This course provides course candidates with opportunities for further exploration of information and communication technology in the educational environment as a tool to extend and enrich students’ learning in important and unique ways. Candidates will have opportunities to reflect, communicate, and apply their learning through practical experiences which will focus on the design, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the effective uses of technology.
Topics in this course include:
· Integrating technology and instructional strategies
· Using technology for higher-order thinking and effective questioning
· Multimedia software and digital image hardware
· Equitable use of resources: webpages, wikis and social networking
· Acceptable use policies of school boards
There are no textbooks required for this course.
OSAP Funding for AQ Courses
The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) now includes funding for hundreds of micro-credential programs. The micro-credentials plan ensures loans and grants will be available to more learners to rapidly upskill and reskill for in-demand jobs. Please be advised that this AQ course is on the list of eligible courses for OSAP funding. Please view the Micro-credential website for details and eligibility. https://www.ontario.ca/page/micro-credentials-ontarios-postsecondary-schools.
Who can get OSAP?
OSAP is open to Ontario residents of any age who are:
- Canadian citizens
- permanent residents, or
- protected persons
If you have questions regarding Micro-credential funding, please contact Student Awards and Financial Aid at email@example.com.
- Hold a “Certificate of Qualification” showing basic qualifications in two divisions, i.e. Primary, Junior, Intermediate, or Senior. Candidates who hold an Interim COQ may have different/additional criteria for registration as required by the Ontario College of Teachers, and as specified on their Interim COQ.
- "Certificate of Qualification" must be in good standing.
- Completion of AQ Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction, Part 1.
- Confirmation of Teaching Experience form, signed by a supervisory officer*, confirming one year of teaching experience completed after teacher’s certification. The Ontario College of Teachers defines “supervisory official” as the Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent of the school board for a teacher employed by a Board of Education. (A principal or headmaster is not recognized in this capacity). For a teacher employed by a private school, the “supervisory official” is the Ministry of Education official (e.g. Education Officer) appointed to provide supervisory services to the school. Confirmation of teaching experience must be received prior to the start date of the course and for course approval.
NOTE: Candidates who hold Technological Education qualifications but do not have any basic qualifications in Primary, Junior, Intermediate or Senior divisions are eligible to register in this course, as specified by the Ontario College of Teachers.
Important Notice: While we endeavour to be as accurate as possible while reviewing your qualifications for courses in our program, the Faculty of Education bears no responsibility for ensuring you have met the qualifications as per the guidelines of the Ontario College of Teachers. It is your responsibility to learn which prerequisites you will need. https://www.oct.ca/members/additional-qualifications/prerequisites
This course is offered by the Faculty of Education. For inquiries you can contact the Continuing Teacher Education Program team directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.