Course

PK12-LIBSP

Teacher Librarian Specialist

Teacher Librarian Specialist revolves around the role of the teacher-librarian as an instructional leader and partner in school improvement.

Emphasis is placed on designing and evaluating programs and learning environments that cultivate the collaborative and inquiry-based approach to learning described in Together for Learning: School Libraries and the Emergence of the Learning Commons (OSLA, 2010). We explore the potential of the library program in developing competencies for learning how to learn and metacognition. The course design calls upon participants to assume the teacher-librarian's leadership role in professional learning networks, in supporting learning communities, and facilitating equitable access for a diverse community of learners.

Prerequisites

Prerequisites for Specialist:

  1. Completion of Part 1 and Part 2:
    A current Ontario College of Teachers' Certificate of Qualification showing successful completion of Part 1 and Part 2 of the three-session qualification. 

  2. Certificate of Teaching Experience – 2 Years:
    Evidence of at least two (2) years of successful teaching experience, including one (1) year of experience in the subject in which the qualification is being sought. This experience must be certified by the appropriate Supervisory Officer on the OISE Certificate of Teaching Experience Form

Please Note:

Any exceptions and additional requirements are noted below.

  • We do not have the authority to determine whether or not candidates meet the teaching experience prerequisite for Part 2 and Part 3 AQs. We are responsible only for collecting the Certificate of Teaching Experience once it has been signed by the appropriate authority. Please direct all inquiries regarding teaching experience to your employer.

Recommendations

Successful completion is a final grade of B-

Upon successful completion of the course, a recommendation will be sent to the Ontario College of Teachers.

Status

Available

Delivery

Online

Price

$749

Hours

125.0

Full Course Details

Section Title:

Teacher Librarian Specialist

Enrolment Session:

2024 Summer

Type:

Online

Total Hours:

125.0

Dates:

04 Jul 2024 to 25 Jul 2024

Delivery Option:

Online

Course Fee(s):

$749

Section Note(s):

Online

This session will run for 3 weeks intensively. Your learning will take the form of in-depth online discussions as well as group and individual assignments. Learners will be expected to engage in approximately 40 hours of learning per week for a total of 125 hours:

  • 100 hours online learning (asynchronous, but facilitator-led and paced into modules)
  • 25 hours assignments and independent study

Registration Deadline: June 25, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. EST

Once registered, please visit the Learner Portal to submit your course application and any related documents by the registration deadline (we recommend doing so from a computer for the best user experience)

Requests for withdrawal received by the registration deadline will receive a refund. Requests made after this date will only be considered for extenuating circumstances and require further review and documentation. You can find our withdrawal, refund and transfer policy under Resources » OISE CPL Registration Policies

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