Additional Qualifications Courses

As you wrap up your final practicum and before heading off on your T2P experience, the AQ Department would like to remind you to consider registering for an Additional Qualifications course this summer. All Western AQ courses are completely online with no requirement to attend classes. We offer 2 sessions this summer:
• Intersession: May 19-June 24
• Summer: July 1 – 31

Think about taking a Special Education or Kindergarten course or expanding your teaching qualifications with a Primary, Junior, Intermediate or Senior ABQ course. Visit our website at http://aqcourses.ca to view the many courses that we offer and to REGISTER for courses. Registration is easy and we accept Amex, MC and Visa for payment.

Feel free to drop by next week when you are in the Faculty to chat with either Susanna or me in the Teacher Education office to discuss the best course(s) for you. Or email conted@uwo.ca with questions.

Best of luck to all of you as you complete your Teacher Education at Western.
Claire Organ

Manager, Continuing Teacher Education
Faculty of Education, Western University
1137 Western Rd. London ON N6G 1G7
(519)661-2111 x.88649

Enroute to Your Profession Conference – April 27 & 28

Below is the schedule for next week’s Enroute to Your Profession Conference.

MONDAY, APRIL 27 (all sessions in auditorium)

9:00-10:00           Student card scanning outside auditorium
10:00                   Welcome – Dr. McNay
10:15                   Address – Dr. Michael Salvatori, Ontario College of Teachers
10:30-11:30         PIN Ceremony – renewal of promises & pledge led by Dr. Salvatori; receipt of your OCT PIN (limited seating is available for guests;  be sure to dress professionally, pledge cards will be provided in the auditorium)

11:30                   Closing Remarks – Dr. McNay
12:00-1:00           Lunch (on your own)
1:00-3:00             “Perspectives on Hiring” – Human Resource Panel Discussion moderated by Bill Tucker

TUESDAY, APRIL 27

8:00-9:00             Student card scanning outside auditorium
9:00-10:00           Regulation 274 and How it Affects Hiring Practice (auditorium)
10:00-10:15         Break
10:30-12:00         Principals’ Panel: Interview Strategies (auditorium)
12:00-1:00           Lunch (on your own)
1:00-2:15             Workshops (registration required, see list below)
2:15-2:30             Break
2:30-3:45             Workshops (registration required, see list below)

Tuesday Workshop Choices:

  • Ask an Occasional Teacher: Panel Discussion
  • Alternative Careers in Education: Panel Discussion
  • Behaviour Management in the Classroom
  • Occasional Teacher Survival Guide
  • Apply to Education
  • Classroom Management for Occasional Teachers

REGISTER FOR YOUR WORKSHOP CHOICES AT: at http://www.edu.uwo.ca/mis/events/eventRegistration.asp?eventID=53&intCase2do=1)

We look forward to seeing all of you next week!

Reminders & Updates

Enroute to Your Profession Conference (April 27 & 28): The final schedule is being confirmed and will be posted soon.  The Conference will include workshops and a PIN ceremony where you will receive your OCT PIN. Please plan to be here both days from 9-3. Attendance is expected.

OCT Registration: Be sure to begin your OCT registration NOW.  Remember that you  must be certified by September 1, 2015 to qualify for certification under the current criteria. The certification process does take some time; you cannot leave this until the summer.  Transcripts for OCT: Be sure to request that your B.Ed./Dip.Ed. transcript be sent after degree conferral.

Apply to Graduate: If you have not already done so, be sure to apply to graduate before April 30.  You must apply to graduate to receive your degree, even if you do not plan to attend convocation.

Final Grades: Final grades will be available via the Student Centre in mid-May.

T2P Final Report: T2P comprises part of Practicum. Your T2P Report must be submitted immediately following completion of T2P (on May 15) so that your practicum grade can be finalized. The report is available here on the blog under the T2P link (http://theteachercandidate.com/t2p/). Your report may be submitted by email to eduwo@uwo.ca if you are not planning to be at the Faculty for the T2P Showcase Day on May 15.

Showcase Day (May 15): Showcase Day is an opportunity for you to reconnect with your peers following T2P. If you wish to “showcase” your T2P experience (via a poster or other presentation), please contact Christine at cknights@uwo.ca.

Associate Teacher’s Award for Excellence

Teacher Candidates,

The Faculty of Education at Western University has long acknowledged the vital role of student teaching in the development of new teachers. To recognize this contribution, the Faculty of Education will once again present associate teachers with the Award for Excellence. Attached is the Associate Teacher’s Award for Excellence Form. Please send your nomination with a covering letter to Christine Knight-Smith at the Faculty of Education or by email to eduwo@uwo.ca. The deadline for nomination is April 30, 2015.

Regards,

Teacher Education

2015 AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE FORM

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