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Continuing Teacher Education

Faculty of Education

Teaching Combined Grades

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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
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

  • CONT824
  • CAN 685.00
  • 125 hours
  • EN
  • Online

The Teaching Combined Grades Additional Qualification course is designed to help teachers reflect on and develop strategies and skills to navigate the challenges of teaching in a combined-grades classroom. Participants will explore the importance of establishing classroom norms that promote a positive, safe, and equitable learning environment. By familiarizing themselves with the Ontario Curriculum documents, they will be better equipped to design and deliver curricular expectations in a combined-grade classroom, using differentiated instruction and approaches such as inquiry-based learning. Evaluation of assessment strategies, including triangulation and use of the Achievement Chart, will provide the tools to effectively measure student success. Other topics include a collaborative teacher inquiry, teaching through a special education lens, exploring Indigenous perspectives and ways of knowing, helping students develop global competencies, and effective integration of technology into a combined-grade classroom.

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Application Requirements

OCT membership.

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Course Materials

This course has no required resources.

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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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