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Course Description

This course expands on the theories, strategies, and policies covered in Part 1 and solidifies integration of a variety of instructional strategies to meet the needs of the whole child. Candidates will be applying their knowledge from Part 1 to take an in-depth look at concepts of active engagement, imaginative play and authentic opportunities for problem-solving in inquiry-based learning environments to further curriculum and program development.
 

Course Outline

Topics include:
  • applying the concepts of active engagement, imaginative play and authentic opportunities for problem-solving in inquiry-based learning environments
  • applying knowledge of the stages of oral language, reading and writing development  
  • applying instructional strategies for children whose first language is different from the language of instruction.
  • applying differentiated instruction and universal design in the planning, development, and implementation of learning experiences in Kindergarten
  • applying knowledge of how to apply the gradual release of responsibility model to meet individual learning needs
  • integrating observation-based strategies as a key component of assessment in the Kindergarten program
  • integrating a variety of effective communication strategies with parents/guardians to support a successful transition into kindergarten and grade one
  • implementing strategies for collaboration between the school and other groups such as early learning, childcare services, community, and parenting supports to promote learning 

Notes

Textbooks

There are no textbooks required for this course.

Prerequisites

  • "Certificate of Qualification" in good standing.
  • Completion of AQ Kindergarten, Part 1.
  • This course requires submission of a  Confirmation of Teaching Experience form, signed by a supervisory officer, confirming one year of teaching experience completed after teacher’s certification.  The form must be submitted to our office prior to the course start date and for course approval.  

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



 
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Section Title
AQ Kindergarten, Part 2 (Winter 2022)
Section Schedule
Jan 25, 2022 to Apr 11, 2022
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $685.00
Reading List / Textbook
There are no textbooks required for this course.
Section Notes
The deadline to enroll in Winter 2022 courses is January 3rd, 2022. 
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