Posted: July 6, 2017
IUPUI’s elementary teacher education program is designed to produce critically conscious teachers who can successfully teach in urban communities. Program faculty collaborate with local urban schools to develop partnerships that offer critical clinical experiences from the beginning of the four semester program through student teaching. These experiences are intentionally designed to explore both the racial and other social injustices perpetuated by schools, as well as the often-ignored strengths of urban communities and families. Our aim is to produce teachers who can challenge these inequities and teach for social justice in urban schools.
Within this context, IUPUI is looking for an experienced elementary educator (masters degree or PhD. in elementary/literacy education or related field with qualifying experience) to teach a literacy methods course for pre-service elementary teachers during fall 2017 semester. The course is the third of three literacy methods courses that pre-service teachers at IUPUI take. The first two literacy methods courses focus on methods for literacy instruction for grades K-2 and methods for literacy instruction for grades 3-6.
The third literacy methods course, and the one IUPUI is seeking an instructor for, focuses on
- methods and tools for identifying and working with students who are experiencing literacy difficulties;
- on-going assessment as part of the teaching-learning process;
- developing a critical stance towards literacy through examining biases that can occur in the teaching-learning process.