Let Year-2 BEd Students Work!
Nipissing University has stated that while they have tried to secure placements for all their students they have to prepare for the event that it is not possible (From PT Office email on January 29).
Nipissing has created the Alternative Practicum Modules which will have 9 modules on Blackboard for students to complete asynchronously should they not be able to secure them a placement.
This will allow those students to supply freely on the temporary certificate and complete their modules on their own time. This will create a huge inequity for students who have placements and their supply opportunities are limited to one school (unless they get an LTO in the same board).
Nipissing MUST treat their students fairly and equitably. Allowing a subsection of students to seek gainful employment and experience while others are completing unpaid placements is wrong and unjust.
Make your voice heard. Sign this petition if you want to demand Nipissing treat their students equally and allow students who have employment opportunities to opt into the Asynchronous Alternative Practicum Modules.