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Continuing Teacher Education

Faculty of Education

Communications Technology Grades 11/12

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Course Schedule
Session Dates Deadline Status
Winter 2022 Jan 24, 2022 - Apr 08, 2022 Jan 14, 2022 Open
*Registration will remain open until 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the posted registration deadline date.
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Course Description

  • CONT404
  • CAN 745.00
  • 125 hours
  • EN
  • Online

Students today are highly immersed in communications media well before entering the senior level courses Communications Technology. They bring with them digital experiences and technical skills of all sorts and levels. Because of this, more than ever, the role of teachers in Communications Technology has evolved. Teachers have become facilitators or guides as students work in project-driven environments to develop skills in creative problem solving, iteration, and critical thinking, and gain knowledge and develop sensitivity to issues around the environment, society, and technological innovation.

The Additional Qualifications course Communications Technology Grades 11 and 12 will give you the needed professional knowledge and guidance to further develop your teaching practice for these senior classrooms. Many activities and projects in the course mirror the curriculum expectations of your students as you learn in a collaborative, project-driven environment and reflect on your experiences.

What You'll Learn and Do In this course, you will learn about:

  • the supporting theory and practice around teaching strategies in Communications Technology
  • designing a student-centred, collaborative, learning environment • developing a program that engages with and develops partnerships within the school and surrounding community
  • creating engaging projects that are inclusive and differentiated for all digital learners, based on the provincial curriculum expectations
  • designing authentic assessment and evaluation practices
  • ethical use of communications technologies
  • health and safety issues related to technology use
  • obtaining and employing resources, including software made available for use by Ontario Software Acquisition Program Advisory Committee (OSAPAC), freeware, and other Web 2.0 tools
  • developing your own skillset with the aid of tutorials
  • arranging and managing effective classroom space
  • how to engage with and share in professional learning networks
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Application Requirements


We will use the OCT number you provide during online registration to confirm you are an OCT member.


Already have a tech qualification in another subject? You need one year of wage earning experience or two years of teaching experience.

**Work experience letters must include a start and end date, as well as confirm if the work was part or full time.

For one year of related post-secondary or less you must have Five years of full-time wage-earning experience or 10 years of teaching experience in the subject.


For a two year related program you must have Three years of full-time wage-earning experience or six years of teaching experience in the subject.


For a three year related program you must have Two years of full-time wage-earning experience or four years of teaching experience in the subject.

Acceptable Experience:

  • radio and TV arts/animation (Required)
  • audio-visual equipment
  • computer electronics
  • electronics repair
  • graphic art and design photography
  • teaching Communications Technology

*One year of work experience can be interpreted as 1,700 hours of work experience.

**If you are using Secondary School Teaching Experience to be eligible for this course, your principal must sign a letter that includes the length of time you taught in total, the course codes for each Tech Course you taught, as well as the length of time (in semesters) that you taught each course. A minimum of two years is required.

***If you were self-employed you must submit a sworn affidavit, a business license, proof of income and a letter from a major supplier/customer to confirm one year of work experience.

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Applicants who require accommodations for a specific learning need (e.g., learning disability) within their AQ/ABQ course, should click here for further information and support.

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