5008 T2P: Tuesday October 23 (Year 1)

Year 1 – Experiential Learning: Tools for Teaching

1:15 pm to 1:45 pm

An Introduction to Simulations & Clinical Skills Learning (Auditorium)

Sarah Green – Program Coordinator, Clinical Skills Learning Program, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry

The Clinical Skills Learning Program (CSLP) provides organizations and their learners with opportunities to hone their interpersonal, technical, and professional skills through the use of scenario-based simulations with Simulated Participants (SP). In this introduction presentation, learn about how simulated learning can prepare you for challenging situations you may come across as a teacher and how teaching simulations will play a role in your Transition to Professional Practice throughout the BEd program.


2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Teaching Simulations

Clinical Skills Learning Program, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry

Teaching Simulations are safe spaces where teacher candidates can pause, rewind, and “time-out” while reacting to what can be difficult situations that teachers may face on a regular basis. Teacher candidates will play the role of “teacher” in each case. Through observation, professional guidance, participation with peers, and demonstrations to colleagues, teacher candidates are challenged with the question: How would you react in a similar situation?


Observe year two teacher candidates facing challenges that may occur on practicum or during the early years of your teaching career such as:

  1. meeting with a student who has acted out in class
  2. talking to a parent who disagrees with your teaching style, or
  3. facing a colleague who has spoken inappropriately about one of their students.


Sessions will be guided by a Simulated Participant Facilitator (SPF) and our guest educational professionals:

  • Gregg Bereznick, OCT – Head of London International Academy, Lecturer at Western’s Faculties of Education and of Music, Former Teacher, Principal, and Superintendent of Education
  • Jane Edwards, OCT – BEd Faculty Member, Practicum Consultant, and retired Teacher in TVDSB, Recipient of the Angela Armitt Award for Excellence in Teaching by Part-Time Faculty
  • Rick Townend, OCT – Academic Services Consultant, Access Studies at Fanshawe College, BEd Practicum Consultant, retired Teacher, Vice Principal, and Principal
  • Bill McKeown, OCT – Global Competencies Facilitator, TVDSB and co-host of The Truly


Visit the OWL Course Site to register


OPTIONAL: Teach Abroad Opportunities – Tuesday, October 23

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

10:00 – 10:30 am (Community Room) – Information Session

10:30 am – 12:30 pm (Cafeteria) – Information Booth


Aurelia Education UK – Lauren LeBlanc, Educational Placement Manager


  • Hear from a Canadian teacher with several years experience in the UK
  • Have your questions answered from a first hand experience
  • Understand the process A to B on obtaining a UK teaching job, planning the move and how Aurelia will help
  • Learn more about real vacancies


Unavailable? Email Lauren at lauren@aureliaeducation.com

*note: Aurelia Education is a Faculty-partner and supports our Term 2 AFE in the UK

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