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7 June 2018 | Professionally Speaking AT T H E C O L L E G E PHOTOS: ONTARIO COLLEGE OF TEACHERS The College is the self-regulating professional body for Ontario teachers. Membership is open to anyone qualified to teach in the province and required to maintain an Ontario teaching certificate. The College is trusted to regulate the teaching profession by setting standards of practice and accrediting teacher education programs. The College also sets the requirements for entry into the profession, investigates complaints involving members and takes appropriate disciplinary action. COLLEGE COUNCIL Chair Angela De Palma, OCT Vice-Chair Myreille Loubert, OCT Members Pier-Olivier Arsenault, OCT; Brian Beal, OCT; Jean-Luc Bernard, OCT; Ann Ciaschini, OCT; Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, OCT; Susan Elliott-Johns, OCT; Tim Gernstein, OCT; Marie-Thérèse Hokayem; Godwin Ifedi; Jane Ishibashi; Jacqueline Karsemeyer, OCT; Matthew Kavanagh, OCT; James Knopp; Colleen Landers; Shanlee Linton, OCT; Shannon Marcus, OCT; Marlène Marwah; Richard Michaud, OCT; Michelle Miner-Seal; Sara Nouini, OCT; Claudia Patenaude-Daniels, OCT; Bill Petrie; Brigitte (Bidal) Piquette, OCT; Tom Potter; Jonathan Rose; Robert Ryan, OCT; Anthony Samchek, OCT; Vicki Shannon, OCT; Stéphane Vallée, OCT; Nicole van Woudenberg, OCT; Ravi Vethamany, OCT; Wes Vickers, OCT; Ronna Warsh; Marie-Claude Yaacov CEO & Registrar Michael Salvatori, OCT Deputy Registrar Joe Jamieson, OCT Directors Chantal Bélisle, OCT, Investigations and Hearings Roch Gallien, OCT, Standards of Practice and Accreditation Richard Lewko, Corporate and Council Services Linda Zaks-Walker, OCT, Membership Services AQ INSTITUTE Last February, the College facilitated an AQ Institute for course developers on holistic and inquiry-based Additional Qualification (AQ) course design. To help establish or review guidelines for AQ courses, the College facilitates institutes, focus groups, open space consultations, online surveys and more to collaborate with a diverse group of stakeholders. VISITORS FROM ABROAD The College played host to a number of international delegations of educators from South Africa, South Korea, Australia and China. They were here to learn about the College's mandate, foundations of professional practice and the investi- gation and hearings process. (Pictured: College Council Chair Angela De Palma, OCT, [left] and College CEO and Registrar Michael Salvatori, OCT, [right] with members of the South African delegation.) RAISING AWARENESS In April, College staff continued to spread the word to parents about the role it plays in protecting students. Information displays could be found at the Durham District School Board's Parents as Partners Symposium, the Toronto Baby Show, the Mama Expo & Fam Jam in Windsor, the Ottawa Parent and Child Expo and the BabyTime Show in Mississauga, Ont.

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