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Dear OBEA Colleagues:

We trust that you are getting back in the swing of things.  We hope the summer gave you an opportunity to re-energize for the new school year.

Many members have expressed a desire for an all-day session to augment their knowledge and understanding of the uses of Google in the classroom.  The concepts would be relevant to all secondary as well as elementary teachers.  To this end, we will be re-offering an all-day “Google Boot Camp” in November at Conestoga College in Kitchener.  A flyer with details regarding registration information and other details will be emailed to all members in the near future.

Our VPs-Professional Development, Amy Hargrave and Emily Marotta-Kulcsar, have spent a great deal of time and effort organizing the Fall Google Boot Camp and we hope that you will join us and encourage your colleagues to do so, as well.  All elementary and secondary teachers, regardless of subject area and expertise, will gain a working knowledge of all aspects of Google by attending.  Please pass this onto your teacher friends who might benefit from this workshop. Please register as soon as possible to secure your place.

Our Annual Spring Conference will be held on April 19th and 20th, 2018 at the Airport Holiday Inn -Toronto International Airport. We encourage you to apply for funding from your school administration as well as your federation to ensure that you can attend this outstanding professional development opportunity.  We also encourage you to share your knowledge with your colleagues by applying to be a workshop presenter. Our PD team will be meeting in mid-November to assemble the schedule of workshops.  As always, each workshop that is accepted entitles one of the presenters to a free day at the conference.  Please go to www.obea.ca to submit your workshop proposal. We will notify you by email when the submission page is up and accepting workshop proposals.

I would like to express our deep gratitude to our Corporate Sponsor, Sage Software, for their ongoing support. It is as a result of this support that we are able to offer our Spring and Fall Conferences as well as our Awards Luncheon.

Thank you again to our District Councilors, Contest Chairs, PD representatives and Executive Members for all the work they do to support the activities that OBEA offers. OBEA has been a strong advocate for Business Education for over 120 years and is wholly reliant on the efforts of its volunteers.

As always, we serve you, our members!  Please feel free to contact us at any time with comments or suggestions. All executive emails can be found on the OBEA website under CONTACT US.

We appreciate your support of OBEA through your membership, which enables us to accomplish our mandate of supporting the professional growth of business educators.  

Wishing you a productive and enjoyable year.

Kevin Johnstone,
OBEA President


This site has been designed to give basic information about the Ontario Business Educators' Association. Our organization has been serving the needs of business students and teachers since 1895. Some of our activities are outlined in the links to the left. Others, such as our many resources for the classroom teacher, are available on the dynamic members' site. For more information feel free to contact any of the current executive members, located in the Contact Us section.

Important Dates

Sept 30, 2017 
OBEA Student Awards Banquet

Nov. 17, 2017 
Deadline for Spring Conference Workshop Submissions

Nov. 25, 2017
Google Boot Camp

April 19, 20  2018
OBEA Spring Conference

June 2018
Student Contests

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