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Dec 26, 2009
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Aurora
Thank you for answering, didn't realized someone replied till a few days ago. Definitely cleared things up for me!
weirdlogic wrote: As a permanent teacher, you are allowed to apply to other school boards; Upon doing so, you will be directly given an interview to be on the LTO list. If you succeed in the interview, you will be placed on the LTO list, which will bypass the earlier steps (OT list).
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Oct 11, 2015
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Pickering, ON
Topher wrote: It's also quite common, less expensive, less time consuming, and far easier, to reach A4 without getting a Master's degree.
I'd be curious to know how to do that.

It seems to be the case that it would be the cheapest and easiest for me. I don't see any other option.

I'm at A2 and QECO will only tell me how to get to A3. I currently have a 3 Year degree, a PGCE - Primary from the UK, 2 ABQs, and 1 AQ.
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Nov 30, 2003
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Mississauga
GoodTimesRoll wrote: I'd be curious to know how to do that.

It seems to be the case that it would be the cheapest and easiest for me. I don't see any other option.

I'm at A2 and QECO will only tell me how to get to A3. I currently have a 3 Year degree, a PGCE - Primary from the UK, 2 ABQs, and 1 AQ.
Here is the full list:

http://qeco.on.ca/?page_id=276

Even if you did 10 AQs (which sounds ridiculous), you could go from A2 to A4 and it would cost you less than a graduate degree, and could be done evenings, online, and/or summers. Those 10 AQs would pay for themselves in the first few years.

Of course, there are probably easier ways to get from A2 to A3 and subsequently A3 to A4. You'd have to figure out which path suits you best. If you're concerned about taking AQs for subjects you don't want to teach, then you can always take some of the AQs like Teaching and Learning through E-learning, or Education Law, or 3-part specialist courses.
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Dec 27, 2013
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Woodbridge
Not sure if this is the best place to ask, but does anybody know of a program offering Senior Phys Ed without any university credit requirements? A few years ago I looked into it and found it offered as long as a principal signed off for coaching experience but I forget which program.
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Apr 3, 2018
1 posts
Hi there,

A few weeks ago I received a letter from the TDSB elementary recruitment office stating that I have been recommended for inclusion on the elementary OT roster and will be contacted for a documentation session. Does anyone know what this means? Or has any experience with this?
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Dec 27, 2013
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Woodbridge
jessicalavigna042466 wrote: Hi there,

A few weeks ago I received a letter from the TDSB elementary recruitment office stating that I have been recommended for inclusion on the elementary OT roster and will be contacted for a documentation session. Does anyone know what this means? Or has any experience with this?
Did you recently go for an interview?
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Apr 25, 2011
319 posts
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Where does one find online non-teaching jobs with the TDSB? (admin, IT, etc)
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Oct 8, 2006
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Toronto
jessicalavigna042466 wrote: Hi there,

A few weeks ago I received a letter from the TDSB elementary recruitment office stating that I have been recommended for inclusion on the elementary OT roster and will be contacted for a documentation session. Does anyone know what this means? Or has any experience with this?
It means you're in and hired. You will get information and have to sign the forms and such at the documentation session.
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Aug 11, 2017
1 posts
Hi Jenny,
How are you, I have applied for the Teaching Assistant position with YDSB in May 2018, I have received an email from the Board that my next step is to do a written Practicum and an interview. Could you please let me know what a written Practicum is, I have never asked to do this in an interview before, also if you could give some ideas of the interview questions. I quest by now you are employed there. Thank You in advance.

lmaud_g
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Sep 21, 2018
1 posts
Hi All,

Recently retuned from the UK after teaching there for 5 years (returned Aug 15th 2018). But that doesn't seem to help around here haha. I have uploaded resumes to apply to education and tdsb. I've only recently got an email from TCDSB thanking me for my application. I keep hearing the hiring is beginning between October and November for Occasional Teachers. Any one else with any luck?
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Jul 26, 2009
204 posts
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Toronto
KimkadieG694825 wrote: Hi Jenny,
How are you, I have applied for the Teaching Assistant position with YDSB in May 2018, I have received an email from the Board that my next step is to do a written Practicum and an interview. Could you please let me know what a written Practicum is, I have never asked to do this in an interview before, also if you could give some ideas of the interview questions. I quest by now you are employed there. Thank You in advance.

lmaud_g
Hi I'm also very interested could you let me know how your interview went and what the practicum was about?
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Nov 9, 2008
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Thornhill
sorry to revive the thread, but i was wondering how are the job prospects for these boards? i'm trying to get hired as a supply but seems like they are not hiring anyone right now :S
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Mar 11, 2016
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Bencherstyle wrote: sorry to revive the thread, but i was wondering how are the job prospects for these boards? i'm trying to get hired as a supply but seems like they are not hiring anyone right now :S
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Nov 23, 2014
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East York, ON
What is everyone's thoughts on private school in toronto vs joining TDSB. I'd be starting off as supply, need to wait to get permanent, while currently, i am already permanent at a private school with 7 years of work experience. What is the overall comp advantage and other benefits in tdsb? private school has no pension.
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Jan 14, 2006
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Toronto
oldspice wrote: What is everyone's thoughts on private school in toronto vs joining TDSB. I'd be starting off as supply, need to wait to get permanent, while currently, i am already permanent at a private school with 7 years of work experience. What is the overall comp advantage and other benefits in tdsb? private school has no pension.
I think you answered your own question with the statement about pension.

Starting off from scratch in TDSB your seniority would be at the bottom and it would be difficult to secure a permanent position for a few years. Also even once you're permanent, there's no guarantee you won't have to change schools for the first few years because of surpluses.

However your 7 years experience might count for your steps on the pay grid if you got LTO positions or a permanent position. Also once permanent the benefits are very good.
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