Spring 2021 Adjunct Faculty SSTE 398L-02 - Social Science Subject Matter Instructor

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7074026 (Ref.No. 2120872)
Posted: January 13, 2021
Application Deadline: January 26, 2021

Job Description

Spring 2021 Adjunct Faculty SSTE 398L-02 - Social Science Subject Matter Instructor

Location: Moraga, CA

Open Date: Jan 12, 2021

Deadline: Jan 26, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Per course adjunct faculty for the Single Subject Teaching Credential program's course, SSTE 398L-02.

Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation, and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning, and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.


SSTE 398L-02 - Methods for Liberation - Social Science Subject Matter Instructor

Online: February 9, 2021 - May 18, 2021 Tuesday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

In this class, we will engage in critical self-reflection to discover who we are as engaged educators. We will build educational partnerships with one another and mentor teachers as we form critical inquiry groups to interrogate and augment our teaching practices and the beliefs that inform them. We will learn how to communicate nonviolently and how to build restorative and deeply connected learning communities. We will build project based learning units that are developmentally, linguistically, and culturally appropriate; that are aligned with California state subject matter standards and real life applications; that provide students “choice and voice”; that include assessments for, assessments of, and assessments as learning; that integrate the arts and technology; and that allow for 360 degree reflection and evaluation. Finally, we will begin the work of learning to be teacher leaders, invested in our continual personal and professional growth and community partnership.

Within the subject matter breakouts, teacher candidates are supported in the development of pedagogical content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, and content knowledge in the subject matter disciplines. Instructors in these subject matter breakout sessions will be expected to provide space within the sessions for student discussion of classroom teaching, learning, and leading strategies, restorative justice practices, and the intricacies of being a teacher within the respective disciplines. Subject matter experts should also integrate the arts and technology.

Candidates in the Single Subject Credential Program are placed at one secondary school site for a full year, gradually taking on lead teacher responsibilities. In this way, they are able to more fully see how a classroom culture and school community develops over time; they can also be more active parts of that school community.

An instructor is sought with teaching experience in Social Science The selected instructor will work closely with the faculty teaching the general methods portions of the course. This course carries a 2-credit load and meets every week on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30pm.

Requirements to teach this course:

Highly Preferred - Experience teaching a Content Breakout for SSTE 398L-02

· At least four years experience teaching in a Title I secondary public school with majority students of color within the past 10 years. Subject area of expertise/credential should be specified in the resumé.

· Experience teaching and utilizing the latest research-based strategies in critical pedagogy, culturally sustaining pedagogy, and/or funds of knowledge/community cultural wealth

· Effectively uses multiple pedagogical strategies including: community building activities; Socratic Seminars; heterogeneous groupwork

o Does not rely only on lecture and discussion-based teaching techniques in 50% of teaching

· Has used alternative forms of assessment (performance, presentation, and/or multimodal) with secondary students and can guide teacher candidates in the development and use of standards-based assessments

· Masters degree, preferably in Education or the Subject Matter Discipline

To complete an application:

Please submit a cover letter that addresses expertise in course subject matter and an updated CV/resume that specifically identifies CA subject teaching credentials

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/2120872

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