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2017 Fortbildungstag (P.D. Day) is Sunday, December 3!

OATG Fortbildungstag (Professional Development Day)
Sunday, December 3, 2017
12:00-4:45 PM

Thema: „Innovation + Kreativität + Zusammenarbeit = Erfolg“

Registration via Google Doc:    


Guten Tag,

Warm wishes from Toronto. I am pleased to send information about our Fortbildungstag (Professional Development Day) 2017. By holding our event on a Sunday afternoon, I hope that the widest possible cross-section of our members can attend.

All new workshops will be presented to allow for a wide range of interested participants this year.

Spread the word and bring your friends!

I hope to see you in Toronto in just over one month’s time.

Best wishes,
Jimmy Steele
OATG President
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Ontario Association of Teachers of German
Fortbildungstag (Professional Development Day)

Thema: „Innovation + Kreativität + Zusammenarbeit = Erfolg“

Sunday, December 3, 2017
Glendon College, Rooms 170 and 172 – York Hall
2275 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, M4N 3N6

Registration via Google Doc:    


                11:30 AM             Registration begins
                                                A light lunch, tea, and coffee will be served
                                                Enjoy the many giveaways from our supporters

                12:00 PM             Welcome, introductions, brief update from OATG President
                                                Projektbasiertes Lernen und Leadership im DaZ- und DaF-Unterricht
Nicole Nascimento – St. Andrew’s College, DSS Richmond Hill

                1:00 PM                Wortschatzarbeit: Elemente der Behaltenssteigerung
                                                Elke Rühl – ZfA Kanada-Ost, Toronto

                2:00 PM                Break and Networking (snacks, tea, and coffee will be served)
                                                Book Sale with Goethe Books (payment by credit card, cheque, and cash accepted)

                2:30 PM                Project and event updates
                                                iPraktikum: Internationalization and Experiential Learning Initiative
                                                Dr. Stefan Soldovieri, University of Toronto and Nicola Townend, UTS

                                                DACHL-Seminar 2017 + Internationale Tagung des Deutschlehrerinnen und

                                                Dr. Meaghan Hepburn, CATG

                                                PLAR Credits: How to assist our students in public and separate secondary schools
                                                Jimmy Steele, OATG       

                3:30 PM                Kreatives Schreiben im DaZ- und DaF-Unterricht
                                                Nidhi Sachdeva, Goethe-Institut Toronto

                4:30 PM                Final remarks, prize draws, and closing

                5:00 PM                OATG Annual General Meeting (additional food will be provided)
                                                All members in good standing are welcome to attend. Election of President (2017-2019)                                                                and Treasurer (2017-2019)


The cost of the afternoon is $35.00 (same great price as the last several years).

Payment will be accepted on site by cash or cheque (no credit cards, please).
Receipts will be provided electronically as soon as possible.

Glendon College is located at 2275 Bayview Avenue and is easily accessible by car and public transit.

Driving: From the 401, exit at Bayview Avenue and continue south. Follow the signs for Glendon College, which begin south of York Mills Rd.

Parking at Glendon College is $15.00 (upper lot at Bayview Avenue entrance) or $10.00 (lower “F” Lot). The OATG will reimburse $10.00 per parked vehicle to those who request it. Carpooling is encouraged.

Public transit: take the 124 Sunnybrook or 162 Lawrence-Donway bus from Lawrence subway station.
Schedules are found online at: 

Renew your membership dues at the same time and receive a discounted annual rate!
A reminder that professional dues (to the OATG and others) are tax-deductable.

Teacher candidates may attend these workshops at no charge.

Goodies and giveaways provided by Goethe Books (, the OATG, and DAAD.
There will also be prizes from the OATG.