Ontario English Catholic Teachers


Winter registration is now open!

  • Registration closes on Friday, January 5th
  • Start Date: Monday, January 29th
  • End Date: Friday, February 23rd

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. Each Mini-Course costs only $50.

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.

Our Mini-Courses

Assessment and Evaluation 101

Course Description

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.

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Classroom Management Strategies 101

Course Description

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.

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First Steps to Building Equitable and Inclusive Schools

As educators, it is important to continually reflect on our practices to create equitable and inclusive classrooms and schools for all learners. This Mini-Course will offer both the theoretical frameworks and the practical strategies you need to centre accessibility, inclusion, diversity, and equity in Catholic schools across Ontario. You will grow your knowledge of how to work with students, their families, and fellow education staff to create identity affirming spaces.

This Mini-Course is an entry point to improve facilitation of learning environments that are safe, inclusive, and that create equitable outcomes for learners K-12.

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Haudenosaunee Life: Past and Present

Course Description

This 4-week mini course will be taught by London District Catholic School Board Indigenous Education Cultural Advisor Ray John Jr. who is an Oneida knowledge keeper from Oneida Nation of the Thames near London, Ontario.

The sessions will run from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM on a Teams platform. Students of the course are encouraged to attend the live sessions, but all sessions will be recorded as well. Other guest Indigenous teachers will also make appearances to speak throughout the course. Above all else, Ray would love to encourage teachers to bring any and all questions and ideas to the course without fear of saying the wrong thing. Vibrant and fruitful discussion is a key goal of this course. There are no assignments-only discussions. Please note that the course schedule is subject to change.

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