Ontario Modern Language Teachers' Association / Association ontarienne des professeurs de langues vivantes
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Communication Magazine is looking for dynamic volunteers for its ‘Reach-Out Committee’! As a member of the Reach-Out Committee, you would help the editor by inviting/recruiting various individuals to write an article for OMLTA’s Communication Magazine. Communication Magazine comes out three times a year in mid-October, February/March and June. OMLTA members want to read articles which are practical, informative, current and thought-provoking. There should be a cross-section of articles about Core, Extended, and Immersion French and International Languages from many different grade levels and many different geographical areas, as well as from different perspectives such as administrative, classroom, board and/or system level, itinerant, managerial, continuing education, faculty of education, adult learning, private schools, etc. Here are some ideas of articles which OMLTA members would enjoy reading:

- Classroom lessons which have worked well;
- Successful school-wide events that have fostered a love of culture and language amongst students, staff and/or admin;
- Class trips which have been successful;
- Review of effective and useful resources, websites, and books;
- Technological innovations;
- Classroom management success and/or challenges in FSL;
- Advice for our members with respect to any current Modern Language policies and/or curriculum expectations;
- Reference to any businesses or suppliers of French or Modern Language products, books, resources, etc.;
- Words of wisdom for Modern Language Educators in the province of Ontario;
- Any other interested novelty regarding FSL or International Languages
- Ministry of Education project development and/or involvement
- Board-level projects and/or leadership with FSL/IL.

This is a great professional development, personal growth, and networking opportunity. Email Ida Continenza, Editor, at communication@omlta.org with your resume and a brief paragraph or two explaining why you think you would be a good on the Communication Reach-Out Committee. The due date for the next issue of Communication is October 1st.

Thank you for your interest and for “reaching out”!

The Ministry of Education is currently seeking feedback on the draft of its new “Community-Connected Experiential Learning Policy Framework”. This policy framework may include the provision of ELAR credits for students who participate in two- and three-month FSL exchanges.

Please feel free to add your voice to the feedback using the following link:

ATT OMLTA Members! We are looking for contributions to our Communication magazine!!

Do you have an inspiring idea? Are you a teacher in your first five years and have some tips to share? Is there a particular app or resource that you feel others should know about? Please write about it!

Send an email to communication@omlta.org no later than June 3rd.

The 2016 OMLTA/AOPLV Fall Conference will be held on November 19, 2016 at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School, Peterborough, with a social gathering at the Best Western Otonoabee Inn, Peterborough, the evening before, on November 18.

Applications are now being accepted for presenters.

For presenter information, please click here: Presenter Information

We currently invite applications from exhibitors for our 2016 Fall Conference. Please visit 2016 Fall Conference for application information.

My favourite memory is of dancing with Mike Milhausen (my inspiration for becoming an FSL teacher) at Pete Cecile’s Spring Conference (2007), during the Friday night dance party!

– Anonymous