OECTA’s Mini-Course offerings have reached capacity. Please check this page often for updates about PD opportunities throughout the province-wide school closure.
Mini-Courses are here - short courses that pack a big punch!
What is a Mini-Course?
We are so glad you asked! They are short, one-month, online courses, requiring about 25 hours of time with a manageable workload that you complete on a schedule that works best for your busy life.
Offered on a variety of topics, they are led by fully qualified instructors and participants will get a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the course. Improve your quality of life in the classroom and try one!
Spaces are limited and pre-registration for each course is required. There is a two (2) Mini-Course limit per registrant.
Mini-courses are currently being offered on the following topics:
Classroom Management Strategies 101
Life in the classroom is hectic, we get it. This mini-course is designed to give you smart strategies to help resolve some of the biggest barriers to learning. Find out how powerful a plan for discipline can really be. Learn about modern discipline techniques but also how to value student voice while we maintain a safe and caring environment for all learners. This mini-course is designed to improve your quality of life in the classroom with real world strategies that work.
Technology is meant to make life easier and technology in the classroom should be no different. Find out why Desire2Learn has been licenced for all Ontario teachers for the next 5 years and learn some wonderful techniques that will surely save you time. From going paperless to collecting assignments, Desire2Learn can improve your classroom life!
Welcoming ELL Students
Join a community of teachers to explore strategies that make your classroom a welcoming environment for English language learners. Our ELL students have an abundance of skills and ideas just waiting to be shared. This Mini-Course will help you unlock your students' potential while developing an appreciation for language and communication.
FSL Survival Guide
We know that it is not easy to move from one class to another while providing a unique experience for each group of students. This course has been designed to give you strategies, lesson plans and ideas for teaching French successfully, no matter which room you are in. This Mini-Course is designed to encourage you to speak French throughout. Although assignments and conversations are in French, you will be supported by your instructor and resources or tools as well!
Learning to Assess and Evaluate
Learn some important strategies and techniques to better understand assessment and evaluation in the classroom. This mini-course will look at the fundamentals of good assessment and evaluation in order to use that practice every day. Straight forward and right at the heart of teaching, this will make your life in the classroom better.
Learning How to Code
If we learn to look at coding as language we begin to see its beauty! Just like language, it has rules and patterns that unfold right in front of our eyes. Come and take your first steps into the world of coding for teachers. A new language is always a challenge to learn, but once learned, it opens doors of opportunity that last a lifetime. All you need is a reliable computer, an updated browser and an open mind, our instructor will take care of the rest!
Supporting Students with Autism
Come and discover fundamental strategies and techniques that will help you plan your classroom experience to meet the needs of a student on the Autism spectrum. Share ideas, build plans and plan for results that will serve your students’ needs but also make your life in the classroom manageable.
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