Short-Term Programs return

Short-term and Group Programs return to in-person delivery
Posted on 07/12/2022

by Constantine Ioannou, Program Director

The OCDSB will be welcoming back visiting student and teacher groups to our schools this Fall!

During the pandemic, the International Projects and Exchanges division of OCENET focused its work on the delivery of training programs for teachers online, using the Brightspace platform. Programs included training programs on teaching English or on teaching subject areas in English. In addition, the Global Explorer Program united Canadian students and their international peers in discussions, tasks and reflections on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This was an enriching experience for all, especially as the pandemic made it a challenge for international travel.

This Fall, international student groups will start to return for language enrichment and intercultural development. Secondary schools in the OCDSB will have the opportunity to meet students from Barcelona, Spain that will spend four months in our system this Fall. Some of our middle schools will be welcoming students from Brazil later this season.

In addition, we are pleased to welcome back our colleagues from Galicia, Spain!

These are teachers of English Immersion (elementary and secondary divisions) that come for a four week program of workshops and placements in our schools to observe teaching and to help develop their language skills.

Teachers from Galicia have been coming to the OCDSB for almost 15 years and we are pleased to welcome them back to our system - all 90 of them! They come for a four-week program where about 15 days are spent observing and assisting in our classrooms. These experienced teachers are eager to get to know their Canadian colleagues, so schools are encouraged to reach out to be part of this program. See the excerpt of the brochure below for more information, or contact Constantine Ioannou at [email protected].

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