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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

The OMLTA has played a big role in my professional life. I was fortunate to attend the Spring Conference in my third year of teaching, and that experience opened my eyes to the “big picture” of languages in Ontario. It was so exhilirating to meet others who were experiencing the same challenges in the classroom. Networking and sharing with colleagues who had similar teaching assignments to my own made me realize that we can support one another so effectively when given the opportunity to meet and talk.

Eventually, I decided to make the leap and put my name forward as a director of the OMLTA. That led to 10 years of participation on the Board and the Executive. This experience has made me aware of the full extent of the influence of this association, and its importance to FSL and Classical and International Language teaching in Ontario.

Then, there is the fun part! Back in the day, when so many publishing houses freely shared wine and cheese parties with delegates, it was a time to socialize and party in as many languages as you wished! :^) It is still an opportunity to celebrate as I meet up with friends and colleagues at the Spring and Fall conferences.

Ultimately, it has been about community. The friends, the support I’ve received over the years, the many opportunities I’ve had to give back to my profession, the “idea sparks” that have been triggered during workshops- the OMLTA has given me so much.

May the association celebrate many more anniversaries, for hundreds of years to come! Languages teachers need the support!

– Linda Hendry - Waterloo Region District School Board