Kindergarten, Part 1

Course Code: LDF16KG1Y

Learn about The Kindergarten Program, using the 2016 revised document in an interactive, creative, and blended course. This introduction will focus upon topics such as, but not limited to, the learning environment, pedagogical documentation, inquiry/play-based learning, self-regulation, early childhood development theories/approaches, integrated learning, and assessment. Educators will have weekly opportunities to connect in person and online via Twitterchats with their professional learning community (PLC). During the course we will be exploring the theory and connect it to practice with our hands-on lectures, interesting readings, knowledgable guest speakers, inspiring field trips, and practical assignments. Our weeks together will feel more like an experience to support your own unique learning journey, and will provide you with resources for your ongoing exploration even after the course ends.

Prerequisites

  • An undergraduate degree acceptable to the Ontario College of Teachers
  • Be a member in good standing with the OCT
  • Hold a Basic Qualification in the Primary division

Documents Required

  • NONE
Session Dates
Start Date: 09/27/2016
End Date: 12/01/2016
In class: Tuesdays & Thursdays (5:00 pm - 8:30 pm) September 27 - December 1, 2016 PLUS 30 hrs. Online reading and assignments PLUS 25 hrs. Independent assignment.

Location
Guardian Angels Catholic Elementary School
200 Lawford Rd. Vaughan Ontario L4H 0Z5

Instructors
Babalis, Joanne M