Junior Basic (with a Leadership Focus)
Course Code: YU20JRL1
This course prepares teachers build deeper knowledge about the Junior learner, and to become teacher-leaders within the Junior Division. In this Junior Basic Additional Basic Qualification course, we will consider different strategies and plans that can be implemented to create change and build success for the Junior Learner. Candidates will work together to build on a foundation of Inquiry that helps take the learning deeper, and applies it to the unique needs of the Junior learner. In addition to addressing core subjects of literacy and numeracy from an inquiry stance, candidates will also examine key leadership strategies that facilitate student achievement and professional development. Co-planning, co-teaching, co-reflecting and co-assessing will be examined to facilitate knowledge build on a foundation of professional leadership, skills, pedagogies and content knowledge that best support the diverse skills, needs and identities of the Junior Learner.
This 125 hour course consists of 100 hours of interactive coursework and 25 hours of independent learning. Regular and relevant candidate participation is a requirement. Expect to be online at least every second day for Fall, Winter and Spring courses; and every weekday during a Summer course to complete assignments and collaborate in discussion forums. All deadlines will be communicated by the Instructor.