Classroom Management

This course will introduce strategies for creating and supporting a safe, inclusive, learning-focused classroom—a process that begins with effective classroom management. Classroom Management examines how several different components of teaching are integral to creating and maintaining a positive, ethical, equitable, accepting, inclusive, engaging, and safe learning environment. You will explore processes that promote a collaborative … Continue reading “Classroom Management”

Teaching Students with Behavioural Needs

This Additional Qualification course is for those with an interest or background in special education and a desire to extend their knowledge. The course looks at the social, emotional, and environmental factors contributing to student behaviour and growth. Candidates will explore program design, implementation, and assessment. You will develop strategies to promote positive learning experiences … Continue reading “Teaching Students with Behavioural Needs”

Special Education for Administrators

The Additional Qualification Course: Special Education for Administrators employs a critical, pedagogical lens to explore in a holistic and integrated manner theoretical foundations, learning theory, program planning, development and implementation, instructional design and practices, assessment and evaluation, the learning environment, research and ethical considerations related to teaching and learning within and across the divisions. Through these explorations, … Continue reading “Special Education for Administrators”

Special Education, Specialist

This Specialist course builds on the concepts learned in Parts 1 and 2, as well as assisting teachers in developing effective collaboration and leadership abilities, and consultation skills at the school and district levels. Candidates enhance their legal knowledge with the application and administration of current legislation. Other topics covered are innovative approaches to developing … Continue reading “Special Education, Specialist”

Special Education, Part 2

Special Education Part 2 delves deeper into the learnings of Part 1. Key themes will include: the legal implications and applications of the Education Act as it pertains to Special Education; formal and informal assessment tools, as well as information gathered from observation, assessment, and school documents to design effective programs for all exceptional students, using … Continue reading “Special Education, Part 2”

Special Education, Part 1

This course provides information and practice within the context of Special Education in Ontario. It serves as a thorough introduction to the range of exceptionalities, program planning, and delivery, assistive technology, classroom management skills, as well as knowledge of other issues related to teaching students with special needs in a variety of settings.

Religious Education in Catholic Schools, Specialist

The underlying purpose of the Additional Qualification course: Religious Education, Specialist, is to promote the professional growth, religious literacy, and curriculum leadership of teachers. To that end, the program fosters professional knowledge in the field of religious education, assists teachers in the ongoing commitment to religious formation and learning, integrates teaching practice in religious knowledge, builds … Continue reading “Religious Education in Catholic Schools, Specialist”

Religious Education in Catholic Schools, Part 1

This course supports the ongoing commitment of Catholic teachers to religious literacy, personal and communal renewal, and the building of faith community in our Catholic schools. The foundational component of in-depth scripture study coupled with faith development, liturgical celebration, and ethical studies through the Catholic lens enables teachers to make faith connections within themselves and … Continue reading “Religious Education in Catholic Schools, Part 1”

Reading, Part 1

Through discussions, workshops, and presentations, candidates in Reading Part 1 develop their capacity to help students from kindergarten through grade 12 learn to read, write, and learn. Candidates begin by exploring the theoretical foundations of how we learn to read. Then candidates apply that knowledge to plan effective literacy assessment and instruction. They develop an increased capacity … Continue reading “Reading, Part 1”