Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
DISTRICT 25 Ottawa-Carleton

Professional Development Subject Councils 2019/2020

OSSTF/FEESO District 25 has a rich history of providing teacher generated professional development activities for its staff. This history has included a system-wide professional development day, which usually occurs in mid-February. Historically, the organizational process has been collaborative and collegial. Volunteers working through subject councils and the OSSTF/FEESO District 25 Teachers' Bargaining Unit have worked together in order to provide ongoing professional development opportunities for Ottawa-Carleton secondary school teachers. 

Purpose and Content of Effective Professional Development


  • To increase awareness of new trends and issues in education
  • To improve instructional practices
  • To produce growth in knowledge and skills
  • To create a more effective learning and working environment
  • To generate and share new teaching ideas and strategies
  • To revitalize staff members
  • To ensure that Ottawa-Carleton District School Board students receive the most effective and stimulating programs possible


Ideally, professional development workshops should contain at least ONE of the following elements:
  • Curriculum review, development and implementation
  • Improvement of instructional work practices
  • Improvement of assessment and evaluation practices
  • Improvement of instructional content and teacher content knowledge


OSSTF/FEESO Professional Development Training: https://www.osstf.on.ca/pd-training.aspx

OSSTF/FEESO Professional Development Resource Centre: https://www.osstf.on.ca/resource-centre.aspx


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