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Spring/Summer 2018

Post Baccalaureate Diploma Program in Education


Courses Connected to the Lost Prizes Conference

Students registering for courses connected to the Lost Prizes conference must also register for the conference itself. Conference Registration Form

EDUC-5001-003 ST: Three Pillars of Transforming Care
Instructor: M. Freado
Dates and Times: Monday to Wednesday, July 3 - 5 (plus conference July 5 to 7); 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: 1L04 (1st Floor, Lockhard Hall)

When children act out, it can sometimes trigger unexpected reactions in adults that may be uncaring or even harmful. This course will review the evidence of the impact of trauma on the brain and explore the types of behaviors that are the result of pain in traumatized children. Educators will gain skills to respond in ways to help bring healing and hope to the children and youth they serve. Core course in the Inclusive Ed stream (meets the “Skills Based” requirement), elective in the Counselling and General Streams.

EDUC-5001-004  ST: Programming for Indigenous Students
Instructor: F. Hines
Dates and Times: Monday to Wednesday, July 3 - 5 (plus conference July 5 to 7); 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: 1L06 (1st Floor, Lockhart Hall)

This course will provide educators with an opportunity to learn and/or expand on their knowledge of Indigenous education. Students will identify with historical issues and examine the current state of Indigenous education in Canada. The course will offer strategies in Indigenous learning styles, the effects of Residential schooling,  curriculum redesign,  resources and materials by Indigenous writers about Indigenous culture, alternative methods of programming, incorporating Indigenous perspectives into regular programs, the role of health and nutrition in daily learning, Elder teachings, community partners, celebrating cultural events and  traditional Indigenous games. The course will also explore programs that work and community programs that are available to assist in educating Indigenous youth. This course was formerly called Programming for Aboriginal Students; students who took that course cannot receive credit for this course. Elective in all streams.

EDUC-5001-005 ST: Culturally Resposive Practice
Instructor: D. El Chaar
Dates and Times: Monday to Wednesday, July 3 - 5 (plus conference July 5 to 7); 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: 1L08 (1st Floor, Lockhard Hall)

Canadian classrooms are becoming more and more diverse with the influx of immigrant and refugee students. Such a diversity, brings with it the opportunity of learning from each other’s cultures, as well as challenges to prepare students for the new environment. This course will provide educators with tools to prepare newcomer students for a new system of learning, within a culturally responsive practice environment. Preparing the students linguistically, socially, culturally and emotionally is key to their success and it allows a smooth transition into the academic Canadian system. This course will explore the role of cultural brokers historically, within different disciplines, with a focus on the role of cultural brokers in education. Educators, may at times serve as cultural brokers in schools, bridging the gap between the newcomer students’ country of origin culture and the Canadian culture, hence, facilitating the full inclusion in the linguistic, social and cultural intricacies of the mainstream Canadian classrooms. Elective in all streams.

EDUC-5001-006 ST: The Art of Kid Whispering
Instructor: M. Freado
Dates and Times: Monday to Wednesday, July 9 - 11 (plus conference July 5 to 7); 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: 1L06 (1st Floor, Lockhard Hall)

This course addresses the capacity of care-givers to communicate with young people in ways that promote understanding, cooperation and trust. The most effective communication skill is listening. The Art of Kid Whispering involves skills to recognize and infer meaning and needs in the communication of young people and to be able to respond in ways that address the essential elements in that communication. Many important elements of communication occur beyond or beneath language. The ability to listen using visual and other auditory cues is critical to effectively communicating with young people who need support and guidance by caring adults. Elective in all streams.

EDUC-5001-007 ST: Borrowing Indigenous Perspectives: An Inclusive Approach to Safe and Healthy School Communities
Instructor: M. Bourbonniere
Dates and Times: Monday to Wednesday, July 9 - 11 (plus conference July 5 - 7); 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: 1L08 (1st Floor, Lockhart Hall)

Indigenous knowledge offers values that can be applied to community living in and outside the classroom. This course will look at the importance of genuine learning through story and examine traditional concepts of leadership, parenting, behaviour management, and conflict resolution. The medicine wheel will be introduced as a tool to approach classroom, as well as whole school, community building by engaging disengaged students, teachers and parents while building resiliency. Elective in all streams.

EDUC-5450-001 Risk and Resilience
Instructor: S. Van Bockern
Dates and Times: Monday to Wednesday, July 9 - 11 (plus conference July 5 - 7); 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: 1L04(1st Floor, Lockhart Hall)

This course examines the characteristics and issues facing vulnerable children and youth, and will emphasize strengths instead of weaknesses, health instead of illness, normality instead of pathology, and hopefulness instead of professional cynicism. The course will consider strategies educators can use to help meet the needs of troubled children. A novel approach to assessment will be explored. Topics covered will include the Circle of CourageTM  framework, early signs of vulnerability, defining characteristics, the effects of life in the family, school, community and with peers, and models that support resiliency, student engagement, and positive development.
Core course in the Inclusive Ed stream (meets the “Skills Based” requirement), elective in the Counselling and General Streams.

Other PBDE Courses

EDUC-5001-001 ST: Ancient Numeration Systems
Instructor: J. Ameis
Dates and Times: Saturdays, May 5, 12, 26, June 2, 9, 16; 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. AND Wednesday, May 16; 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: 0AN70 (Rice Building, 491 Portage Avenue, Basement)

The course is a global tour of numeration systems. It begins with viewpoints on number sense. Then it considers pre-history, when oral language and tally marks were the ways of representing counts. Finally, it examines a variety of absolute, hybrid (evolutionary step towards a place value system), and place value systems (including the binary & hexadecimal systems). The course is not a lecture course. You will often be an active participant cast in the role of an archaeologist deciphering evidence. Connection to teaching Early & Middle Years mathematics is made as relevant. Elective in the General stream.

EDUC-5001-008 ST: Reflecting On My Practice
Instructor: H. Hunter
Dates and Times: Monday to Friday, July 23 to 27; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Room 1L04 (1st Floor, Lockhart Hall)

This project-based course is designed to provide opportunities for individual and collaborative inquiry into critical questions of practice.  Using the landscape of alternative education as a framework, students will work across selected areas of inclusion, diversity, sustainability, indigenous education and counselling to consider ways to improve teaching and learning in their classrooms, schools and communities.  Moving between theory and practice, a range of activities such as field trips, speakers, movie clips and videos will supplement the assigned course readings, seminars and class presentations. For this course, the guiding assumptions for reflective practice are:

  • Teachers have the greatest impact on quality education that addresses the emotional, moral, aesthetic, physical and intellectual development of students,
  • Teaching is a reflective activity that involves the study of your own experience to improve the way you work,
  • Professional growth is a continuous process with many factors influencing teacher development, and
  • Broader social and economic contexts influence, and are influenced, by the lived experiences of teachers. Elective in all streams.

EDUC-5001-050 ST: Career: Life/Work Balance
Instructor:  C. Korchak
Dates and Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 22, 24, 29, 31, June 5, 7; 5:30p.m. to 8:30 p.m. AND Saturdays, May 26, June 2; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: 1L04 (1st Floor, Lockhart Hall)

This course offers an opportunity for students to develop understanding and skills for personal career planning.  Emphasis is placed on learning and practicing communications skills, job-search skills, relationship skills and personal assessment skills. Students will consider how their approaches to life/career planning are influenced by past experiences, worldviews, gender and culture.  Students will develop a portfolio that documents their skills:  communication skills, education and career explorations skills, interpersonal skills and management skills.  Additionally, this course will provide initial preparation for working with others in helping them to understand the many facets of the world of work. Elective in the School Counseling, and General streams.

EDUC-5422-001 Early and Middle Years School Counselling
Instructor: D. Adam
Dates and Times: Monday to Friday, July 30 to August 3; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Room 0AN40 (Rice Building, 491 Portage Avenue, Basement)

This course will emphasize the role and function of the school counsellor within the framework of a comprehensive developmental guidance program model. Contemporary issues related to the EY/MY students will be explored and strategies for assisting students will be examined. Core course in the Counselling Stream, elective in the Inclusive Ed and General Streams.

EDUC-5424-001 Group Counselling in Schools
Instructor: J. De Fehr
Dates and Times: Monday to Friday, July 16 to 20; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Room 1L06 (1st Floor, Lockhart Hall)

Counsellors spend a great deal of time mastering strategies to meet the specific needs of individual students. An equally important component of pedagogy involves the examination of groups and group behavior within the classroom and within the larger context of the overall school culture. This course examines the facets of group dynamics, including characteristics, formation and dissolution, stages of change, and the role of the counsellor in facilitating collaboration, cooperation, and group processes. Strategies for facilitating productive and therapeutic guidance groups, and for developing leadership skills in group counsellingwill be explored. Core course in the Counselling Stream, elective in the Inclusive Ed and General Streams.

EDUC-5425-001 Counselling Ethics
Instructor: C. Pitura
Dates and Times: Tuesday and Thursday, May 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17; 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. AND Saturdays, May 5, 12; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Room 3M63 (3rd Floor, Centennial Hall)

This course will examine key ethical issues and dilemmas that school counsellors may
confront. Topics will include: informed consent, confidentiality, boundary issues, diversity, research, and supervision. Record-keeping, documentation, and accountability will also be explored within the context of the role of the school counsellor working in a school setting.
Core course in the School Counselling stream, elective in the General Stream.

EDUC-5443-001 ST: Exceptional Child II
Instructor: J. Van Walleghem
Dates and Times: Saturdays, May 5, May 12, May 26, June 2, June 9; 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.(there may be some online work as well)
Location: 1L06 (1st Floor, Lockhart Hall)

This course emphasizes inclusive philosophy with consideration of how to meet the needs of all students. It focuses on teaming, planning and intervention with more significant special needs, including cogntive, behavioural, and physical/sensory disabilities/disorders. Students will concentrate on strategies that apply directly to their own school situations while learning from the varied experiences of their colleagues. Core course in the Special Education stream. Prerequisites: EDUC-5440 Intro Inclusive Ed I; EDUC-5441 Intro to Inclusive Ed II; and EDUC-5442 Exceptional Child I.

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