Posted: December 5, 2017
IUPUI’s elementary teacher education program is designed to produce critically conscious teachers who can successfully teach in urban communities. The program includes courses during students’ freshmen and sophomore year in which prospective teachers begin to gain critical consciousness about elementary grades students’ knowledge, and the way teachers can support or impede the growth of this knowledge. We use these courses as an opportunity for our prospective teachers to examine bias they may have and to situate these bias within the larger systemic issues of inequity that currently exist in schools. Our aim is to produce teachers who can challenge inequities and teach for social justice in urban schools.
Currently, we are seeking experienced mathematics instructors (masters degree in elementary or secondary education with a focus on mathematics or related qualifying experience) to teach a junior level methods courses.
The mathematics methods class focuses on instruction for grades 3rd-6th students. The major foci of this course are: 1. learning to support upper elementary grade students solve mathematics problems in small groups where attention is given to differentiating instruction; and 2. Mathematizing students out of school contexts (family, community, or cultural practices) as a means to design lessons.
An instructor is responsible for the following:
- Preparing actively for teaching the course.
- Teaching the course once a week. The course meets Thursday morning from (9am-12pm).
- Supporting students’ field experiences.
- Grading assignments for the course.
- Holding regular office hours to meet with students.