Professional Preparation Conference (PPC)

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December 2022
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 7, 2022 and will entirely be virtual – mostly via Zoom. Day 2 of the conference will be held on Thursday December 8, 2022 and will entirely be in person at the OISE Building. A registration system will soon be shared. This webpage will continue to be updated as we approach the PPC event dates.

Conference Day 1 (Virtual): Wednesday December 7th 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. A list of attending organizations will be made available soon. This entire day will be virtual and none of the sessions will be recorded.


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): Thursday 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. More information will be shared soon.


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)