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 AQ, we will turn our 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.
- 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.