This workshop ensures that members who have been investigated by the OCT and directed to take an Ethical Standards Course as part of the discipline understand the concepts of ethical practice.
Members will review the College of Teachers Ethical Standards and Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession, as well as other relevant legal references.
They will reflect upon the principles and values that guide their thinking and actions in professional practice, and deepen their understanding of the significance of the Ethical Standards for the Teaching Profession and professional boundaries.
The course will examine ethical knowledge that guides educators through a process of making judgments, discerning why they made those judgments, and analyzing rationales along with the implications of those choices.
The workshop will review the laws and their guiding principles for teachers with respect to their professional obligations to students, parents, colleagues, and administrators, and develop an understanding of their responsibilities when using electronic communication or social media.
If you are interested this workshop, speak to your unit president. Requests for workshops should be sent to staff in OECTA’s CMS department.