The instructor supports academically talented students enrolled in Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) online writing courses.
Primary duties and responsibilities:
Develop and teach lessons within curriculum defined by CTY.
Monitor student progress and assist students in accomplishing established learning objectives.
Critique student writing.
Provide students with appropriate assignments.
Respond to student metacognitive reflections on the experience of writing an assignment.
Interact independently with students using distance education technologies, primarily Moodle, Adobe Connect, Skype and e-mail.
Provide timely feedback to students and their parents on coursework and progress.
Compose progress reports and final evaluations of student progress
Manage student behavior and discipline in the online classroom.
Help students use the online course management system (web-based courses)
Report concerns with students, courseware, or systems to supervisor.
Suggest improvements to course contents.
Submit hours worked via established system according to schedule provided by CTY.
Minimum required education and related work experience:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in English, Creative Writing, or Composition and Rhetoric, with two years teaching, tutoring experience; Master's degree is strongly preferred. Additional (graduate) education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Required Special Skills and Knowledge:
Two years teaching experience in teaching composition or literature at either the college or secondary level.
Experience working with 9-17 age group and with gifted students from diverse backgrounds.
Excellent communication skills.
Computer or other special needs for the position:
Must have a computer with broadband Internet access; familiarity with Online education technologies a plus, such as Moodle, Adobe Connect and Skype.
Physical Requirements for the Job:
Ability to access and transmit information using a computer
Dexterity of hands to operate a computer keyboard, mouse pad and other office machinery
The incumbent will be required to communicate regularly via telephone or Skype and email with internal and external audiences and must be able to exchange accurate and timely information in these settings
Work hours vary and are flexible
Including weekends and evenings as determined with supervisor
Applicants must be authorized to work and based in the US.
All employees participating in or serving children in University programs must participate in mandatory Child Abuse Prevention online training on the appropriate conduct around children, protecting children from abuse and neglect, and reporting of known or suspected child abuse and neglect.
CTYOnline offers students in grades preK-12 challenging academic coursework throughout the year. For more information, please visit: cty.jhu.edu/ctyonline
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