers in Ontario on a first-come, first-served basis.

Teachers are required to send a $100 refundable cheque upon full participation at the institute to the OMLTA office (55 Northfield Drive East, Suite 246 Waterloo ON N2K 3T6 )
To register, please go to the following link:

Registration Form

If you have any questions, please contact the OMLTA office at omlta@omlta.org.

Fall Conference Getaway – échappez-vous du quotidien!

We are now accepting workshop proposals. Please refer to the link below for more details.
Workshop Proposal Invitation 2015

Deadline for applications is May 31st, 2015

We also have important information to share with Exhibitors. Please see the documents below.
2015 Exhibitor Booth Application
Fall
2015 Fall Exhibitors’ Letter
Contract Rules and Regulations 2015 Fall

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October 2-3, 2015 Nottawasaga Inn Resort Alliston, Ontario Call for Presenters coming in April/May!

 

OMLTA/MLC Curriculum Initiative

April 28th, 2015 | Posted by webmaster

OMLTA/MLC is seeking experienced FSL educators to be members of a team that will be responsible for providing support for the FSL secondary curriculum (2014).  These educators will be invited to edit and create fact sheets, and develop professional development opportunities for secondary FSL teachers.

The successful candidates will have…

  • experience in creating FSL resources and/or materials familiarity with recent trends in second language acquisition
  • excellent presentation/facilitation skills successful ability to work in a collaborative environment

Interested applicants should follow the link to complete an online application in which they will demonstrate experience in FSL education and training by no later than Friday, May 8, 2105.  Applicants should indicate whether they are interested in the editing and creation of fact sheets or the development of professional development for teachers. Experience in secondary education is recommended.

To complete the application, please go to: http://goo.gl/CqyCrN

When Maureen Smith asked our pre-service Spanish class to attend the OMLTA conference as student volunteers back in 1998, I never would have imagined 13 years later that I would be chairing the conference.

OMLTA has been a huge part of my teaching career and has not only provided support for teaching Spanish and French, but has also introduced to me to some incredible and inspirational educators, who have continued to inspire my love of language teaching.

Some of my fondest memories of past OMLTA Spring Conferences have been the inspirational words of Stephen Lewis at the Languages for Peace conference, and having Roch Carrier autograph a copy of “Le Chandail de Hockey” to my daughter. In addition, as a recipient of a scholarship offered through the Spanish Embassy, and supported by the OMLTA, I was able to spend a summer in Spain with other teachers of Spanish and further enhanced my teaching and cultural experiences that have helped to enrich my classes.

Here’s to another 125 years!
Looking forward to celebrating with everyone soon!

– Karla Torrente-Lepage - Durham District School Board