Looking to Make a Difference?

Are you interested in giving back to the Family Studies Home Economics community? OFSHEEA is currently looking for individuals for the following volunteer positions on the Board of Directors:  

TREASURER

CENTRAL EAST REGIONAL REP

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

If you are interested in learning more, please email ofsheea@ofsheea.ca to get in touch with a Board member.

With the ultimate goal of strengthening the family, the role of OFSHEEA is to facilitate the professional development and personal growth of educators to promote quality Family Studies programs in Ontario.

Objectives

  • To encourage continual professional growth in its members and solidarity with others of like professional interests.
  • To encourage active co-operation among Family Studies-Home Economics Educators at all levels-elementary, secondary and post-secondary.
  • To unite all groups and persons interested in Family Studies-Home Economics.
  • To maintain a high standard of professional ethics.
  • To offer conferences and workshops at the provincial and regional levels.

Membership Classes

General membership in the Association is open to an individual who:

1. Is actively engaged in the teaching, supervision, or administration of Family Studies-Home Economics Education.

Or

2. Maintains an interest in the advancement of Family Studies-Home Economics Education.

A member who has rendered exceptional service to the field of Family Studies-Home Economics and/or the Association may, by the unanimous vote of the Board of Directors, be granted an honourary membership in the Association for life.

  • Honourary membership may be granted for a term of one year by the unanimous vote of the Board of Directors; to a non-member who has rendered valuable service to the field of Family Studies-Home Economics Education.
  • Any person desiring membership in the Association shall complete an application form provided by the Association and shall submit same to the Membership Chairperson.

Rights of Members

  • Only members in good standing shall be entitled:
    1. to vote at meetings of the Association.
    2. to be appointed as members of committees of the Association.
  • Honourary Members shall not have voting privileges or be eligible for any elective or appointive offices.

OTF Summer Institutes 2016

OTF Summer Workshop Registration is now open! 

This summer, the Ontario Teachers’ Federation is offering a variety of professional learning events that will give you time to learn, reflect on your classroom practice, and collaborate with peers. The institutes, three-day workshops, are facilitated by experienced teacher facilitators in various locations across the province.

At each workshop, participants will come together with colleagues to reflect on their teaching practice, draw on the expertise of teacher leaders and peers, share what works and what does not, network and collaborate, examine resources and programs that are available from a variety of organizations and assess how these resources may be used in their classrooms.

 

OFSHEEA is offering 3 different summer workshops:

1) Teaching Real Life Money Management Using Simple Technology facilitated by Kimberley Crupi (Aug 2-4 in Ottawa)

2) 21st Century Learning in Social Science and Humanities facilitated by Shaundell Paris (Aug 3-5 in Toronto)

3) Family Studies 2.0: Googlify Your Courses facilitated by Cindy Ghartey, Yolanda Fitzgerald, Kara Hiltz, and Tracy Cook (Aug 10-12 in Ottawa)

Our partner organization OFS3HLC is offering 1 workshop:

1) Who Owns the Learning in the Equity Studies, Family Studies, Social Sciences, and Humanities Classrooms? facilitated by Linda Matuga and Susan Smith (Aug 8-10 in London)

 

A registration fee of $50 covers workshop materials, on-site meals and two nights of shared accommodation

This $50 fee will be reimbursed upon successful completion of a workshop.

 

To see workshop offerings and to register: http://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/

 

 

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