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Course # Courses Length (Hours) Distance Status
OLRN1995 Adult Learning

Description: This course will provide participants the opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge to develop a systematic approach to curriculum development based on a training/education model. Topics include needs assessment, learning outcomes, course outlines, lesson plans and an introduction to choosing instructional techniques and assessment and evaluation techniques.
Each participant will be responsible for developing a course outline and a lesson plan for content with which she/he has taught, is teaching, or would like to teach. Attention will be given to the integration of planning, learning styles, and to a lesser degree, instructional techniques and course assessment/evaluation methodologies.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1050 Assessment And Evaluation

Description: This course is designed to give learners an overview of the processes involved in assessment and evaluation. A variety of types of evaluation will be utilized in order to understand and meet the needs of learners and stakeholders. Learners will be encouraged to evaluate their own practice as a teacher or trainer in their environment.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1200, OLRN1995, OLRN1460
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EDUC1441 Creating a Classroom Web Site

Description: Learn how to create a classroom Web site in this fun, easy-to-understand course for teachers. In no time, you'll build a site with text, images, animations, tables, links, and more. Then you'll create a WebQuest and a blog to add to your site. You'll do all this and more as you discover how simple creating a classroom Web site can be and how having one can make you a more effective and dynamic teacher. NOTE: This course cannot be used as a credit towards Conestoga programs.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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BUS1992 Creating Classroom Centers

Description: Discover how easy and effective classroom centers can really be! In this course, you'll learn how to create and implement activities that boost independent learning in the classroom.You'll start out by learning what centers are (and aren't), what benefits they offer, and how to make the most of them. Next, you'll explore some very common mistakes teachers make with centers and gain tips for keeping your planning time to a minimum. You'll also get step-by-step instructions for creating a centers schedule all your students can use independently—even if they can't read.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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EDUC1451 Creating the Inclusive Classroom - Strategies for Success

Description: In this professional development course for teachers, you'll get the training you need to reach the diverse mix of students you face every day with learning proven strategies that turn diversity into opportunity. With students who have learning disabilities, neurobiological disorders, and physical challenges, the modern classroom requires an efficient and effective teacher who can prioritize under tight deadlines and be creative on demand. Learn how to be the kind of super teacher who can guide every student toward academic success. NOTE: This course cannot be used as a credit towards Conestoga programs.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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OLRN1200 Curriculum Development

Description: Acquire the skills and knowledge to develop a systematic approach to curriculum development based on a training/education model. Curriculum development includes needs assessment, learning outcomes, course outlines, lesson plans with an introduction to choosing instructional techniques and developing a marking system to evaluate participant success. Develop a course outline and lesson plan for content with which you have taught or would like to teach. Attention will be given to the integration of planning, learning styles, instructional techniques and course assessment/evaluation methodologies.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1995
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EDUC1660 Differentiating K-12 Assessents

Description: Differentiated assessment is the key to helping every student succeed—and no matter what grade you're teaching, this course will give you the tools you need to gather your assessment data quickly and easily. Whether you're a new or experienced teacher, you'll gain skill and confidence as you get hands-on practice in using a wide range of assessment techniques.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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EDUC1555 Empowering Students with Disabilities

Description: Teaching students with disabilities is a rewarding challenge, and this course gives you the tools you'll need to succeed. No matter what grade you teach—from preschool through high school—you'll learn powerful strategies you can put to work immediately in your classroom. In addition, you'll gain the knowledge you need to understand and cope with the most common disabilities you'll encounter.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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EDUC1421 Enhancing Language Development in Childhood

Description: Follow your child's lead and have fun while enhancing language development! In this fun and user-friendly course for parents, teachers, and caregivers, you will discover how children learn to process language and how they become proficient speakers and thinkers. This course will help you enrich your child's life by stimulating his or her continued speech, brain, and language development in an enjoyable, age-appropriate, and natural way. NOTE: This course cannot be used as a credit towards Conestoga programs.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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ADMN1290 Explore a Career in Medical Transcription

Description: Take your first step toward a lucrative career as a medical transcriptionist! In this course, you'll learn how to transcribe the most common medical reports used in both inpatient and outpatient settings. We'll review a lot of the grammar you might have forgotten since high school and apply it to the reports. This knowledge will help prepare you to work almost anywhere in the medical field—doctors' offices, clinics, public health facilities, and hospitals. With this foundation, you'll be set to advance your education so you can work as a subcontractor for a company that outsources transcription, or you can eventually even take on your own clients—all from the comfort of your own home.
We'll go through each of the nine main report types—their formatting requirements, the components of each one, and how they are used in the clinical setting. We'll review grammar points in every lesson, pointing out important elements that will make your reports perfect. You'll also gain important clinical knowledge of major disease processes that are essential to enhance your skill as a medical documentation specialist.
Along the way, we'll download a free transcriber that you'll use to listen to dictation, and we'll cover how to use it to produce the reports in your word processor. These hands-on exercises will give you the practice you'll need to determine if this field is for you. We'll also go through the options you'll have now and in the future by developing the skills of a medical transcriptionist. By the end of this course, you'll know the basic report types, have clinical knowledge of major diseases, be able to correct grammar from dictated reports on the fly, and know the next steps you'll need to take! Visit www.ed2go.com/conestoga for more information.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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EDUC1416 Guided Reading and Writing - Strategies for Maximum Student Achievement

Description: Now more than ever, today's teachers are grappling with the question of how to reach struggling readers. While there are no quick fixes, thousands of teachers are combining the principles of differentiated instruction and guided reading with unparalleled success. Mixed in the right proportion, these popular strategies will help you build a balanced literary framework that gets results with even the most challenged learners. NOTE: This course cannot be used as a credit towards Conestoga programs.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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EDUC1411 Guided Reading-Strategies for the Differentiated Classroom

Description: This course will provide practical techniques and methods for teaching reading in any ESL or EFL environment. It will guide you through key issues related to teaching reading and will provide practical ways that you can become a more effective teacher of reading. NOTE: This course cannot be used as a credit towards Conestoga programs.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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OLRN1460 Instructional Techniques

Description: Through lectures, discussion (synchronous and asynchronous) and various assignments, participants will explore a wide variety of instructional techniques including: lecture, group discussion, demonstration, icebreakers, case study, brainstorming, debate, fishbowl, collage, role-play, panel discussions and skits. Factors affecting the selection of techniques will also be addressed. Participants will demonstrate their mastery of instructional techniques through the design and on-line delivery of a lesson. Instructional strategies or approaches to learning which include a wide variety of techniques will also be covered by reviewing some of the most common strategies including co-operative learning, problem-based learning and action learning. In addition to instructional techniques and strategies, classroom management issues and the use of media and resources will also be covered. Students will be required to use a microphone for some of the course assignments.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1995, OLRN1200
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OLRN1191 Interactive Learning Processes

Description: This course introduces the participants to both theory and research findings needed to understand how to help groups work effectively. Participants also learn the skills required to apply that knowledge in practical situations with the adult learner. Emphasis is placed on co-learning processes, learning partnerships, group development, issues in leadership, trust & empowering groups.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1995
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BIOL1070 Introduction to Biology

Description: This course will help you understand the structure and function of the human body at the level of your tiniest living components—your cells. You'll also learn about DNA—what it is, what it does, and even a little bit about how forensic scientists use it to solve crimes. The knowledge you'll gain from this course is essential to understanding the fundamental causes of human disease, and will prepare you for more advanced courses in human anatomy and physiology. Visit www.ed2go.com/conestoga for more information.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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CHEM1040 Introduction to Chemistry

Description: Even if chemistry tormented you in high school or college, you can master its principles! In this course, you'll gain a solid foundation in the basics of chemistry. Along the way, you'll learn how everything that goes on in your body depends on a chemical reaction. This course also prepares you for a health-related career or for success in a college chemistry course. This credit is not valid towards any college programs.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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ADED1080 Teacher/Trainer Of Adults - Practicum

Description: Students will focus on a training project abiding by established guidelines. The Practicum will be done in a classroom setting. Demonstrating competence in terms of planning, designing and delivering an instructional unit is necessary in order to meet the requirements for the Teacher/Trainer of Adults certificate. Students should be prepared to deliver a 45-60 minute lesson.
Hours: 15
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites: ADED1070
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EDUC1650 Teaching Adult Learners

Description: If you're excited about the challenge of reaching and teaching adult learners, you're in the right place! In this course, you'll discover how to use the newest educational methods to create a student-centered classroom that's perfectly suited for adult learners.

First, we'll explore the unique needs and motivations of adult students and find out just what they're expecting from your class. After that, we'll examine your students' different learning styles and multiple intelligences and look at how you can teach to each learner's strengths. We'll also talk about ways to get misbehaving or under-achieving students back on track.

Next, we'll delve into a host of innovative teaching techniques that will turn your students into active learners and set them up for success. We'll also look at high-tech, low-tech, and no-tech educational tools you can use to capture and hold your students' attention.

We'll follow that up by tackling a challenging topic: how to organize your material effectively and design strong lesson plans. We'll also talk about creating a warm, welcoming classroom environment and preparing a fun orientation.

In addition, we'll look at how to create effective tests and how to teach your students good study skills. We'll also check out a wide range of assessments that will help you grade anything from a hairstyle to an ESL essay. And finally, we'll talk about making your classroom accessible and enjoyable for students with disabilities.

If you're training to teach adults, the information and hands-on activities in this course will give you the confidence you need to succeed—and you'll know all the tricks and techniques for winning over this fun, exciting, and very demanding group of students.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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EDUC1640 Teaching Students with ADHD

Description: Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are always hearing things like "Try harder," "Pay attention," and "Sit still." And they'd love to do these things—but they don't know how! In this course, you'll learn practical ways to help children with ADHD control their behavior and succeed in school. These lessons, based on real students in real classrooms, will arm you with powerful strategies you can put to use immediately.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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EDUC1690 Teaching Students with Autism: Strategies for Success

Description: Just 20 years ago, we didn't see students with autism in our classrooms. But today, we teach children with high-functioning autism and Asperger's Syndrome right alongside their neurotypical peers. Reaching and teaching these students requires a delicate balancing act: understanding how their brains are wired, helping them turn challenges into opportunities, and learning to enjoy the rich perspective they bring to the classroom.
If you've ever had a student who blurted out in class, screamed when someone patted his or her shoulder, or rocked back and forth in the chair, you'll appreciate the lessons ahead. We'll discover the neurobiology behind these disorders and the way it affects students' behavior, learning, and thinking. Most important, you'll learn creative, easy, low-budget strategies to help these kids succeed in the classroom and beyond.
Develop the skills to counter these students' social awkwardness, sensory sensitivities, meltdowns, problems with homework completion, language reciprocity issues, and violent fixations. Even if you don't have a student with high-functioning autism or Asperger's Syndrome in your class this year, these strategies will equip you to deal with any student who exhibits these characteristics on a regular basis
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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EDUC1431 Working Successfully With Learning Disabled Students

Description: Learn how to successfully meet the diverse needs of students with disabilities in your classroom from an experienced special educator. We'll dissect the whole special education process, from working with individualized education programs (IEPs) to helping students struggling with reading comprehension, math skills, and writing.

We'll also talk about fun games you can incorporate, tips for modifying your classroom, and lots of tested methods for bringing out the best behavior in your students. Whether you're already in the classroom, studying for the Praxis Special Education exam, or getting ready to work with students in a variety of settings, this course will prepare you to understand and empower your kids with learning disabilities. In this course, you'll discover easy, practical, and creative strategies that will help your struggling students find their light bulb moments!

NOTE: This course cannot be used as a credit towards Conestoga programs.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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