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Professional Learning Opportunities

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Access to online resources and onsite learning technologists makes becoming an expert inevitible
Gain expertise in the use of technology in education
Nipissing education students have the advantage of acquiring the practical classroom technology skills that boards of education seek
Mac Attack!
The first pre-service teacher education program in Canada to fully integrate MacBook computers into all education streams

Schulich School of Education - Professional Learning Program (PLP) 

Always on the cutting edge of innovation and excellence in education, we offer our teacher candidates unique, value-added educational experience through our Professional Learning Program (PLP).  Over the course of the Bachelor of Education (BEd) program, teacher candidates are immersed in a professional learning environment and are invited to participate in a series of engaging and hands-on learning experiences, including: 

  • Integration of digital technology in today’s classrooms (e.g., SMART Board, Cameras in the Classroom, Google Classrooms, Coding)
  • Personal resumé and portfolio tips
  • Interview techniques
  • Career Fair

Through ongoing communication with faculty, pre-service teachers, associate teachers, and other stakeholders, we are able to provide relevant and timely professional learning opportunities that build upon the knowledge and skills gained through course work.  Click here to see what was offered this year.  

Program Requirements

All teacher candidates are advised to bring a laptop computer for use in the BEd program.  In terms of make and model, the choice is yours as long as the device is reliable and performs effectively to meet the needs of a teacher candidate (e.g., ability to complete assignments, create lesson and activity plans, research and access resources).  

Mac OSX Devices

Because Nipissing University’s Technology Services department (UTS-A137) features a staff of Apple Certified Technicians who can provide support for Mac computer related issues, and because Mac laptops are the only devices that can legally run both Windows and Mac operating systems and software, many teacher candidates choose Mac OSX devices.  

Non- Mac Devices

A 10%-off discount for teacher candidates experiencing non-Mac computer issues has been arranged between Nipissing University Student Union (NUSU) and the North Bay Computer Doctors (1236 Algonquin Avenue, North Bay, 705-845-0714). 

Professional Learning Assistants Welcome!

If you are interested in applying to become a Professional Learning Assistant, please click here

For more information about the Professional Learning Program, please contact Mylae Robson, Professional Learning Coordinator, at, or visit our website at: 

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