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Working With Children Career Pathway

 

Working with Teams (TAST125 - Collaborative Team Practices) 

DUAL CREDIT COURSE - 5 high school credits (3 transfer credits)

SEMESTER 1

This course introduces students to the foundational skills required to effectively contribute to classroom learning teams. Through mediated learning activities, students have the opportunity to build on and expand their own communication skills and practice the interpersonal skills needed to work productively in a variety of educational contexts as Educational Assistants, Social Workers, Teachers, Therapists and Coaches. The roles and responsibilities of the learning team members (teachers, consultants, out-side specialists, parents) are identified and compared as the dynamics among the roles of these team members are explored. A strong emphasis is placed on experiential learning and self-growth activities. Students will work as Teaching Assistants once a month in an Elementary school classroom.

Prerequisite: 65% in Grade 12 English

Working with Disabilities (TAST128 - Assistive and Adaptive Technology)

DUAL CREDIT COURSE - 5 high school credits (3 transfer credits)

SEMESTER 2

This course provides an introduction to assistive/adaptive technologies used to support children and young adults with a diversity of learning needs to achieve success in their learning and work throughout their lives. Students will compare methods used to make decisions about appropriate assistive/adaptive technologies for specific needs and examine their role in this process. They will also develop, maintain and apply the knowledge, skills and attributes that enable them to use technology effectively, efficiently and innovatively in support of student learning. The course also includes an introduction to technologies that students and learners can access to create and share their learning through-out changing contexts. Students will work as Teaching Assistants once a month in an Elementary school classroom. 

Prerequisite: 65% in Grade 12 English 


WWCCP (Working with Children Career Pathway) participants will benefit from ongoing support, professional development and career internship opportunities from Edmonton Public Schools Human Resource Services, in addition to industry certifications in First aid, with CPR and AED, Mental Health First Aid, and Violent Threat Risk Assessment.


MacEwan Transfer Information ‌

‌Upon successful entry into MacEwan's Special Needs Educational Assistant program, students who successfully complete these DUAL CREDIT courses with a final grade not less than 65% will be awarded 6 'advanced transfer credits', equal to @ $1583.50 in savings in MacEwan tuition and student fees.