Below is a complete listing of all workshops presented by the Department of Professional Development in Education. Please note that NOT ALL of the workshops listed below are currently being offered. To view a list of the workshops currently being offered go to the current non-credit workshop schedule. If you and/or a group of people wish to take a course listed here that is not currently offered in the schedule, view the workshop request option.
EDUC 7010: Integrating Drama Into the Curriculum
This workshop will provide participants with exciting and practical activities that can be used across the curriculum in areas such as Mathematics, Social Studies and Language. The activities provided are highly motivational, and are appropriate for students of all abilities in the Primary, Junior and Intermediate levels.
By attending this workshop you can add the following to your collection of teaching materials:
Additionally, curriculum links, mini-lessons and other resources will be presented to help generate practical instructional approaches for teaching grammar.
This workshop will explore the qualities of children who are three (3), four (4) and five (5) years old. These qualities will help show what activities these age groups will enjoy and how to choose age and developmentally appropriate activities. These activities will take into account the importance of play, and stages of play.
We will also discuss how to create a stimulating environment, how to assess kindergarten learning, and how to communicate progress with parents. This workshop is a great opportunity to expand your library of activities for kindergarten aged children.
Time will be spent discussing the nine (9) multiple intelligences to develop, and plan lessons and activities which incorporate the multiple intelligences into the classroom. The nine (9) multiple intelligences of this theory are: Linguistic, Logical/Mathematical, Spatial, Bodily/Kinesthetic, Musical, Interpersonal, Intrapersonal, Ecology/Environmental, and Spiritual/Transpersonal.
Analyze a situation that has moral implications. Determine whether the situation has legal or ethical implications. Identify the ethical issues in the situation. Apply the NCCP ethical decision-making framework to respond to an ethical situation adapted to the context, and produce a response that is consistent with the NCCP Code of Ethics.
Organize activities within a practice plan that is well structured, adapted to the participants' age, and reflects safety considerations. Distribute activities appropriately in the various parts of the practice. Identify potential risk factors for the sport and the activities. Design an emergency action plan. Identify suitable practice goals. Design activities that have appropriate characteristics for the sport, the age group, and the proficiency level of participants. Design activities in such a way as to obtain certain training effects on the athletic abilities required in the sport.
Assess whether foods and beverages consumed by athletes before, during and after training or competition are adequate, and offer suggestions pertaining to suitable alternatives where necessary. Design strategies to influence parents and athletes in order to promote food choices that are consistent with basic sport nutrition principles.
Tribes is a cooperative learning and teaching approach to instruction and classroom management which has application to all divisions. This is a twenty-four (24) hour, interactive, hands-on practical workshop that spans multiple days.
Students achieve because they:
The acronym "E.C.O." in Project E.C.O. Learning stands for "Ecological literacy, sense of Community and Obligation to life on earth".
Knowing about how we can all contribute to the future health of the earth and all the life it contains is the first imperative for the 21st Century. This introductory workshop will help everyone to better understand how the natural world works and how we can live responsibly within it.
This workshop is interactive (not lecture-based), experiential (hands-on: in one activity, you will get wet, rain coats advised), thought-provoking, set in the outdoors (rain, snow or shine), fun and dynamic. The position of experiential learning is that people learn best when they are actively involved using as many senses as possible. In Project E.C.O. Learning, complex systems such as water usage are best understood by interacting with models that simulate this complexity in easy to understand ways. This workshop explores the global implications of these complex systems as well as their impact on individual lifestyles.
Topics covered include:
This workshop will:
This twenty (20) hour non-credit workshop is taught following the principles of reform math, consistent with the 2005 revised Ontario curriculum. Emphasis is placed on teaching for understanding rather than on rote application of rules. It will provide opportunities to increase your understanding of math concepts through hands-on activities, discussion, and problem solving. Basic mathematical concepts at grade levels four (4) through seven (7) will be addressed; however, you will not be taught algorithms in order to memorize and apply them.
Practical exercises in this workshop will take you through all of the necessary steps to create a report card for a hypothetical student. The Ontario curriculum expectations and provincial elementary report cards are central to the E-Teacher program and this workshop.
Effective Communication in the teaching profession is multi-faceted and integral to success. Poor communication often results in misunderstandings, student unrest and parent complaints.
This workshop will explore the many ways that teachers communicate with their students, colleagues, the school administration, the community and with parents. Participants will learn how to project a positive image to their school community, send clear and effective messages to their students, and maintain open and positive communication with parents and colleagues (even those who are difficult).
This is an outdoor, hands-on workshop that will introduce the Global Positioning System (GPS) and provide the basics of setting up and maintaining a hand-held GPS unit. Participants will learn about the main menu components of a GPS unit, compass navigation, satellites, topographic maps and using the trip computer.
Practice with the units will include use of topographic maps, waypoints, routing, elevations and more! There will be a number of activities provided to ensure you get practical experience with and gain ideas for using the GPS unit in various curriculum activities.
Learn the basic and intermediate tools of PowerPoint to enhance and create diverse learning opportunities for students at all levels. Some areas covered in this workshop include:
There are many benefits to learning PowerPoint and using it as a teaching tool. This workshop will show how PowerPoint can be used in the classroom with instructional applications.
Please note that participants should be comfortable with the Windows operating system. New users of the university computers need to ensure their computer login works and that they have printing credits prior to attending this workshop.
Outline the structure of the sport program using training and competition events. Compare the major orientations of the coach's own program to those proposed by the NCCP in terms of athlete long-term development. Assess the athlete development opportunities offered through the program and identify possible options to address identified weaknesses. Interpret information contained in a sample program designed for a family of sports, and identify training priorities and objectives at certain periods. Establish a link between a program's training priorities and objectives and the content of practice sessions on a weekly and daily basis.
Assess your own beliefs regarding effective teaching. Analyze certain coaching situations to determine whether or not they promote learning. Create conditions that promote learning and self-esteem. Use teaching assessment grids to gather objective information on teaching effectiveness. Interpret this data to develop an action plan to enhance teaching effectiveness.
The scenarios that will be dealt with for the sport-specific first aid will cover:
Other topics to be cover will include:
This workshop includes the Sport First Aid manual and the Red Cross Vital Link manual. Upon successful completion of the workshop, each participant will receive the Red Cross Sport First Aid Certificate with level C CPR that is valid for three (3) years and a Sport First Aid fanny pack.
Learn new games and dances that will appeal to children of all ages while learning how to provide rhythmic movement and creative play opportunities for children to enjoy music.
These strategies will help students to learn more (since they will spend more "time on task"), remember more (since they are doing the thinking and the work) and generally have more fun. It should also help cut down your planning time!
Once students have a thorough understanding of the various components that come together to create media, they themselves are in a position to advance their own media communication skills.
Markbook is a teacher tool designed to calculate and analyze grades and attendance, build report card comments, print reports and generally save teachers a lot of time. According to its creators it facilitates communication about achievement, promotes improvement in student learning and gives its users a terrific professional image. The potential for hyperbole aside, there can be little doubt that Markbook is a popular class management tool and that learning how to use it will be of value to you in your work as a teacher.
The classroom teacher could be the first to identify that a student has a learning disability. It is extremely important that teachers are aware of FASD and its implications in the classroom. Primary and Junior level teachers will find this workshop information most helpful. Through the use of lecture, video, and interactive activities participants will learn about indicators of FASD, ways of interpreting specific behaviours, strategies to help children with FASD succeed in the classroom, the teacher's role, and working with parents.
This ten (10) hour non-credit workshop is taught following the principles of reform math, consistent with the 2005 revised Ontario curriculum. Emphasis is placed on teaching for understanding rather than on rote application of rules. It will provide opportunities to increase your depth of understanding of math concepts through hands-on activities, discussion, problem solving, modeling, connecting models to procedures, and justifying methods. The strands emphasized in this workshop will be Number and Operations (particularly fractions) and Measurement.
This ten (10) hour non-credit workshop is taught following the principles of reform math, consistent with the 2006 revised Ontario curriculum. Emphasis is placed on teaching for understanding rather than on rote application of rules. It will provide opportunities to increase your depth of understanding of math concepts through hands-on activities, discussion, problem solving, modeling, connecting models to procedures, and justifying methods. The strands emphasized in this workshop will be Patterning and Algebra, and Geometry and Spatial Sense.
This workshop will
provide an overview of the Accelerated Integrated Method (AIM) for university
students contemplating a career in teaching French. It will include:
- Origin and pedagogy of the method
- Overview of stories and unit progression
- Videos of students and teachers during lessons
- Samples of student work and assessment
This two (2) day Standard First Aid certification workshop is excellent for anyone who needs to be certified in Standard First Aid with CPR Level C + AED. The certificate is valid for 3 years and meets with WSIB requirements for companies with 6+ employees.
Oral language is crucial to a child's literacy development, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.
This interactive and hands-on workshop will provide teacher candidates with their own hand-made "Primary Oral Language Kit" full of exciting activities and ideas to use in the classroom. This kit is sure to get your students talking!
Get ready to be creative and get to work!
As schools face increasing behavior problems, interest in restorative practices in general and in circles specifically has grown. Restorative practices help deal with misbehavior as well as serious problems including bullying and violence. Traditional punitive discipline does not achieve positive changes in student behavior and fails to address the breakdown of basic decorum.
Kindergarten has had a makeover the past few years and the education system is seeing major shifts in instructional practices, the learning environment, as well as assessment of young children.
This exciting workshop will introduce the Full Day Kindergarten Program, play/inquiry based learning, as well as how to make this learning visible to parents, administrators and the children.
Children have an innate curiosity and sense of wonder of the world around them. Let us learn how to reveal all of the amazing things our youngest learners know!
At the end of this workshop, participants will have an understanding of what a successful play-based (Inquiry) Kindergarten program looks like and how to prepare for one.
Creating Classroom Community & teambuilding can make all the difference in the world!
This workshop will discuss tried and true strategies that you can use in the classroom.
Participants will have the chance to step into their students' shoes and try out some fun, hands-on games and activities.
Be sure to wear comfortable clothes, as this is a very dynamic and interactive workshop!
EDUC 7098 safeTALK: Suicide Alertness For Everyone
safeTALK is a program developed by LivingWorks to train and certify suicide alert helpers. As a preservice teacher, you will be trained with a much needed skill set for handling crisis as well as suicide intervention with students.
The benefits of this workshop are substantial and long lasting. There are employment opportunities all over Canada and abroad. It is a great addition to your resume as employers look for candidates who bring with them a diverse skill set and a passion for meeting the needs of their students.
Please visit Livingworks at http://www.livingworks.net for more information.
This one day interactive workshop will provide teacher candidates an overview of how iPads are used in education.
Participants will be shown how to find, and use educational content on the iPad and will have the opportunity to create their own content using available iPad apps such as iWork, and iMovie.
Participants will have the opportunity to use the iPad and create a digital lesson plan that can be used in the classroom.
Interactive videos, live demonstrations, and hands-on activities will all be modelled using the iPad as a canvas.
EDUC 7189 Coaching - Managing Conflict
Although conflict is normal, it is not always necessary.
This workshop will teach coaches how to identify where conflict is likely to occur and how to manage the situation. Coaches will learn about the five approaches to managing conflict and when it is appropriate to use each of them.
EDUC 7289 Coaching and Leading Effectively
Upon completion of this workshop, coaches will be able to take leadership action that improves the conditions that support athlete performances.
In particular, coaches will be able to: make interventions that enhance learning and build and reinforce group and team cohesion and commitment, develop expectations about the behaviour and commitment needed to achieve individual and team goals. Communicate effectively and respectfully with both athletes and those supporting their performance.