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Continuing Teacher Education

Faculty of Education

Technological Design 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

  • CONT488
  • CAN 745.00
  • 125 hours
  • EN
  • Online

This course uses 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 require to teach Grade 11 and Grade 12 Technological Design courses in your school.

Technology education teachers encounter many variables in their classrooms and shops that differ from the regular classroom. For example, dealing with a multitude of tools and equipment can present safety issues unlike those of other classes. Safety issues arise as soon as students walk into the shop environment. Therefore a teacher’s approach to classroom management is critical. One of the major benefits of being a technology teacher is that students want to be in the course. Students typically comment "This is my favourite class," "I get to work with my hands," or "I get to build projects."

What does this say about the curriculum teachers deliver? The curriculum should be hands-on, enjoyable, project-driven, and should meet the Ministry Expectations for Technological Education. The curriculum must meet all these criteria and more. For the teacher, the curriculum must be fluid. Therefore, the curricular units, activities, and lessons must be sequential. Assessment and evaluations should be honest and authentic for learning. Also it is necessary to address students' literacy and numeracy skills by integrating those skills into projects and activities.

The objective of these modules is to help you design a curriculum to meet both your needs and those of your students. The curriculum design must consider the tools and resources available in each classroom and shop. A good curriculum is the best tool in the shop or classroom to keep students engaged, continuously learning new skills, and developing new ideas.

What You'll Learn and Do

This Additional Qualification course has the following learning expectations for the candidates:

• understand and implement Ministry of Education curriculum expectations and policies related to the Broad-Based Technology in Technological Design Grades 11 and 12
• develop relevant classroom assignments that are activity-based projects
• apply theoretical understandings to the design, implementation and assessment of Technological Design Grades 11 and 12 courses for the students
• demonstrate an awareness of emerging technologies related to
Technological Design
• apply knowledge and skills to create and maintain a safe learning environment that addresses course needs: curriculum, material handling, tool handling and equipment storage, supervision, safety standards and practices that are respectful of the environment
• identify ways to accommodate and modify expectations, instructional strategies and assessment practices in Technological Design Grades 11 and 12 courses based on student development and/or special needs
• create learning environments conducive to the intellectual, social, emotional, physical, environmental, linguistic, cultural, spiritual and moral development of the student
• demonstrate technological literacy related to Technological Design Grades 11 and 12
• demonstrate an understanding of business management and entrepreneurial practices related to the Technological Design Grades 11 and 12 courses
• work collaboratively with school personnel, parents/guardians, caregivers, the community, local business and industry as it relates to Technological Design Grades 11 and 12
• demonstrate an openness to innovation and change
• develop awareness of First Nations, Métis and Inuit (Aboriginal) ways of knowing and perspectives
• understand the various professional practices and organizations in Technological Design
• understand the various career pathways and post-secondary options available as they relate to Technological Design courses

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Application Requirements


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


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 the following areas of Technological Design:

- architectural/mechanical drafting
- architectural/mechanical engineering
- engineering design technology
- prototyping or constructing material in wood, metal or other media

Already have a tech qualification in another subject? You need 1 year of wage earning experience.

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

*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 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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