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Established in 1925, the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto is the oldest Laboratory School in Canada.  The Laboratory School serves children from Nursery to Grade 6.  It has a threefold mandate:  exemplary education for the 200 children who attend the school, graduate teacher education, and research, all these in an intentionally diverse environment.  The School makes a noted contribution to the understanding of strong educational practices in elementary schools in Canada and around the world.

Jackman ICS teachers create a secure learning environment for their students, one that inspires exploration, creativity, curiosity, and confidence to flourish.  The school honours diversity and values a deeply interconnected community, in which all members feel known, respected, and supported as active participants.  Teachers work part of a collaborative team of educators.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Implementing indoor and outdoor daily classroom activities and lessons
  • Promoting an engaging and secure environment to foster student learning
  • Mentoring student teachers on placement in the classroom

We seek applicants with the following professional qualifications and experience:

  • Ontario College of Teachers Certification (OCT Primary/Junior) preferred for elementary classrooms
  • College of Early Childhood Educators (RECE) certification preferred for early years classrooms
  • Minimum of two years teaching experience preferred
  • Completed Additional Qualifications will be an asset
  • First Aid skills an asset

Qualified applicants are asked to submit a complete application, including CV, application letter, and two letters of reference to:

Chriss Bogert, Vice Principal

Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education |
University of Toronto

c/o: chriss.bogert@utoronto.ca 

We thank all interested applicants; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute the further diversification of ideas. All candidate are encouraged to apply, however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 

Start date: September 2019

Established in 1925, the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto is the oldest Laboratory School in Canada. The Laboratory School serves children from Nursery to Grade 6. It has a threefold mandate: exemplary education for the 200 children who attend the school, graduate teacher education, and research, all these in an intentionally diverse environment. The School makes a noted contribution to the understanding of strong educational practices in elementary schools in Canada and around the world.

The successful candidate will teach a full day Junior Kindergarten class and will contribute to the teacher education and research work of the Lab School.

Jackman ICS classroom teachers create a secure learning environment for their students, one that inspires exploration, creativity, curiosity, and confidence to flourish. The school honours diversity and values a deeply interconnected community, in which all members feel known, respected, and supported as active participants. Classroom teachers work part of a collaborative team of educators.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Developing an engaging learning environment to foster student growth
  • Teaching an enriched curriculum to support success for all learners
  • Reporting achievement
  • Supporting families
  • Mentoring teacher candidates in exemplary educational practices to support connections between theory/research and application
  • Contributing to research initiatives
  • Serving as an active member of a collaborative school staff

We seek applicants with the following professional qualifications and experience:

  • Ontario College of Teachers Certification (Primary/Junior)
  • Demonstrated record of successful teaching experiences in a Kindergarten classroom
  • Minimum of two years teaching experience
  • Research experience will be an asset
  • Completed Additional Qualification in Special Education, Kindergarten, and/or ECE will be an asset

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience

Qualified applicants are asked to submit a complete application, including CV, application letter, and two letters of reference by 12:00pm on Monday, April 8, 2019 to:

Richard Messina, Principal

Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education |
University of Toronto

c/o: Tory McCracken tory.mccracken@mail.utoronto.ca
http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/ics/Laboratory_School/index.html

Conditions of employment: Teachers currently employed in publicly funded schools are encouraged to consider this as a secondment opportunity, with the possibility of renewal up to 3 years.

We thank all interested applicants; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute the further diversification of ideas. All candidate are encouraged to apply, however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 



Detailed Job Description: Junior Kindergarten Teacher

Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education | University of Toronto

The Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School is dedicated to engaging children and their teachers in an educational experience that is enriched, innovative, and compelling. A Laboratory School education prepares our students for a lifetime of asking good questions, finding robust answers, and contributing to the nurture of our world and the people in it. Teaching practices and learning opportunities in the school are anchored in inquiry, developmental readiness, and emerging research.

The Early Years at Jackman ICS
At the Nursery School, Junior and Senior Kindergarten levels, we believe students learn best through play. Confidence and self-esteem as well as cognitive development are supported in classrooms with many opportunities to engage in play. Within this framework, our children nurture individual initiative, build a sense of community, expand language and logical thinking, and develop social awareness. Under the close supervision of experienced teachers and student teachers, children engage in storytelling, drawing, painting, music making, and other activities that allow them to explore and expand ideas about the world. Daily outdoor play extends the learning environment and frequent field trips relate classroom learning to the larger world. At different times during the day, children participate in independent activity, the intimacy of a small group, or the unity of the whole classroom. Children learn to talk about ideas, formulate questions, express feelings, and plan and participate in cooperative activities, to solve conflicts and to contribute to the group.

Junior Kindergarten Position
Jackman ICS classroom teachers create a secure learning environment for their students, one that inspires exploration, creativity, curiosity, and confidence to flourish. The school honours diversity and values a deeply interconnected community, in which all members feel known, respected, and supported as active participants. Classroom teachers work part of a collaborative team of educators.

Responsibilities:

Teaching and Student Learning

  • Planning and teaching a research-supported, engaging curriculum to address the needs of all students;
  • Instructing in a developmentally appropriate way, respecting the salient characteristics of both the age group and the individuals in the class;
  • Assessing on a day-to-day basis the students’ achievement of expectations;
  • Adapting instruction for student success;
  • Engaging with the specialty teachers;
  • Taking a holistic view of each student, so as to understand and respond to the student’s wellness and mental health;
  • Working as a member of the staff team to plan for each student’s progress;
  • Building relationships with families to maximize trust and open communication.

Assessment of Students’ Strengths and Needs

  • Observing and interpreting student learning;
  • Assessing students’ strengths and needs;
  • Developing learning expectations for all students who require Special Education instruction, in consultation with the Special Education Team.

Reporting Achievement

  • Maintaining ongoing communication with the student’s parents;
  • Reporting to families at parent-teacher interviews and through report cards.

Involvement in the Masters of Arts in Child Study and Education

  • Mentoring MA CSE and other teacher-candidates who are placed in the classroom;
  • Participating in MA CSE classes and lectures as required.

Research

  • Contributing to school-wide research initiatives as appropriate (e.g. Japanese Lesson Study, Math For Young Children M4YC, Knowledge Building, etc.)
  • Supporting classroom-based research, as approved.

Ongoing Professional Learning

  • Maintaining professional competence by participating in staff development activities, curriculum development meetings, and professional opportunities;
  • Presenting professional development updates to school staff;
  • Extending professional knowledge through attending professional workshops, conferences, and certification courses;
  • Presenting the school’s education program to parents, visiting scholars, and researchers.

Leadership and Community

  • Serving as an active member of a collaborative school staff, attending weekly PD meetings, and participating in all school-wide staff activities;
  • Serving as an active member of the Jackman Institute of Child Study: participating in Institute-wide meetings and initiatives, including: MA CSE reviews, interviewing, dissemination, and long-range planning.
  • Giving leadership to school-wide and Institute-wide initiatives, as required;
  • Working with visitors to the school and Institute: visiting scholars, educators, research teams, the media, and policy makers;
  • Participating in and writing for publications, presentations, and conference reporting, including Natural Curiosity.

Start date: September 2019

Established in 1925, the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto is the oldest Laboratory School in Canada. The Laboratory School serves children from Nursery to Grade 6. It has a threefold mandate: exemplary education for the 200 children who attend the school, graduate teacher education, and research, all these in an intentionally diverse environment. The School makes a noted contribution to the understanding of strong educational practices in elementary schools in Canada and around the world.

The successful candidate will teach Physical Education and Health full time and will contribute to the teacher education and research work of the Lab School.

Jackman ICS teachers create a secure learning environment for their students, one that inspires exploration, creativity, curiosity, and confidence. The school honours diversity and values a deeply interconnected community, in which all members feel known, respected, and supported as active participants. Teachers work part of a collaborative team of educators.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching an enriched Physical Education and Health curriculum to support success for all learners
  • Developing an engaging learning environment to foster student growth
  • Leading extra-curricular teams and activities
  • Reporting achievement
  • Contributing to research initiatives
  • Serving as an active member of a collaborative school staff

We seek applicants with the following professional qualifications and experience:

  • Ontario College of Teachers Certification (Primary/Junior)
  • Demonstrated record of successful related teaching
  • Minimum of one year teaching experience will be an asset
  • Completed Additional Qualification in Physical Education and ECE will be an asset

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Qualified applicants are asked to submit a complete application, which includes: Covering letter, CV, and two letters of reference by Monday, April 8, 2019 to:

Richard Messina, Principal
 Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education |
University of Toronto

c/o: Tory McCracken tory.mccracken@mail.utoronto.ca
http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/ics/Laboratory_School/index.html

Conditions of employment: Teachers currently employed in publicly funded schools are encouraged to consider this as a secondment opportunity, with the possibility of renewal up to 3 years.

We thank all interested applicants; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute the further diversification of ideas. All candidate are encouraged to apply, however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

One year maternity leave coverage contract (Starting August 2019)

Natural Curiosity was developed by the Laboratory School at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study, which is part of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. Established under the leadership of Dr. William Blatz in 1925, the Laboratory School is a Nursery to Grade 6 elementary school dedicated to exploring what is possible in education, operating in conjunction with an MA in Child Study and Education teacher certification program and the Dr. R.G.N. Laidlaw Centre for multidisciplinary research in child development. The Lab School philosophy emerged from three foundations: an understanding of the unique development of children; Dr. Blatz’s theories about the critical role of security in children’s education; and John Dewey’s ideas for child-centred inquiry. Today at the Lab School, these beliefs remain central to our program, while we continue to expand our understanding of what these guiding principles might mean for school communities in this century.

Since its initial launch, Natural Curiosity has gained widespread implementation in schools, school boards, and ministries of education across the country and internationally. The driving motivation for a second edition was the burning need, in the wake of strong and unequivocal recommendations by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (2015), to bring Indigenous perspectives into the heart of Canadian educational settings and curricula, most notably in connection with environmental issues. Natural Curiosity 2nd Edition: The Importance of Indigenous Perspectives in Children’s Environmental Inquiry is currently being disseminated and used widely across Turtle Island at publically and federally funded schools, school boards, Faculties of Education, educational institutes, and informal educational settings such as outdoor education centres and camps.

At this time, we are looking to hire someone to step into the role of Interim Program Director to facilitate, manage, and oversee the following responsibilities, along with others as required. This is a wonderful opportunity for an outstanding educator to join our team and contribute to the continuing development of exemplary policy, models and practices within education.


Key Responsibilities include:

Natural Curiosity Resource

– Continue to drive and oversee the sales of the English and French editions of the resource Natural Curiosity 2nd Edition
– Continue to procure and document teacher stories of inquiry-based environmental education and Indigenous education for publication on our website, newsletter, and in other social media related outlets to act as inspiration for other teachers and to maintain a consistent presence in the world of education – Find new and creative ways to publicize and garner support for the current resource
– Maintain and build strong relationships with educators, advisors, and Elders involved in the creation, dissemination, and use of the new resource

Professional Development

– Develop content, workshops, and seminars to introduce experienced teachers and teacher candidates to inquiry-based teaching and learning that is both dynamic and engaging
– Manage large group discourse, reflective practice, and facilitate knowledge building discussions to help teachers gain understanding and insight into their own practice and questions surrounding environmental inquiry and related Indigenous perspectives
– Maintain a positive and collaborative relationships with professional development partners, and be comfortable working with a team of facilitators across Ontario and beyond
– Build and maintains responsive, professional, and positive relationships with all educators

Fundraising

– Reporting to the Principal of the Laboratory School, is responsible for the operations fundraising and management of a yearly budget totaling $100,000+
– Complete and develop materials to submit to granting and other funding organizations
– Develop and implement strategies to encourage new and/or increased contributions to the program
– Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with current and possible donors

Management

– Maintain a supervisory role for the Natural Curiosity Program Coordinator, Program Consultant, and Work-Study Students
– Demonstrate a professional approach by maintaining currency in areas related to the field of Inquiry, Environmental Education, and Indigenous Education
– Monitor and organize the annual awards program that feature three different awards for teachers and pre-service teachers surrounding environmental inquiry and the importance of Indigenous perspectives
– Collaborates with team members to share expertise and practical knowledge
– Facilitates environmental education committee meetings and attends weekly Laboratory School staff meetings (when available)
– Ensures all social media accounts are being kept up to date are providing high quality information
– Performs other related duties as assigned

We seek applicants with the following professional qualifications and experience:

– BEd. and/or MEd/MA qualifications
– OCT Certified
– Minimum 2 years related teaching experience
– Experience in a facilitation/directorial role
– Experience or a strong interest/background in inquiry-based teaching and learning, environmental education, and Indigenous education
– Commitment to diversity and equity

Qualified applicants are asked to submit a complete application including: a CV, 2 references, and a cover letter addressing the above requirements by Monday, June 17th, 2019 to naturalcuriosity@utoronto.ca. This position will begin in August 2019.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute the further diversification of ideas. All candidate are encouraged to apply, however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority