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