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OTF Summer Institute 2021: the virtual edition


Welcome to OTF Summer Institutes 2021: the virtual edition!

Offered online this year, OTF’s exceptional professional learning institutes will provide time for you to learn, reflect on your classroom practice, network, and collaborate with peers.

This year’s program includes fourteen institutes addressing a range of topics, offered virtually using Zoom throughout the month of August.

Courses will highlight new instructional practices and practical ideas that you can use in your classrooms in the year ahead. All institutes are facilitated by Ontario teachers and most are delivered by members of Ontario’s subject/division associations.

Institutes are either one full-day or two half-days in length to provide a variety of options for your summer learning.

There is also a special IGNITE Learning Event, in partnership with Ontario Tech University, that will provide a multitude of virtual experiences to explore coding and artificial intelligence in K –12 education. You won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind learning experience!


Registration is free! Powerful learning is a guarantee!

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Why participate?

The benefit of these institutes is the opportunity they provide educators to reflect on their teaching practice, share experiences, explore resources, network and collaborate with peers, assess how they can use these practices and resources in classrooms and approach the next school year with a sense of hope and increased confidence. Provincial subject/division associations are delivering many of the workshops offered and all are anchored to the Ontario Curriculum.

The Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF) has an exceptional history of developing and implementing effective professional development opportunities for educators employed in Ontario’s publicly funded school system. OTF strives to provide high-quality, cost-effective learning opportunities that are relevant to the current needs of its members.

OTF Summer Institute Offerings for 2021

For full institute descriptions and information about the presenters, visit the institute catalogue here.