A good explanation about the central bargaining process. They chose to begin the video with the concept that medical benefits were hard fought and won by unions. Unfortunately, these are not available to OTs.
I have been informed that Georgian College is seeking teachers for the following program.
Note: the deadline has passed but they are still looking to fill positions. I am posting this here for your information only, This is not OSSTF related work.
Community Integration through Co-operative Education Program (CICE)
Learning Facilitators (Part-Time) (Multiple Positions)
Safe Search is a tool Bluewater District School Board uses to be diligent in filtering inappropriate content. Bluewater District School Board consistently use the most up-to-date tools available. Currently, Google / Microsoft databases are used to filter out content deemed inappropriate. Like all technology there can be “false positive” or site / images that either make their way through the filters or some that may be blocked unintentionally. It is the most effective way to ensure that most of the inappropriate content has been blocked. This helps to provide protection for our students, staff, teachers and guests. It has provided us with solid justification in cases of incidents regarding inappropriate sites or malicious behaviour. This methodology is used on most Ontario and North American schools.
The filter is enabled on ethernet (cabled connections), Wi-Fi, BYOD and guest networks and is enforced by the firewalls at each school / site. Safe Search application is effective on all devises and browsers. Queries to Google, YouTube and Bing are directed to Safe Search enforced server cluster of search engines provided by Google and Microsoft. Attempts to try and adjust the settings within the browser has no effect, meaning end users can not disable it.
In order to help teachers facilitate learning using these tools, Safe Search will be disabled as of December 12, 2018 for teacher laptops and the staff BYOD network. This will rely on teachers/staff professional judgement and caution when operating a board or personal device on those networks.
Board policies and procedures:
For further information, please contact ICT Service Center by self-help website or by phone at 1-866-538-0575.
The Economics of Finance and Climate Change – A Curriculum Resource by OSSTF/FEESO.
OSSTF/FEESO has created a cross-curricular resource on the economics of finance and climate change from a social justice perspective that can be used in a number of subject areas based on Jim Stanford’s book, Economics for Everyone: A Short Guide to the Economics of Capitalism (second edition). Jim Stanford is a Canadian economist and founder of the Progressive Economics Forum. He is currently an advisor to Canada’s largest private sector union, Unifor. Stanford wrote Economics for Everyone in 2008, with a revised edition in 2015. Stanford understands that economics, far from being the sole domain of experts well-versed in complex models incomprehensible to most, is most essentially a social science.
Drawing on chapters 16–22 of Stanford’s book, the resource pulls Ministry curriculum expectations from a vast array of courses including Food and Nutrition, Construction Technology, the Sciences, Law, History, and of course, Business and Economics. It is designed to meet the various needs of a classroom teacher and provides stand-alone lessons and assignments as well as a unit plan within a course.
This resource is only available online on the OSSTF/FEESO provincial website.
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF)
Looking for some cross-curricular resources for your classroom? OSSTF/FEESO has developed six resources based on national and international social justice issues, and a seventh one is currently in development. Check out our Common Threads resources, including our latest resource on sustainable development. Lots of lesson plans, videos and resources!