Pre-service teachers will attend a 2-hour orientation in October. The orientation session is intended to introduce participants to Trellis Society and the TEAM program. It will also include information on on-site contacts for each location as well as opportunities for additional learning through Trellis workshops and trainings.
Pre-service teachers commit to attending at least once a week at one of the three locations for 2 hours. There is potential participation at other Trellis workshops and trainings for additional hours.
Activities during sessions may include:
Assisting youth with their homework and other assignments. This will occur in a group setting and on a drop-in basis to support youth in the best possible way.
Helping youth learn more about pursuing post-secondary education through mentorship (i.e., researching institutions, deciding on a program, helping with the application process, etc.).
Pre-service teachers need a current Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening (issued within the last 6 months). 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.
Students placed with Trellis Society also require a Child Intervention Check issued by Alberta Human Services within the last 6 months. While this is not necessary to begin the program, it is something that will need to occur as soon as possible. More information will be provided at the orientation session.
Optional certifications include First Aid and CPR, ASIST, or Mental Health First Aid.
Experience in various school subjects is an asset.
- Apply a variety of leadership strategies to develop meaningful relationships with the program and its participants
- Apply a variety of mentorship strategies to support mentees’ personal, social, and academic goals
- Examine a variety of approaches to teaching and learning in non-traditional educational settings
- Examine how teaching and learning take place in other contexts
- Examine the diverse ways children and youth experience and express knowledge, actions, and identities
- Gain experience working with youth in a small group setting
- Model positive behaviour for children, youth, teachers, and parents
Fall 2023 applications are now closed.
Winter 2024 Applications will open on November 20, 2024.
Ready to apply?
1. Log on to Elevate
2. Go to Werklund School of Education > My Werklund Experiences
3. Click on Courses/Programs
4. Find the Service-Learning program and click Apply
5. Complete the Service-Learning Application on Step 1