This workshop is designed to support teachers teaching on call with current teaching practices and resources, and to enhance their confidence in their professional status. TTOCs must establish rapport with students quickly and use management strategies that work immediately. The workshop will explore the basics of classroom management and how TTOCs can adapt them for their work. Practical strategies for creating a positive environment and taking constructive action with individual students will be explored. This workshop will take three hours, so you need to sign up for Parts 1, 2, and 3. TTOCs who participate in all three sessions will qualify for pay on Apr 23.
TTOCs, student teachers, and early career teachers
Heidi Fowler is a TTOC in both the Victoria and Saanich school districts and she gratefully acknowledges the traditional territories of the W̱SÁNEĆ and Lekwungen peoples where she lives, works and plays. Since obtaining her BEd at UBC in 2001 she has taught in the Vancouver school district, honed her “substitute teacher” skills in Australia and worked in a BC curriculum school in Thailand for 5 years. She is active in her local on the TTOC & New Teacher Committee, Pro-D Committee, Contract Committee, and Teacher Mentorship program. She is also a BCTF Facilitator and enjoys delivering virtual workshops to teaching colleagues across the province.
Joanie received her Elementary Teacher Certificate (1975) and BEd - Elementary Language Arts/Music Degree (1980) from UVic. She completed her MEd, Diploma Field Studies Cohort Program with SFU and BSD#41 (2007).
Her first year teaching position was in Fernie, B.C. (2 years) and then 32 years (and counting!) with Burnaby, in varying capacities including intermediate classroom, Grades 6 and 7; Music: K-7 and TTOC: K-12.
Joanie has presented her own workshop, entitled, “Groovin’ With Inclusion,” to cohort colleagues, International Teachers at SFU, and at a District Pro-D day in Oliver, B.C. It was designed as her final project for her MEd Diploma and is an interactive workshop that explores how music impacts the brain, helps with emotional and social development, enhances self-esteem, assists with language development and can be an effective contributor to strengthening all the learning styles.
At UVic, she has worked for two terms as an evening instructor for first year education students and in the Education Extension department. At VCC (Vancouver Community College), she was an instructor in the Adult Basic Education department, for beginner to high school levels. At UBC, she co-created the English Education Resource Centre (1979).
She has many years of experience, and also a ‘young at heart’ attitude and desire to continue to model the life-long learning concept of which she has always been a strong proponent. She is excited to be part of this conference and continue to learn with the current generation of caring, skilled and talented professionals.