Mosaic AfterSchool Program

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Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) provides a variety of services to support the settlement and integration of newcomers in the Calgary community. Our programs help community members to:

  • Find language training opportunities and other community resources
  • Adjust to life in Canada by supporting you in your settlement process
  • Gain Canadian work experience through volunteer opportunities
  • Meet people from diverse cultural groups

The Mosaic AfterSchool Program engages pre-service teachers who are interested in connecting with immigrant/refugee learners through workshop development and delivery. This program will take place in a virtual environment for the foreseeable future.

What's Involved

To get you started...

  • Pre-Service teachers will participate in a 90-minute orientation and training session
  • Pre-Service teachers will develop a 45 minute workshop on a subject of your choosing and present to the program coordinator and group facilitators for review. The program addresses social connection in a creative, welcoming setting.

Once you're there...

Interested pre-service teachers will also work with program staff to present their 45 minute workshops to groups of 8-10 students. These sessions provide pre-service teachers the opportunity to develop programming and lead activities that focus on students' academic and social needs and take on a leadership role within the program.

Site Differences...

The Mosaic AfterSchool Program typically takes place in-person at one or more sites, but will offer virtual delivery for the time being. There may be opportunities for in-person later on in the semesters.

Mosaic AfterSchool Program Logistics


Additional Information

  • After school program
  • Age of Children/Youth: Grades 3 to 6
  • Program Locations: Programming will take place virtually for the foreseeable future. There is the possibility that the programming will return to an in-person format during the year.

Requirements

  • Pre-service teachers need a current Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening (issued after July 1 of the year you're participating in this service-learning program). Students who do not already have a police check should begin this process at their local police station as soon as possible, as police checks often take 4-6 weeks to process.
  • Tutors also require a Child Intervention Check through Alberta Human Services. Copies of the CIC request form are available for interested students. Contact Caitlin Kane, the Experiential Learning Facilitator, at service.learning@ucalgary.ca for details.

Making Connections

  • Throughout the semester, pre-service teachers will curate their service experiences using a creative medium (e.g., photos, art, storyboarding, videos, etc.) that best reflects their experiences in the program. Your creative reflections will form part of a public showcase of Werklund’s service-learning program later in the year.
  • Pre-service teachers will participate in 2 group meetings: one at the mid-point and another at the end of their placement (1 hour each). These group meetings provide pre-service teachers with opportunities to reflect on the service-learning experience, and to guide improvements for the program.

Dates and Times

  • Orientation and training: Friday December 11th
  • The Mosaic AfterSchool program engages pre-service teachers from October to March. Interested students are also welcome to continue supporting the program later in the year based on their availability (the program runs until June)
  • The AfterSchool program runs every week, participants will be expected to attend at least 5 sessions.
  • The program takes place after regular school hours, and pre-service teachers must be available during those times to present their workshops.

In total, pre-service teachers agree to commit to a minimum of 20-30 hours for their service-learning experience

Applications are now open. To start an application: 1. Log in to Elevate 2. Go to My Werklund Experiences 3. Click View on Courses/Programs 4. Click Apply on the Service-Learning program. 5. Complete and submit the application questions. Apply Here !