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For Ontario Teachers

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Special EducationAQ Courses

I am absolutely thrilled to announce that I will be teaching the brand new Special Education Part 1 course for Ontario Teachers.


This isn't just another course update; it's a complete transformation, meticulously reimagined and rewritten to empower Ontario teachers in today's dynamic educational landscape. We're all aware that the past few years have brought significant changes in education, including new curricula in health and physical education, math, and language arts.


But that's not all.


There have been crucial updates in policies and guides focusing on equity, inclusive education, culturally relevant and responsive pedagogy (CRRP), and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). This course is designed to not just acknowledge these changes but to deeply integrate them into its core.What excites me most about this course is how current it is. We will dive into modern tools and technologies that are reshaping the way we teach and learn. Expect to explore innovative practices that are not just theoretical but highly applicable in your classrooms.


But there's more – this course isn't just about absorbing information; it's about experiencing it.


You'll have opportunities for differentiation, working in partnerships, and benefiting from flexible timelines. This approach ensures that the course adapts to your unique learning style and professional needs. As an educator, my goal is to not just teach but to inspire. This course is more than a learning experience; it's a journey towards becoming a more effective, empathetic, and empowered educator in Special Education. Whether you're new to this field or looking to refresh your skills, this course promises to be a game-changer in your professional development.


So, are you ready to join me on this exciting journey? Let's embrace these changes together and make a difference in the lives of our students. Welcome to the new era of Special Education training in Ontario!

WELCOME - Special Education

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Special Education Part 1 - Overview



Module 1 - What is Special Education?

Special Education in Ontario; Ontario Human Rights Legislation, AODA; Human Rights


Module 2 – Our Students ALL Matter

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy; Behavioural Exceptionality; Communication Exceptionality’ Intellectual Exceptionality; Physical Exceptionality; Multiple


Module 3 - School for All, Learning for All

Support staff for students; Learning Environments; Physical Spaces and Accessibility for all; UDL look like in the school; Extra Curricular


Module 4 – Inclusive Program

Essential Conditions for Learning; Student Information and Student Records; Role of the EA in a Classroom; Classroom Health and Safety; SEL and Wellness in the Classroom


Module 5 - Supporting Transitions

K-12, Subject, Classroom Absences


Module 6 - Literacy for ALL

Understanding Struggling Readers/Writers and Early Identification


Module 7 - Assessment that Works for ALL

Growing Success, Triangulation, UDL


Module 8 – Technology

Assistive Technology and UDL; Remote


Module 9 - Inclusive Program Design,

THE IEP, Goal Setting, and Parent Involvement; Meetings; Pedagogies, Play-Based, Minecraft, Lego; Trauma and Wellness; Low Floor High Ceiling -Student voice and choice


Module 10 - Learning Portfolio

Course Reflection and Final thoughts

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