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Primary Basic

Course Code: VW21PRB1

This facilitated online course includes some mandatory synchronous sessions with real-time group interaction set by the Instructor. Audio and video recordings may be a required element of the learning.

The Primary Additional Basic Qualification (ABQ) course, provides an introduction to teaching at the primary level. Critical to the Primary Basic program is the ability of teachers to ensure positive learning experiences for young children. Teachers create learning environments that foster curiosity, creativity, independence and self-regulation. The course will explore the characteristics of the primary child, how to facilitate and assess learning, and how to create an optimal learning environment so that every primary learner will be successful. An underlying assumption of this course is the belief that effective primary programs include active, hands-on learning and a responsive curriculum that has a particular emphasis on social development and literacy and numeracy acquisition across all content areas.

Prerequisites

  • An undergraduate degree acceptable to the Ontario College of Teachers
  • Be a member in good standing with the OCT

Documents Required

  • NONE
Session Dates
Start Date: Jan 19, 2021
End Date: Apr 01, 2021
Mandatory synchronous sessions: January 19, 2021 - April 1, 2021. Every Tuesday. Be available between 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm (excluding March break). Meeting times and duration of the sessions are set by the instructor. 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. In addition to the synchronous sessions, 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.

Location
Virtual Blended

Instructors
Dominelli, Keiron

Price
$735.00