Perfecting a Solid Practicum

This practical workshop helps teacher candidates to improve their classroom teaching performance.The instructor uses a systematic approach to critically reflect on and inquire into the various components of the practicum. The workshop addresses the following aspects of a practicum:

  • Planning, assessment, and evaluation
  • Classroom management
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Establishing a positive classroom environment

The experienced instructor will work both one-on-one and in a group setting to help participants to learn how to self-assess and identify their areas of growth.

This non-credit workshop provides extra support for teacher candidates before their next practicum.

Note: To participate in this workshop, you must be referred by your Faculty Advisor

Dates/Times:
  • January 4, 11, 18, 25;
  • February 1, 8, 15, 22;
  • March 1, 8 (7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Location:
  • BL 2022

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Cost: 
$100.00
Course Start-End: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 to Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Delivery Method: 
Course Code: 
EDUC 7130
Campus: 
Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 19, 2015 (All day)
PD Course Type: 

Math Skills Development (P/J) - YAO - Orillia

This non-credit workshop is for Primary/Junior Division Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) students who are either concerned about their mathematical competency and/or wish to strengthen their mathematical understanding.

This twenty (20) hour workshop follows the principles of reform math, consistent with the 2005 revised Ontario curriculum. This course places emphasis on teaching for understanding rather than on rote application of rules. It will provide opportunities to increase your understanding of math concepts through hands-on activities, discussion, and problem solving. Basic mathematical concepts at grade levels four (4) through seven (7) will be addressed; however, you will not be taught algorithms in order to memorize and apply them.

Date/Time:
  • September 20, 27;
  • October 4, 11, 18, 25;
  • January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31;
  • February 7 (7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Location:
  • OHO7

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Cost: 
$250.00
Course Start-End: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 to Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Delivery Method: 
Course Code: 
EDUC 7033
Campus: 
PD Course Type: 

National Coaching Certification Program Part A

Certified by the Ontario Coaches Association, this non-credit workshop offers all recreational coaches and interested people with the chance to improve their coaching skills. To gain credit for this workshop, you must complete a workbook exam. This course will cover the following topics:

  • Ethical Coaching
  • Planning a Practice
  • Nutrition
Dates/Times:
  • January 22 (4:30 pm - 9:30 pm); 23 (8:30 am - 4:30 pm)
Location:
  • BL 1022

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Cost: 
$150.00
Course Start-End: 
Friday, January 22, 2016 to Saturday, January 23, 2016
Delivery Method: 
Course Code: 
EDUC 7014
Campus: 
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 (All day)
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Lesbain, Gay, Bi, Trans (LGBT) Youth in the Classroom

This workshop explores the difficulties faced by LGBT+ youth in the classroom relating to heteronormativity and homophobia. Through defining the identities of LGBT youth, as well as a positive and negative space, participants will learn how to create safe, caring environments for students, regardless of their identities. Case studies will be used to illustrate the common problems faced by LGBT youth in classrooms, as well as how these problems effect everyone in the classroom, school, and community.

By the end of this workshop, candidates should:

  • Understand how typical classroom settings can be detrimental for the well-being of LGBT youth;
  • Conceptualize the sexuality and gender-identity spectrum, and recognize the plethora of terms which youth may use to identify themselves;
  • Be aware of language which may arise in the classroom, some of which may be derogatory;
  • Understand how to make their classrooms and schools more LGBT friendly; and,
  • Have the skills to deal with bullying, and other issues that LGBT students might experience in the classroom.
Date/Time:
  • January 31 (11:30 am - 2:00 pm)
Location:
  • BL 2032

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Cost: 
$50.00
Course Start-End: 
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Delivery Method: 
Course Code: 
EDUC 7150
Campus: 
Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 22, 2016 (All day)
PD Course Type: 

Smartboard in the Classroom Part 1

Learn to use Smartboard in the classroom.

This non-credit workshop focuses on the technical side of using a Smartboard. Demonstrations include the board’s capabilities and functions, as well some basic troubleshooting. This workshop demonstrates the SMART notebook software as well as the board's integration into other software such as the Microsoft Office Suite. Participants will have an opportunity for some hands on training and a chance to use the board. 

The focus of the training will be more technical then pedagogical, aiming to give the participants a good understanding of how to use the board.

Dates/Time:
  • January 31 (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
Location:
  • BL 2022

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Cost: 
$60.00
Course Start-End: 
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Delivery Method: 
Course Code: 
EDUC 7084
Campus: 
Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 29, 2016 (All day)
PD Course Type: 

Smartboard: Hands-On Lesson Planning Part 2

This is an interactive workshop where participants will have an opportunity to use the software that they learned about in Smartboard Part 1. During this non-credit workshop, you will have an opportunity to explore pre-made lessons. Students will leave the workshop with a lesson that they have designed, created, and demonstrated to their classmates.

Please bring a resource or lesson that you would like to make into an interactive Smartboard lesson. Remember to bring a memory stick to save your completed lesson.

Dates/Times:
  • February 7 (1:00 pm - 3:30 pm)
Location:
  • BL 2022

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Cost: 
$60.00
Course Start-End: 
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Delivery Method: 
Course Code: 
EDUC 7085
Campus: 
Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 5, 2016 (All day)
PD Course Type: 

Tribes - Orillia

Tribes is a co-operative learning and teaching approach to instruction and classroom management which applies to all divisions. This is a 24 hour, interactive, hands-on practical workshop that spans multiple days. Principals and administrators throughout Ontario highly recommend Tribes as it shows that new teachers have had experience in developing a positive classroom environment. 

Dates/Times:
  • February 25, 26 (7:30 pm - 10:30 pm);
  • February 27, 28 (9:00 am - 6:00 pm);
Location:
  • OH 0004 and OH 0008

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Cost: 
$200.00
Course Start-End: 
Thursday, February 25, 2016 to Sunday, February 28, 2016
Delivery Method: 
Course Code: 
EDUC 7020
Campus: 
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 4:00pm
PD Course Type: 

Tribes

Tribes is a co-operative learning and teaching approach to instruction and classroom management which applies to all divisions. This is a 24 hour, interactive, hands-on practical workshop that spans multiple days. Principals and administrators throughout Ontario highly recommend Tribes as it shows that new teachers have had experience in developing a positive classroom environment. 

Dates/Time:
  • February 25, 26 (5:30 pm - 9:30 pm);
  • February 27, 28 (9:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Location:
  • BL 2039

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Cost: 
$200.00
Course Start-End: 
Thursday, February 25, 2016 to Friday, October 28, 2016
Delivery Method: 
Course Code: 
EDUC 7020
Campus: 
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 (All day)
PD Course Type: 

Math for Teaching (J/I) Part 2

The Department of Professional Development is pleased to offer this non-credit course to students at the Faculty of Education. This mathematics concepts course is focused on the specialized concepts of mathematics as needed by teachers who are either concerned about their mathematical competency and/or wish to strengthen their conceptual understanding of elementary mathematics.

This course is taught following the principles of reform mathematics, consistent with the 2005 revised Ontario curriculum emphasis on teaching for understanding rather than on rote application of rules. It will provide opportunities to deepen mathematical understanding of elementary mathematics through hands-on activities, discussion, problem solving and modeling.

The major topic areas in term 2, also developed through problem-solving and modeling, support understanding of patterning, algebra, integers, and measurement.

A deep and connected conceptual understanding is needed for effective classroom teaching, and hence is a requirement of the program. This course is designed for students needing extra time and support to develop or redevelop such understanding.

Dates/Times:
  • January 13, 20;
  • February 3, 10, 24 (7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Location:
  • BL 2032

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Cost: 
$115.00
Course Start-End: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 to Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Delivery Method: 
Course Code: 
EDUC 7082
Campus: 
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 (All day)
PD Course Type: 

Math for Teaching (J/I) Part 1

The Department of Professional Development is pleased to offer this non-credit course to students at the Faculty of Education. This mathematics concepts course is focused on the specialized concepts of mathematics as needed by teachers who are either concerned about their mathematical competency and/or wish to strengthen their conceptual understanding of elementary mathematics.

This course is taught following the principles of reform mathematics, consistent with the 2005 revised Ontario curriculum emphasis on teaching for understanding rather than on rote application of rules. It will provide opportunities to deepen mathematical understanding of elementary mathematics through hands-on activities, discussion, problem solving and modeling.

Term I focuses on the content areas of whole numbers and operations, fractions and operations, and decimals and percents.

Date/Time:
  • September 30;
  • October 7,14, 21, 28 (7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Location:
  • BL 2032

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Cost: 
$115.00
Course Start-End: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 to Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Delivery Method: 
Course Code: 
EDUC 7081
Campus: 
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 (All day)
PD Course Type: 

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