What a HUGE success this first ETT group was! I was able to secure press coverage for our large group of teachers, many of whom brought their families with them, when they went on their Professional Development Opportunity, over the 2014 March Break. View the news clip taken at Pearson International Airport, here.
Please contact me directly for any assistance you might need in setting up the same type of opportunity for your own School.
Details of the Trip
The Elementary Teachers of Toronto (ETT) Professional Development Committee, along with TravelOnly with Jodi, is offering an vacation destination, experiential learning opportunity during the 2014 March Break open to all ETT members and travelling companions.
We will be departing from Toronto Pearson Airport March 9 and returning March 16. We will be staying at the all inclusive Riu Merengue and will have full access to the sister resort of Riu Bachata, which is located adjacent to the property. The Riu Merengue i
What is an experiential learning opportunity? Think of it as an opportunity for us to travel abroad to either work with and/or provide professional development opportunities with teachers in their communities.
We are currently working with the Dominican and Haitian embassies to coordinate with their teacher federations to provide professional development opportunities for their teachers. If we are unable to coordinate with the embassies, a work/life balance-themed professional development opportunity will be provided at the resort.
There are two options available:
- Join us for this fantastic professional development opportunity
- Or just take advantage of the special group rate for ETT members
A $150.00 deposit is due to the travel agency before or on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 to qualify for the ETT group discount rate. ETT members who opt to participate in the professional development aspect of this trip can be reimbursed for up to $150 from the ETT members’Professional Development Fund (provided that they have not submitted a claim in the last two years).
The full balance is due to the travel agency by Thursday, October 31, 2013. If the full payment is not received by Thursday, October 31, prices increase by $160.00, and the balance must be received no later than 45 days prior to departure (Thursday, January 23, 2014).
All members who submit their full balance by Thursday, October 31, 2013 will be entered in a draw to win free flight and accommodation (taxes not included).
*Please note that there must be one ETFO member in each booked room. At the time of booking your ETFO number is required.