Attention Biology & General Science Teacher Candidates!

On Saturday December 6th, there will be a demonstration geared towards any Biology and General Science teacher candidates; although all teacher candidates are welcome. The event will take place at 2pm at Catholic Central High School (accessible on the 2, 7 and 20 bus routes).

Please RSVP to the google form provided:

John Maclellan (a teacher there who’s won the Prime Minister’s Teaching Award for Excellence) has developed what he calls VIRTmac (the Visual Interactive Revolutionary Tactile Magnetic Classroom). VIRTmac is a unique and effective method for teaching biology, and it’s something you truly need to see to believe. His model is on the basis of Science but the technique could be applied to any subject.

John’s class is covered in sheet metal and he literally builds the course around the students as the course progresses. It provides an amazing visual and the students love it. John Maclellan and Denise Web from CCH will be there to demonstrate VIRTmac at this informal, informational session.

Check out this link for some photos and videos:

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Friday, November 21 – Professional Day

On Friday, November 21, two events are scheduled:

10:00am – 12:00 noon – T2P INFORMATION SESSION (auditorium) (mandatory for all teacher candidates)

1:00pm – 6:00pm – INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL LEARNING SYMPOSIUM (for interested teacher candidates)

For those of you interested in the International Education Professional Learning Symposium, you will need to register for your workshop choice(s) at Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and there is limited space.

Symposium Schedule (please note the times of the concurrent sessions before you go online to register)

Workshop Details


Students Teaching Students – November 20

Teacher Candidates!

Congratulations on your first practicum experience and welcome back to Althouse! So, why not hit up next week’s STS Dialogue led by your very own ESC President Rebecca Horeth regarding a child’s vertical or horizontal development in education.

Come out on Nov. 20th @ 5:00pm in the *Community Room (new location-rm. 1139) for some FREE PIZZA, lovely acquaintances and good talks.

ALSO, are YOU looking to facilitate a future STS dialogue? Do you want a letter of recognition from Dr. Pam Bishop, our Dean of Graduate Studies? Then hit up our Google Drive account and submit your information and email Amani at

We look forward to seeing you next Thursday!

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