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Bow Valley College Online PD Opportunities Fall 2021/Winter 2022

Post-TESL Certificate: Advanced Teaching Strategies for Diverse Classrooms

The Post-TESL Certificate provides focused and relevant professional development for ELL practitioners working with adult learners. It is designed to help you keep your skills and knowledge up to date. A certificate is granted upon successful completion of four of the six courses offered in this program.

Each 12-hour online course is cohort-based and facilitated by an instructor. Each course has regular deadlines to keep you on track to complete the course over four weeks. (These are not self-paced courses.)

 

Upcoming courses:

Teaching in Multilevel Contexts

November 1-26, 2021

12-hour online course

$295.00

To register: Click here, scroll down and click on add to cart.

This four-week cohort-based online course will introduce you to highly practical strategies and approaches for differentiating and scaffolding reading and writing tasks for learners at different language proficiency levels. You will explore effective strategies and approaches for teaching reading and writing in a multilevel setting and consider how to incorporate what you learn in a real-world classroom.

Strategies for Teaching Refugees

Jan. 31-Feb. 25, 2022

12-hour online course

$295.00

To register: Click here, scroll down and click on add to cart.

Join us for this four-week cohort-based online professional development opportunity. This course will introduce you to ten strategies for effectively meeting the needs of refugee and creating inclusive classrooms for all.  You will examine the impact of trauma on learning and identify strategies for creating a safe physical learning environment.

Intercultural Competencies for Leaders Certificate

4 courses, 48 hours in total, $295.00 per course

 

Increase your intercultural understanding and skills. This certificate program is essential for anyone working in a diverse setting. It offers useful tools to build intercultural sensitivity and enhance intercultural communication skills. The certificate is comprised of four 12-hour online courses which are cohort-based and facilitated by an instructor. Each course has regular deadlines to keep you on track to complete the course over four weeks. (These are not self-paced courses.)

 

Upcoming courses:

Intercultural Competence 1

Nov. 1 – 26, 2021

Explore your own mindset and worldview and develop strategies for checking assumptions. Gain insight about important cultural frameworks and other worldviews. This course is typically offered in September, January and May of each year, but we have opened an additional offering for November 2021.

Intercultural Competence 2

Nov. 1 – 26, 2021

Build motivation and curiosity and develop the requisite attitudes for working towards successful intercultural interactions. Explore case studies employing multiple lenses and important frameworks. This course is typically offered in November, March and June of each year.

Supervisory Skills in Intercultural Teams

January 31-Feb. 25, 2022

Develop skillsets essential for building an inclusive environment on your team. Explore case studies and own experiences by employing varied lenses and intercultural frameworks to enhance a global mindset. This course is typically offered in September, January and May of each year.

Indigenous Awareness: Engaging Diversity and Inclusion

Spring 2022 - Currently being updated

Learn about Indigenous histories and contemporary realities in Canada. Explore cultural differences and basic indigenous ways of knowing and being while examining your own worldview with a goal to promote understanding and foster inclusivity. This course is typically offered in November, March and June of each year.

Supporting Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners in College Career Programs

October 25-Dec. 3, 2021

(Registration opens Sept. 1)

6 weeks, $225.00

This facilitated course provides insights into cultural differences in academic cultures. Learn strategies to support culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) learners in your post-secondary classes as they navigate a new academic environment. The course also helps develop cultural awareness and intercultural competence, which are essential components for developing a global and inclusive perspective.

 

For more information, contact the School of Global Access at Bow Valley College: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

 

 

Bow Valley College Online Professional Development offerings: TESL

Post-TESL Certificate: Advanced Teaching Strategies for Diverse Classrooms

The Post-TESL Certificate provides focused and relevant professional development for ELL practitioners working with adult learners. It is designed to help you keep your skills and knowledge up to date. A certificate is granted upon successful completion of four of the six courses offered in this program.

Each 12-hour online course is cohort-based and facilitated by an instructor. Each course has regular deadlines to keep you on track to complete the course over four weeks. (These are not self-paced courses.)

Fall 2021 course offerings:

Task-Based Language Teaching in the Canadian Context

Sept. 13 - Oct. 8, 2021

12-hour online course

$295.00

To register: Click here, scroll down and click on add to cart.

Join us for this four-week online professional development course that will introduce you task-based learning in an ELL setting. You will examine the integration of language knowledge into tasks, explore effective assessment of task-based learning and consider how to implement task-based learning in real-world classrooms.

Teaching in Multilevel Contexts

November 1-26, 2021

12-hour online course

$295.00

To register: Click here, scroll down and click on add to cart.

This four-week online professional development course will introduce you to highly practical strategies and approaches for differentiating and scaffolding reading and writing tasks for learners at different language proficiency levels. You will explore effective strategies and approaches for teaching reading and writing in a multilevel setting and consider how to incorporate what you learn in a real-world classroom.

 

 

Bow Valley College Online PD Opportunities: Intercultural Competencies Courses

Supporting Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners in College Career Programs

October 25-Dec. 3, 2021

(Registration opens Sept. 1)

6 weeks, $225.00

This facilitated course provides insights into cultural differences in academic cultures. Learn strategies to support culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) learners in your post-secondary classes as they navigate a new academic environment. The course also helps develop cultural awareness and intercultural competence, which are essential components for developing a global and inclusive perspective.

Intercultural Competencies for Leaders Certificate

4 courses, 48 hours in total, $295.00 per course

Increase your intercultural understanding and skills. This certificate program is essential for anyone working in a diverse setting. It offers useful tools to build intercultural sensitivity and enhance intercultural communication skills. The certificate is comprised of four 12-hour online courses which are cohort-based and facilitated by an instructor. Each course has regular deadlines to keep you on track to complete the course over four weeks. (These are not self-paced courses.)

Intercultural Competence 1

Sept. 13 - Oct. 8, 2021

Explore your own mindset and worldview and develop strategies for checking assumptions. Gain insight about important cultural frameworks and other worldviews. This course is typically offered in September, January and May of each year.

Intercultural Competence 2

Nov. 1 – 26, 2021

Build motivation and curiosity and develop the requisite attitudes for working towards successful intercultural interactions. Explore case studies employing multiple lenses and important frameworks. This course is typically offered in November, March and June of each year.

Supervisory Skills in Intercultural Teams

Sept. 13 - Oct. 8, 2021

Develop skillsets essential for building an inclusive environment on your team. Explore case studies and own experiences by employing varied lenses and intercultural frameworks to enhance a global mindset. This course is typically offered in September, January and May of each year.

Indigenous Awareness: Engaging Diversity and Inclusion

Currently being updated

Learn about Indigenous histories and contemporary realities in Canada. Explore cultural differences and basic indigenous ways of knowing and being while examining your own worldview with a goal to promote understanding and foster inclusivity. This course is typically offered in November, March and June of each year.

Graduates of the Intercultural Competencies for Leaders Certificate can also enroll in a personalized optional course: Developing a Global Mindset

For more information, contact the School of Global Access at Bow Valley College: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

 

 

AMSSA's latest e-learning course, Onboarding LINC Learners Remotely, provides information and tips for LINC instructors and frontline workers offering services remotely. You’ll learn about Internet communications, digital access and equity considerations, different ways to set up virtual classrooms, how to set and maintain boundaries and where to find videos, guides and tools to upskill for remote service delivery.

This course also provides videos and tips to support youwith onboarding and teaching literacy learners virtually. Chekc out the 19 LINC 1 teaching and assessing resources, the IT help videos, sample digital navigator job postings and other downloadable resourcse contributed by individual and organizations working hard on the ground. This course offers a certificate of completion. Time: 2-3 hours

Enroll for the free course here. You will require an AMSSA institue login.

https://institute.amssa.org/courses/onboarding-linc-learners