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Professional Preparation Conference (PPC) 2019

*NOTE: This page is currently being revised. More information and registeration will be updated by or before Wednesday November 20, 2019. Thank you for your understanding*

 

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.

Below you will find registration and details of the presentations, breakout sessions and career fair offered. More information and registeration will be made available soon.

Employer Handbook (PPC Edition) 2019/2020 edition will be made available soon.

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

Note

9:00 am – 10:00 am 

New Teacher Talk

3 rooms, see below

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

10:15 am – 12:15 am

Presentations

3 rooms, see below

 

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch Break (meal is not provided)

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Affiliates Presentation

3 rooms, see below

 

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 (Please register for one of three)

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

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

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

 

Presentations: 10:15 – 12:15 pm (Please register for one of three)

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

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

Advocacy to Activism: A Blueprint to Equity – Location: TBD, Speaker: TBA

 

Affiliates Presentation: 1:00 – 2:00 pm (Please register for one of three)

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

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

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

 

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

TBD

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

TBD

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

TBD

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

TBD

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

TBD

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

TBD

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

TBD

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.

Career Fair Organizations List, along with their locations will be made available soon.

December 11th: 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

Samantha Stermac

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

 

A list of organizations that wil have information sessions on Dec. 11th will be made available soon.


A list of organizations conducting assessments on Dec. 11th will be made available soon.