Kindergarten Specialist is designed to extend and deepen the concepts discussed in Kindergarten Parts 1 and 2 and ask candidates to apply those concepts through the lens of becoming a leader. In the Specialist Additional Qualification course, we specifically pay attention to building the leadership capacity of ourselves as effective facilitators and to strengthen our Kindergarten teams. We will broaden our instructional practices beyond the focus of our own classroom, instead exploring concepts such as adult learning principles, professional learning communities (PLCs) and networks (PLNs), change theory, mentoring, and teacher inquiry through evidence-based practices. Candidates will have opportunities to communicate and apply learning through practical experiences, discussion, networking and sharing the products of their learning. Leadership in assessment and strategies for building collaboration and support within the Kindergarten education community will be examined.
- OCT member in good standing with a permanent or temporary teaching certificate
- Successful completion of the Additional Qualification course: Kindergarten, Part 2; and
- Two years of successful teaching experience, including one year teaching Kindergarten, that is certified by a supervisory officer.
- Submission of Certificate of Teaching Experience Form to certify experience (found in the Policies and Forms section)
Winter 2024 January 23 to April 5, 2024
Opens October 24, 2023
Closes January 16, 2024