Pre-Service

GET TO KNOW OUR SECONDEES - Lindsay LaMorre

Why did you want to become a secondee at York? I’m thinking of a quote by Fred Divito: “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” I was looking for a new challenge, something outside of my comfort zone, saw the opportunity at York and decide ...

Community Practicum Profile: The 519

The 519 is committed to the health, happiness and full participation of the LGBTQ community. A City of Toronto agency with an innovative model of Service, Space and Leadership, we strive to make a real difference in people’s lives, while working to pro ...

“Yearbook in Poetry” an example of experiential learning at its best

A unique “Yearbook in Poetry” assignment proved to be an exercise in experiential learning for teacher candidates (TCs) in course director Lorin Schwarz’s Teaching English in the Intermediate/Senior Division course. The teacher candidates peer-edited, ...

ROM exhibit provides York TCs with lessons on representing the past and present histories of Indigenous Peoples in Canada

This past January, the Faculty’s Issues with Indigenous Education class taught by Ixchel Bennett visited the Daphne Cockwell Gallery of Canada: First Peoples gallery at the Royal Ontario Museum, to experience the past and present history of Indigenous ...

Action research project brings together participants for meaningful conversations about new teacher mentorship

After working with induction mentors with the New Teacher Induction Program (NTIP) and partnering with Faculty of Education pre-service mentors, Dr. Lana Parker and Dr. Diane Vetter have cultivated an understanding of the value of both mentorship and t ...

York teacher candidates first to view new multimedia resource for teachers designed to strengthen support for Indigenous students

78 teacher candidates from York's B.Ed. (French) program were privileged to be the first audience to view and learn about the new resource "En cercle, en classe" (Joining the Circle), produced by the Centre ontarien de prévention des agressions (COPA). ...

International Practicum Placement provides teacher candidate with an invaluable learning experience

Each year, students in the Consecutive Bachelor of Education (BEd) program can apply for an opportunity to complete their final teaching placement in an international location, rather than in an Ontario school. These teaching placements take place for ...

Drama workshop explores issues of sustainability and global citizenship

This past November, teacher candidates at the Regent Park site participated in a drama workshop to explore sustainability issues and global citizenship through a social justice lens. The workshop, which was presented by Sarah Papoff from the Council of ...

Student media project an example of authentic learning through digital contexts

Students in the Faculty's  EDUC 3051 – Teaching English in the Intermediate/Senior Division – course have created an online literary journal as a way of enacting a ‘production pedagogy’ to understand what and how students can learn through creative mak ...

2016 Helen G. Mitchell Award winner

Congratulations to teacher candidate Ana-Maria Jerca who was selected as one of the 2016 recipient’s of the OMLTA Helen G. Mitchell Award. Ana-Maria was presented with the award at the OMLTA’s recent spring conference at the International Plaza Hotel ( ...