Teaching Students with Communication Needs (Autism Spectrum Disorders)

If you support students with autism spectrum disorders, this course is essential. The course provides an overview of the characteristics of students identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Participants will extend and apply their skills and knowledge in Special Education programs and services for their work with students with ASD. Teaching Students with Communications Needs (Autism … Continue reading “Teaching Students with Communication Needs (Autism Spectrum Disorders)”

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”

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

The Reading, Part 1 AQ course supports educators in creating an inclusive and welcoming learning environment, and provides the context for educators to explore the professional knowledge and practices related to the teaching and learning of reading. We will explore scientifically supported literacy instruction that aligns with current brain research and the science of reading. … Continue reading “Reading, Part 1”

Mathematics Grade 7 & 8

This course is designed to extend teacher skills and knowledge with a focus on practical instruction and assessment strategies that will help support mathematical learning for students in grades 7 and 8. Candidates will have opportunities to communicate and apply their learning through practical experiences, discussion, networking, and sharing the products of their learning. Please … Continue reading “Mathematics Grade 7 & 8”