Summer Enrichment Program Lead Teacher (Wage)
Job location: Charlottesville, VA
Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2019-09-17
The Saturday and Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) at the Curry School of Education, is looking for Lead Teachers for its residential summer camp in June and July of 2020. Classes are taught daily, Monday-Friday, either in the morning or in the afternoon for 6 weeks from June 22, 2020 - July 30, 2020. Teachers will work 8-15 hours per week depending on the class taught. Lead Teachers attend training, write curriculum, and teach classes to children rising into grades 5-11. Students are grouped in grades 5-6, 7-8, and 9-11. Course proposals can be in almost any subject, including, but not limited to:
A Bachelor's Degree is required, or the equivalent combination of relevant education, experience and training. Experience teaching or performing the discipline or craft in the content area of the course being taught is required. Ability to support the learning of children from diverse backgrounds is required. Experience teaching middle and high school age children in a classroom setting is strongly preferred, or experience teaching at the university level, as is knowledge of curriculum development and classroom management.
Please thoughtfully complete all the questions for this application in their entirety.
Questions that will be asked in the application include:
- Proposed Course Subject Area: (i.e. Math, Chemistry, etc.)
- Course Learning Goal: What is the big idea of your class? Or, in 2-3 sentences, what would you want students to remember about the content of your class in 5 years from now?
- Primary Learning Experiences: Please describe some of your ideas regarding the primary learning experiences you plan to engage kids in during the class (projects, labs, explorations, etc.)? How are these authentic to your field or discipline?
- Thoughts on Gifted Students: How does this course provide enrichment (i.e. extending beyond traditional curriculum) for gifted/high-ability students?
- Please write a short (150 words max) description of this course. Include an eye-catching title & describe the big ideas & primary learning experiences students will engage in. This should be an advertisement to children enrolling in your course (ask questions in your description, pique interest) Example: Title: Welcome to Ecoville! Get ready to embark on a journey into the environment. For the duration of this course, you will work as environmental chemists in the pursuit of understanding key environmental problems, their root causes, controversy over their seriousness, & long-term sustainability. Specifically, we will focus on water resources, pollution, & the connection to human activity. Our learning experiences on this journey include a critical examination of current research, inquiry-based experiments, and work in the field. Active participation, both indoors and outdoors, drives our learning. The end of our journey leads us to Ecoville - where you will use your knowledge & problem-solving skills in the hands-on construction of a sustainable community!
- What inspires you to teach this course? What professional goals do you have entering this teaching experience?
Helpful hints for Course Proposals:
-SEP seeks classes that are not found in the "regular" education coursework. If you wish to teach a more traditional topic (culture classes, astronomy, etc.), find a twist or a new lens for engaging learners with this topic.
-Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics classes are always in high demand. Could you integrate any of these areas into your course at some point?
-SEP values active and authentic learning. Our curriculum focuses less on "content coverage" and more on depth and engaging these learners with key ideas and principles from various disciplines and fields.
-NOTE: This is only a proposal. We just want to find out about your initial ideas - full curriculum development will come later if you're selected for hire.
Required Application Documents: CV/Resume and Cover Letter briefly describing interest in position.
Required Education: A Bachelor's Degree is required, or the equivalent combination of relevant education, experience and training.
Required Experience: Experience teaching or performing the discipline or craft in the content area of the course being taught.
Preferred Experience: Some experience teaching middle and high school age children in a classroom setting is strongly preferred, or experience teaching at the university level.
To apply, please complete an application online through Workday on requisition # R0010258 at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs and electronically attach a CV/Resume and Cover Letter.
The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. For this position, the background check includes degree validation, a criminal history check and a check against the sexual offender registry. (FSAKA)
Lead Teachers hires will be required to complete an online module through the Office of Youth Protection.
This is a wage position which is not eligible for leave or other benefits and is limited to 1500 hours of work in a year. For more information, refer to the Wage Employment link: http://uvapolicy.virginia.edu/policy/HRM-029.
For questions regarding the application process, please contact Jen Krahn, HR Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.