Nova Scotia Education Experience Program (NSEEP)
The Nova Scotia Education Experience Program (NSEEP) provides participants the opportunity to be mentored by a Nova Scotian teacher while learning new teaching methodologies in the subject area of most interest.
Participants can expect to:
- observe the NS teacher for their first few days in the classroom.
- prepare lesson plans/presentations on their home country.
- get involved in school life as much as possible.
- volunteering to do playground or lunch duty.
- after school activities.
- lunch time language lessons for 2 or 3 days a week.
- word of the week over the school announcements (the student will say a word in their language and ask the children to use it for the week.
- students may also be asked to move from class to class so that they can observe more than just their own subjects.
Duties may include, but are not limited to:
- working with individual students on a one-on-one basis and assisting them with their school work;
- assisting with handing out and collecting work for the Nova Scotian teacher;
- assisting in marking tests and other student work;
- acting as a chaperone on school field trips;
- being involved in at least one extracurricular activity as a leader or assistant;
- preparing and delivering presentations on their culture to classes in the school when requested (i.e. foods, celebrations, geography and history); and
- performing other duties as assigned by the school.
- In-class teaching experience
- Return airport transfers
- Health insurance
- Homestay accommodation (3 meals included).
Participants may enroll at any time during the academic year excluding December and June. If they are participating in a high school program January would be excluded as well. The duration of the program can vary in length with a minimum of one week.