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Continuing Teacher Education

Faculty of Education

Technological Design Grades 9/10

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Course Schedule
Session Dates Deadline Status
Fall 2021 Sep 27, 2021 - Dec 03, 2021 Sep 10, 2021 Open
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

  • CONT487
  • CAN 745.00
  • 125 hours
  • EN
  • Online

The Technological Design Basic ABQ will use an activity-based, project-driven approach to help you acquire new technical skills, create project resources, design curriculum documents, and develop the assessment and evaluation tools you will need to teach Grade 9 and10 Technological Design courses in your school. Teaching Technological Education is a lot different than teaching other subjects. Technology teachers encounter many variables in the classroom and shop that differ from the regular classroom. For example, we deal with a multitude of tools and equipment, which can present safety issues unlike those of other classes. Safety issues arise as soon as students walk into the shop, and therefore our approach to classroom management is critical. One of the major benefits of being a technology teacher is that students want to be here. Students typically comment, “This is my favourite class,” “I get to work with my hands,” or “I get to build projects.” What does this tell us about the curriculum we deliver? The curriculum should be hands-on, enjoyable, project-driven, and meet the Ministry expectations for Technological Education. We need to design our curriculum to meet all these criteria and more. For the teacher, the curriculum has to be fluid, and therefore the curricular units, activities, and lessons have to be sequential. Our assessment and evaluations should be honest and authentic for learning. In addition, we need to address students’ literacy and numeracy skills even though we are not Math or English teachers. The objective of these modules is to help you to design a curriculum to meet both students’ and teachers’ needs. The curriculum has to be designed around the tools and resources available in each classroom and shop. A good curriculum will be the best tool you have in your shop or classroom. The aim of all ABQ Technological Studies programs is to prepare teachers to teach broad-based technology (BBT) courses in secondary schools. What You'll Learn and Do In this course you will have the opportunity to: • use and enhance technological skills • create technology projects using open-ended problem-solving methods • develop teaching techniques to promote cooperative learning in small groups • design projects that involve community partnerships • acquire new project ideas and teaching strategies by sharing resources with other BBT candidates • develop authentic approaches to assessing projects • develop ways of documenting students’ skills acquisition

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Application Requirements

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

2) WORK EXPERIENCE LETTERS (not required if you already have Technological Education qualifications)

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

If this is your first Technological ABQ you must submit letters of experience on company letterhead confirming at least 5 years* of full-time wage-earning experience in the field OR at least 2 years* of full-time wage-earning experience AND successful completion of a 3 year post-secondary education program in Technological Design.

Teaching, training or managing experience cannot be considered as acceptable experience.

Acceptable Experience:

- architectural/mechanical drafting

- architectural/mechanical engineering

- engineering design technology

- prototyping or constructing material in wood, metal or other media

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

**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 your 5 years of work experience.

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