Reading, Part 3 Specialist
Course Code: TCS20RE31
Availability: Enrolment is closed
The Additional Qualification Course: Reading Specialist prepares you for leadership by focusing your learning on the knowledge and skills related to literacy learning and instruction through the lens of the Lead Teacher. You will explore structures that support professional learning to bring about school-wide change and increased student engagement and achievement.
As potential/current leaders at the divisional/school/district level, you will investigate the inquiry question: How do I become an agent of change? Throughout the course, you will have opportunities to analyze and interpret data and to moderate student work. These opportunities are embedded in ways that support teacher-leaders for building capacity to work with school-based colleagues in the co-construction of professional learning opportunities to close existing gaps in the working environment. You will collaborate in exploration of current research and effective practices in literacy development, current assessment strategies, and the use of date to move thinking and action forward in both students and educators.
- 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 Reading
- 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.
Olivieri, Patt & Pileggi, Bruno