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Continuing Teacher Education

Faculty of Education

Teacher Librarian Part 1

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Course Schedule
Session Dates Deadline Status
Late Spring 2021 May 10, 2021 - Jul 02, 2021 Apr 30, 2021 Open
Summer 2021 Jun 28, 2021 - Aug 13, 2021 Jun 18, 2021 Open
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

  • CONT797
  • CAN 685.00
  • 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 and undergraduate degree, with qualifications in Primary, Junior, Intermediate or Senior.

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Course Materials


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