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Continuing Teacher Education

Faculty of Education

Teacher Librarian Part 1

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Course Schedule
Session Dates Deadline Status
Fall 2019 Sep 30, 2019 - Dec 06, 2019 Sep 27, 2019 Open
Fall/Winter 2019 Nov 11, 2019 - Feb 14, 2020 Oct 25, 2019 Open
Winter 2020 Jan 27, 2020 - Apr 10, 2020 Jan 10, 2020 Open
Late Winter 2020 Feb 24, 2020 - Apr 24, 2020 Feb 14, 2020 Open
*Registration will remain open until 4:00 pm on the posted registration deadline date.
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Course Description

  • CONT797
  • CAN 685.00
  • Three-Part AQs
  • 6 credits
  • 125 hours
  • EN
  • Online

The role of teacher librarian is exciting, diverse, and highly rewarding. The school library is evolving into a dynamic 21st century learning space. This is an exciting time to work as a teacher librarian!

In this course, we will examine the valuable role of the teacher librarian. Teacher librarians are essential partners of classroom teachers as they embed inquiry into the curriculum. TLs offer many benefits to a school, its students, its teachers, and its administration. Learning commons are environments that require strong educators with skills in reading and literacy instruction, as well as a strong foundation in educational technology. Research shows that having knowledgeable educators in leadership roles in the learning commons directly contributes to student and school success.

This course has been designed with a focus on inquiry. You will have the option to read the articles provided, or to use an inquiry style of learning to investigate topics of interest to you and use articles or videos that you find during your research.

Course Learning Expectations

In this course you will have the opportunity to:

• engage in online discussions with course colleagues
• explore professional organizations and the foundational principals that support teacher librarians and learning commons
• examine the key documents that provide the framework for a learning commons
• review and practice the fundamentals of organizing a diverse library collection
• develop an understanding of the role of teacher librarian as collaborative co-planner, facilitator, and evaluator of the inquiry model of research
• explore the role of teacher librarian as champion of reading culture and of inclusive schools
• embed technology in learning commons lessons
• bring it all together in a long-term plan for a learning commons

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Application Requirements

We will use the OCT number you provide during online registration to confirm OCT Membership with qualifications in Primary, Junior, Intermediate or Senior. If you have a Diploma of Education, you are not eligible for this course.

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Course Materials

This course has no required resources.
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