Field Experience Dates

Important dates and considerations for Field Experience Placements

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Important Dates in advance of Field Experience

2022/2023 Field Experience Dates

Length of placement:

2 weeks

Dates: 

Field Experience Practicum: October 11-21, 2022

Reminder: 

Calgary & Area placement sites are informed by the EDUC 430 section you have enrolled in. Please refer to the Registration Guide - On-Campus for details. 

Out of Area placement sites are informed by your Placement Request form submission. 

Seminars: 

The Field Experience Seminars are considered an integral part of the field experience and attendance is mandatory. Seminar details will be confirmed by your Field Instructor. 

Calgary & Area Seminars: Your seminars will take place during your Field Experience, while in your placement school. This applies to both Community-Based and On-Campus students if completing a placement in "Calgary & Area". 

  • Seminar I: Week One - October 11-14, 2022
  • Seminar II: Week Two - October 17-21, 2022

Please ensure you are available to attend the seminars. Seminar times and locations will be finalized once your placement is confirmed. 

Out of Area Seminars: Your seminars will take place during your Field Experience, while in your placement school, via Zoom. This applies to both Community-Based and On-Campus students if completing a placement "Out of Area". 

  • Seminar I: Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, MST
  • Seminar II: Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, MST

Please ensure you are available to attend the seminars. Seminar times and zoom links will be finalized once your placement is confirmed. 

A reminder about your Seminar and Instructor assignment: 

Section assignment and seminars are determined by your placement location, not your pathway. Regardless of your Community-based or On-campus pathway, your Field Experience Field Instructor and Section assignment will either "Calgary & Area" or "Out of Area". 

Please note: 

Field Experience will take place in schools, in person for all students.

Field Experience II, III, IV students do not follow university breaks, including term breaks. They should refer to their placement school calendar. 

Length of Placement:

4 weeks

Field Experience Dates: 

March 13 - April 21, 2023 (Field II is four weeks. Start and end dates will depend on the timing and duration of the Spring holiday at each school. Ensure that you are available for the entirety of the six weeks stated)

Seminars: 

The Field Experience Seminars are considered an integral part of the field experience and attendance is mandatory. Seminar details will be confirmed by your Field Instructor. 

Calgary & Area Seminars: These are considered "University Days" - you are expected to be on-campus and available for the full day, for both seminars. In addition to attending your seminar, you are expected to spend your additional time preparing for Field Experience while on-campus. This applies to both Community-Based and On-Campus students if completing a placement in "Calgary & Area". 

  • Seminar I: Monday, March 13, 2023 - Full Day
  • Seminar II: Thursday, April 20, 2023 - Full Day

Please ensure you are available to attend the seminars. Seminar times and locations will be finalized once your placement is confirmed. 

Out of Area Seminars: These are considered "University Days" - you are expected to be available for the full day, for both seminars. In addition to attending your seminar, you are expected to spend your additional time preparing for Field Experience. Your field seminars will be held via Zoom. This applies to both Community-Based and On-Campus students if completing a placement "Out of Area". 

  • Seminar I: Monday, March 13, 2023 - Full Day
  • Seminar II: Thursday, April 20, 2023 - Full Day

Please ensure you are available to attend the seminars. Seminar times and zoom links will be finalized once your placement is confirmed. 

A reminder about your Seminar and Instructor assignment: 

Section assignment and seminars are determined by your placement location, not your pathway. Regardless of your Community-based or On-campus pathway, your Field Experience Field Instructor and Section assignment will either "Calgary & Area" or "Out of Area". Calgary & Area seminars are on-campus. 

Please note: 

Field Experience will take place in schools, in person for all students.

Field Experience II, III, IV students do not follow university breaks, including term breaks. They should refer to their placement school calendar. 

Length of Placement:

6 weeks

Field Experience Dates: 

October 31 - December 9, 2022

Seminars: 

The Field Experience Seminars are considered an integral part of the field experience and attendance is mandatory. Seminar details will be confirmed by your Field Instructor. 

Calgary & Area Seminars: These are considered "University Days" - you are expected to be on-campus and available for the full day, for both seminars. In addition to attending your seminar, you are expected to spend your additional time preparing for Field Experience while on-campus. This applies to both Community-Based and On-Campus students if completing a placement in "Calgary & Area". 

  • Seminar I: Monday, October 31, 2022
  • Seminar II: Friday, November 25, 2022

Please ensure you are available to attend the seminars. Seminar times and locations will be finalized once your placement is confirmed. 

Out of Area Seminars: These are considered "University Days" - you are expected to be available for the full day, for both seminars. In addition to attending your seminar, you are expected to spend your additional time preparing for Field Experience. Your field seminars will be held via Zoom. This applies to both Community-Based and On-Campus students if completing a placement "Out of Area". 

  • Seminar I: Monday, October 31, 2022
  • Seminar II: Friday, November 25, 2022

Please ensure you are available to attend the seminars. Seminar times and zoom links will be finalized once your placement is confirmed. 

A reminder about your Seminar and Instructor assignment: 

Section assignment and seminars are determined by your placement location, not your pathway. Regardless of your Community-based or On-campus pathway, your Field Experience Field Instructor and Section assignment will either "Calgary & Area" or "Out of Area". Calgary & Area seminars are on-campus. 

Please note: 

Field Experience will take place in schools, in person for all students.

Field Experience II, III, IV students do not follow university breaks, including term breaks. They should refer to their placement school calendar. 

Length of Placement:

8 weeks

Field Experience Dates: 

February 13 - April 21, 2023. Field IV is eight weeks. Start and end dates will depend on the timing and duration of the relevant Teachers' Convention and Spring holiday at each school. Ensure that you are available for the entirety of the ten weeks stated.

Seminars: 

The Field Experience Seminars are considered an integral part of the field experience and attendance is mandatory. Seminar details will be confirmed by your Field Instructor. 

Calgary & Area Seminars: These are considered "University Days" - you are expected to be on-campus and available for the full day, for all three seminars. In addition to attending your seminar, you are expected to spend your additional time preparing for Field Experience while on-campus. This applies to both Community-Based and On-Campus students if completing a placement in "Calgary & Area". 

  • Seminar I: Monday, February 13, 2023 
  • Seminar II: Friday, March 10, 2023
  • Seminar III: Friday, April 21, 2023

Please ensure you are available to attend the seminars. Seminar times and locations will be finalized once your placement is confirmed. 

Out of Area Seminars: These are considered "University Days" - you are expected to be available for the full day, for all three seminars. In addition to attending your seminar, you are expected to spend your additional time preparing for Field Experience. Your field seminars will be held via Zoom. This applies to both Community-Based and On-Campus students if completing a placement "Out of Area". 

  • Seminar I: Monday, February 13, 2023
  • Seminar II: Friday, March 10, 2023
  • Seminar III: Friday, April 21, 2023

Please ensure you are available to attend the seminars. Seminar times and zoom links will be finalized once your placement is confirmed. 

A reminder about your Seminar and Instructor assignment: 

Section assignment and seminars are determined by your placement location, not your pathway. Regardless of your Community-based or On-campus pathway, your Field Experience Field Instructor and Section assignment will either "Calgary & Area" or "Out of Area". Calgary & Area seminars are on-campus. 

Please note: 

Field Experience will take place in schools, in person for all students.

Field Experience II, III, IV students do not follow university breaks, including term breaks. They should refer to their placement school calendar. 

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Field Experience Seminars

Pre-service Teachers in Field Experience are required to attend field experience seminars.

The first field seminar will give the Field Experience Instructor an opportunity to discuss the field experience and go over expectations and responsibilities as well as provide Pre-service Teachers with an opportunity for clarification. The following field experience seminars will take place either on-campus or via Zoom and will occur at the conclusion of the field experience and will provide an opportunity for Pre-service Teachers to discuss their experiences and address topics needing supplementation. The final field experience in Field Experience IV will be dedicated to topics of import to a first-year teacher. The Field Experience Instructor may also allocate this time for concluding assignments.

The Field Experience Seminars are considered an integral part of the field experience and attendance is mandatory.

A note about your Seminar Assignment: Section assignment and seminars are determined by your placement location, not your pathway. Regardless of your Community-based or On-campus pathway, your Field Experience Field Instructor and Section assignment will either "Calgary & Area" or "Out of Area". If your placement is in "Calgary and Area" and you are in the community-based or on-campus program, your Field Instructor assignment will be with the Calgary and Area cohort. Seminars are generally scheduled during the day and are in-person, on-campus as arranged by your Field Instructor. If your placement is "Out of Area" and you are in the community-based or on-campus program, your Field Instructor assignment will be with the Out of Area cohort. Seminars are generally scheduled in the evening and are online, as arranged by your Field Instructor. 

Seminar dates & times: Anticipated seminar dates are noted in the Field Experience Dates are available on the website. Seminar times will be finalized once your placement is confirmed and your Field Instructor is assigned.