5008 T2P: Tuesday October 23 (Year 2)

UPDATE: We are currently planning the Teacher Wellness Conference scheduled for Nov 6 (T2P Year 2) – tell us what you want to see!


Year 2 – Experiential Learning: Tools for Teaching


12:45 pm to 1:45 pm

International AFE Preparation Session (Community Room)

Katie Mentone, Program Coordinator, Teacher Education

Teacher Candidates who are planning to participate in an International Experience for AFE 2 should plan to attend this information session.


12:45 pm to 1:45 pm

Professional Identities – Building Your Teaching Portfolio (Room 2046)

Dr. Wendy Crocker, Faculty of Education

Attend this interactive workshop to learn how to construct your professional portfolio that will help you to stand out in a interview. An award-winning educator and former TVDSB principal, Wendy will share tried and true strategies for building your professional identity.


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

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.


Breakout sessions will be guided by a Simulated Participant Facilitator (SPF) and one of 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 Modern School Podcast

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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