Summer Institute in Education 2017
Note: Selected course work offered within our Summer Institute in Education (SIE) may be applied as credit(s) toward specific requirements of UBC Okanagan Post Baccalaureate Certificate/Diploma & Masters level programs in Education (MA/MEd). Please consult with your Graduate Supervisor if you wish to request a Summer Institute course to be applied to your degree requirements and then complete the Course Approval Form.
The following 2017 SIE courses are permitted to be applied to specific Post Baccalaureate Programs:
EDST 498T (1.0) Provoking Inquiry by Design: (Re)Imagining Possibilities for Learning
EDST 497S (2.0) Cultivating Equality through Classroom Community
EDST 497U (3.0) Integrating First Peoples' Principles of Learning with Teaching Practice
EDST 498I (2.0) Re-Imagining Community
EDST 498J (1.0) Experiential Numeracy: Learning in the New Curriculum
EDST 498L (2.0) Success for ALL: Designing Inclusive Assessment with BC's Renewed Curriculum
EDST 498U/EDST 592A (3.0) smartEducation: Developing a pedagogy of well-being
EDST 498W/LLED 494 (3.0) Introduction to Additional Language Teaching and Learning
EDST 498S/EPSE 471A (3.0) "Outside the Box" with ASD; Teaching Language and Social Skills through Reader's Theatre, Art and Music
EDST 497V/EPSE 565I (3.0) Foundations and Applications of SEL*
*Given that this course conflicts with EDST 497U and EDST 497T on Fridays, the instructor will make arrangements with interested students who wish to take a morning and afternoon course July 24-August 4. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for registration assistance.
Language and Literacy Education
EDST 498W/LLED 494 (3.0) Introduction to Additional Language Teaching and Learning
EDST 498H (1.0) Creating Literacy in Adolescent Readers
SIE 2017 Course Descriptions
EDUC 500 Research and Methodology in Education Part I (3.0)
INSTRUCTOR: Carol Scarff
An introductory course examining various issues, methods and techniques used in educational research. Consideration is given to research strategies and techniques and the selection of research questions appropriate to a range of issues facing educators.
EDST 498W / LLED 494 Introduction to Additional Language Teaching and Learning (online) (3.0)
INSTRUCTOR: Angela Finley
An overview of instructional skills in English and additional language teaching and learning, language teaching methods and motivational design are examined. Sociocultural factors and language acquisition are explored with a focus on teaching and assessing listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary. This is a required course leading to the certificate in Teaching English as an Additional Language (TEAL).
EDST 497Q Learning Outside the Classroom (1.0)
INSTRUCTOR: Melissa Jacobs
Place-based learning and outdoor education can support a wealth of opportunities to engage students and to support their natural curiosity in the world. This is a multi-disciplinary course that incorporates all teaching subjects while exploring experiential education theory.
EDST 498Z Promoting Community Connections: Opening Space for Conversation (1.0)
INSTRUCTOR: Desireé Marshall-Peer
Exploring the opportunities embedded within the renewed curriculum, this course examines teaching and learning outside the confines of a traditional intermediate or secondary school experience. Participants will consider their current pedagogical and assessment realities and will be challenged to imagine alternate visions that are supported in literature and innovative practice. Participants will delve into multiple methods of demonstrating learning and promoting interdisciplinary, topic-based learning opportunities. Opportunities for developing connections for learning with community mentors or groups will be explored as learning experiences.
EDST 498R Introduction to Creative Coding (1.0)
INSTRUCTOR: Robert Campbell
An enriching way to include the arts in STEAM curricula is to promote “creative coding,” a broad field of technology arts in which coding is done for expression rather than function. Students in this course will examine computational thinking and coding curricula, and will develop visual, audio, narrative, and multimedia projects exploring a range of programing languages and apps that can be used for coding in schools. Advanced users can design and develop visual content with the Processing3 language created for the electronic arts and visual design, or explore circuitry, sound, and robotics with Arduino programming. The course is recommended for teachers in the arts, humanities, or STEM areas who wish to implement creative coding in their content areas. Previous computer coding experience is not required.
EDST 498S / EPSE 471A "Outside the Box" with ASD; Teaching Language and Social Skills through Reader's Theatre, Art, and Music (3.0)
INSTRUCTOR: Monica Lloyd
Students will develop an understanding of how to assess and work with the strengths of a child diagnosed with ASD to effectively develop language and social skills. The course focus is implementing direct skill instruction, modeling, visual concrete expectations and processes though Reader's Theater, artwork and music. This is a hands on course. Students will work with a group of volunteer students; several being diagnosed with ASD in week 2&3 to implement and evaluate the effectiveness of a Readers Theater performance in developing targeted skills. Readers theater will be designed by the students after an assessment of the strengths, interests, learning styles, and identified needs of the children in the volunteer group is completed.
EDST 498U / EDST 592A smartEducation: Developing a pedagogy of well-being (3.0)
INSTRUCTOR: Karen Ragoonaden
Stress management and resiliency techniques (smart) examines the practical application of and the evidence-based nature of mindfulness in education (MIE). The abundance of research relating to development of well-being through the personal, professional and academic cultivation of social and emotional competencies will be explored. Experiential practices and an examination of contemporary literature supported by robust critical reflections facilitate the interrogation of the praxis of mindfulness in education.
EDST 498T Provoking Inquiry by Design: (Re)Imagining Possibilities for Learning (1.0)
INSTRUCTOR(S): Kelly Hanson & Melissa Johnson
This course provides teachers with a professional learning experience to enliven the redesigned curriculum and highlight possibilities for critical/creative thinking, and personal/social exploration in the K-12 classroom. This course will support teachers to play with ideas about curriculum and to create curricular provocations.
EDST 497R Arts Infused Curriculum (1.0)
INSTRUCTOR: John McMahon
This introductory course provides candidates with a strong foundation and understanding of the vision and underlying philosophy related to the enhancement of instructional design through the arts. The course will have a specific focus on the arts as a critical vehicle for the effective delivery of core curriculum and a practical intent of approaching the revised BC curriculum through the lens of the arts.
EDST 497S Cultivating Equality through Classroom Community (2.0)
INSTRUCTOR: Andrew Portwood
This course examines the critical nature of equality, both in our classrooms and in society as a whole. Participants will deepen their understanding of a healthy classroom community, while drawing clear connections between this element and effective teaching, especially as it includes development of feelings of equality and empathy toward others. The Circle of Courage model will also be introduced as a potential template through which to shape and guide classroom atmosphere.
EDST 497T / EDUC 517B Children as Citizens: Creative Practice for Citizenship Education (3.0)
INSTRUCTOR: Ben Kotzee
In ‘Children as Citizens’ we consider the development of citizenship in young people. Citizenship is not only a formal status, but is closely related to political participation and, more broadly, to a person’s values. In the early part of the module, students will be oriented towards thinking about politics and citizenship considering the strengths and weaknesses of democratic systems and the challenges involved in preparing children to take part in democracy. We also examine the practice of citizenship education and consider the place of citizenship education in the curriculum. Throughout, we hold that it is not enough for children to know about citizenship – they must engage with it. In three distinctive ‘creativity’ sessions, we consider how we can use the visual arts, literature and film to get children excited about citizenship.
EDST 497U Integrating First Peoples' Principles of Learning with Teaching Practice (3.0)
INSTRUCTOR: Colleen Larson
The intent of this course is to assist teachers to increase their understanding of 1) the issues, past and present, for Indigenous peoples, 2) the importance of including Aboriginal cultural language in schools in British Columbia, 3) Indigenous worldviews about connections to the land and the interconnectedness of all things, and 4) Indigenous holistic ways of learning. Building upon the current strengths in their teaching practice, participants will modify an existing unit or create a new unit of study to integrate First Peoples’ Principles of Learning and the learning outcomes in BC’s New Curriculum (British Columbia Ministry of Education, 2016). Participants will leave with plans in place to implement First Peoples’ Principles of Learning in the classroom for September.
EDST 498H Creating Literacy in Adolescent Readers (1.0)
INSTRUCTOR: Kyla Hadden
Powerful readers are those who are aware of their thinking as they read. This course targets both English Language Arts and content area teachers as teachers of reading. Learners in this course will examine the research around the reading comprehension strategies used by adolescent readers of both fiction and non-fiction. After engaging with the reading strategies, learners will create lesson or unit plans that fit their teaching context.
EDST 498I Re-Imagining Community (2.0)
INSTRUCTOR: Vicki Den Ouden
This seminar explores the meaning and development of community through arts-based inquiry. Art has the power to hold sensitive or challenging topics and open new conversations around them. This course is designed to be one week in length (five full days) for two credits, and is suitable for elementary, middle school or high school teachers. It is not limited to any subject area or discipline.
EDST 498J Experiential Numeracy: Learning in the New Curriculum (1.0)
INSTRUCTOR: Kim Ito
The objective of this course is to introduce students to inquiry based and project based learning in the area of numeracy. Assignments include a reflection journal written daily, as well as in class assignments. We will work on an inquiry project in and out of class on a numeracy topic of the student’s interest and grade level, with a presentation to classmates to explore how inquiry can lead to deeper and relevant learning.
EDST 497V / EPSE 565I Foundations and Applications of SEL
INSTRUCTOR: John Tyler Binfet
This course will appeal to educators and parents seeking to more fully understand the importance of social and emotional learning in promoting optimal social, emotional, and academic development in children, adolescents, and in educators themselves. The first part of this course will provide students with an overview of SEL with a focus on findings attesting to the benefits of promoting student and teacher social and emotional competencies. The second half of the course will see students explore applications of SEL to varied educational settings. The course instructor, Dr. Binfet, will draw from his years as a public school teacher, counsellor, and administrator and from his research on students’ and teachers’ perceptions of school kindness.
EDST 497W Art, Empathy, and Understanding: Meaningful Connections in Learning through Art (1.0)
INSTRUCTOR: Susan Neilson
This seminar examines special topics and current issues in education, with reference to the redesigned British Columbia K -9 arts education curriculum. Creative and practical approaches for teachers to facilitate visual arts experiences will be introduced, for children of all ages and all ability levels. We will consider starting points in art that inspire curiosity, encouraging deep personal involvement in meaningful interdisciplinary learning.
EDST 498K Networked Teaching and Learning (1.0)
INSTRUCTOR(S): Wynter Oakes & Michelle Erickson
This is an inquiry based course in which middle and secondary educators will explore how participating in social networking sites can creatively and positively shape their identities and the identities of their students. In this course participants will consider the concepts of digital connection, personal identity and the creative development of self. This course does not require any previous experience with social media or other digital tools.
EDST 498L Success for ALL: Designing Inclusive Assessment with BC's Renewed Curriculum (2.0)
INSTRUCTOR: Shelley Moore
Using BCs renewed curriculum, Success for ALL will guide students through the theory and practice of assessment that supports the learning, progress and feedback of and for all students. Both class wide and individual assessment frameworks and strategies will be explored with opportunities for students to collaborate and create assessment tools for any grade and subject area. Additionally, there will be a focus on how to include in the design, students with the most significant disabilities as a part of the learning plan.
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