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Sessional Instructor - Faculty of Education (Fall 2014)

Competition Number: 
24SI14
Position Type: 
Sessional Opening
Closing Date: 
Friday, April 25, 2014
Date of Posting: 
April 9, 2014
Department: 
Faculty of Education
Position: 
Sessional Instructor

The Faculty of Education at the University of Prince Edward Island has openings for sessional instructors to teach the following courses in the Fall session 2014 subject to budgetary approval.

ED 362 COMMUNICATION PRACTICES
This course covers both interpersonal and group communication skills necessary for adult learning. It teaches students to express thoughts and ideas in clear, well-defined terms both orally and in writing. Emphasis is placed  on developing skills in active listening, public speaking, and small group facilitation,as well as in understanding the variables that affect human communication. Participants are encouraged to identify their own communication challenges through study, research, presentation, and self-reflection.
This course will be offered using a blended delivery model.

ED 368 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT
This course focuses on curriculum development beginning with needs identification, content planning and research, leading to lesson design and delivery. Students develop an understanding of provincial outcomes and standards. Students assess learners’ needs, set appropriate outcomes, plan methodologies and resources, implement program plans, evaluate learning, and reflect on teaching effectiveness.
This course will be offered during the Fall semester using a blended delivery model.
 

ED 449 INTRODUCTION TO INDIGENOUS EDUCATION  (0.5 position)
This course examines the needs of Indigenous learners and current issues affecting their school success. Participants investigate the history and approaches that have shaped First Nations, Inuit and Metis education in Canada and successful projects that challenge a long history of cultural and cognitive imperialism. Community-based cultural ceremonies and teachings provide a base for understanding and appreciating the increasing importance and power of traditional knowledge in today’s world.
This full course is scheduled for 8:30 am -11:20 am, Tuesday & Thursday, Sept. 4--Oct.17.

ED 454E PRIMARY/ELEMENTARY SOCIAL STUDIES
This course promotes dynamic teaching methods and inclusive approaches to inspire young learners and to elevate the quality of teaching and learning through Social Studies at the Primary/Elementary levels. Grounded in the needs of twenty-first century learners, this course offers concrete ways to create more vibrant, engaging, playful, supportive and inviting environments for this core curriculum area to give all learners dignity and honour their diverse ways of learning.
This course is scheduled for 2:30 pm - 5:20 pm, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, Oct. 20-Nov. 12.
 

ED 474F TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION (French)
This course provides an introduction to the integration of digital technologies into teaching and learning. The focus is on use of technology as a tool to support the school curriculum. Web-based communication and work with web-based resources is an essential component.
This course is scheduled 6:00-8:50pm, Mon & Wed, Sept 4-Oct. 17.

ED 474 TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION (English)
This course provides an introduction to the integration of digital technologies into teaching and learning. The focus is on use of technology as a tool to support the school curriculum. Web-based communication and work with web-based resources is an essential component.
This course is scheduled 8:30-11:20 , M/Tu/W, Oct. 20-Nov. 12.

ED 497 ADVOCACY I – DIFFERENTIATION AND DIVERSITY

On-campus seminars and five weeks of practicum placement will focus on developing the 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. ePortfolio development will continue.
 

ED 695 GRADUATE SEMINAR (Global Perspectives Cohort)
In this course, students attend and present seminars on topics in their discipline, are evaluated on their seminars, and provide constructive criticism to their colleagues as they present seminars in the course.
This course is currently scheduled for the fall semester, but semester hours may be rescheduled throughout the fall/winter semesters depending on the needs of the cohort.
 

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, applicants for the sessional teaching positions in the Community College cohort of the MEd will normally possess successful leadership and/or teaching experience within a community college context. 

Candidates applying to teach graduate courses in the Western MEd Cohort will normally have knowledge of current curriculum and pedagogy in K-12 literacy and inclusion.

Candidates applying to teach graduate courses in the Global Perspectives Cohort will normally possess experience in working with international students and/or in international contexts.

Courses indicated as FRENCH are taught entirely in French and all assignments are completed in French. Native-like proficiency in French is therefore a requirement for these courses.

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 BEd 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. Martha Gabriel at 1.902.566.0503 or mgabriel@upei.ca

Application Instructions: 

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

Dr. Ron MacDonald, Interim 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.

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.