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Filipino Canadian  Teachers Group Slates 11th Annual Teachers Conference

By Tony A. San Juan, OCT.
September 9, 2017


Summer is almost over and the autumn breeze is moving in the horizon. Back to school jitters have passed and school work is again in the agenda of students, parents and teachers . Purposeful professional development & enrichment time is in order. 

In this light, the Philippine Teachers Association of Canada ( PTAC) is holding anew the 11th Annual Teachers Conference on October 14, 2017, Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Barbara Frum-Toronto Public Library, 20 Covington Road, North York, Toronto, Ontario.

Invited to the gathering, as speakers and presenters, are leading educational professionals, teachers and educators , among which  are : Dr. Phillip Kelly ,York University professor &  head of the Asian Research and Studies and Ms. Luz Del Rosario, Trustee of the Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board. Additionally, experienced Filipino Canadian teachers  from different school boards will sit in a panel discussion. New  PTAC members will also share how the Association has helped them in their journey towards reconnecting to the teaching profession and engaging in education career-related jobs. 

Organized in 2006, the Philippine Teachers Association of Canada is a  registered non-profit, volunteer run socio-professional organization in Ontario. It is composed of Filipino Canadians who are former educators in the Philippines and /or are certified-and- practicing teachers in Catholic, public and private educational institutions in the province. 

The Association  provides free professional services, seminars and assistance to registered members and other interested individuals in such areas as: pre-teacher certification assessment guidance; teacher resume & cover-letter writing; professional networking & referrals; teacher- interview clinic & preparation; and career planning & career alternative strategies. PTAC has continuing partnerships and linkages with professional, social and community-based organizations on specially - developed initiatives and targeted projects.

Teachers, former teachers  and other education- related professionals  are cordially invited to the free whole day event. Complimentary meals and snacks will be served.

For further information, interested parties are requested to contact : Maricon Bernasor at mbernasor@yahoo.com,  Perly Laganas at perly.laganas@gmail.com, or Cielito Drapeza at cielitodrapeza@gmail.com not later than October 3, 2017.  ( Tony A. San Juan)

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