Sessional Instructors - Faculty of Education (Summer 2017)

Competition Number: 
02SI17
Position Type: 
Sessional Opening
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Date of Posting: 
February 1, 2017
Department: 
Faculty of Education
Position: 
Sessional Instructors
Contract: 
Summer 2017

The Faculty of Education at the University of Prince Edward Island has openings for sessional instructors to teach the following courses in the Summer Session 2017.

ED 312  Applied Research
In this practical course, students review the fundamental requirements to building a successful applied research group at a post secondary educational institution. Topics covered include: national setting, institutional context, funding, communication, management, staffing, student involvement, industry partners, and community economic development. As applied research complements the teaching activities at post-secondary institutions, in this course, each student develops and presents an applied research proposal suitable for submission to a funding agency.
This is a three-semester hour course offered in a blended format to students in the BEd (HRD)/CAE program. The course is offered from July 5 to July 7th on campus and the remainder of the classes on-line.

ED 411 Z  Learners and Learning
This course explores the growth and development of learners from early childhood to late adolescence. Topics include physical, cognitive, social/emotional and moral/spiritual development; individual differences; learning theories and motivation; behaviour; and the legal, ethical, and counselling responsibilities of teachers.
This is a three-semester hour course offered on-campus to students in the BEd program from May 10 to May 24 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

ED 413 S  *Multiliteracies Across the Curriculum
This course introduces students to the critical, developmental, and pedagogical dimensions of supporting students K-12 as they learn the range of literacies required for life in the twenty-first century.
This is a three-semester hour course offered on-campus to students in the secondary cohort of the BEd program from July 10 to August 11, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am to 11:20am.
*NOTE: This course title is a change from the academic calendar and is pending University approvals.

ED 420  Teaching for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (2 English sections, 1 French section)
This course introduces students to the pedagogies, practices, and instructional alternatives that foster acquisition of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes critical to success in the sciences, technology, engineering and maths.
These are three-semester hour courses offered on-campus to students in the BEd program from July 10 to August 11 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30am to 11:20am. Please specify if you wish to be considered for the English or French section(s).

ED 426 S  Math I
This course introduces students to the pedagogies, practices, and instructional alternatives that foster acquisition of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes critical to success in the sciences, technology, engineering and maths.
This is a three-semester hour course offered on-campus to students in the BEd program from June 1 to July 6 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30am to 2:20pm.

ED 463 Y  Perspectives on Culture and Society
This course introduces students to the visible and invisible impact of culture and society on education. As students develop an understanding of cultural and social perspectives in education, they examine the roles of schools in the proliferation of social and cultural norms as well as their potential as sites for change.
This is a 2.5-semester hour course offered on-campus to students in the BEd program from May 10 to May 24 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

ED 466 Y Principles and Practices of Teaching English as an Additional Language
This course explores the theoretical foundations for teaching English as a second/additional language (ESL/EAL). Students are introduced to fundamental aspects of additional language acquisition and the factors affecting language learning and teaching. The course introduces the needs of English language learners in various contexts including ESL/EAL, mainstream and foreign language classrooms. Students develop a critical perspective on issues related to language learning and teaching.
This is a three-semester hour course offered on-campus to students in the BEd program from June 1 to July 6.  Section Y is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am to 11:20am. 

ED 496  Inquiry and Action I [English and French section(s)]
On-campus seminars and eleven weeks of practicum placement will focus on implementing skills and strategies required to meet the diverse learning needs of students within the classroom setting. Students effectively plan, implement, and assess adaptations and modifications required for optimal learning by individuals and the entire group. In addition, the seminars will assist students in preparing for professional certification in contexts chosen to deepen their knowledge and practice.  ePortfolios will be completed and presented to meet course and program requirements.
This is a six-semester hour course in the BEd program that runs from May 10 to December 15 and includes practicum supervision in the Fall semester.  These semester hours are allocated for teaching credit as three-semester hours in the Summer Session and three-semester hours in the Fall Session.  The schedule for the course varies through the year with seminars and school visits. (NOTE: Please specify whether you are applying to teach a French or English section of this course).

ED 601 D Special Topics: Assessment of Students with Special Needs 
Teachers are introduced to individualized educational assessment of children with learning needs and become familiar with a variety of assessment tools and their implementation.
This is a three-semester hour course offered on-campus to students in the Med Focus on Inclusive Education (Qualify for PEI Additional Designation) cohort from July 10 to July 21 from 8:00am to 1:00pm.

ED 601 M1 Special Topics: Mathematics Through the Arts 
This course focuses on the natural association between mathematics and art in a series of practical ideas for the classroom, which is contrasted with literature in the mathematics/art field. Participants will be introduced to innovative teaching strategies and rich learning tasks. Topics include exploration of mathematics and art in: flora and landscapes; land, sea, and skies; human figures; and architecture.
This is a three-semester hour course offered on-line to students in the MEd Focus on Mathematics Education cohort from April 27 to June 8.

ED 601 M2  Special Topics: Classroom and Large Scale Assessment 
This course focuses on the theory and practices related to the assessment of student achievement in the mathematics classroom and on large-scale assessments of mathematics. Participants will analyze classroom assessment strategies, processes, issues, and trends. Assessment will be examined from the perspective of students, teachers, standardization, and the workplace. The role of assessment in student motivation, accountability, and reporting student ability will also be studied. 
This is a three-semester hour course offered on campus to students in the MEd Focus on Mathematics Education cohort from July 11 to July 15 from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

ED 603 A  Inclusive Practices for Diverse Learners 
This course involves the examination of theoretical and practical aspects regarding inclusive strategies and practices for diverse learners in educational settings. The principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) will be examined in relation to instructional methods, materials, activities, and evaluation procedures for diverse learners.
This is a three-semester hour course offered on-campus to students in the MEd Focus on Inclusive Education (Qualify for PEI Additional Designation) cohort from July 10 to July 21 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

ED 614  Theories of Research and Learning (3 sections)
In this course, students address the role of theory in educational research. The aim is to familiarize graduate students with various theoretical frameworks including theories and principles of learning.
This is a three-semester hour course offered on campus.  Section A is offered to students in the MEd Focus on Inclusive Education (Qualify for PEI Additional Designation) from July 10-21 from 8:00am to 1:00pm.  Section E is offered on campus to students in MEd Special Cohort for College Educators and Leaders from July 10-21 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Section G is offered to students in the MEd Focus on Global Perspectives cohort from May 23 to June 30 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30pm to 4:20pm.

ED 615 Educational Leadership (3 sections)
In this course, students examine the field of educational leadership. Educational leadership extends beyond the role of the school administrator and focuses upon the development of teachers as leaders who impact on creating effective educational environments. Students research aspects of leadership which impact on schools, and explore models of effective leadership through case studies and simulation.
This is a three-semester hour course.  Section D is offered on-line to students in the MEd Focus on Inclusive Education (Qualify for PEI Additional Designation) cohort from May 1 to June 9.  Section E is offered on campus to students in MEd Special Cohort for College Educators and Leaders from July 10-21 from 8:30am to 12:30pm. Section T is offered online to students in the MEd Focus on 21st Century Teaching & Learning (Online) Cohort from July 4 to August 11.

ED 617  Issues in Educational Leadership (3 sections)
In this course, students examine current issues in educational leadership. Students research the factors which influence educational leadership such as socio-economic trends, school restructuring, curriculum development, and educational technology.
This is a three-semester hour course.  Section A is offered on-line to students in the MEd Focus on Inclusive Education (Qualify for PEI Additional Designation) cohort from May 1 to June 9.  Section C is offered on campus to students in the MEd Special Cohort for College Educators and Leaders Cohort from July 4 to July 14 from 8:00am to 1:00pm. Section N is offered on-line to students in the MEd Focus on 21st Century Teaching & Learning (Online) cohort from May 1 to June 9. 

ED 625 P  Curriculum
In this course, students examine research into recent curriculum developments which are based on principles of integration, resource-based learning, and holistic learning, and which require the use of alternative assessment approaches. In addition, the impact of these developments on teachers' instructional strategies and students' learning are investigated. The focus is on the integration of knowledge about curriculum design and teaching in order to develop leadership skills for curriculum change.
This is a three-semester hour course offered on campus to students in the MEd Focus on Global Perspectives cohort from May 23 to June 30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am to 11:20am.

ED 627 P  Global Education 
In this course, students examine the theory and practice of global education as it has developed in Canada and elsewhere. Other curriculum innovations that have contributed to global education (e.g., development education, environmental education, human rights education, peace education) are also examined. Interactive and participatory learning methodologies are used to encourage reflection on the teaching of contemporary social and global issues in a variety of educational contexts.
This is a three-semester hour course offered on campus to students in the MEd Focus on Global Perspectives cohort from July 4 to August 11 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30pm to 4:20pm.

ED 628 International Education and Development  (2 sections)
In this course, students examine how education is organized and practiced in other countries, and its relationship to cultural, economic, and social development. Insights into education systems in Canada are afforded through comparing these with others around the world. In addition to common themes of study, students explore topics of their choice through the methodology of a comparative case study. Electronic communication with teachers in other countries provides first-hand information.
This is a three-semester hour course offered on campus.  Section C is offered to students in the MEd Special Cohort for College Educators and Leaders cohort from July 4 to July 14 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm. Section G is offered to students in the MEd Focus on Global Perspectives cohort from July 4 to August 11 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am to 11:20am. 

ED 629 C  Program Evaluation 
In this course, students study the various concepts and issues in program evaluation. Students research the literature on program evaluation to understand the tools and knowledge necessary for conducting an evaluation assessment.
This is a three-semester hour course offered on-line to students in the MEd Special Cohort for College Educators and Leaders cohort from May 1 to June 9.

Qualifications:
Successful candidates will normally have school-based experience in a Canadian public K-12 system.  For applicants without school-based experience, teaching in other contexts relevant and appropriate to the position will be considered. Where courses are offered on-line using multi-media technologies, applicants will normally be able to demonstrate successful on-line teaching experience.  Candidates who do not have previous online teaching experience must be open to and willing to do extra training for this delivery model, and without additional compensation.

In addition, candidates applying to teach graduate courses will normally have established expertise, and successful leadership and/or teaching experience in a context related to the foci of the cohort.

In all instances, qualified applicants on the UPEI Sessional Roster of the Faculty of Education will be given priority. 

THE OFFERING OF THESE COURSES IS CONDITIONAL PENDING FINAL ENROLMENT NUMBERS.   ALL SESSIONAL COURSES ARE SUBJECT TO THE FINAL BUDGETARY AND ADMINISTRATIVE APPROVAL.  THE AVAILABIILTY OF THESE SESSIONAL POSITIONS IS CONDITIONAL ON THE FINALIZATION OF REGULAR FACULTY MEMBER WORKLOAD DISTRIBUTION.

For additional information regarding positions in the undergraduate programs, please contact Carolyn Francis at 1.902.894.2813 or crfrancis@upei.ca  For additional information regarding positions in the graduate programs, please contact Dr. Tim Goddard at 1.902.894.2843 or tgoddard@upei.ca.  

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and names and contact details of three referees to:

Dr. Ron MacDonald, Dean
c/o Karen-Anne O’Halloran (kohalloran@upei.ca)
Faculty of Education
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 4P3

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

Closing date for applications is February 15, 2017

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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