CTD Instructors are responsible for the design and implementation of their course. CTD administrative staff provides guidance to ensure that courses are appropriate for students in the Summer Program and align with other course offerings in rigor and scope of content covered. Instructors are also role models for staff and students.
Specific Responsibilities: Carefully review all program, site and staff materials provided by the summer program. Return all completed paperwork as requested; Attend staff training; Follow all CTD rules and regulations concerning staff conduct, appropriate dress, program procedures, and other responsibilities as set forth in the staff handbook and by administrative staff; Assume program related responsibilities as requested by CTD administrative staff.
Pre-Session Science Instructors: participate in laboratory safety training; prepare and implement safety plans according to laboratory guidelines and regulations; Design all instructional activities and components of the course; Prepare a syllabus for each course that follows the CTD template; Submit syllabus to administrative staff for review within 30 days of receipt of syllabus template; Choose appropriate instructional materials for the course including books, films, software, lab supplies and other necessary equipment within budget as outlined by administrative staff and on supply order forms; Submit materials requests to CTD administrative staff by communicated deadlines; In consultation with administrators, select evaluation instruments for each course, including pre- and post-tests; Arrange all class field trips with the Program and/or Site Coordinator and complete the field trip request form; Provide CTD with the name of a substitute instructor in the event of an absence, illness, or emergency; Contact Teaching Assistant (TA), if applicable, to review course syllabus and schedule. Review expected TA role and course goals; Plan and prepare a final class presentation for Expo!; Become familiar with any medical notes (i.e. allergies or other medical needs) of those students in Instructor’s course only, and uphold confidentiality policies.
During Session Check in with Site Coordinator (SC) on first day of class before going to classroom; Welcome students and their families on first day of class; Uphold and promote CTD’s Honor Code, and the standard of supervision with students as required by program; Arrive promptly and be present for all required work hours (8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday); Check mailbox and email daily for announcements and updates; Attend Instructor meetings; Ensure that all needed instructional materials are present for each class including books, films, copies, etc.; Supervise the TA who assists with the class and prepare materials for TA to use during the study sessions.; Prepare and provide materials to be available for substitutes as necessary. Notify CTD in the event of an absence, illness, or emergency; Administer pre- and post-tests and record results; Communicate regularly with administrative staff about student progress. Complete and submit Communication Forms as necessary; In collaboration with the SC, maintain contact with families regarding student progress; Supervise and conduct class field trips, if applicable; Communicate with parents of students who are having academic difficulties; Prepare and submit a sample student evaluation according to CTD guidelines; Collect samples of student work and gather material as directed by SC for course file; Assure that the course TA administers the End of Course (EOC) survey to students; Complete program and TA evaluations and submit to SC; Submit approved reimbursement receipts by the end of the session; Facilitate Closing Day activities.
Post-Session Submit completed written evaluations for each student according to CTD guidelines; Turn in course folder including course documents, pre- and post-test scores, EOC evaluations, program evaluations, and student work; Clean classroom, return supplies, and submit checkout lists.
Bachelor’s degree and teaching experience required; master’s degree or equivalent preferred. Given the pace of the program, limited timeframe, and the high expectations for students and staff, instructors in the Summer Program must be veteran, master teachers with a passion for their subject area of expertise, learning and the ability to adapt content to a fast-paced environment. Instructors should have a minimum of three years teaching experience and have worked with gifted and/or high achieving students. Instructors should be experts in the subject matter, as well as in classroom communication and management. Instructors need to be adept at using a variety of teaching methods, assessing student needs and progress, and differentiating instruction for the myriad abilities of gifted learners. Experience with compacted curriculum is a plus.
"As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment."
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Date Posted: 1/3/2012
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