Intermediate Qualifications
Intermediate Qualifications
1997-98 Western University

I took this Additional Qualification course from October, 1997 to April, 1998.  My subject area was English, and I am now qualified to teach up to Grade 10. I am equally enthusiastic about Mathematics.

My major project for this course was an integrated unit on the Internet and Media Analysis. Here is an example of one of the rubrics I developed for a Gr.8 expectation (Analyse Media Works). The complete unit is 13 weeks long and encompasses an introduction to Internet use, critical analysis of media, a "big" research question, math, and publication of the student's own web page. Email me if you want the entire unit.

Perhaps one of the most valuable things I got out of this course was a book called The Giver by Lois Lowry. I had read it previously to a Grade 5 class of mine, but was shown its unbelievable potential as a read aloud novel for intermediate students.