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Professional Preparation Conference (PPC) 2018

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 11th and Wednesday December 12th. The PPC Conference is open to all OISE students and recent graduates.

Below you will find registration and details of the presentations, breakout sessions and career fair offered. For more information, or to register, click here.

Employer Handbook (PPC Edition) 2018/2019 is now available!

PPC DAY 1: December 11th 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 11th: A Quick Look:

Time

Activity

Location

Note

8:30 am – 9:30 am 

New Teacher Talk

3 rooms, see below

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

9:45 am – 11:45 am

Presentations

2 rooms, see below

 

11:45 am – 12:30 pm

Lunch Break (meal is not provided)

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Affiliates Presentation

3 rooms, see below

 

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Breakout Session 1

See table below

Offered twice, pick two.

3:00 pm  – 4:00 pm

Breakout Session 2

See table below

 


New Teacher Talk: 8:30 – 9:30 am (Please register for one of three)

Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) – Location: Auditorium, Speaker: Denessa Ricketts

Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) – Location: 2-214, Speaker: Francesca Imbrogno

Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) – Location: 2-212, Speaker: Pauline Feng

 

Presentations: 9:45 – 11:45 am (Please register for one of two)

Classroom Management for Occasional Teachers – Location: Auditorium, Speakers: Rebekkah Wilkin and Shannon Smith

Technology in the Modern Classroom – Location: 2-212, Speaker: Anthony Carabache

 

Affiliates Presentation: 12:30 – 1:30 pm (Please register for one of three)

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

Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) – Location: 2-214, Speaker: Anthony Carabache

Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) – Location: 2-212, Speaker: Danica Izzard

 

Breakout Sessions: 1:45 – 2:45 pm & 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Please register for two breakout sessions)

Topic

Description

Presenter

Room

Working towards LGBTQI2S Safer and Inclusive Schools

Join presenters from Eagle Canada Human Rights Trust in discussing the basics of LGBTQI2S identities, and presenting simple tools and strategies for creating safer and more inclusive school communities.

Kevin Welbes Godin

2279

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

2205

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

2214

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

2296

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.

Shelly Jan and Rob Fulford

2212

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

2286

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 & Nicole Gauthier

2295

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 12th 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 – tons of school boards that will be interviewing and hiring on spot!

Career Fair Organizations and their Locations

December 12th: A Quick Look:

PPC Career Fair Day

Time

Activity

Speaker

Location

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

OCT (Ontario College of Teachers) Welcome

Chantal Bélisle

OISE Auditorium

9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

OISE CPL/AQ Presentation

Alana Shahfazlollahi

OISE Auditorium

10:30 a.m.– 11:00 a.m.

Apply to Education Presentation

Mark Laurie

OISE Auditorium

11:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m.

PPC Career Fair

OISE Library & 2nd floor

Career Fair Organizations and their Locations

 

The following organizations will be holding information sessions on Dec. 12th, be sure to register:

Time

Organization

Room

11am – 12pm

Aurelia Education Ltd

5160

12pm – 1pm

Calgary Board of Education

5160

12pm – 1pm

Prospero Teaching

5230

1pm – 2pm

Foresight International Education Center

5150

1pm – 2pm

The International School of Nanshan Shenzhen (ISNS)

5160

2pm – 3pm

VIPKid

5150

 

The following organizations will be conducting interviews on Dec. 12th:

Organization Name

Room #

Time

Christ the Redeemer Catholic Schools

2198

9:00 am

to

5:00 pm

Durham Catholic District School Board

2199

Upper Grand District School Board

3310 and 3312

Halton District School Board

5240

Niagara Catholic District School Board

5260

TimePlan Education & Empowering Learning

5270

York Region District School Board

5280

Calgary Board of Education

8280

9:00 am to 12:00 pm (Dec. 13th)

 

For more information, or to register, click here.