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Professional Preparation Conference (PPC) 2019

The 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 the conference will be held on Tuesday December 10th and Wednesday December 11th. The PPC Conference is open to all OISE students and recent graduates. To register, click here.

Teacher Employment Handbook (PPC Edition) 2019/2020 is now available!

PPC DAY 1: December 10th 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. Please attend the sessions you have registered for as space is limited.

December 10th, A Quick Look:

Time

Activity

Location

Notes

9:00 am – 10:00 am

New Teacher Talk

3 rooms

Each Affiliate presents a new teacher to share their journey of finding employment

10:15 am – 12:15 pm

Topical Presentations

3 rooms

3 presentations (pick 1)

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch Break (meal is not provided)

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Affiliates Presentation

3 rooms

3 presentations (pick 1)

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Breakout Session 1

See table below

Offered twice, pick two

3:30 pm  – 4:30 pm

Breakout Session 2

See table below

 

 

New Teacher Talk: 9:00 – 10:00 am

Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) – Location: Auditorium G162, Speaker: Jackie Chiu

Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) – Location: OISE 2214, Speaker: Neasha Pinnock

Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) – Location: OISE 2212, Speaker: Katelyn Schaeffer

 

Topical Presentations: 10:15 – 12:15 pm

Technology in the Modern Classroom – Location: OISE 2214, Speaker: Anthony Carabache

Occasional Teaching: Are You Available Tomorrow? – Location: Auditorium G162, Speaker: Jason Johnston

Advocacy to Activism: A Blueprint to Equity – Location: OISE 2212, Speaker: Shannon Smith and Derik Chica

 

Affiliates Presentation: 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) – Location: Auditorium G162, Speaker: Karen Campbell

Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) – Location: OISE 2214, Speaker: Anthony Carabache

Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) – Location: OISE 2212, Speaker: Danica Izzard

 

Breakout Sessions: 2:15 – 3:15 pm & 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Topic

Description

Presenter(s) & Room

Working towards LGBTQI2S Safer and Inclusive Schools

Ontario schools are meant to be safe spaces for all, but especially for those most marginalized. Legislation and the Human Rights Code protects orientation, gender identity and expression. Teacher allies can best support LGBTQI2S+ students with knowledge, strategies, and the confidence to create safer spaces in schools. Learn how you as a new teacher share in this responsibility.

Kevin Welbes Godin

OISE 2211

Appropriation and Demystifying Stereotypes (First Nations)

This session will focus on topics of representation, appropriation and stereotypes. We will explore and engage on how to facilitate Indigenous Knowledge, content and perspectives through Indigenous-authored resources and first-voice.

Ryan Neepin and

Kayla Webber

OISE 2279

Your Collective Agreement- A Good Read From Beginning to End

Upon hiring, you will receive a copy of your Collective Agreement. The workshop will look at the components of a collective agreement, teachers working conditions and benefits, and the benefits of belonging to a union.

Julie Altomare-DiNunzio

OISE 2286

The Role of the Occasional Teacher (Secondary)

Occasional teaching in secondary is different from contract teaching in a number of respects. Learn about these differences in job description, pay, benefits, etc. You will find out about some of the advantages of doing Occasional Teaching work and how Long Term Occasional Teaching fits in.

Paul Bocking

OISE 2295

The Role of the Occasional Teacher (Elementary)

Occasional teaching in elementary is different from contract teaching in a number of respects. Learn about these differences in job description, pay, benefits, etc. You will find out about some of the advantages of doing Occasional Teaching work and how Long Term Occasional Teaching fits in.

Rob Fulford and

Shelly Jan

OISE 2214

WWYD? From Violence to Toxins at Your School

This workshop will explore the issue of safety in schools, and how you as a teacher will have to deal with this challenge. This interactive workshop will include surprising scenarios, and introduce candidates to some legal issues specific to school safety.

Chris Chandler

OISE 2296

Professional Conduct in the Age of Social Media

This workshop will explore the relationship between teachers and social media – both as part of their teaching practice and in their personal lives.

Danica Izzard and

Nicole Gauthier

OISE 2205

Addressing Mental Health In the classroom

This presentation will provide participants with practical information on recognizing the signs of mental illness and the importance of their role as a classroom teacher. Participants will be introduced to a variety of strategies and approaches to engage students who may be experiencing mental health issues. In addition, participants will have an understanding of ―beyond the classroom supports available to them.

Julianna Lombardi

OISE 2212

Note: registration does not confirm a spot for the above workshops, presentations or breakout sessions. You are advised to come early.

 

PPC DAY 2:  Wednesday December 11th 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 career fair in the Library and 2nd floor – with lots of school boards and international recruiters from Ontario, Canada, and all over the world. Click here for list of attending organizations.

Teacher Employment Handbook (PPC Edition) 2019/2020 is now available!

December 11th, A Quick Look:

Time

Activity

Location

9:00 - 9:45 AM

OCT Welcome

OISE Auditorium (G162)

9:45 - 10:30 AM

AQ/CPL presentation

OISE Auditorium (G162)

10:30 - 11:00 AM

Apply to Education Presentation

OISE Auditorium (G162)

11:00 - 2:00 PM

Career Fair, Library & 2nd floor (click here for list of attending organizations)

11:00 – 3:00 PM

1 hour Information Sessions

See below

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organizations holding information sessions on Wednesday December 11th:

Organization

& Website

Description

Location

& Time

Kativik School Board

https://career.kativik.qc.ca

The Kativik Ilisarniliriniq, the school board of Nunavik, was created in 1975, under the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA).  Kativik Ilisarniliriniq is granted the power and jurisdiction to develop and deliver specific educational services and programs consistent with Inuit culture.

OISE 2211,

11 – 12 PM

Colegio Nueva Granada,

Bogota Colombia

www.cng.edu

Colegio Nueva Granada (CNG) is a private co-educational day school in Bogota, Colombia founded in 1938 to provide students (K4-12) with a U.S. oriented college preparatory education.  Educators from around the world are employed to maintain the  highest "Index of Education Quality" in the region (AdvancEd).

OISE 2205,

11 – 12 PM

Halton District School Board

www.hdsb.ca

The Halton District School Board (HDSB) serves more than 65,000 students in 105 schools in Burlington, Milton, Oakville and Halton Hills.  Halton is a quickly growing school Board. We are committed to fostering an environment where every student and staff member will learn, grow and succeed.

OISE 2296,

11 – 12 PM

Teach For Canada

www.teachforcanada.com

Teach For Canada is a non-profit organization that partners with First Nation communities in northern Ontario and Manitoba. As an organization, we work with partnered First Nations to recruit, prepare, and support outstanding teachers.

OISE 2295,

12 – 1 PM

Foresight International

Education Center

www.teachintaiwan.com

Foresight International Education Center (FIEC) is a reputable organization specializing in international education experiences for Taiwanese students and international teachers. We partner with several school boards in Ontario and leading Canadian education specialists to deliver quality educational programs.

OISE 2286,

12 – 1 PM

International School of Nanshan Shenzhen (ISNS)

www.isnsz.com

ISNS is a world-class Canadian international school that uses the IB programs (PYP, MYP and DP).  ISNS is located in beautiful Shenzhen, China. Approximately 800 students from K3 to Grade 12 attend ISNS. The teaching faculty is primarily from Canada, but ISNS also employs teachers from a variety of nationalities.

OISE 2205,

1 – 2 PM

Make a Future

Careers in BC Education

www.makeafuture.ca

Make a Future - Careers in BC Education is the official job board for all BC public school districts, BC independent schools, First Nations schools, and certified BC offshore schools. Make a Future also provides information and resources on teaching and finding employment in BC K-12 education.

OISE 2296,

1 – 2 PM

Prospero Teaching

www.prosperoteaching.com

Prospero Teaching is one of the largest teaching recruitment agencies that have been placing Canadian teachers and support staff in the UK, New Zealand and UAE since 2000. We have an established client base of schools ranging from Early Childhood and Special Education Needs to primary and secondary schools across the UK, New Zealand and UAE.

OISE 2286,

2 – 3 PM

Maple Leaf Educational

Systems (MLES)

www.mapleleafschools.com

MLES is the first and largest BC Offshore School system in China with 7500 students and over 380 Canadian teachers.  We provide academically motivated students with an educational program to prepare them for entrance to western universities. They are primarily Chinese nationals for whom English is not their first language.

OISE 2211,

2 – 3 PM

 

Organizations conducting interviews/assessments on Wednesday December 11th:

Organization, Website, Room(s) Location

Description

Purpose/Contact

Kativik School Board

https://career.kativik.qc.ca/

OISE 8201

The Kativik Ilisarniliriniq, the school board of Nunavik, was created in 1975, under the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA). Kativik Ilisarniliriniq is granted the power and jurisdiction to develop and deliver specific educational services and programs consistent with Inuit culture.

We will be conducting interviews during the fair. We will offer the opportunity to the students to do the interview right away. For more information, contact Priscilla Tiono, Priscilla.Tiono@kativik.qc.ca.

Halton District School Board

www.hdsb.ca

OISE 8170

The Halton District School Board (HDSB) serves more than 65,000 students in 105 schools in Burlington, Milton, Oakville and Halton HIlls.  Halton is a quickly growing school Board. We are committed to fostering an environment where every student and staff member will learn, grow and succeed.

Will be conducting on-site interviews for French Teachers. For more information, contact Marsha Sulewski: sulewskim@hdsb.ca.

York Region District School Board

www.yrdsb.ca/careers

OISE 8180

York Region District School Board is the third largest school district in Ontario, with over 124,000 students in 178 elementary schools and 33 secondary schools.

We will be conducting French Language Assessments (proficiency test) for anyone interested in teaching French with our Board.  We will hold the assessments between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Contact emails of our French Language assessors:

elizabeth.bond@yrdsb.ca

rusheyne.henry-ferguson@yrdsb.ca.

Head Starts in Learning Inc.

www.headstartsinlearning.com

OISE 8200

Head Starts in Learning provides tutoring services for students between grades K-12. We believe in every students ability to succeed and celebrate each students uniqueness. We help students build confidence and actualize their dreams or lifelong success through the use of teaching strategies that are tailored to each learner.

Candidates are required to complete an initial online questionnaire. Based on responses, we will conduct interviews. Ideally, candidates should have their resumes and be available for interviews. We will not be hiring candidates on-the-spot. Successful candidates need to provide references alongside an original copy of their VSS. A successful candidate will have the following: (A) Passion for teaching with strong communication and interpersonal skills. (B) Preference will go to those candidates who reside in the GTHA with primary focus on those who live in the Peel region and a secondary focus for those who can serve students in the areas of Toronto, Caledon, Ajax and West of Toronto. (C) As a mobile tutoring company, candidates must be willing to meet with students either in their homes or at an agreed-upon public location. Contact: info@headstartsinlearning.com

Upper Grand District School Board

www.ugdsb.ca

OISE 8214 & OISE 8280

The Upper Grand District School Board serves more than 35,000 students through 65 elementary schools & 11 secondary schools in the City of Guelph, County of Wellington & County of Dufferin. Student success is the goal of over 3,000 dedicated teaching & support staff who are aided by the contributions of caring volunteers & community partners.

We will be conducting interviews. We select candidates for our Occasional Teacher (OT) Roster by emailing their references and asking them to fill out our reference check form. Those individuals that have a strong interview along with strong references will be selected and offered an OT position within our board. Students who have questions or concerns can email Mo Mitchell: mo.mitchell2@ugdsb.on.ca.


The PPC Conference is open to all OISE students and recent graduates. To registerclick here.

Teacher Employment Handbook (PPC Edition) 2019/2020 is now available!