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(Required) OECTA: On Thin Ice – Maintaining Professional Boundaries

November 3, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm UTC-4

  All Year 1 Teacher Candidates are expected to attend this event (or one of the simultaneous Affiliate events) per Ontario College of Teachers’ (OCT) accreditation requirements.

We recommend that participants test the device they will be connecting on using the following test link prior to the presentation:

TEST a WebEx Meeting on Your Device

Meeting number (access code): 133 421 3506

Meeting password: cathteach_oecta OR Join by phone +1-647-484-1596 CANADA Toll

Please sign in with your first and last name approximately 10-15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting (Meeting link is below).

This presentation addresses the importance of establishing and maintaining professional boundaries. On Thin Ice was developed as a prevention program to help teachers identify high risk behaviors that can lead to problems in their practice. We will consider safer ways to conduct yourself in your practice.

We are excited to welcome presenter, Malisa Mezenberg.

We will learn about high risk behaviours that compromise our teaching practice. We will learn about safe and appropriate ways to conduct ourselves as professional teachers in the classroom, when using social media, and outside of the classroom. We will learn how to establish and maintain professional boundaries in order to uphold a high standard of care and conduct and what to expect in the event of allegations or investigations.

By the end of the session:

  • I can describe my responsibilities on how to maintain appropriate professional boundaries
  • I can identify best practices that I should employ in order to minimize risk of allegations for misconduct
  • I can state standards for exemplary professionalism related to professional boundaries
  • I know processes and actions to be taken in the event of an allegation or investigation

To Be Completed: Check For Understanding

After attending this event and completing the Check for Understanding, teacher candidates can add it to their Western Co-Curricular Record (WCCR) at connect.uwo.ca


November 3, 2020
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm UTC-4
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