Mathematics Primary & Junior (P/J) Education Part 1 (TBCDSB)

This course provides Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board teachers with the knowledge and skills to create a dynamic community of mathematicians in your classroom. By completing this course, you will be able to broaden your understanding of mathematical concepts and their development so that you can determine your students’ abilities and then design lessons to meet their needs.

This course is only for Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board employees. Also, this course requires you to be on campus on the following dates:
  • November 18, 20;
  • February 3;
  • March 9.
As well as synchronous sessions on:
  • December 2;
  • February 10;
  • April 13.
Course Weight:
  • 1.0
Prerequisite(s):
  • A Certificate of Qualification

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Course Start-End: 
Monday, November 9, 2015 to Saturday, April 30, 2016
Delivery Method: 
Course Code: 
4725 YDE
Campus: 
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 12:15pm

safeTALK: Suicide Alertness For Everyone

safeTALK is a program developed by LivingWorks to train and certify suicide alert helpers. As a pre-service teacher,  this course will provide you with a much-needed skill set for handling crisis as well as suicide intervention with students. This course addresses the following information:

  • Learn to recognize opportunities to help a person with thoughts of suicide
  • Develop skills to provide intervention and connect with community resources, which can offer more specialized help
  • Learn and practice skills (similar to First Aid/CPR courses) to confidently and competently respond to those at risk of suicide

The benefits of this non-credit workshop are substantial and long lasting. There are employment opportunities in Canada and abroad. It is a great addition to your resume as employers look for candidates who bring with them a diverse skill set and a passion for meeting the needs of their students.

For more information, please visit Livingworks at http://www.livingworks.net

Date/Time:
  • January 10 (2:00 pm - 5:30 pm)
Location:
  • BL 1022

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Cost: 
$45.00
Course Start-End: 
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Delivery Method: 
Course Code: 
EDUC 7098
Campus: 
Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 8, 2016 (All day)
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Coaching in Ontario Schools

OFSAA developed this course to give teacher-coaches and community volunteers the special skill-set that they need to coach effectively in the school environment. This non-credit workshop will assist in the development of core competencies that will increase your effectiveness as a coach of school sport and help you to have a meaningful impact on student-athletes.

Date/Time:
  • September 19 (1:00 pm - 4:30 pm)
Location:
  • BL 1022

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Cost: 
$40.00
Course Start-End: 
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Delivery Method: 
Course Code: 
EDUC 7089
Campus: 
Application Deadline: 
Friday, September 18, 2015 (All day)
PD Course Type: 

National Coaching Certification Program Part B

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

  • Designing a Basic Sport Program
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Teaching Basic Mental Health Skills
Dates/Times:
  • January 29 (5:30 pm - 9:00 pm), 30 (9:00 am - 5:30 pm)
Location:
  • BL 2022

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Cost: 
$150.00
Course Start-End: 
Friday, January 29, 2016 to Saturday, January 30, 2016
Delivery Method: 
Course Code: 
EDUC 7049
Campus: 
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, January 28, 2016 (All day)
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Math Skills Development (P/J) - YA

The Department of Professional Development is pleased to offer the 36 hour non-credit course “Math Skills Development” for students at the Faculty of Education.

The Math Skills Development course has been created for students who are either concerned about their mathematical competency, and/or wish to strengthen their mathematical understanding.

This course is taught following the principles of 'reform' instruction, consistent with the 2005 revised Ontario curriculum 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 the Grades 4-7 level will be addressed; however, you will not be taught algorithms in order to memorize and apply them.

Date/Time:
  • Every Friday (1:00 pm - 3:30 pm) beginning Friday, Semptember 25, 2015
Location:
  • BL 1024

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Cost: 
$230.00
Course Start-End: 
Friday, September 25, 2015 to Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Delivery Method: 
Course Code: 
EDUC 7033
Campus: 
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Math Skills Development (P/J) -YBO - 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 22, 29;
  • October 6, 13, 20, 27;
  • November 3;
  • January 12, 19, 26;
  • February 2, 9, 23 (7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)
Location
  • OHO2

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Cost: 
$230.00
Course Start-End: 
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 to Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Delivery Method: 
Course Code: 
EDUC 7033
Campus: 
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Coaching in Ontario Schools - FAO - Orillia

OFSAA developed this course to give teacher-coaches and community volunteers the special skill-set that they need to coach effectively in the school environment. This non-credit workshop will assist in the development of core competencies that will increase your effectiveness as a coach of school sport and help you to have a meaningful impact on student-athletes.

Times/Dates:
  • September 23 (5:30 pm - 9:30 pm)
Location:
  • OH1O

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Cost: 
$40.00
Course Start-End: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Delivery Method: 
Course Code: 
EDUC 7089
Campus: 
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Grammar that Grabs

This non-credit workshop provides you with the opportunity to improve your grammar skills in order to provide clear and practical advice to student writers.

This workshop concentrates on classroom-tested, sound pedagogical strategies that assist you and your students to understand the writing process and the pivotal role that grammar plays in this process. This course also addresses the assessment of student writing as evidenced by appropriate examples and the most common student errors.

Dates/Times:
  • February 1, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
  • BL1024

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Cost: 
$50.00
Course Start-End: 
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Delivery Method: 
Course Code: 
EDUC 7011
Campus: 
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 (All day)
PD Course Type: 

Communicating Effectively

Communication is a 21st century learning skill and good communication between teachers and parents does not just happen; it requires planning and skill.

This non-credit workshop will explore the ways in which teachers communicate both intentionally and unintentionally with students, colleagues, school administration, the community, and parents.

During this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Project a positive image
  • Create conditions for learning that invite student voice
  • Deliver descriptive feedback to help students move forward
  • Engage parents so that they help "co-produce learning with the school and the community
  • Write notes, letters, and report card comments that send an appropriate and intended message
  • Respond appropriately in difficult or contentious circumstances
Dates/Times:
  • February 1, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Location:
  • BL 1024

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Cost: 
$50.00
Course Start-End: 
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Delivery Method: 
Course Code: 
EDUC 7038
Campus: 
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 (All day)
PD Course Type: 

Smartboard in the Classroom Part 1 - Orillia

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.

Date/time:
  • February 7 (12:00 pm - 2:00 pm)
Location:
  • OHO3, OHO4, and OHO8

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Cost: 
$45.00
Course Start-End: 
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Delivery Method: 
Course Code: 
EDUC 7084
Campus: 
Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 6, 2015 (All day)
PD Course Type: 

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