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New Generation Education

​Our Vision

OPSBA believes that preparing students for success in the 21st century means that our educational programs and instructional practices must incorporate the skills, attitudes, values and knowledge that are needed for today's complex global context.

The Focus of our Advocacy

  • Active participation in processes to implement Ontario's renewed vision for education, including identification and promotion of the teaching of 21st century competencies
  • Ongoing advocacy for a provincial vision for technology in learning and teaching 
  • Advocacy for a renewed focus on teacher training to better meet the emerging needs of today's schools
  • Continue to advocate for strategies to increase the pool of fluent teachers of Native Languages
  • Advocacy for technological programs and skilled trades as viable student options and for support for individuals working in the trades to become teachers
  • Share effective and creative practices that will help promote the expansion and sustainability of alternative programs that provide diverse pathways for students
  • Advocacy for conditions that ensure that all students get the support they need to receive a graduation diploma or equivalent for successful program completion
  • Promote review of traditional school structures and calendars to explore alternatives that support improved student achievement and program viability in rural areas and explore the effect of e-learning in helping rural schools remain viable
  • Continued focus on environmental sustainability practices in curriculum and capital planning
  • Promote the value of equitable access for all students with a focus on issues of access for students in rural areas
  • Advocacy for a comprehensive government review of the current delivery of French Immersion

​Related Issues

Equity and Inclusive Education
French as a Second Language
Technology in Teaching and Learning
EQAO and Large Scale Testing
Community Hubs
Early Years​