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Overview

The SEAQP offers you an opportunity to enhance your leadership skills and knowledge to support your work in leading Special Education. You will reflect on ways to improve your professional practice, as you transform the culture of your school to become more inclusive and ensure the success of all students, including those with special needs. 

The SEAQP includes a culminating reflective journal that focuses your learning on a challenge you have regarding special education in your school. Assignments are often job-embedded and can be adjusted to meet individual learning needs. The course creates a community where learners discuss topics and share learning with one another.

Qualified candidates can apply to Charles Sturt University for inclusion of this AQ as a prior learning credit towards the Master of International Education (School Leadership) or Master of Education degrees.

Our Special Education for Administrators' program is based on the Ontario College of Teachers' guidelines. The course includes learning outcomes in the following areas

  • foundations and legislation
  • instructional leadership and leading change in special education
  • building an inclusive and equitable school culture
  • building relationships and developing people to support students with special needs
  • responding to conflict and challenges
  • assessing and evaluating with special education in mind and
  • developing the organization.

A minimum of 125 hours is included in the course. For those looking to offer this program in your board, we are able to tailor the program to the unique characteristics of each district.

Module Information

This course consists of five modules.

Module 1 - Setting Directions

  • Core beliefs: What do we really believe about students who learn differently?
  • Asset versus deficit thinking
  • Creating an inclusive environment
  • What is the “why” that drives our special education decisions
  • Creating a shared vision of success for all students

Module 2 - Securing Accountability

  • Special Education law
  • Leading the Identification Placement Review Committee (I.P.R.C.) process
  • Policy Procedure Memorandum (PPM) 140
  • Improving IEPs
  • Case law studies
  • Navigating situations of student aggression related to special education needs
  • Exclusions related to special education needs

Module 3 - Improving the Instructional Program

  • Understanding the Ministry's categories of exceptionalities
  • Leadership that supports improved use of research-based instructional approaches
  • Creating a professional learning plan for staff
  • Culturally proficient leadership and special education
  • Leading mentally healthy schools

Module 4 - Developing the Organization

  • Leading change related to special education
  • Maximizing leadership skills to support diverse learners
  • Using PLCs to support students with special education needs

Module 5 - Building Relationships

  • Preventing and resolving conflicts related to special education
  • Improving communication and trust with parents and guardians of children with needs
  • Building community partnerships to support students

 

Course Fee

$850.00 (covers all five modules, includes $50 non-refundable registration fee).

Admission Requirements

There are no admission requirements for the SEAQP. However, the content is intended for school administrators and is delivered from a leadership standpoint. It is recommended that you have foundational knowledge in this topic area before registering for this program.

Upcoming Sessions

Online

This session will be delivered online. Participants from all boards are welcome to register.

 

Program Dates

Module 1

Online: November 3 - November 30, 2019

 

Module 2

Online: December 1 - December 21, 2019

 

Module 3

Online: January 5 - January 25, 2020

 

Module 4

Online: January 26 - February 15, 2020

 

Module 5

Online: February 16 - March 7, 2020

 

Registration Deadline

October 20, 2019

 

Online module dates are guidelines. There is flexibility to meet the needs of candidates. Course work is expected to be completed by March 1, 2020.

Durham DSB

This session will be held at the DDSB. However, participants from all boards are welcome to register.

 

Location

Donald Wilson Secondary School

681 Rossland Road West

Whitby, ON

L1P 1Y1

 

Program Dates

Module 1

Face-to-face: November 13 (4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

Online: November 13 - November 30, 2019

 

Module 2

Face-to-face: December 11 (4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

Online: December 1 - Decemebr 11, 2019

 

Module 3

Online: December 12, 2019 - Janaury 21, 2019

 

Module 4

Face-to-face: January 22 (4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

Online: January 22 - February 8, 2020

 

Module 5

Face-to-face: March 4 (4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

Online: February 9 - March 4, 2020

 

Registration Deadline

October 30, 2019

 

Online module dates are guidelines. There is flexibility to meet the needs of candidates. Course work is expected to be completed by March 4, 2020.

Kawartha Pine Ridge DSB

This session will be held at the KPRDSB. However, participants from all boards are welcome to register.

 

Location

KPRDSB Board Office

1994 Fisher Drive

Peterborough, ON

K9J 6X6

 

Program Dates

Module 1

Face-to-face: November 15 (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

Online: November 16 - November 30, 2019

 

Module 2

Face-to-face: December 13 (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

Online: December 1 - December 12, 2019

 

Module 3

Online: December 14, 2019 - January 16, 2020

 

Module 4

Face-to-face: January 17 (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

Online: January 16 - January 31, 2020

 

Module 5

Face-to-face: February 21 (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

Online: February 1 - February 20, 2020

 

Registration Deadline

November 1, 2019

 

Online module dates are guidelines. There is flexibility to meet the needs of candidates. Course work is expected to be completed by March 1, 2020.

 

 

Register

 

Refund Policy
Refund Policy

A full refund is available if you cancel 2 weeks before the start date, less the $50 non-refundable registration fee.

A $250.00 refund is available if you cancel 1 week before the start date.

There is no refund for cancellations after the start date.

Interpretation Services Terms and Conditions

The Ontario Principal’s Council (OPC) is committed to accommodating the individual needs of our Members, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code.  Once a candidate has registered and paid the applicable registration fees for a course, the OPC will contract with an interpretation service of its choosing and will cover the fees and expenses related to interpretation services in accordance with its contract arrangements with the interpreter.  The candidate is welcome to provide a list of preferred interpreters for us to consider, but OPC retains the discretion to choose the provider of these services.

As the OPC is required to comply with the cancellation policy specific to each independent interpreter, it will communicate the cancellation policy to the course candidate in writing. A candidate seeking to cancel their participation in an OPC course must comply with the interpreter’s cancellation policy and be respectful of the associated timelines. Candidates will be held responsible for cancellation fees applied as a result of missing timelines for cancellation.

OPC’s standard refund policy will also apply to all cancellations. 

The OPC issues T22O2A receipts for eligible courses, but it is ultimately the responsibility of the candidate (taxpayer) to ensure that their taxes are filed in accordance with CRA guidelines and if you have any questions related to taxes, we recommend you contact an accountant or the CRA.