Professional Preparation Conference (PPC)

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December 2023
Professional Preparation Conference

The Professional Preparation Conference (PPC) is an annual two-day conference that takes place at OISE. The conference is directed for final year teacher education students to help prepare them for their career after graduation. This year, Day 1 of the conference will be held on Wednesday December 6, 2023 and will entirely be virtual – mostly via Zoom. Day 2 of the conference will be held on Friday December 8, 2023 and will entirely be in person at the OISE Building. Registration is limited to OISE MT and MACSE students in their final year.

Conference Day 1 (Virtual): Wednesday December 6th is All About Careers

The day begins with understanding next steps in your career, how to further your experience and how to apply to school boards. You then attend a virtual career fair – with lots of school boards and international recruiters from Ontario, Canada, and all over the world. This entire day will be virtual and none of the sessions will be recorded.

Attending organizations include: Teachers on Call, Peel District School Board, CIS Ontario, Cree School Board, Halton District School Board, Durham Catholic District School Board, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, Government of Nunavut - Department of Education, West Vancouver Schools, Pikangikum Education Authority, Simcoe County District School Board, Totally Tutors, Wellington Catholic District School Board, Upper Grand District School Board, Toronto District School Board, York Region District School Board, Superior-Greenstone District School Board, Durham District School Board, Six Nations District Schools, Niagara Catholic District School Board, Kativik School Board, AB Academy, Calgary Catholic School District, Frontier School Division, Aurelia Education, Teach For Canada–Gakinaamaage, Search Associates, International Engelska Skolan (Swedish School Group), Toronto Catholic District School Board, Prep Academy Tutors.


Day 1 Schedule

Time (EST) Activity Length
08:30 am – 10:00 am OCT Welcome 90 mins
10:00 am – 10:15 am Break 15 mins
10:15 am – 10:45 am AQ/CPL Presentation 30 mins
10:45 am – 11:15 am Apply to Education Presentation 30 mins
11:15 am – 11:30 am Break 15 mins
11:30 am – 05:00 pm Virtual Career Fair 5 hours


Conference Day 2 (In Person): Friday December 8th is All About Professional Development

This day will provide information to learn, grow and put your best self forward in the classroom. Each session has been designed by industry professionals and offers a different area of support as you begin your career. 

Confirmed sessions include: New Teacher Welcome, Managing Challenging Behaviours through Supportive and Effective Classroom Management, Professional Conduct in the Age of Social Media, The Role of the Occasional Teacher, Before the School Bell Rings: Wellness Practices for Teachers, Health & Safetfy, and more! 

Day 2 Schedule

Time (EST) Activity Length Notes
09:00 am –  10:00 am New Teacher Talk 1 hour

3 Presentations (pick 1)

  • Each affiliate presents a new teacher to share their journey of finding employment
10:00 am – 10:15 am Break 15 mins  
10:15 am – 11:45 am Topical Presentations 1.5 hours 3 Presentations (pick 1)
11:45 am – 12:30 pm Break 45 mins  
12:30 pm – 01:30 pm Affiliates Presentation 1 hour Presentations from ETFO, OECTA, OSSTF, you attend 1.
01:30 pm –  01:45 pm Break 15 mins  
01:45 pm – 02:45 pm Breakout Sessions:
Round 1
1 hour 4 Presentations (pick 1)
03:00 pm – 04:00 pm Breakout Sessions:
Round 2
1 hour 4 Presentations (pick 1)