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Pink Shirt Day February 25th: #OMLTAROSE

February 2nd, 2016 | Posted by webmaster

On February 25, 2016, we invite you to join the Conversation  to foster acceptance and raise awareness around bullying!

In 2007, two Nova Scotia students decided to take action after hearing about a grade 9 student being bullied on his first day of high school for wearing a pink polo shirt to school. The boy was threatened with violence and called homophobic slurs for wearing pink.
That night, grade 12 students, David Shepherd and Travis Price, purchased 50 pink shirts and used social media to encourage other students to come to school the next day wearing pink. The following day, hundreds of students came to school in pink in a showing of solidarity against homophobic bullying. The students’ “sea of pink” campaign caught the eye of media outlets not only in the province, but garnered Canadian and international attention around issues relating to homophobia and bullying in schools.

Since this event, Pink Shirt Day has become a day to highlight bullying awareness and prevention, sending a very visible message – Bullying is not tolerated here.

Post your resources and ideas using the hashtag #OMLTAROSE to help support the OMLTA community in fostering acceptance and raising awareness around bullying.

Join the conversation against bullying!

The OMLTA is currently recruiting judges for this year’s Provincial Concours d’art oratoire on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at York University’s Glendon Campus in Toronto.

Please consider joining us for this incredible opportunity to meet other FSL teachers and see some of the province’s best students compete.

To register please go to Concours registration

We are excited to announce that the registration for the 2016 Spring Conference “Parle-moi/Talk to me” is now LIVE! Take advantage of the new reduced conference fees!! Early bird = $250 + HST for members! To register, click here:

2016 Spring Conference

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The OMLTA 2016 Spring Conference “Parle-moi/Talk to me” information is now posted!  To access the information, from the OMLTA home page, please click on the “Upcoming Event” tab and go to “Spring Conference”.

Theme: Apprendre en ligne, learning online

Send us your best websites, online resources, and technical knowhow, plus
the practical strategies for how you use them. Whether you teach Grade 1
Immersion, Grade 4 Core French, an International Language, Grade 12
Extended, or anything in between, we want to hear from you!

Articles should be approximately 250-500 words and submitted in Microsoft
Word or equivalent format.

Deadline: February 1, 2016.
E-mail: communication@omlta.org (Be sure to include your name and school
board/affiliation)

We want to hear from you! Share your best ideas!

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