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May-August 2020

Post Baccalaureate Diploma Program in Education


Important Note: Students who have not registered for courses for one or more years must apply for Continuance before they can register. More information

 

Courses Connected to the Lost Prizes Conference

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

 

EDUC-5402-770 Expanding Gifted Education

Instructor: Ken McCluskey
Dates and Times: July 2nd- July 4th; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: Scheduled class times will take place using an online platform. Students will have the option to watch lectures live. Recordings of the lectures will be made available on Nexus and can be accessed outside of scheduled class times. Additional course work will be made available via nexus.uwinnipeg.ca.

All students are required to attend the Lost Prizes Conference that takes place July 6th-July 8th.

*Students registered in 6 credit hours of conference-connected courses are required to attend the Sunday, July 5th workshop.

Gifted education in most school districts has traditionally been reserved for high-achieving, teacher-pleasing students. This course explores the expansion of enrichment programming to include hitherto marginalized students: nonconformists, dropouts, the "tough bright," children and youth from minority groups, and young people whose talents surface in domains other than reading, writing, and arithmetic. Specific topics such as inclusive philosophies and models, segregation versus integration, real-world problem solving, mentoring, self-directed learning, and strategies for developing the talents of all students in the regular classroom are examined.

This course is offered in conjunction with the Lost Prizes Conference which takes place from July 6th- July 8th. You will need to register for the conference separately. Information can be found on the website www.uwinnipeg.ca/pbde.

This course counts as an elective in the General, Special Education and Counselling streams.

 

EDUC-5001-772 ST: Kid Whispering

Instructor: M. Freado
Dates and Times: July 2nd- July 4th; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: Scheduled class times will take place using an online platform. Students will have the option to watch lectures live. Recordings of the lectures will be made available on Nexus and can be accessed outside of scheduled class times. Additional course work will be made available via nexus.uwinnipeg.ca.

All students are required to attend the Lost Prizes Conference that takes place July 6th-July 8th.

*Students registered in 6 credit hours of conference-connected courses are required to attend the Sunday, July 5th workshop.

This course addresses the developing 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 a young person 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 around words that are spoken using visual and other auditory cues is critical to effectively communicating with young people who need support and guidance by caring adults.

This course is offered in conjunction with the Lost Prizes Conference which takes place from July 6th- July 8th. You will need to register for the conference separately. Information can be found on the website www.uwinnipeg.ca/pbde.

This course counts as an elective in the General, Special Education and Counselling streams.

 

EDUC-5450-770 Risk and Resiliency

Instructor: S. VanBockern
Dates and Times:  July 9th- July 11th; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: Scheduled class times will take place using an online platform. Students will have the option to watch lectures live. Recordings of the lectures will be made available on Nexus and can be accessed outside of scheduled class times. Additional course work will be made available via nexus.uwinnipeg.ca.

All students are required to attend the Lost Prizes Conference that takes place July 6th-July 8th.

*Students registered in 6 credit hours of conference-connected courses are required to attend the Sunday, July 5th workshop.

This course examines the characteristics and issues facing vulnerable children and youth, particularly those children called "at risk". This course seeks to emphasize strengths that might compensate for weaknesses, health instead of illness, normality instead of pathology, and hopefulness instead of professional cynicism. This population of youth is particularly threatening to untrained adults who are regularly lured in counter-aggressive or avoidant behavior. It is important that adults who work with these youths with unmet needs are able to provide corrective responses.

This course is offered in conjunction with the Lost Prizes Conference which takes place from July 6th- July 8th. You will need to register for the conference separately. Information can be found on the website www.uwinnipeg.ca/pbde.

This is a core course in the Special Education stream and also counts as an elective in the General and Counselling streams.

 

EDUC-5001-773 ST: Culturally Responsive Teaching

Instructor: D. El Chaar
Dates and Times: July 9th- July 11th; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: Scheduled class times will take place using an online platform. Students will have the option to watch lectures live. Recordings of the lectures will be made available on Nexus and can be accessed outside of scheduled class times. Additional course work will be made available via nexus.uwinnipeg.ca.

All students are required to attend the Lost Prizes Conference that takes place July 6th-July 8th.

*Students registered in 6 credit hours of conference-connected courses are required to attend the Sunday, July 5th workshop.

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.

This course is offered in conjunction with the Lost Prizes Conference which takes place from July 6th- July 8th. You will need to register for the conference separately. Information can be found on the website www.uwinnipeg.ca/pbde.

This course counts as an elective in the General, Special Education and Counselling streams.

 

Other PBDE Courses

EDUC-5445-760 Educational Assessment

Instructor: H. Krepski & W. Burton
Dates and Times: May 4th - June 15th
Location: ONLINE - High speed internet is mandatory. Section material is accessed via nexus.uwinnipeg.ca.

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.

*Prerequisites: EDUC-5440 (Inclusive Education I) and EDUC-5441 (Inclusive Education II)

 This is a core course in the Special Education stream and also counts as an elective in the General and Counselling streams.

 

EDUC-5001-770 ST: Experiential Education

Instructor(s): M. Henderson & W. Burton
Dates and Times: Tuesdays May 5th - June 30th; 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Scheduled class times will take place using an online platform. Students will have the option to watch lectures live. Recordings of the lectures will be made available on Nexus and can be accessed outside of scheduled class times. Additional course work will be made available via nexus.uwinnipeg.ca.

The Topics in Experiential Education is intended to be the third course of three -- completing the trilogy of the Project-based learning Theory and the Project-based Applied courses. This course seeks to offer Post Bac learners an opportunity to explore the field of experiential education, through theory and through practice. Learners will have the opportunity to read and discuss the historical debate surrounding the notion of experience, beginning with the likes of Aristotle, Kant, and then Dewey. They will engage in scholarly research to explore the variety of models and theories which inform current pedagogical frameworks, and they will begin to design learning experiences for their learning communities.The classes will be structured as a combination of seminar, project-based learning, and experiential design. Learners will have the opportunity to dive deep into the theory and then apply this theory through the design and implementation of educative experiences. Experiential education has a history dating back over a century, and evident particularly in the early-twentieth century writing of John Dewey.  There has been ongoing interest in the connections between experiential education and environmental education. In recent years this has broadened with a recognition of the alignment of field experiences to brain-based research on pedagogy.

This course counts as an elective in the General, Special Education and Counselling streams.

 

EDUC-5443-770 Exceptional Child II

Instructor: C. Lopez
Dates and Times: Saturdays, May 9, 23, 30, June 6, 13; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: Scheduled class times will take place using an online platform. Students will have the option to watch lectures live. Recordings of the lectures will be made available on Nexus and can be accessed outside of scheduled class times. Additional course work will be made available via nexus.uwinnipeg.ca.

This course builds on the knowledge from Exceptional Children 1. It emphasizes an inclusive philosophy with consideration of how to meet the needs of all students. It focuses on teaming, planning, and intervention for more significant special needs, including cognitive, behavioral, and physical and sensory disabilities and disorders. Students concentrate on strategies that apply directly to their own school situations while learning from the varied experiences of their colleagues.

*Prerequisites: EDUC-5442 Exceptional Child I

This is a core course in the Special Education stream and also counts as an elective in the General stream.

 

EDUC-5425-770 Counselling Ethics

Instructor: K. Klassen
Dates and Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays May 5th - June 11th; 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Location:Scheduled class times will take place using an online platform. Students will have the option to watch lectures live. Recordings of the lectures will be made available on Nexus and can be accessed outside of scheduled class times. Additional course work will be made available via nexus.uwinnipeg.ca.

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of legal and ethical issues as they relate to the profession of school counselling. The objectives are to provide students with an overview and general understanding of: (1) standards of practice for counsellors; (2) professional responsibilities of counsellors in a variety of settings; (3) ethical counselling relationships; (4) ethical consulting and referral in counselling, and (5) legal and ethical guidelines in school settings. Topics include: informed consent, confidentiality, record-keeping, boundary issues, training and competence, clinical supervision, working with minors and diversity issues.

This is a core course in the Counselling stream and also counts as an elective in the General stream.

 

EDUC-5424-770 Group Counselling

Instructor: J. DeFehr
Dates and Times: Monday to Friday, July 13th - Friday July 17th; 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: Scheduled class times will take place using an online platform. Students will have the option to watch lectures live. Recordings of the lectures will be made available on Nexus and can be accessed outside of scheduled class times. Additional course work will be made available via nexus.uwinnipeg.ca.

This course examines the many 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 are investigated and the development of leadership skills in group counselling are conducted under supervision.

This is a core course in the Counselling stream and also counts as an elective in the General, and Special Education streams.

 

EDUC-5422-770 EY/MY School Counselling

Instructor: J. Olafson
Dates and Times: Monday to Friday, July 27th -July 31st; 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: Scheduled class times will take place using an online platform. Students will have the option to watch lectures live. Recordings of the lectures will be made available on Nexus and can be accessed outside of scheduled class times. Additional course work will be made available via nexus.uwinnipeg.ca.

This course provides a thorough study of counselling as it relates to the early and middle years' student. Emphasis is placed on the role and function of the school counsellor within the framework of a comprehensive developmental guidance program model. Contemporary issues related to early years and middle years students are explored and strategies for assisting students are examined.

This is a core course in the Counselling stream and also counts as an elective in the General, and Special Education streams.

 

EDUC-5446-770 Poverty and Potential

Instructor: H. Krepski
Dates and Times: July 20th - July 31st; 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Scheduled class times will take place using an online platform. Students will have the option to watch lectures live. Recordings of the lectures will be made available on Nexus and can be accessed outside of scheduled class times. Additional course work will be made available via nexus.uwinnipeg.ca.

This course introduces students to issues in low-socioeconomics communities. Issues include student transitions, summer learning loss, tiered pedagogy, teacher effect, cultural disconnect, and the impact of family and environmental factors. Frameworks to conceptualize ways that support high-risk students are introduced in addition to practical, effective, and research-based strategies for supporting students. The course uses hands-on and interactive learning methods.

*Prerequisites: EDUC-5440 (Inclusive Education I) and EDUC-5441 (Inclusive Education II)

This is a core course in the Special Education stream and also counts as an elective in the General and Counselling streams.

 

EDUC-5001-770 Human Rights: Education is a Human Right

Instructor: H. Hunter
Dates and Times: Monday to Friday, August 17- August 21; 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: Scheduled class times will take place using an online platform. Students will have the option to watch lectures live. Recordings of the lectures will be made available on Nexus and can be accessed outside of scheduled class times. Additional course work will be made available via nexus.uwinnipeg.ca.

Education is a human right. It is fundamental to human, social and economic development and the attainment of sustainable goals and lasting peace.  In this course, we explore the transformative potential of human rights-based education to redress concerns for material conditions and for humanity.  We will engage in critical inquiry into urgent problems of marginalization and historical disadvantage to uncover assumptions, deepen understanding and identify next steps for changing programs, policy and practice.  

This course counts as an elective in the General, Special Education and Counselling streams.