Course Listing: Writing

We offer the following courses related to Writing:

Details about each of these courses is below.


  • Writing, Part 1

    The Additional Qualification Course: Writing Part 1 will engage you in exploration of professional practice, critical pedagogies and the knowledge and skills outlined in the OCT course guidelines. Through inquiry, you will examine beliefs and theories about being literate and learning to write; critically explore, reflect, and engage in discussions pertaining to teaching and learning within the context of writing instruction and learning to write. From there, you will integrate new learning into practice as you consider students’ individual needs, narratives, interests, and learning preferences.

    Through the Writing Part 1 AQ course, you will consider 21st-Century competencies, tools, and processes for creating engaging, trusting, and inviting learning environments. You will also explore assessment practices that encompass the Ontario MOE curriculum frameworks and policy documents and consider fair, equitable, transparent, valid, and reliable assessment methods that honour the dignity, developmental needs, emotional wellness, and identity of all students.

    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

    The Additional Qualification Course: Writing Part 2 facilitates collaborative design and implementation of professional practice and critical pedagogies as well as knowledge and skills outlined in the OCT guideline. Throughout the course, you will continue to inquire critically into professional practices, pedagogies, and ethical cultures of teaching and learning within the context of writing instruction and learning to write.

    To begin, you will examine beliefs and theories about writing in an educational setting. From there, you will integrate learning theories while planning for the student writer by considering learners’ individual needs, narratives, interests and learning preferences. To create an effective and trusting learning environment featuring shared responsibility for learning, you will plan, design, and implement innovative 21st-Century pedagogies, tools, and processes that invite and engage students. In addition, you will collaborate to design and integrate assessment practices encompassing MOE curriculum frameworks and policy documents while considering fair, equitable, transparent, valid, and reliable assessment methods that honour the dignity, developmental needs, emotional wellness, and identity of all students.

    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

    The Additional Qualification Writing Specialist Course facilitates a culture of pedagogical practice, reflective leadership, knowledge creation, and mobilization. Through it, you will collaboratively cultivate professional efficacy and leadership practices in your educational settings by fostering cultures of critical reflection and inquiry within the context of writing instruction and learning to write.

    To begin, you will examine beliefs and theories about leadership in an educational setting, moving forward to integrate these learning theories into their planning in support of writing teachers through staff development and professional-learning communities. You will learn how to foster a culture of critical and reflective leadership practices for teaching writing committed to the creation and sustainment of holistic learning environments; to the nurturing of each student’s identity; and, to students’ intellectual, social, emotional, physical, linguistic, cultural, spiritual, and moral development.

    In this Writing Specialist AQ course, you will utilize innovative, leading-edge 21st-Century pedagogies, tools, and processes to create learning environments for educators and students that engage students as active, democratic, global citizens. In addition, you will collaborate to determine the effective integration of assessment practices to facilitate communities of practice that employ equitable and inclusive processes for reflecting, documenting, and interpreting learning.

    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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