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Continuing Teacher Education

Faculty of Education

Mathematics, Primary & Junior Part 1

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Course Schedule
Session Dates Deadline Status
Late Summer 2021 Aug 09, 2021 - Oct 01, 2021 Jul 30, 2021 Open
Fall 2021 Sep 27, 2021 - Dec 03, 2021 Sep 10, 2021 Open
Fall/Winter 2021 Nov 08, 2021 - Feb 11, 2022 Oct 29, 2021 Open
Winter 2022 Jan 24, 2022 - Apr 08, 2022 Jan 14, 2022 Open
Late Winter 2022 Feb 21, 2022 - Apr 22, 2022 Feb 11, 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

  • CONT542
  • CAN 685.00
  • 125 hours
  • EN
  • Online

*Please note that this course will discuss the newly released Math curriculum (June 23rd) from the summer 2020 session forward.*


The goal of this course is to broaden your understanding of what it means to be mathematically literate and to learn how to develop this type of literacy in all your students. To support student learning in mathematics, teachers need both subject-matter knowledge and pedagogical knowledge. The type of subject-matter knowledge teachers need goes well beyond a general ability to do math. It’s specific mathematical knowledge and skills unique to teachers. Mathematics Primary/Junior is designed to support you in acquiring this mathematical and pedagogical knowledge. Your learning will begin with interpreting and understanding the resources provided in the course. You will deepen and extend your understanding by discussing the ideas with your colleagues online and at school. A significant part of your learning will happen when you take the ideas back to your classroom. Monitor the impact of these new practices on your students’ engagement and learning, and reflect on how you can improve. Where possible, tasks in this course will include options for experiential learning. If you are currently teaching a math class, consider choosing these experiential options. Course Learning Expectations In this course you will have the opportunity to: • understand the theory of learning mathematics that is foundational to the Ministry of Education curriculum and instructional practices outlined in supporting documents • understand the myriad factors that have an impact on students’ math learning (intellectual, social, emotional, physical, linguistic, cultural, spiritual, and moral development) • learn how to create a safe, inclusive, equitable, and productive math-learning environment • understand the developmental nature of math learning and know how to support a range of developmental levels and special needs using universal design, differentiation strategies, and accommodations • use a design-down planning process for lesson planning and year–long planning • integrate Ministry of Education assessment policies and guidelines into planning assessment in mathematics • explore strategies for collaboration with in-school personnel and parents/guardians • apply the OTF professional standards and ethical guidelines to your teaching and professional learning in mathematics

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Application Requirements

We will use the OCT number you provide during online registration to confirm OCT Membership and undergraduate degree, with qualifications in Primary, Junior, Intermediate or Senior.

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Course Materials


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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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