Department: Educ Ctr for Talent Developmnt Salary/Grade: TMP/01
Instructor (Grades PreK- 8) Weekend Enrichment Program (WEP)
Instructors plan and implement challenging and engaging enrichment courses based on a course syllabus provided to them. Syllabi contain a brief description, essential questions, learning outcomes and several resources on the course topic. Course content is one to two years above grade level. Instructors receive resources but should have experience with gifted learners and be able to differentiate instruction for high ability students with a range of skill levels and background knowledge. As classroom leads, instructors supervise teaching assistants and are responsible for student course evaluations.
Course Duration and Pay Weekend courses run for six or eight consecutive Saturdays and/or Sundays throughout the school year. Courses are 2.5 hours in length. Courses are held in the mornings and/or afternoons. Instructors teach during one or two of these time frames depending on location and course assignment. The per course stipend for a weekend half-day morning or afternoon course is $880 (for 8-week fall and winter sessions) and $660 (for 6-week spring session).
Saturdays: September 28 – Nov 16, 2019 (“snow day” of November 23, if needed)
Sundays (Evanston, only): September 29, October 6, October 13, October 27, November 3, November 10, November 17, November 24, 2019 (NO class on October 20, “snow day” of December 8, if needed)
Saturdays: January 18 – March 7, 2020 (“snow day” of March 14, if needed)
Sundays (Evanston, only): January 19 – March 8, 2020 (“snow day” of March 15, if needed)
Saturdays: April 11 – May 16, 2020
Sundays (Evanston, only): April 12 – May 17, 2020
Locations Weekend enrichment program sites:
Evanston, IL—Northwestern University
Naperville, IL—North Central College, 31 N. Loomis St.
Palatine, IL—Quest Academy, 500 N. Benton St.
Chicago, IL— location TBD, but will be downtown – near north side region
Northbrook, IL — Bernard Weinger JCC, 300 Revere Dr.
Design all course instructional activities, incorporating differentiation and a variety of instructional practices.
Submit lesson plans for review, feedback and archiving according to program requirements.
Submit appropriate supply requests according to a timeline
Review student medical notes (i.e. allergies/other medical needs) and uphold confidentiality policies.
Execute course curriculum in a classroom environment that fosters student engagement, academic risk-taking, and inclusion.
Supervise teaching assistant’s performance and engagement in the classroom.
Maintain program standard of student supervision.
Assess and evaluate student progress toward course learning objectives according to CTD guidelines.
Learn and implement CTD policies and procedures by reviewing documentation and attending onsite staff training
Uphold and promote the CTD Honor Code among staff and students.
Bachelor’s degree and experience teaching accelerated and/or compacted curricula.
Subject matter expertise as appropriate.
Strength and mobility to supervise active children indoors, including the ability to lift a child weighing 30-40 pounds.
Three years or more of lead teaching and experience with twice exceptional students.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 36625
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.