Workplace Communication Skills for Educators: Navigating the Education System

The Workplace Communication Skills for Educators: Navigating the Education System course is tailored for internationally trained and practiced educators transitioning to workplace contexts in Ontario, Canada, or other English- or French-speaking environments.

Through a balance of synchronous and asynchronous learning, educators will develop and apply communication strategies vital for navigating education systems, collaborating with stakeholders, planning and evaluating learning experiences, and communicating their outcomes. The course is structured around key themes, including exploration of education system structures and spaces, stakeholders and collaborators, and communication strategies for planning, implementing, and evaluating learning experiences. Educators will develop a professional learning portfolio made up of transferable assets and job aids, and engage in stakeholder communication simulations, as well as develop an implementation, evaluation, and communication plan for a learning solution relevant to their professional context.

What You'll Learn

Learn vital communication strategies for education system navigation, collaboration, and impactful learning experiences. Dive into education system structures, engage with stakeholders, and craft effective communication plans. Develop your professional portfolio, engage in practical simulations, and create tailored solutions for your professional context.  

Learning Outcomes

Learners who successfully complete the course will have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Develop and apply communication strategies for representing the function and relationship of education systems, structures, and stakeholders
  2. Develop and apply communication strategies for engaging and collaborating with varied education systems stakeholders
  3. Develop and apply communication strategies for planning and implementing effective learning experiences
  4. Develop and apply communication strategies for evaluating and communicating outcomes of learning experiences with varied stakeholders 


The course requires access to a computer, camera, headphones/speakers, microphone and high-speed internet to access the OISE course environment, and other websites and resources as required. 


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