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Post Baccalaureate Diploma Program in Education


Winter Term Courses January - April, 2018 (U2017W)

EDUC-5001-001  ST: Teaching Math in Middle Years

Instructor: J. Ameis
Dates and Times: This course will be held on the following Saturdays:
Saturday, January 13, 9:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Saturday, January 20, 9:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Saturday, January 27, 9:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Saturday, February 3, 9:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Saturday, February 24, 9:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Saturday, March 3, 9:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Saturday, March 10, 9:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
There will be a 1-hour lunch break on each day.
Location: 0AN70 (Basement Annex, Rice Building)

This course concerns issues and approaches to teaching number-related matters of the Manitoba curriculum. This involves the four strands: Number, Shape & Space, Statistics & Probability, and Patterns & Relations. The goal is to enhance your understanding of 5-8 mathematics with respect to pedagogical issues, curriculum content, and implementation strategies. Topics include: problem-solving climate of learning; explanation of thinking; 3 stages of teaching; fractions; probability; integers and decimals; ratio and percent; miscellaneous number outcomes; and miscellaneous other strand outcomes. Typical class sessions are interactive. In other words, course delivery is not dominated by lecture mode. This course is an elective in the General and Inclusive Ed streams.

EDUC 5001-002  Personal and Professional Dimensions of Educational Leadership
Instructor: L. Eblie
Dates and Times: This course will be held on the following Saturdays:
Saturday, January 13, 8:30 – 4:30
Saturday, January 27, 8:30  - 4:30
Saturday, February 10, 8:30 – 4:30
Saturday, March 3,  8:30 – 4:30
Saturday, March 10, 8:30 – 4:30
Location: Room: 1L06 (1st Floor, Lockhart Hall),

Supporting the diverse learning needs and development of all students is a central concern of educational leaders.  While academic progress is a key priority, student learning also requires feeling safe, well, included and respected.  In this course, educators examine the complex repertoire of leadership approaches and skills that are required to address multiple and dynamic learning demands in schools.  Participants should be prepared to self-reflectively engage with the personal as well as professional dimensions of educational leadership in exploring the daily demands and varied approaches of those who lead in schools. This course is an elective in the General, School Counselling, and Inclusive Ed streams.

Educ-5421-050 Theories and Issues in School Counseling
Instructor: C. Pitura
Dates and Times:   
Monday, January 15, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 20, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 3, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 24, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 10, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p .m.
Monday, March 19, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:  Room 1L04 (1st Floor, Lockhart Hall)

This course provides an overview of the fundamental theories of counselling including: Psychoanalytic Therapy, Adlerian Therapy, Existential Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Reality Therapy, Feminist Therapy and Postmodern Approaches. Major concepts and practices of the contemporary therapeutic systems are addressed and ethical and professional issues in counselling practice are examined.
This is a core course in the School Counselling Stream and an elective in the General and Inclusive Ed stream.

EDUC-5001-051  ST: Evaluating Mental Health in Schools
Instructor: J. DeFehr
Dates and Times: Wednesdays, January 10 to April 4, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: L04 (1st Floor, Lockhart Hall)

This course is designed to enhance guidance counsellor capacity to respond compassionately and effectively to individual student expressions of distress. Emphasizing both critical and practical understandings of Euro-American mental health practices and premises in Canadian schools, this course includes examination of school-wide mental health literacy programs; biomarkers, evidence, and legitimacy; psychoactive medication; normalization and dividing practices; anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, and body acceptance. The course actively invites classroom dialogue and care will be taken to cultivate a safe, welcoming, and fun university learning community. This is an elective in the School Counselling, Inclusive Ed, and General Streams.

EDUC-5441-001 Inclusive Education 2
Instructor: P. Harrison
Dates and Times: This course will be held on the following Saturdays:
Saturday, January 13, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 27, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 10, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p .m.
Saturday, February 24, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 10, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: 1L08 (1st Floor, Lockhart Hall)

This course provides a more in-depth look at some of the topics covered in Inclusive Education I. Specifically, assessment, service delivery systems, and individualized educational and behavioral programming are examined in detail. We will also examine pragmatic issues such as reporting procedures and applying for special needs funding. The topics of classroom management and meeting the needs of at-risk children and youth will be introduced. Prerequisite: EDUC-5440 Inclusive Ed 1. This is a core course in the Inclusive Education Stream. Students in the General stream can take this course as long as the prerequisite has been met.

EDUC-5445-002 Educational Assessment
Instructor: P. Harrison
Dates and Times: Wednesdays, January 10 to April 4, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: 1L06 (1st Floor, Lockhart Hall)

This course reviews current theories and applications of both formative and summative assessment practices for students in the inclusive classroom. Students explore standardized, normed, and criterion-referenced assessments and the interpretation of specific programming for identified students. This course gives students the opportunity to work with strategies and provides direction in working collaboratively with administrators, classroom teachers, students, parents and auxiliary professional personnel. This is a core course in the Inclusive Education Stream. Students in the General stream can take this course as long as the prerequisites have been met.

EDUC-5427-050  Supervised Counseling Practicum
Instructor: P. Locken  
Dates and Times: TBA
Location: Off Campus, TBA

The practicum in school counselling provides an opportunity for students to synthesize the theoretical information on individual counselling and group counselling from their coursework and apply it in an early, middle, or senior years school setting. The course provides both a laboratory experience and a field experience under the joint supervision of a U of W supervisor and a site supervisor. The school counselling practicum is designed to assist students in learning the function and procedures that accompany the role of a school counsellor through observation, shadowing, and reviewing relevant documentation. Students are required to conduct online lab sessions and class discussions throughout the practicum. Students are expected to complete a minimum of 100 hours at the practicum site.

Prerequisites: successful completion of all compulsory Core courses in the School Counselling Stream; a grade of B or higher in EDUC 5426 School Counselling Practicum Skills; demonstrated evidence of professional behaviour and ethical conduct.
Additional Information: Field placements are limited and placements will only be arranged by the Faculty of Education Placement Coordinator. Students may not complete their practicum in the same school division, or during the same hours, in which they work. Students registering for this course require permission from the Faculty of Education. Please call Suzanne Martin at 786-9749, or email s.martin@uwinnipeg.ca if you intend to register. We are unable to accept visiting students from other universities/programs into this course. Practicum Fee: Students enrolling in this course will be assessed a practicum fee of $282.10 in addition to regular course tuition.

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