Coaching in critical inquiry
Math lead teacher certification
Coaching in critical inquiry
Math lead teacher certification

We offer a flexible menu of face-to-face and/or online sessions to serve particular needs or to form a more comprehensive program. Certificate programs are extended learning opportunities with a pre-planned structure and sequence. They culminate in the awarding of a certificate of achievement for all participants who successfully fulfill the program requirements. We currently offer two certificate programs for teacher leaders who wish to enhance their ability to support other educators in a coaching capacity.

Coaching in critical inquiry

Coaching in Critical Inquiry

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TC² offers a 16-session online certification program to develop educators’ ability to coach teachers in critical inquiry. The program is designed to:

  • deepen understanding of the TC² approach to critical inquiry
  • enhance ability to undertake ongoing professional reflection
  • nurture abilities to provide practical and meaningful instructional leadership

Program structure. The program is divided into four modules, each consisting of four online sessions delivered by Adobe Connect with Moodle access for online dialogue between sessions. The modules focus on four key areas: building a thinking community, creating questions and challenges for professional critical inquiry, developing the tools required for critical inquiry, and assessing thinking.

Learning activities. Each module features a range of critical thinking instructional strategies and other learning activities including:

  • developing and critiquing critical inquiry questions and challenges;
  • group discussion and personal reflection;
  • connection and application to personal instructional and coaching examples;
  • online discussions; and
  • practical critical thinking challenges.
Certification. Participants who complete learning assignments for each module and a culminating demonstration of learning will receive a certificate of completion.

Scheduling. Synchronous online sessions of 75 minutes will take place approximately every two weeks from October to May. Specific dates and times will be determined in consultation with participants once a cohort has been established. Participants will have access to archived recordings of all sessions.

Prerequisites. Familiarity with the TC² approach to critical thinking and willingness to work with digital technologies to support meaningful learning online are required.

Enrolment. There will be a maximum of 35 participants in each cohort. Cohorts will typically be comprised of participants from different schools and districts. Cohorts may also be formed from a single district if there is sufficient interest.

Cost. $600/participant. Registration fees are prepaid and non-refundable. The modular design of the course offers flexibility for participants to complete all four modules with one cohort, or to complete some modules later with another cohort at no additional cost.

For more information, contact Judy Richards.

To register, contact Jacqueline Rajarathnam.