Course descriptions

(Pour les cours offerts en français, consulter la page Web en français.) 

 This section includes descriptions of all English AQ and ABQ courses. To find out which courses are offered in the desired session, consult the "Course Offered" section. 

PDP 1220 (AQ) Special Education-Part I 

An overview of theory and practice underpinning Special Education; studying commonalities that unite students, program planning and delivery issues; creating safe, equitable, accessible and supportive teaching-learning environments, exploring legislation policy and program development; individualizing and modifying assessment and instruction; establishing the teacher-school-parent-guardian-community relationships. This 1st part intended to enhance professional practice and extend knowledge and skills in the delivery of Special Education Course. 

PDP 2220 (AQ) Special Education-Part II 

An overview of theory and practice underpinning Special Education; studying commonalities that unite students, program planning and delivery issues; creating safe, equitable, accessible and supportive teaching-learning environments, exploring legislation policy and program development; individualizing and modifying assessment and instruction; establishing the teacher-school-parent-guardian-community relationships. This 2d part intended to enhance professional practice and extend and apply knowledge and skills in the design and delivery of Special Education course. 

PDP 3270 (AQ) Special Education-Specialist 

An overview of theory and practice underpinning Special Education; studying commonalities that unite students, program planning and delivery issues; creating safe, equitable, accessible and supportive teaching-learning environments, exploring legislation policy and program development; individualizing and modifying assessment and instruction; establishing the teacher-school-parent-guardian-community relationships. This 3d part intended to enhance professional leadership practice and the collective integration of knowledge and skills through critical reflection and inquiry as outlined in the Special Education course. 

PDP 1227 (AQ) Health and Physical Education (I-S) Part I 

Overview of theory and practice in health and physical education in the intermediate and senior divisions; study of current Ontario curriculum, board policies and guidelines; overview of the design, implementation, and assessment of programs; examining inclusive and equitable learning environments; accessing resources; overview of current research. 

PDP 2227 (AQ) Health and Physical Education (I-S) Part II 

Application of theory and practice in health and physical education in the intermediate and senior divisions; study of current Ontario curriculum, board policies and guidelines; strategies for designing inclusive and equitable learning environments that reflect individual student needs; accessing and evaluating resources; reflecting on research to build student commitment to healthy living. 

PDP 3227 (AQ) Health and Physical Education (I-S) Specialist 

Focus on leadership skills in health and physical education in the intermediate and senior divisions; facilitating implementation of current Ontario curriculum, board policies and guidelines; developing, implementing and evaluating programs; modelling exemplary practices to meet individual needs of learners; developing networks within the school and community; developing strategies for facilitating integration of technology; learning consultation skills. 

PDP 1421 (AQ) Health and Physical Education (P-J) Part I 

Overview of theory and practice in physical and health education in the primary and junior divisions; study of current Ontario curriculum, board policies and guidelines; overview of program design, implementation and assessment; learning about inclusive and equitable learning environments; exploring collaboration within the educational community; accessing resources; overview of current research. 

PDP 2421 (AQ) Health and Physical Education (P-J) Part II 

Analysis of theory and practice in physical and health education in the primary and junior divisions; study of current Ontario curriculum, board policies and guidelines; implementing and evaluating programs; designing inclusive and equitable learning environments; accessing and evaluating resources; integrating technology; reflecting on research to develop student commitment to healthy living. 

PDP 3421 (AQ) Health and Physical Education (P-J) Specialist 

Focus on leadership skills in physical and health education in the primary and junior divisions; facilitating implementation of current Ontario curriculum, board policies and guidelines; developing, implementing and evaluating programs; modelling exemplary practices to meet individual needs of learners; developing networks within the school and community; learning consultation skills. 

PDP 1249 (AQ) Kindergarden-Part I 

Provide students with opportunities to understand the Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum, policies and guidelines regarding early childhood education, explore theories of early childhood education, understand a variety of conceptual frameworks for this age group, explore diverse theories in types and stages of play and explore a knowledge of the stages of oral language, reading and writing development in young children. 

PDP 2249 (AQ) Kindergarden-Part II 

Provide students with opportunities to understand and implement the Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum, policies and guidelines regarding early childhood education, apply theories of early childhood education, select and apply a variety of conceptual frameworks for this age group, apply and understand diverse theories in types and stages of play and apply a knowledge of the stages of oral language, reading and writing development in young children. 

PDP 3249 (AQ) Kindergarden-Specialist 

Provide students with opportunities to deepen their understanding of the Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum, policies and guidelines regarding early childhood education, build on theoretical understanding to design, implement and assess programs and/or practices, demonstrate leadership in the application of theories of early childhood education, provide leadership in the understanding and application of a variety of conceptual frameworks for this age group, assist colleagues to apply and understand diverse theories in types and stages of play and assist colleagues to explore a knowledge of the stages of oral language, reading and writing development in young children. 

PDP 1216 (AQ) Teaching English Language Learners-Part I (ESL-Part I) 

The 1st part of this Additional Qualification Course explores learning theory, program design and delivery, instructional practice, assessment and evaluation, learning contexts, research and ethics related to the teaching and learning of English Language Learners across all Divisions. 

PDP 2216 (AQ) Teaching English Language Learners-Part II (ESL-Part II) 

Analysis of programs for English Language Learners; implementing and integrating current Ontario curriculum expectations, policies and guidelines; adapting programs, modifying curriculum expectations, developing and employing alternative teaching and assessment practices for linguistically/culturally diversified learners; integrating information and communication technology; creating inclusive, equitable and safe learning environments. 

PDP 3216 (AQ) Teaching English Language Learners-Specialist (ESL-Specialist) 

Study of leadership skills; application of theories and methodologies for designing, implementing and evaluating programs for English Language Learners; demonstrating leadership in modifying curriculum expectations, teaching strategies and assessment practices to meet students’ linguistic, cultural and literacy needs; establishing subject associations, parents/guardians and community networks; modelling best practices. 

PDP 1210 (AQ) Visuals Arts- Part I 

Study of theory and practice underpinning visual arts education; teaching of and learning about concepts, current curriculum and program delivery; designing, implementing and assessing programs; accessing resources within and beyond the educational system to enhance students’ learning; integrating information and communication technology into teaching; understanding how art is created and produced. 

PDP 2210 (AQ) Visuals Arts- Part II 

Study of theory and practice of visual arts education; analysing current Ontario curriculum, policies and guidelines; study of program design, implementation and assessment; accessing resources; developing strategies and assessment practices based on individual student needs; integrating information and communication technology; extending knowledge of the ways art is created. 

PDP 3210 (AQ) Visuals Arts- Specialist 

Study of leadership skills in visual arts education; facilitating implementation of current Ontario curriculum, policies and guidelines; demonstrating leadership in program design, implementation and assessment; promoting assessment practices based on individual student needs; facilitating access to resources and networks; learning about art as a global language of communication. 

PDP 1232 (AQ) Mathematics (P-J) -Part I 

Overview of theory and practice in mathematics education in the primary and junior divisions; analysing current Ontario curriculum, policies and guidelines; overview of program design, implementation and assessment; study of basic concepts in mathematics; learning how to provide inclusive and equitable learning environments; integrating information and communication technology. 

PDP 2232 (AQ) Mathematics (P-J) -Part II 

Examation of theory and practice in mathematics education in the primary and junior divisions; study of current Ontario curriculum, policies and guidelines; examining fundamental concepts in mathematics; studying learner development; accessing and evaluating resources; reflecting on current research and its implications for classroom practice; integrating information and communication technology. 

PDP 3232 (AQ) Mathematics (P-J) -Specialist 

Focus on leadership skills in mathematics education in the primary and junior divisions; facilitating implementation of current Ontario curriculum, policies and guidelines; designing, implementing and assessing programs; designing inclusive and equitable learning environments; facilitating establishment of collaborative educational networks; identifying, accessing and evaluating resources; developing strategies for facilitating integration of technology. 

PDP 1205 (AQ) Mathematics grades 7 and 8 

Enable teachers to employ a critical and pedagogical lens to explore Grades 7 and 8 Mathematic Concepts, in a holistic and integrated instructional design and practice. 

PDP 4130 (ABQ) Senior Divisions Foundations 

Introduction to teaching of the discipline at the senior division. Examine the impact of the particular discipline on the whole learner; individualized instruction; theoretical framework and pedagogical implications; examination and interpretation of relevant curriculum guidelines. Develop programs, analyze and apply specific teaching strategies and techniques unique to the discipline. Focus on evaluation procedures and techniques. 

PDP 4177 (ABQ) English Senior Divisions 

Introduction to teaching of the discipline at the senior division. Examine the impact of the particular discipline on the whole learner; individualized instruction; theoretical framework and pedagogical implications; examination and interpretation of relevant curriculum guidelines. Develop programs, analyze and apply specific teaching strategies and techniques unique to the discipline. Focus on evaluation procedures and techniques. 

PDP 4187 (ABQ) Mathematics Senior Division 

Knowledge of foundational aspects of instruction in teaching Mathematics in the Senior Division; knowledge of the foundational aspects of secondary school programs and strategies for their effective implementation; identification of essential cognitive processes and concomitant instructional strategies; effective instructional and assessment strategies for the teaching and learning of Mathematics in the senior grades. Emphasis on curriculum development through design-down teaching and assessment methodologies, with a view to building differentiated instructional strategies into daily practice. Specifically, the course will focus on the teaching and learning of mathematics, with consideration for the needs of the senior division adolescent; the principles of learning as they apply specifically to the adolescent; strategies to develop a positive and productive classroom environment and building effective parent teacher communication for this age group will also be examined. 

PDP 3130 (ABQ) Intermediate  Divisions Foundations 

Examination of the characteristics of the adolescent (ages 12 to 16), the needs and the principles of learning as they apply specifically to the adolescent 

PDP 3187 (ABQ) Mathematics Intermediate Division 

Knowledge of foundational aspects of instruction in teaching Mathematics in the Intermediate Division; effective instructional and assessment strategies for the teaching and learning of Mathematics in the intermediate grades. Emphasis on curriculum development through design-down teaching and assessment methodologies, with a view to building differentiated instructional strategies into daily practice. Specifically, the course will focus on the teaching and learning of mathematics skills at the adolescent level (ages 12 to 16), with consideration for the needs of the adolescent; the principles of learning as they apply specifically to the adolescent; strategies to develop a positive and productive classroom environment and building effective parent teacher communication for this age group will also be examined. 

PDP 3177 (ABQ) English Intermediate Division 

Introduction to teaching of the discipline at the intermediate division. Examine the impact of the particular discipline on the whole learner; individualized instruction; theoretical framework and pedagogical implications; critical examination and interpretation of relevant curriculum guidelines. Develop programs, analyze and apply specific teaching strategies and techniques unique to the discipline. Focus on evaluation procedures and techniques. 

PDP 1410 (ABQ) Primary Division 

Study of theory and practice related to teaching and learning in the primary division; examine the design, implementation and assessment of programs; analyze current Ontario curriculum, policies and guidelines. 

PDP 2270 (ABQ) Junior Division 

Study of theory and practice related to teaching and learning in the junior division; examination of the design, implementation and assessment of programs; analyze current Ontario curriculum, policies and guidelines. 

PDP 1660 (QA) French as a Second Language - Part I 

Étudier les fondements théoriques et les programmes du français langue seconde de base, intensif ou d'immersion. Analyser les stratégies d'enseignement et les modes d'évaluation selon le développement de l'élève. Sensibiliser l'enseignant à l'importance d'un climat d'apprentissage inclusif, équitable et sécuritaire. 

PDP 2660 (QA) French as a Second Language - Part II 

Approfondir des théories et des pratiques de l'enseignement du français langue seconde de base, intensif ou d'immersion. Élaborer des activités d'enseignement selon le programme d'études de l'Ontario. Étudier des programmes innovateurs. Adapter les attentes en fonction des besoins des élèves. Étudier des stratégies d'évaluation des apprentissages. Analyser des ressources. Étudier des sources électroniques et des logiciels pertinents au domaine. 

PDP 3660 (QA) French as a Second Language -Specialist 

Étudier les théories et les pratiques de leadership dans l'apprentissage d'une langue seconde. Élaborer, mettre en œuvre et évaluer le programme d'études de l'Ontario. Développer des compétences de communication. Voir à la promotion de pratiques exemplaires. Intégrer les technologies d'information et les logiciels pertinents au domaine.  Élaborer des ateliers de formation. 

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