Sessional Instructors – Fall term, Undergraduate Program, Faculty of Education

The Faculty of Education is seeking qualified and experienced sessional instructors to teach the following Fall Term courses during the 2020-21 academic year in our undergraduate, two-year Bachelor of Education After Degree Program. Due to COVID-19, courses will be delivered by distance (e.g. synchronous/asynchronous online). Courses will run based on sufficient enrollment and budgetary restrictions.  For exact course times, please consult the Registration Guide at https://www.brandonu.ca/registration/

(Please note that time slots are negotiable)

01.441 Classroom Management (A01, A02, A03, A04)

Effective classroom management requires effective interaction and intervention, the prevention of classroom problems, and where problems do arise, the development of procedures and corrective measures. This course explores those areas through the study of current models for classroom management. Students will relate management theory to the in- school experience and develop a personal management style.

02.381 Teaching Aboriginal Studies (A04, A05)

This course will assist teachers in integrating aboriginal studies into various subject areas in the school curriculum and in teaching separate courses in aboriginal studies where this is included in the course of studies. Consideration will be given to the place of aboriginal studies for both aboriginal and non-aboriginal students. It will include examination of the importance of relevant and accurate materials for the development of self-concept. Techniques of developing materials for or adapting existing materials to local communities will be included. History, local histories, aboriginal organization and government will be introduced. Materials will be examined for reading levels, content and suitability for various age groups.

02.458 Introduction to English Language Arts Methods (EY) (A02)

This course is an introduction to the methods, materials, and rationale for Language Arts in the Early Years classroom. It covers the development of literacy, the influence of outside school experiences on language acquisition and development, the role of linguistics, the inter-relationship of the six areas of Language Arts, organization and development of an effective educational experience for young children and an overview of useful teaching practices and methodology ranging from direct instruction to whole language.

03.352 Instructional Methods (MY-SY) (A01, A02)

This is an introductory methods course designed to develop the skills and strategies used to teach all subjects in the Middle and Senior years. It includes the application of writing objectives, questioning strategies, and reaching closure to both lessons and units of instruction. The practical application of instructional methods to classroom situations will be an integral part of the course.

02.479 Social Studies Methods (SY) (A02)

This course examines the Senior Years social studies curricula. The course will emphasize adult citizenship responsibilities as well as required content. Planning units of instruction and determining appropriate activities for Senior Years students will receive attention.

03.361 Using Information & Communication Technology (ICT) in Education (EY-MY) (A00)

The aim of this course is to introduce prospective teachers to the effective use of ICT in educational settings. Literacy with ICT initiatives in Manitoba will be examined. Strategies for infusing ICT with curricula will be explored, practiced and analyzed. Current trends and issues involving ICT in education and society will be discussed in light of professional responsibilities and the rapid pace of technological change.

03.362 Using Information & Communication Technology (ICT) in Education (MY-SY) (A00)

The aim of this course is to introduce prospective teachers to the effective use of ICT in educational settings. Literacy with ICT initiatives in Manitoba will be examined. Strategies for infusing ICT into curricula will be explored, practiced and analyzed. Current trends and issues involving ICT in education and society will be discussed in light of professional responsibilities and the rapid pace of technological change.

03.454 Science Methods (SY) (A00)

This course deals with the philosophy, content and teaching methods of the Manitoba Senior Years curricula in General Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Emphasis will be given to planning and implementing a variety of instructional strategies and evaluating student achievement.

04.254 Inclusive Education and Adolescent Exceptionalities (MY-SY) (A03)

The focus of this course is on the role of the middle and senior years teacher in providing inclusive education within the class- room to a diverse student population. This course develops inclusive educational practices and provides a critical examination on the Manitoba context, including the Public Schools Amendment Act (Appropriate Education Programming), and the concepts of exceptionalities, disabilities, and learner differences. Instruction about how deploy a universal design for instruction, adaptation, modifications, and the provision of assistive technology is also included.

04.256 Adolescent Development and the Learning Process (MY-SY) (A02)

This course will examine current theories of physical, cognitive, social/cultural, moral/spiritual, and aesthetic development of adolescents, in addition to theories of learning, and will focus on the application of those theories to classroom practice.

Qualifications:

Applicants must hold a Master’s of Education. Preference will be given to candidates who hold a Ph.D. in a related field.  Applicants must qualify for a Manitoba teaching certificate, have a good understanding of the Manitoba school curriculum, and have successful teaching experience and relevant expertise in the specified area. Experience teaching by distance and using synchronous and asynchronous delivery methods is preferred.

 

Salary:                                   As of September 1, 2020, $6,205.00 per three credit hour course

Application deadline:           July 3, 2020 or until the positions have been filled

 

Interested educators are invited to submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of successful teaching, and the names of three referees, in a single PDF document, directly via email to the address listed below. Please explicitly express in your cover letter how you specifically fit the course expectations outlined in this ad.  Applicants may choose to submit supplementary materials such as relevant course evaluations.

Apply to: Dr. Heather Duncan, Dean
Faculty of Education

Email: deanofed@brandonu.ca

 

Brandon University is committed to equity, welcomes diversity, and hires on the basis of merit.  All qualified individuals who may contribute to the diversification of the University, especially women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, and persons of all sexual orientations and genders are encouraged to apply.  Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority.  Evidence of citizenship must be provided.

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment.  This starts with the hiring process.  If you require an accommodation during any phase of the evaluation process, please indicate it in your cover letter.  All information received related to an accommodation is kept confidential.  To ensure this employment opportunity is accessible to all interested individuals, this posting is available in an alternate format upon request.

Issued June 22, 2020