Course Listing: Mathematics

We offer the following courses related to Mathematics:

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  • Honour Specialist (Mathematics)

    In this course, you will examine your values, perceptions and knowledge about the teaching, learning and education leadership in Mathematics. You will build on this understanding through professional readings, developing interesting new ways of teaching, discussions, ongoing analysis and reflection. These learning experiences will provide the basis for your understanding of current pedagogy in the teaching of Mathematics, as well as enable you to prepare to implement change in your school environment. You will look closely at a variety of instructional strategies as well as your role as a leader and a facilitator of change. By deepening your understanding of professional communities of practice you will solidify your own ability to be a strong communicator and mentor/coach to assist your teacher colleagues in adopting a strong vision for the teaching of Mathematics in Ontario schools. This course supports the following foundations of professional practice for the teaching profession: Teaching Practice, Ongoing Professional Development, Professional Knowledge, and Commitment to Students.

    Prerequisites

    • Be a member in good standing with the OCT
    • FOUR-year (20 full courses) academic undergraduate degree, (excluding education courses)
    • NINE full courses (non-education) in the subject of the Honour Specialist (Mathematics), with a minimum B average
    • Minimum TWO years certified teaching experience by the first day of the course, subsequent to certification including at least ONE year in Mathematics.

    Documents Required

    • Signed Supervisory Officer's Form by course end date confirming teaching experience
    • Official transcript(s) sent directly to the Professional Learning Office from the granting institution before course start date
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  • Mathematics, Primary and Junior, Part 1

    The Primary/Junior Mathematics Part 1 Additional Qualification Course will engage you in a process of inquiry to explore and develop a life-long-learner mindset for teaching and, specifically, for instruction in mathematics. Using a multiple lens of mathematical processes, lesson study, flexible thinking, and multiple representations, you will examine the pedagogical content knowledge of the curriculum strands Number Sense in Counting as well as Quantity and Whole Number Operations. The summative task for this course is the creation of a mini-unit focused on embedding mathematical processes, observations, and conversations as pre/post/and ongoing assessment, after which, you will assess successes and next steps from the results of teaching the unit.

    Prerequisites

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

    Documents Required

    • NONE
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  • Mathematics, Primary and Junior, Part 2

    The Primary/Junior Mathematics Part 2 Additional Qualification Course will engage you in a process of inquiry to explore and develop a life-long-learner mindset for teaching and, specifically, to take you from what you learned in Part 1 to the next level of expertise for instruction in mathematics. The course embeds proportional/ relative thinking and spatial reasoning in all strands.

    Using the multiple lenses of big ideas, cultural diversity, and lesson study, you will examine the pedagogical content knowledge of the curriculum strands in Number Sense (proportional reasoning, fractions, decimals), Geometry and Measurement. Further, you will collaboratively create a guide to the most challenging part of mathematics instruction: the debrief.

    The summative activity for the course is to further develop the entire process of design-down planning by pre-assessing through sample conferencing and other methods the planning, delivery, post-assessment and analysis of the results of a study unit.

    Prerequisites

    • Be a member in good standing with the OCT
    • Part 1 completed
    • Minimum ONE year of certified teaching experience by the first day of the course, subsequent to certification

    Documents Required

    • Signed Supervisory Officer's Form by course end date confirming required teaching experience
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  • Mathematics, Primary and Junior, Part 3 Specialist

    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)

    Prerequisites

    • 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

    Documents Required

    • Signed Supervisory Officer's Form by course end date confirming teaching experience
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