December 2017-May 2018
The North East field team is pleased to continue to partner with Laurentian University to offer this very exciting and innovative Mathematics Additional Qualifications collaborative learning opportunity!
The 125 hour Additional Qualification course Mathematics, Primary and Junior, Specialist, employs a critical, pedagogical lens to explore in a holistic and integrated manner theoretical foundations, learning theory, program planning, development and implementation, instructional design and practices, assessment and evaluation, the learning environment, research and ethical considerations related to teaching and learning across the divisions. Through these explorations candidates strengthen professional efficacy by gaining in-depth knowledge, refining professional judgment and generating new knowledge for practice.
Critical to the holistic implementation of this course is the modeling of a positive learning environment that reflects care, diversity and equity. This course supports the enhancement of professional knowledge, ethical practice, leadership and ongoing professional learning.
The course is 60% face to face and 40% online. All information related to the coursework and assignments is posted on this site. If you are new to the MLN you will need to register for the site.
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Face to Face Component
The face to face AQ hours are the three MLN sessions: December 6-8, 2017,
February 6-8, 2018, and April 24-25 / May 1-2, 2018
The online AQ hours will be completed January 8 – June 7, 2018.
Assignment One is a reflective opportunity to deepen your vision of effective mathematics learning and teaching, and to connect this to leadership in mathematics. It will be based on Paying Attention to Mathematics Education K-12: Foundational Principle Coordinate and Strengthen Mathematics Leadership. This assignment will be completed during our face to face MLN sessions. 10%
Assignment Two is an opportunity for self-directed mathematics leadership learning.
Participants will determine their own learning plan and evaluation criteria, which will be submitted to the instructor by January 16, 2018 for feedback. The learning must be personally meaningful; participants may choose to work independently or with others who may support their learning journey. The others you choose to work with do not need to be in the AQ or the MLN. Participants should plan for approximately 15 hours of time. The final assignment is due April 30. 20%
Assignment Three will be a continuation of the Whole School Approach assignment from Part Two. The ongoing assignment will be submitted at three points in the learning: February 16, April 6, and May 24. All three submissions are required; each will have a value of 10%. Participants should plan for approximately 10 hours of reflecting and documenting reflection, outside of engaging in the WSA process with the board team. 30%
Assignment Four is your Onsite Engagement in the Community of Learners. The norms for our community have been simplified and the rubric is connected to these norms. Kindly review the rubric below as you will be asked to reflect upon your engagement in the onsite Community of Learners at the end of each three day face to face session. 20%
Assignment Five is your Online Engagement in the Community of Learners. Click here to review the rubric on the MLN site as you will be asked to reflect upon your engagement in the online Community of Learners March 2 and May 11. The Fullan book, Indelible Leadership, is also a part of the online component and is due February 5. 20%
Note: Assignment One and Four will be completed during the MLN face to face sessions, and are not included in the calendar below.
|At your earliest convenience||Assignment Four: Add your online post for the group to the document shared by Sheridawn|
|January 8||Online component begins; posts are due weekly|
|January 16||Assignment Two: Plan for leadership assignment to be submitted to Sheridawn|
|February 5||Assignment Five: Fullan chapter responses due|
|February 16||Assignment Three: First WSA reflection journal due|
|March 2||Assignment Five: Online Community of Learners self-evaluation due|
|April 25||Assignment Three: Second WSA reflection journal due|
|May 31||Assignment Two: Leadership assignment due|
|May 11||Assignment Five: Online Community of Learners self- evaluation due|
|June 7||Assignment Three: Third WSA reflection journal due|
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