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Transition to Professional Practice T2P Susan Graham and Anna Zuber An opportunity to try something different, to enrich your experience and the skills.

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1 Transition to Professional Practice T2P Susan Graham and Anna Zuber An opportunity to try something different, to enrich your experience and the skills that you offer as a teacher

2 Features of T2P “Design your own T2P” based on your goals Choose your geographic location 10 days to expand your experience and resume

3 Option A: Community Placement

4 Why choose a community placement? Become exposed to other career routes as an Educator Build meaningful community through on-the-job market connections Enhance your understanding of different cultures, communities, social issues Increase your sense of civic engagement and social responsibility

5 For example… Social agencies Non-profit organizations Community libraries University and Colleges Seniors’ facilities Museums Art galleries Hospitals and Health Care Facilities Note: Teacher Candidates with Early Years Specialization are required to do T2P placements in Early Years’ settings

6 Option B: School T2P placement

7 In school ideas… Work with a different age or level of students Any department where you would like experience Examples include: Special Education Classes Guidance Departments School libraries English as a second language Alternate or adult Education Private schools Early years classrooms

8 London District Catholic School Board LDCSB has requested a coordinated T2P IMPORTANT: Do not approach directly Submit T2P application requesting LDCSB, indicating what type of placement

9 Option C: International CSL

10 In collaboration with the Student Success Centre, the Faculty of Education offers 4 international options: 1. Laredo Texas - Habitat for Humanity 2. Peru - Solidarity in Action 3. Poland - Amizade 4. Dominican Republic - Outreach 360

11 Option D: French Exchange Typically available to Teacher Candidates enrolled in the French programme Students from France have recently completed their practicum placements here in London Information will be presented in French courses

12 Showcase Finale – May 16th Displays of T2P placement – opportunity to “showcase” the organization or school where you completed your T2P Final assembly - music, international T2P presentations and more Informal celebration, chance to say “good-bye” Complementary Pizza party Celebrate the many successes of the year!

13 May 2 - May 16, 2013

14 What are the goals? To try an educational experience which is outside your teachable area(s) To work with a different age group or level of students To add skills and/or experience to your resume To develop a resource which will benefit an organization and will strengthen your organizational skills To use your teaching skills in a workplace outside of the classroom

15 T2P Application process Begin submitting proposals online after Tuesday Dec. 3 rd (application will be on the blog). The registration form requires: – the type of T2P experience you choose (One of the 4 options- Community placement, School placement, International CSL or French exchange) – what you plan to do and where you plan to do it – contact information for your “community partner” – Name and contact information of your Supervisor – At least 3 goals/objectives You will be informed by once your proposal has been approved.

16 Application Timeline November 29 th – General Information Session December 3 rd – Information Sessions for International Opportunities (12:30 & 1:30 pm) room 1162 December 3 rd – Application system “live” December 13 th – International CSL applications due with non-refundable deposit to Faculty of Education December 20 th – Confirmations to International CSL applicants by from Student Success February 20 th – Due date for submission

17 FAQs 1.Is T2P mandatory? 2.Can I return to one of my schools where I did my practicum placement? 3.Is there any money available to help with the international placements? 4. How is T2P evaluated? 5. Is my Police Record check still valid for T2P?

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