English Composition Instructor - Upward Bound

  • Baltimore City Community College
  • Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Sep 11, 2019
Full time   English, ESL, Writing, Linguistics

Job Description

A BCCC Upward Bound English Instructor works to create and enhance a culture of achievement and respect where high expectations and results are the norms. All instructors are responsible for demonstrating significant and measurable academic gains each year with students they teach. Instructors are also charged with continuing to spark students' motivation to become lifelong learners and independent thinkers. All instructors' actions must always be aligned with the Upward Bound mission, vision, core values, and education program.
Essential Functions - Use of state of the art standards, course overviews, and planning templates to create rigorous, objective-driven, arts-infused units, lesion, and performance tasks. Identify in each lesson what thinking skills will be explicitly taught and practiced; what physical, social, or content skills students will be able to do and how students will know if they can do it. Differentiate for individual students based on their unique learning needs so all students are appropriately engaged and challenged. Explicitly introduce learning objectives to activate students' prior knowledge as it relates to the objectives and conclude the lesson by revisiting the learning objective and have students apply it in context.

  • Develop standards-aligned, measurable, ambitious, big goals that will increase student opportunities for achievement; assess and track performance against these goals. Measure student achievement and progress toward the learning objectives and big goals with formative and summative assessment tools.
  • Create a focused environment of fairness and respect that encourages students to take risks and strive to reach goals. Communicate and enforce high expectations and standards for behavior and academic performance aligned with the BCCC Upward Bound standards to create a strong culture of achievement and respect. 
  • Knowledge of the prescribed curriculum.
  • Knowledge of current educational research. Basic understanding and knowledge of current technology.
  • Knowledge of learning styles and skills in using teaching methods to address student learning styles Skill in oral and written communication with students, parents, and others.
  • Knowledge of basic understanding and current technology.
  • Ability to plan and implement activities for maximum effectiveness
  • Ability to assess levels of student achievement effectively, analyze test results, and prescribe actions for improvement. Ability to maintain appropriate student supervision so that students have a safe and orderly environment in which to learn. Ability to work effectively with peers, administrators, and others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in English.
  • Skill in oral and written communication with students, parents, and others. 

Preferred and Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher with a major in English and/or Education
  • Current MSDE teaching license in Secondary English Instruction
  • Satisfactory results of a current Criminal Background Check is required.

Application Details

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