Course Listing: Writing

We offer the following courses related to Writing:

Details about each of these courses is below.


  • Writing, Part 1

    Candidates learn to use a variety of effective instructional strategies to teach and improve student writing across the curriculum. The elements of ideas/content, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, language conventions and presentation are addressed. Candidates also learn the knowledge and skills associated with recursive writing (planning for writing, drafting, editing and proof-reading and publishing). Candidates also learn how to scaffold instruction to meet the assessed needs of learners.

    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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  • Writing, Part 2

    Building on the foundations of writing instruction established in Writing, Part 1, this course applies critical perspectives to the design and delivery of curriculum and assessment in the classroom. Theory and practices continue to be linked and examined in relation to the teacher's own practices. Self- reflection and professional dialogue remain central to the learning. Candidates broaden and deepen their understanding of Writing instruction in the Ontario classroom through developing critical perspectives on Writing curriculum and assessment in relation to planning, delivery and communications.

    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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  • Writing, Part 3 Specialist

    Building on the concepts discussed in Writing Parts 1 and 2, the Writing Part 3 Specialist course focuses on supporting and mentoring colleagues in their understanding of writing strategies and resources available to them. Leadership in writing, assessment, and strategies for building collaboration and support within the education community for promoting writing will be examined.

    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 Writing

    Documents Required

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