January Student Services Newsletter 2018

January 11th, 2018

Find out what is happening in the Faculty of Education and York U.

FESA’s Faculty of Education Town Hall
FESA will be offering a Town Hall on January 15, 2018 at 3:00pm McLaughlin College 050C.  More information and registration: https://www.rebrand.ly/fesatownhall

International Practicum Placement (IPP) Deadline Extended – January 15, 2018
Each year, students in the Bachelor of Education (Bed) and Bachelor of Education (Technological Education) program can apply for the opportunity to participate to complete their final teaching placement in an international location, in addition to their required teaching in Ontario schools. This opportunity is in addition to the experience required in Ontario schools for the degree.

Complete a four-week placement in the spring in Kenya, Nicaragua or China! Some funding is available to students to help offset the cost.   We are hosting information sessions in Winters College.
IPP Application: http://edu.yorku.ca/files/2017/11/IPPapplicPackage2018c.pdf

Career Centre’s activities – Employer Recruitment Sessions
Employer Recruitment Sessions are a great way for students to meet face to face with employers. The following organizations will be on campus in January:

Grand District School Board – January 12, 2018 @ 12:00pm
Halton Catholic District School Board – January 12, 2018 @ 1:00pm
WOW 1 Day Painting – January 17, 2018 @ 11:30am
York Region District School Board – January 19, 2018 @ 12:00pm
Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services – January 24, 2018 @ 2:30pm
Toronto District School Board – January 26, 2018 @ 12:00pm

The Career Centre is pleased to provide you with a PDF of the calendar of activities for the month of January 2018.  Alternatively, you may refer to our online calendar.

The Career Centre’s annual winter Career Fair will be taking place on Thursday, January 18th from 10:00am – 3:00pm in the Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building (formerly TEL Building) with over 50 employers offering full-time, part-time, and summer employment opportunities for York students and new graduates.

Technology Workshops – Learn how to Engage Learners using these Technologies

Teaching with Technology: SMARTBoard and Google Classroom (Session 1)
Room 3146, DB (formerly TEL) Building, York University
Saturday, 20 January 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Teaching with Technology: Coding and Robotics in the classroom (Session 2)
Room 3146, DB (formerly TEL) Building, York University
Saturday, 27 January 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Teaching with Technology: SMARTBoard and Google Classroom (Session 1)
Room 3146, DB (formerly TEL) Building, York University
Sunday, 4 February 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Teaching with Technology: Coding and Robotics in the classroom (Session 2)
Room 3146, DB (formerly TEL) Building, York University
Sunday, 11 February 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

These sessions are exclusively for students in the Faculty of Education. Registration: https://yorku-edu.eventbrite.com

Orientations to Professional Practice:  Conversations and Experiences
These Workshops for Bachelor of Education students will engage teacher candidates in conversations and experiences specifically related to the complex dimensions of professionalism in the education sector.

WORKSHOPS   Students who attend all three sessions will receive a certificate

Session 1: Cultivating a Professional Image
Guest Speaker: Caroline Drury (Digital Specialist, Communications & Public Affairs Division, York U.)
Monday, January 15, 2018  noon – 2:00 p.m. | 3140 Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building

Session 2: Developing a Professional Orientation to Practice
Monday, February 12, 2018 noon – 2:00 p.m. | 3140 Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building

Session 3: Professional Advocacy and Conflict Resolution
Monday, March 12, 2018 noon – 2:00 p.m. | 3140 Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building

Dr. Sarah Barrett (Associate Professor, Undergraduate Program Director)
Dr. Diane Vetter (Practicum Coordinator)
Cost: $30.00 per session (includes refreshments)   Register online at http://bit.ly/2AqCeYI

2018 BEd Graduates
Apply to Ontario College of Teachers for your Membership registration
BEd students graduating in June 2018 will be applying to the Ontario College of Teachers to become a certified member. There are several steps students will need to do to ensure there are no delays nominating BEd graduates after convocation.

  1. Review the OCT application information at: https://apps.oct.ca/OLR/Template.aspx?action=rege
  2. Apply for OCT membership/registration: visit: www.oct.ca select Members and then Create an Account. In order for the BEd Student Services Office to send your recommendation, we require the six-digit OCT registration number for each graduating teacher candidate.
  3. Submit the six digit Ontario College Teachers (OCT) registration number by June 1, 2018 to the Faculty of Education. The online form is available on edu.yorku.ca, select Current Students, then Convocation http://edu.yorku.ca/convocation/ then select OCT Registration Number. This will require logging into Passport York.
  4. Transcripts to OCT ~ Graduating BEd teacher candidates will need to make arrangements themselves to order all post-secondary transcripts to be sent to the Ontario College of Teachers. When ordering transcripts, please indicate that you wish for your York University transcript to be sent upon degree completion. Your transcripts must indicate your Bachelor of Education degree has been conferred. This means your transcripts should not be sent until after the June convocation. The Faculty of Education will only send your recommendation to OCT following convocation. Transcripts ordered by the student and the recommendation sent by the Faculty of Education are required for certification.

For more information, visit https://apps.oct.ca/OLR/Template.aspx?action=rege
OUAC transcript request: https://www.ouac.on.ca/apply/oct/en_CA/user/login

June Convocation
Graduating BEd students should view the information on the university’s convocation Web site for details regarding the ceremony and diploma services. Only Concurrent BEd students need to apply to graduate online using the convocation Website at   http://www.yorku.ca/mygrad/preparing/apply  Deadline to apply is February 28, 2018.

Education Electives – SU 2017
The Faculty of Education will be offering ED elective courses over the summer (May, June and into July). The course list of electives will be shared with BEd students in mid-March.

ED elective priority enrollment will be as follows:

  1. ED 3 TC’s requiring an elective for Fall 2018 graduation.
  2. ED 1 Consecutive students heading into ED2 wishing to lessen the course load for F/W 2018.
  3. ED 1 Concurrent students heading back to their UG degree for F/W 2018 and wishing to enroll in elective.

Fall/Winter 2017-18 SFP  http://sfs.yorku.ca/aid/sfp/   The application is available for Fall/Winter 2017-2018 programs. Students must submit their SFP by the following dates to be considered for the corresponding programs:

  • Work/Study Program (RAY/CLAY/YES/Workstudy) – Deadline: January 26, 2018
  • York University Undergraduate Bursary – Deadline: March 2, 2018

The Blanche E. Snell Estate Fund benefits students and educators from developing countries who are studying in Ontario.  The Blanche E. Snell Estate Fund provides grants to foreign students or educators who are enrolled in an educational institution in Canada and who indicate their intention of returning to their own countries to work within an educational environment. Grants are made from the accrued interest in the fund. Visit Ontario Teachers Federation: https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/advocacy/international-assistance/

Where to go when you have concerns about courses and/or Practicum:

  • If you have questions or concerns about your Mentor Teacher ~ discuss this with your Practicum Facilitator.
  • If you have concerns/questions about the course(s) and want to discuss it or get clarification ~ speak with the instructor and/or meet with an Education Student Advisor.
  • If you have concerns with students in your course(s) ~ bring it to the attention of your instructor.

Updating your contact information
Please remember if you change your residential address or phone number(s) you should update this information through York U. Online Service: My Student Records and select Change My Profile at http://www.registrar.yorku.ca/index.php. Its’ also encouraged to add a contact person in case of emergency.

Reminder: Good Housekeeping
Please note that classroom space is shared and we want to remind all students/faculty if eating in the classrooms to please remove garbage and put in the appropriate receptacles in the hallways.
By doing our part, we will help to keep our classrooms in a professional state.

Inclement Weather
Throughout the winter, in cases of inclement weather, the university will also post on its web site weather emergencies and university closures. For details, visit http://webapps.yorku.ca/weather/

Office of Education Student Services hours
Monday 10am – 4pm
Tuesday to Friday 9am – 4pm
Telephone: 416-736-5001
Email: OSP@edu.yorku.ca
Book an Appointment with an Advisor at edu.yorku.ca   Select Current Students and Advising