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May-August 2019

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-5001-002 ST: Emotional Intelligence & Educational Leadership

Instructor: K. Magro
Dates and Times: Tuesday to Thursday, July 2 - 4; 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: 1L04 (1st Floor, Lockhart Hall)

More and more, educators are realizing that encouraging emotional intelligence skills such as self-awareness, empathy, motivation, and intercultural competence are vital to creating a dynamic and holistic curriculum. Individuals who are more aware of their emotions, show more empathy and are more skilled interpersonally. Creative and critical thinking skills are correlated with high levels of emotional intelligence (Magro, 2016; Mezirow, 2010;Sternberg, 2011). Learning can lead to significant personal change.   Being able to handle stress, solving problems creatively, self-confidence, and transformational learning are also associated with emotional intelligence. How do we assess emotional, cultural, and social intelligence? Why are these skills important to cultivate? What specific teaching and learning strategies can be used to foster emotional intelligence? How can you apply the concepts and theory of EI to your own classroom/school setting? As an educator, how can you personally benefit from strengthening your EI?

This course is offered in conjunction with the Lost Prizes Conference.  You will need to register for the conference separately. This course counts as an elective in the General, School Counselling, and Special Education streams.

EDUC-5001-003 ST: Three Pillars of Transforming Care

Instructor: M. Freado
Dates and Times: Tuesday to Thursday, July 2 - 4; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: 1L06 (1st Floor, Lockhart 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.

This course is offered in conjunction with the Lost Prizes Conference.  You will need to register for the conference separately. This is a core course in the Special Education stream and counts as an elective in the General and School Counselling stream.

EDUC-5001-004 ST: Indigenous Wellness & Resiliency

Instructor: K. Lamoureux
Dates and Times: Tuesday to Thursday, July 9 - 11; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: 1L06 (1st Floor, Lockhart Hall)

This course will be grounded in the understanding that at the time of contact Indigenous communities provided individuals with the context and supports necessary for healthy and meaningful lives. In the face of colonization and forced assimilation Indigenous peoples continue to demonstrate resiliency and healing, as evidenced in the willingness of Residential School Survivors to participate in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Furthermore, mainstream Canada is beginning to recognize that Canada has historically missed out on opportunities to learn from Indigenous peoples, particularly in the area of education, sustainability and holistic living. This course will explore Indigenous views of wellness, well-being, healing and resiliency, with a particular focus on how these might influence professional practice in schools. 

This course is offered in conjunction with the Lost Prizes Conference.  You will need to register for the conference separately. This course counts as an elective in the General, School Counselling, and Special Education streams.

EDUC-5001-005 ST: Building Resilience in Trauma Exposed Work

Instructor: K. McCluskey
Dates and Times: Tuesday to Thursday, July 9 - 11; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: 1L08 (1st Floor, Lockhart Hall)

Educators play an important role in the lives of youth, often building meaningful connections that provide safety and belonging. As a result of these relationships, we learn their stories and – in most cases – willingly work beyond required curriculum outcomes in an effort to meet additional student needs. Over time, the accumulation of traumatic stories and extended efforts can have adverse effects in our professional and personal lives. This course will look at the causes and symptoms of burnout, compassion fatigue, and secondary traumatic stress and encourage teachers to build resilience as they are encouraged to adapt practices conducive to collective and self-wellness.

This course is offered in conjunction with the Lost Prizes Conference.  You will need to register for the conference separately. This course counts as an elective in the General, School Counselling, and Special Education streams.

EDUC-5431-001 ST: Mental Health Promotion

Instructor: D. Gerrior
Dates and Times: Tuesday to Thursday, July 9 - 11; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: 1L04 (1st Floor, Lockhart Hall)

Teachers are often the first people who suspect mental illness in children. They work with children living with mental illness on a day-to-day basis. School-wide mental-health promotion requires an understanding of a whole-school-based response for nurturing mental health and resiliency for students and the school community. Issues related to physical and mental well-being, emotional literacy, and resilience are examined from a developmental perspective (early years, middle years, and senior years). This course promotes mental health, reduces the stigma associated with mental illness, and incorporates prevention and early intervention strategies in child and adolescent mental health.

This course is offered in conjunction with the Lost Prizes Conference.  You will need to register for the conference separately. This course counts as an elective  in the General, School Counselling, and Special Education streams.

EDUC-5446-001 Poverty and Potential

Instructor: H. Krepski
Dates and Times: Tuesday to Thursday, July 2 - 4; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: 1L08 (1st Floor, Lockhart Hall)

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

This course is offered in conjunction with the Lost Prizes Conference.  You will need to register for the conference separately. This is a core course in the Special Education stream and counts as an elective in the General and School Counselling streams.

*Prerequisites: EDUC-5440 Intro Inclusive Ed I; EDUC-5441 Intro to Inclusive Ed II; and EDUC-5001 Special Topics in Education

 

Other PBDE Courses

EDUC-5001-001 ST: K-8 Mathematical Problem Solving

Instructor: J. Ameis
Dates and Times: Saturdays, May 11, 25, June 1, 8, 15; 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. AND Wednesday, May 29; 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: 0AN70 (Rice Building, 491 Portage Avenue, Basement)

The course has three main goals: (1) providing a basis for considering the nature of mathematical problem solving, (2) stimulating and enhancing your personal mathematical problem solving skills, and (3) providing a collection of interesting (and often unusual) mathematics problems for classroom use. The course consists primarily of problem  solving and debriefing sessions.

This course counts as an elective in the General and Special Education streams. in addition to the Saturday classes there will be one evening class from 6:00-9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

EDUC-5001-006 ST: Supporting the Educational Outcomes of Children in Care: An Inter-professional Approach

Instructor: D. Sutherland
Dates and Times: Monday to Friday, August 12-23; 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: TBA

This course is for practicing teachers and social workers who are interested in participating in an inter-professional dialogue that acknowledges our shared responsibility for the educational outcomes of children in our care. The course aims to recognize the importance of inter-professional collaboration in order to reduce barriers experienced by children in care. The course explores trauma-sensitive pedagogy and incorporates a children’s rights perspective that recognizes that children in care deserve educational experiences as a right, not as a privilege, of their citizenship.

This course is offered in conjunction with the University of Manitoba. Classes will take place at the University of Manitoba. This course counts as an elective in the General, School Counselling, and Special Education streams.

EDUC-5001-007 ST: Conflict, Genocide and War: A Human Rights Response

Instructor: J. Stewart
Dates and Times: Monday to Friday, August 19-23; 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: 1M28

Over 65 million people are forcibly displaced around the world as a result of violence, conflict, persecution, and war. This course investigates modern day conflicts and the persecution of people on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity and nationality from both a human rights and an educational perspective. Specifically, students will examine more closely the refugee experience and the effects that war has on children, youth and their families and how to support rebuilding and healing after war. Participants learn about the international context of conflict and the political, economic and personal effects and consequences of modern day wars. Basic human rights, the provision of services, and access to education in emergencies are explored. The course also focuses promising practices that help newcomers and refugees transition to life in Canada.

Cross-Listed: HR-4650. This course counts as an elective in the General, School Counselling, and Special Education streams.

EDUC-5422-001 Early and Middle Years School Counselling

Instructor: D. Adam
Dates and Times: Monday to Friday, July 29 to August 2; 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Room 0AN50 (Rice Building, 491 Portage Avenue, Basement)

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 School Counselling stream and also counts as an elective in the General and Special Education streams.

EDUC-5423-001 SY Counselling

Instructor: P.Locken
Dates and Times: Monday to Friday, July 22 to 26; 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Room 1L04 (1st Floor, Lockhart Hall)

This course offers a study of school counselling as it relates to students at the senior years level. 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 students at the secondary level are explored and techniques for counselling are investigated.

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

EDUC-5424-001 Group Counselling in Schools

Instructor: J. De Fehr
Dates and Times: Monday to Friday, July 15 to 19; 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 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 counselling will be explored.

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

EDUC-5425-050 Counselling Ethics

Instructor: C. Pitura
Dates and Times: Tuesday and Thursday, May 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30; 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. AND Saturday, May 11; 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Room 1L04 (1st Floor, Lockhart Hall)

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 School Counselling stream and also counts as an elective in the General stream. In addition to the Tuesday/Thursday classes  there will be one Saturday class from 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

EDUC-5443-001 ST: Exceptional Child II

Instructor: J. Van Walleghem
Dates and Times: Saturdays, May 11, May 25, June 1, June 8, 15; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (there may be some online work as well)
Location: 1L06 (1st Floor, Lockhart Hall)

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.

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

*Prerequisites: EDUC-5440 Intro Inclusive Ed I; EDUC-5441 Intro to Inclusive Ed II; and EDUC-5442 Exceptional Child I.