Teacher Training Practicum
The Teacher Training Practicum (TTP) is Step #2 of Becoming a Trained Teacher. It is an opportunity for a group of up to 16 teachers-in-training to practice their new-found teaching skills in a safe, structured, online environment facilitated by two Certified MSC Teachers/TTP Trainers.
The TTP provides new teachers with a “laboratory” to find their own voices and to continue to practice what they learned during the Residential/Live Online Teacher Training course, with time between each session to review, prepare and reflect on the process of teaching MSC. This cohort model allows participants the unique opportunity to build an environment of safety and support among colleagues as a source of encouragement and assistance long after the practicum ends.
All TTPs are held online via the Zoom platform and each weekly session is 2.5 hours duration. Full instruction will be given on how to log in and prepare for your first session approximately one week before the start date.
When to take the Teacher Training Practicum
The TTP has been mandatory since January of 2020 for all trainees who wish to become Trained MSC Teachers. The TTP is primarily designed to take place after your residential or online teacher training and before your first teaching experience. If you started your teacher training after January 2020, the TTP is required before you start teaching your first 8-week MSC course.
Please Note: Beginning January 2022, attending the TTP will be required for all teachers-in-training who are non-Trained Teachers and wish to become Trained MSC Teachers.
April 20 – June 22, 2022
Wednesdays @ 23:00 – 25:30 UTC
Dawn MacDonald and Sydney Spears
April 21 – June 30, 2022
Thursdays @ 14:00 – 16:30 UTC
Ali Lambie and Zoe Shobbrook-Fisher
- Each week focuses on a single MSC session and all trainees are asked to come prepared to teach each session in its entirety, just as you would prepare a whole class if you were teaching your own group.
- Trainees are then assigned to lead the various practices, topics and exercises of that session, with periods of feedback and discussion.
- No one trainee will be teaching the entire class, usually at most just one piece each session, but preparing to teach the whole class is invaluable learning and preparation for Becoming an MSC Teacher, and is an integral part of the Practicum training.