“Enroute to your Profession” – updated schedule

Teacher Candidates

Please make note of the updates in the schedule (below) for our 2 day conference, “Enroute to your Profession “ which will occur on Monday April 28th and Tuesday April 29th.  Don’t miss the Pin Ceremony from OCT,  information from Human Resources Professionals, the Principals’ Panel and your choice of  2 presentations on Occasional Teaching.  Watch the blog for Registration for the workshops which will be opening next week.

Please note: the cafeteria will NOT be open at this time, so you will want to bring your lunch or grab a quick bite at a local restaurant.

Also : Mark your calendar for “Showcase Day Finale” which will occur on Friday May 16th from 9:00 -2:00.

Day 1: Monday, April 28, 2014

9:30 Registration in foyer
10:00 Welcome – Margaret McNay, Associate Dean
10:15 Address – Dr. Michael Salvatori, Registrar, Ontario College of Teachers
10:30 -11:30 Pin Ceremony: Renewal of Promises & Pledge  led by Dr. Michael Salvatori  

Presentation of Pins

11:30 Closing remarks – Margaret McNay, Associate Dean
12:00 -1:00 LUNCH
1:00 – 1:15 Bill Tucker – Perspectives on Hiring :   Former Director of Education , TVDSB
1:15 -3:00 Panel Discussion: Hiring Policies

Moderated by Bill Tucker, Associate Professor, Educational Leadership Program

Maureen Bedek, Executive Officer, Human Resources Services, LDSB

Brian Reid, Manager, Employee Relations/ Hiring, Durham District School    Board

Jennifer Tozer, Acting Manager of Human Resources, TVDSB

 Day 2: Tuesday April 29, 2014

9:00 -10:00 Susan Graham: Introduction to today’s sessions

Polly Stringle : Introduction of guest speaker

Terry Card, President, Thames Valley Occasional Teachers: “Bill 274 and how it affects the hiring practice”

10:00 -10:15 BREAK
10:30 – 12:00 Interview Strategies : Principals’ Panel

Moderator: Mark Henshaw, President SC

Patty Baker TVDSB – Elementary)

Michael Phillips TVDSB – (Secondary)

Win Braunsch LDCSB –   (Secondary)

Fred Fowlie LDCSB -(Elementary)

 

12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH
1:00 -2:15 Workshops A:
 
  1. Behavioral Management for Occasional Teachers – Connie Zoet, Durham Occasional Teachers (ETFO)
 
  1. Occasional Teacher Survival Guide –Anna Morrison  -OECTA
 
  1. Classroom Management for Occasional Teachers – OSSTF
 
  1. Behavior Management System – Steve Johnson, TVDSB Principal
 
  1. Financial Considerations of being an Occasional Teacher– Natalie Trimble
 
  1. Panel Discussion – Moderated by Betsy Reilly
2:30 -3:45 Workshops B:
 
  1. Behavioral Management for Occasional Teachers – Connie Zoet, Durham Occasional Teachers (ETFO)
 
  1. Occasional Teacher Survival Guide –Anna Morrison  -OECTA
 
  1. Classroom Management for Occasional Teachers – OSSTF
 
  1. Behavior Management System – Steve Johnson, TVDSB Principal
 
  1. Financial Considerations of being an Occasional Teacher– Natalie Trimble
 
  1. Panel Discussion – Moderated by Betsy Reilly

 

First Aid Training

Hello fellow teacher candidates,

The Education Students’ Council is offering a comprehensive two-day course which includes first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those who need them due to work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies. This course exceeds competitor’s standards by including injury prevention content as well as training in automated external defibrillators (AED).

Discounted price: between 70-80 dollars. Subsidies will likely be provided in the form of reimbursements upon completion of the training.

The training is broken into 2 sessions. They will be held from 9am-5pm on April 26th and May 1st.

To participate, register by bringing $80 cash to the Teacher Education office. Make sure to give your name and email address. (Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, maximum 36 participants.)

Certification:
3-year certification in CPR Level C and AED

Course Content:
> The First Aider’s Role
> Check, Call, Care
> H.A.IN.E.S. Recovery Position
> Choking—Adult
> Assisting with Medications
> Angina and Heart Attack
> Stroke
> CPR—Adult
> Deadly Bleeding
> Level A content
> Choking—child and baby
> CPR—child and baby

Take-Home Materials:
Red Cross CPR/AED Manual
Certification card and optional wall certificate (or as required by legislation)

Western Email

Be sure to check your Western mail regularly while on practicum and ensure that your inbox is not full. Several instructors are in touch with the Teacher Education office each day trying to find alternate ways to reach you as they are not hearing back from you or are receiving messages that your mailboxes are full.

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