August 8, 2023 to August 31, 2023
- Category: AQ, Online
- Region: Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, GTA, Northern Ontario, Outside Ontario, Southern Ontario
- Topic: Kindergarten
- Grades: JK-SK
The Kindergarten Part 1 Additional Qualification Course will engage you in an interactive, creative, and meaningful introductory course focused on topics such as, but not limited to, the image of the child; relationships and flow of the day; the learning environment, pedagogical documentation, and inquiry/play-based learning. It will also develop your knowledge and critical appreciation of emergent curriculum, self-regulation, early-childhood development theories/approaches, the four frames, integrated and inclusive learning, and assessment as, for, and of learning.
Throughout the course, you will have weekly opportunities to connect via chat discussions with your professional-learning community (PLC) as we explore theory and connect it to practice with hands-on challenges, interesting readings, knowledgeable guest speakers, inspiring (virtual) field trips, and practical assignments. Our weeks together will be an experience that supports your unique learning journey, one that will provide you with resources for ongoing exploration after the course ends.
NOTE: The course serves to support the continuous professional learning needs of certified teachers and registered early childhood educators (ECEs). At the end of the course, ECEs receive the Kindergarten Course Part 1 – Teaching Strategies Certificate which may be eligible for ECE hours. Please check with your provincial authority with respect to the ongoing requirement for maintaining or renewing your ECE License / registration.
- An undergraduate degree acceptable to the Ontario College of Teachers
- Be a member in good standing with the OCT
- Hold a Basic Qualification in the Primary division
See website for more information.