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Facilitating with TC²

Each year, TC² delivers more than 300 highly reviewed and valued face-to-face and online professional learning sessions across Canada and internationally. Each learning opportunity is customized to meet the diverse needs of varied groups and audiences. If you are an educator experienced in facilitating professional learning, and possess an in-depth understanding of the TC2 approach and model, opportunities to facilitate with TC² may be of interest to you.

Facilitator development program

Participating in the TC² Facilitator Development process is a unique professional learning opportunity that involves rigorous engagement with our thinking framework. In addition to deepening theoretical and practical knowledge of quality thinking, prospective facilitators collaborate and learn alongside well-respected Canadian educational leaders. While not all who participate in the development process become certified as TC² facilitators, the knowledge and competencies developed through the process are invaluable to anyone working within the education sector.

Facilitator Development with TC² is a two-stage process:
Stage 1: Exploring facilitation with TC²
Stage 2: Mentoring with TC²

Stage 1: Exploring facilitation with TC²

The purpose of Stage 1 is to deepen knowledge of the TC² model and approach and of foundational TC² resources. It is assumed that all prospective facilitators believe in and are committed to our model and currently use TC² critical challenges and other resources. Regular practice with the model will complement and continue the learning that occurs during this stage of development.

The application package is comprised of three parts:

  • cover letter that addresses the criteria listed below;
  • current curriculum vitae; and
  • two current professional references with contact information.

The following criteria guides the review of application packages:

  • familiarity with and use of TC² model and resources;
  • area(s) of expertise, focus, and interest;
  • geographical location; and
  • flexibility in work schedule to accommodate completion of prerequisites below.

Prospective facilitators will complete the following prerequisites within a 10-month period:

  • Attend a minimum of five TC² face-to-face professional learning sessions
  • Attend three virtual facilitator meetings, each 60 minutes in length
  • Participate in an online coaching series
  • Read and be familiar with two TC² foundational resources: Creating Thinking Classrooms and The Competencies Toolkit.

TC² provides the two foundational resources free of charge. The online coaching program is offered at a discounted rate. Travel costs to/from observation sessions are covered by prospective facilitators.

Prospective facilitators are supported by the Professional Learning team. Upon successful completion of Stage 1, the same criteria used to review facilitator applications are used to select candidates for participation in Stage 2, Mentoring with TC².

Stage 2: Mentoring with TC²

The purpose of this stage is the development of the seven facilitator competencies through five types of learning opportunities:

  • reading and review of TC² resources and materials
  • conversations with a TC² mentor
  • performance tasks
  • participation in the TC² community, including online facilitator meetings and TC² social media
  • shadow and co-facilitation with a TC² mentor

The mentoring stage will run for approximately six months. Upon successful completion of the program, the mentee is eligible for contract work with TC² based on personal availability and Consortium needs.

Apply to be a facilitator with TC²

Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and references with contact information to Andy Nesbitt, Director, Human Resources. Please refer to the application package requirements described above. Facilitation opportunities are posted based on the requirements of the organization.