Mathematics, Primary and Junior, Part 3 Specialist
Course Code: TCS20MA3Y
Availability: Enrolment is closed
The Primary/Junior Math Specialist Additional Qualification Course will engage you in the overall goal of using a process of inquiry to take your lifelong learner mindset in teaching to the next level of expertise by assuming a leadership role in mathematics’ instruction. Using the lenses of big and bigger ideas; threshold concepts and troublesome knowledge; and, the lens of algebraic reasoning added to the lens of spatial and proportional reason, you will examine the pedagogical content knowledge of the curriculum strands of Patterning and Algebra and Data Management and Probability.
You will also choose areas of interest, controversy, or future directions in mathematics’ instruction for conducting research through academic and classroom experience. With the candidate group, you will facilitate and participate in discussion on the chosen area/topic through online and/or onsite dialogue.
The summative activity for the course is the creation of at least one professional-development activity/experience in mathematics for use with peers. This endeavour will include research on colleagues’ needs and ideas as well as examination of academic research and consultation with the Instructional Leader (IL)
- Be a member in good standing with the OCT
- Part 2 completed
- Minimum TWO years certified teaching experience by the first day of the course, subsequent to certification including ONE year in Mathematics at the Primary or Junior Level
- Signed Supervisory Officer's Form by course end date confirming teaching experience
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.