Sessional Instructors – Winter term, Undergraduate Program, Faculty of Education
The Faculty of Education is seeking qualified and experienced sessional instructors to teach the following Winter Term courses during the 2020-21 academic year in our undergraduate, two-year Bachelor of Education After Degree Program. Although we are planning on-campus delivery, due to COVID-19, courses may need to be delivered in a distance format (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)
01.361 Professional Teacher (EY-MY) (A00)
Current issues in education and schooling will be considered in historical, philosophical, and sociological contexts. Dialogue connecting such issues to actual practice will contribute to the content of this course. The student’s personal beliefs and emergent philosophy of education will be clarified in the content of the EY-MY teacher.
01.441 Classroom Management (A02)
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.
02.433 General Methods of Teaching French as a Second Language (A00)
This course offers students an opportunity to develop abilities in teaching and testing the language features (pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and cultural component) and the language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). It is normally expected that students would get experience in teaching French.
02.455 Teaching, Reading, Thinking and Study Skills (MY-SY) (A01, A02)
This course is designed to develop skills for analyzing student reading, thinking, and study problems in the content classroom. It is also designed to provide strategies to overcome these problems. Emphasis is placed on the development of these strategies for helping students to cope with written materials and to become more efficient learners in various subject areas.
02.459 Introduction to English Language Arts Methods (MY) (A00)
This course is an introduction to the methods, materials, and rationale for English Language Arts in the Middle 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 English Language Arts, organization and development of an effective educational experience for young adolescents and an overview of useful teaching practices and methodology ranging from direct instruction to whole language.
02.477 Social Studies Methods (MY) (A00)
Social Studies has a mandate to prepare young people for active and responsible citizenship. This course will examine the Social Studies from grades five to eight. Both the content of the curriculum and the anticipated student response to it will be considered. Activities to promote a growth of appreciation for Social Studies will be emphasized.
03.354 Science Methods (MY) (A00)
This course deals with the philosophy, content and teaching methods of the Manitoba Middle Years Science curriculum. Innovative ways of having Middle Years students interact with science concepts are an integral part of the course.
04.253 Inclusive Education and Childhood Exceptionalities (EY-MY) (A00)
The focus of this course is on the role of the early and middle years teacher in providing inclusive education within the classroom 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 to deploy a universal design for instruction, adaptation, modifications, and the provision of assistive technology is also included.
04.255 Child Development and the Learning Process (EY-MY) (A00)
This course will examine current theories of physical, cognitive, social/cultural, moral/spiritual, and aesthetic development of children, in addition to theories of learning, and will focus on the application of those theories to classroom practice.
04.353 Evaluation and Assessment (EY-MY) (A01)
Using current provincial curricula and an emphasis on inclusive classroom practices, this course will instruct pre-service teacher candidates (EY-MY) in a range of formative and summative evaluation and assessment techniques that enable educators to evaluate and assess student learning. Pre-service teachers will be instructed in classroom-based assessment practices that reflect current provincial curricula in their teachable subject and grade areas. From a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) perspective, the course will also cover the ethics and administrations of Level A tests. The course will inform pre-service teacher candidates about the importance of using assessment to drive instruction in order to meet the needs of all students in their classroom spaces. The course will also address practices to communicate student progress to care givers and other pertinent professional stakeholders.
04.354 Evaluation and Assessment (MY-SY) (A01, A02, A03)
Using current provincial curricula and an emphasis on inclusive classroom practices, this course will instruct pre-service teacher candidates (MY-SY) in a range of formative and summative evaluation and assessment techniques that enable educators to evaluate and assess student learning. Pre-service teachers will be instructed in classroom-based assessment practices that reflect current provincial curricula in their teachable subject and grade areas. From a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) perspective, the course will also cover the ethics and administrations of Level A tests. The course will inform pre-service teacher candidates about the importance of using assessment to drive instruction in order to meet the needs of all students in their classroom spaces. The course will also address practices to communicate student progress to care givers and other pertinent professional stakeholders.
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 their 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
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