Duration of Experience

Transition to Professional Practice
Anna Zuber and Christine Knight-Smith
An opportunity to try something different, to
enrich your experience and the skills that
you offer as a teacher
Features of T2P
• “Design your own T2P” based on your goals
• Choose your geographic location
• 10 days to expand your experience and resume
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
Option A: Community Placement
Why choose a community placement?
• Become exposed to other career routes as an Educator
• Build meaningful community through on-the-job market
• Enhance your understanding of different cultures, communities,
social issues
• Increase your sense of civic engagement and social responsibility
For example…
Social agencies
Non-profit organizations
Community libraries
Universities and Colleges
Seniors’ facilities
Art galleries
Hospitals and Health Care Facilities
Note: Teacher Candidates with Early Years Specialization are required to do
T2P placements in Early Years settings
Option B: School T2P placement
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
London District Catholic School Board
LDCSB has requested a coordinated T2P
• Do not approach directly
• Submit T2P application requesting LDCSB, indicating what
type of placement
Option C:
International Community Service Learning
Option C: International CSL
The Faculty of Education Partners with The Student Success
Centre to offer 3 unique international experience:
1. Peru - Solidarity in Action
2. Germany & Poland - Amizade
3. Dominican Republic - Outreach 360
What is International CSL?
• A pedagogical approach you can use in your
• A form of International Education
• Service activities with specific learning outcomes
• Based on community-defined needs
• Cultural immersion
• Focus is service not travel
• Incorporates reflection to achieve deep learning
• Exposure to diverse communities and “ways of
Germany/Poland Experience
Opportunity: Community Service Learning in Germany and
Community Partner: Amizade (www.amizade.org)
Duration of Experience: 10 days (Tuesday, May 5th- Friday, May
15th, 2015)
Current Focus: Holocaust Remembrance and Preservation
Number of Opportunities: Minimum of 10, Maximum of 19
(includes Student Team Leader) + 1 Faculty Team Leader
Features of Trip: Visits to historic sites in Germany and Poland –
service work with Auschwitz Museum
Cost: $3330
Opportunity: Community Service Learning in Peru
Community Partner: Solidarity in Action
Duration of Experience: 13 days (Friday, May 1st – Wednesday,
May 13th)
Current Focus: Education
Number of Opportunities: Minimum of 9, Maximum of 24
Teacher Candidates + 1 Faculty Team Leader
Features of this Trip: Candidates support local community
partners through teaching, lesson planning and curriculum
design. The 13-day program includes a visit to Machu Picchu.
Cost: $3100
Dominican Republic
Opportunity: Community Service Learning in Dominican
Community Partner: Outreach 360
Duration of Experience: 7 days (Saturday, May 2nd – Saturday,
May 9th)
Current Focus: Education
Number of Opportunities: Minimum of 10, Maximum of 19
Teacher Candidates + 1 Faculty Team Leader
Features of this Trip: Facilitating educational programming for
youth of all ages, including pre-school education, English
education, and literacy education at neighbourhood centres and
Outreach 360 Learning Sites.
Cost: $1715
Is International CSL Right for You?
• Be prepared to work and learn, travel and
tourism are secondary features
• Prepare to work HARD
• A group activity, highly integrated
• “Humble” (yet clean, comfortable)
accommodations, ground transport for true
• Often creates more questions than answers
How to Get Involved
Information Sessions at 12:30pm and 1:30pm on Tuesday,
November 25 in Rm 1162.
Applications “go live” on Monday, Nov 24 – link on the blog, due
by December 11 with $200 non-refundable deposit.
Successful applications based on depth of answers, not first
come first served.
December 19 – Confirmations to Successful Applicants
2 Mandatory Pre-Departure Sessions in Winter
Option D: French Exchange
• Typically available to Teacher Candidates enrolled in a French
program (PJ, JI, or IS)
• Students from France are completing their practicum
placements here in London now
• Western teacher candidates visit France in May (4 weeks)
• Information will be presented in French courses
Showcase Finale – May 15th
• Displays of T2P placement – opportunity to “showcase” the
organization or school where you completed your T2P
• Final assembly - music, international T2P presentations and
• Informal celebration, chance to say “good-bye”
• Complimentary Pizza party
• Celebrate the many successes
of the year!
T2P Application process
• Submit your proposal online (link from the blog)
• The registration form requires:
– the type of T2P experience you choose (one of the 3optionsCommunity placement, School placement, International Service
Learning (includes 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 email once your proposal has been approved.
Application Timeline
November 21 – General Information Session
November 24 – Application system “live”
November 25 – Information Sessions for International Opportunities (12:30 & 1:30
pm) room 1162
December 11 – International Service Learning applications due with nonrefundable deposit (submit to Teacher Education Office)
December 19 – Confirmations to International Service Learning applicants
February 20th – T2P proposals due (final fees due for international participants)
Is T2P mandatory?
Can I return to one of my schools where I did my practicum placement?
Is there any money available to help with the international placements?
How is T2P evaluated?
Is my Police Record check still valid for T2P?