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1 Y EAR 2 I NFORMATION S ESSION Planning for

2 A GENDA Course Registration Alternative Placements

3 C OURSE R EGISTRATION Registration will open June 2015 Register in your Education (Nipissing) courses first Plan WLU schedule around NU Register for Observation & Practice Teaching

4 A LTERNATIVE P RACTICUM P LACEMENTS Alternative Placement in Year 3 Greater continuity in placement blocks in upper years Practicum will now take place in publically funded schools in years 4 & 5, as arranged by the Practicum Office International Placements can take place in either Year 3 or Year 4

5 W HAT IS AN A LTERNATIVE P LACEMENT ? Use teaching and transferable skills in non- traditional teaching environments, including private schools Explore alternative employment options where teaching skills are an asset Network and make community contacts that may lead to future employment outside the classroom Offer services to the community An opportunity to:

6 TEACHER CANDIDATES EXPERIENCES … Jamie Burge Museum London Shantel Edwards Brantford Christian School Mason Gomes Cube For Teachers

7 Alternative Practicum Overview  Observation and Practice Teaching course EDUC 4686/4696  120 volunteer hours required to fulfill credit requirements  Alternative practicum hours can be completed on any day of the week  Alternative practicum is self-selected and arranged by the student  Must be approved and supported by the Practicum Advisory Committee before the placement may begin  Alternative Practicum Placements may begin as early as May 2015

8 C OURSE C REDIT R EQUIREMENTS An alternative practicum is a requirement of the Observation and Practice Teaching Course Teacher Candidates must register for the Observation and Practice Teaching course on Web Advisor Failure to complete the alternative practicum as outlined in the Alternative Practicum Handbook will result in a course failure Once signed volunteer hours and final evaluation are received, transcripts will be updated in May 2016

9 D OCUMENTS & T IMELINES 1. Application 2. Timesheet(s) 3. Evaluation Submit after April 2015 Submit by May 31, 2016 Alternative Practicum Placement Applications Timelines All forms to be submitted to the Practicum Office Practicum Placement applications must be submitted for approval after April 2015 and 3 weeks prior to placement commencement NOTE: You must allow three weeks for the approval process and the placement cannot begin until approved

10 Failure to Submit an Alternative Placement Application In order to graduate from the Concurrent Education program, Teacher Candidates must fulfill all degree requirements Detailed Degree Requirements can be found in the Academic Calendar If any of the application, timesheets or final evaluation are not submitted by the dates outlined, a mark of “F” will be entered for transcript purposes.

11 Evaluation of the Alternative Practicum Placement There is one final evaluation, but it is desirable to review the evaluation form and the expectations at the beginning and middle of the placement with the Supervisor Students are to maintain a time sheet and submit it at the completion of the placement with Supervisor signature The timesheet and evaluation form are due to the Practicum Office one week after the completion of the placement but no later than May 31, 2016

12 F INDING A PLACEMENT ? Criteria: Significant connection to human development and service Teaching skills may be applied Total of 120 volunteer hours in one placement within the time period from May May Two placements cannot be combined to provide 120 hours Location must appear to be healthy and safe Unpaid service In Ontario, but outside of a publicly funded school board Supervisor is not immediate family, or peer in the program, or a parent of a child involved in the placement International placement is only Nipissing sponsored Not more than two (2) Teacher Candidates with the same supervisor per year

13 Overall Summary 1.Pickup an Alternative Placement Teacher Candidate/Supervisor handbook from the practicum office during March Use the official letter to inform potential Supervisor to determine the feasibility of a placement 3.Complete and submit an Alternative Practicum placement application to Practicum Office for approval 3 weeks prior to placement commencing 4.After approval is received, provide Alternative Placement Handbook to supervisor and placement may begin 5.Complete 120 volunteer hours in the Alternative Placement setting 6.Collaborate in completing the final evaluation and submit the original with the signed timesheet(s) to the Practicum Office, NO LATER THAN MAY 31, 2016

14 E XAMPLES OF PRIOR ALTERNATIVE PLACEMENTS COMPLETED The NU website has a number of opportunities: -info/Pages/Alternative-Placements.aspx

15 Alternative Practicum Placement International Planned for May 2016 Destinations - to be determined Accompanied by Faculty Facilitator Apply by September 2015; approved in October 2015 Approximate cost: $ HTTP :// WWW. NIPISSINGU. CA / DEPARTMENTS / INTERNATIONAL / EDUCATION - ABROAD / BED - INTERNATIONAL - PRACTICA /P AGES /B RANTFORD -C AMPUS. ASPX Teacher Candidates in Year 3 for will be permitted to complete an International Placement in either Year 3 or Year 4 of their program

16 Questions ?? Contact Associate Dean: Or Practicum Officer:


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