#AdvoCon2019 Workshop: Making Sense of Teacher Regulation in BC by Shawn T. McMullin

We connected with Shawn because our families were asking questions about teacher regulation and we thought it would be best to go straight to the source for clear and accurate information! We hope you will be able to make it to see him speak at Connecting to Strengthen Advocacy in Education, our 5th education advocacy conference held October 18th and 19th at the Civic Hotel in Surrey, BC.

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Connecting to Strengthen Advocacy In Education Conference

Shawn T. McMullin – Director of Professional Excellence and Outreach, BC Ministry of Education: As the current Director of Professional Excellence & Outreach and the former Director of Certification, Shawn has more than 15 years of experience in the area of teacher regulation, certification and credential assessment. He holds a B.Ed (Elementary Education) and a B.Sc (Biology) from St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia. Prior to working in teacher regulation, Shawn taught for 5 years in the Japanese Public School system, and then served as the Director of an International ESL, Ski and Snowboard School in Whistler BC for 4 years. He has also taught in the far north of Canada in a Inuvialuit Community in the NWT. Shawn is married with two young children and his wife, also an educator, is the vice-principal at a lower mainland elementary school.

Workshop: Making Sense of Teacher Regulation in BC

You will learn:

1. An introduction to the statutory decision makers for the teacher profession in BC.

2. An overview of the new Professional Standards for BC Educators – including what they mean and who they are used by.

3. A better understanding of the Professional Conduct process for teachers including – the types of complaints and reports the Commissioner for Teacher Regulation receives and an overview of the possible outcomes.

A general overview of professional regulation for teachers and administrators in the BC K-12 public and independent school systems. Participants will be introduced to the statutory decision makers for the profession as defined under the Teachers Act. The Professional Standards for Educators and the Professional Conduct Process will be outlined. Finally, recent certification and professional conduct (teacher discipline) data will be reviewed.

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