The Primary/Junior Math Specialist Additional Qualification Course will engage you in the overall goal of using a process of inquiry to take your lifelong learner mindset in teaching to the next level of expertise by assuming a leadership role in mathematics instruction. Using the lenses of big and bigger ideas; threshold concepts and troublesome knowledge; and, the … Continue reading “Mathematics Primary/Junior, Specialist”
Mathematics, Primary/Junior, Part 2 builds on Part 1 to broaden candidates’ understanding of mathematics education. The course will review the significance of the primary/junior components in the new curriculum, and the role of a variety of assessment strategies in mathematics, including diagnostic and provincial testing, with a view to considering how these can assist teachers in … Continue reading “Mathematics Primary/Junior, Part 2”
Mathematics (Primary/Junior) Part 1 is designed to explore a variety of manipulative materials and to develop a balanced, rich, and challenging mathematics program for students in grades 1 to 6. Candidates will have opportunities to apply their learning through engaging practical experiences, discussion, networking, and sharing the products of their learning.
This course is based on the new three-part specialist course designed to address the needs of teachers of full-day kindergarten classes. This introductory course will give teachers an overview of the ideal structure for an exemplary full-day program. Early years teachers will be given ideas and tools to use with their four and five-year-old students.
The Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction Specialist additional qualification course guideline provides a conceptual framework for the course. Course providers and instructors use the guideline to develop and facilitate the Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction Specialist course. The guideline framework is intended to be a fluid representation of key concepts and … Continue reading “Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction, Specialist”
The Additional Qualification Course: Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction, Part 2 employs a critical, pedagogical lens to explore in a holistic and integrated manner theoretical foundations, learning theory, program design, development and implementation, instructional design and practice, assessment, and evaluation, the learning environment, research and ethical considerations related to teaching and learning within and … Continue reading “Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction, Part 2”
Computer literacy has become the new basic skill. Teachers need to effectively use a computer in the classroom to increase resources and enhance student skills. The course will provide a hands-on approach that will enable candidates, whether in elementary or secondary schools, to successfully integrate computer technologies across the curriculum. It will also provide a … Continue reading “Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction, Part 1”
The Health and Physical Education (HPE) Primary/Junior Specialist Additional Qualification Course extends, reinforces, and refines candidates’ knowledge and skills for designing, delivering, and assessing programs. The course focuses specifically on the development of leadership skills and reflects the expectations outlined in the Ministry of Education curriculum policy documents and the OCT Standards of Practice and Ethical Standards. … Continue reading “Health and Physical Education, P/J, Specialist”
The Health and Physical Education (HPE), Primary/Junior Part 2 Additional Qualification Course extends candidates’ knowledge and skills for designing, delivering, and assessing programs. Candidates examine their role within the healthy schools’ framework by considering the needs of the whole child, increasing knowledge and development of physical and health literacy, and strengthening commitment to lifelong healthy, active living. … Continue reading “Health and Physical Education, P/J, Part 2”
This Additional Qualification Course critically explores and enhances professional practices, critical pedagogies, knowledge, and skills as outlined in the Health and Physical Education, Primary and Junior course (Part I). Candidates will explore the philosophy and application of a healthy, active-living approach through opportunities to examine the teacher’s role within HPE and the healthy-schools framework. Successful candidates … Continue reading “Health and Physical Education, P/J, Part 1”