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Provide direct career pathway instruction in Owatonna Public Schools Adult Learning Center to improve educational outcomes for adult learners in the mastery of skills needed to compete and build careers Responsibilities include lesson planning and instruction, conducting ongoing assessment, monitoring student attendance and outreach, collaborating with other staff on curriculum and content development, keeping student records and supporting volunteers. Requires using inquiry and cooperative teaching strategies to deliver instruction through in-person and hy-flex learning environments. The teaching/learning relationship that supports and encourages the success of every adult learner through the center’s career pathways is held to the highest standards. Successful candidates will have strong, implementation-based knowledge of Minnesota Adult Basic Education content standards and demonstrated experience delivering instruction through multi-agency and community-based learning partnerships. Adult courses utlize the integrated education and training model to deliver English as a Second Language, GED Preparation, College and Career Readiness, Workforce Preparation and Career Pathway Programming. The primary focus of this position will be to provide instructional content that fosters essential skills in growing the pipeline from adult education to credential-granting programs and/or the workforce. Opportunities to deliver regional instruction through online platforms will be a new and professionally supported priority for the 2022-2023 program year. Multiple paid professional development oppotunities included in fulltime assignment.
A valid MN teaching license. Highly skilled in virtual learning platforms and digital literacy. Demonstrated use of innovative strategies and approaches to ensure all learners achieve at high levels. Experience in utilizing inquiry and collaborative teaching/learning approaches to instruction across all GED, ESL and Career Pathway content areas preferred with documented training and/or experience in using ABE’s College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRS) and Academic, Career and Employability Skills (ACES) Transitions Integration Framework (TIF). Previous experience in working with adult learners in an interactive, results-oriented environment preferred. Strong communication and organizational skills. Ability to be flexible and function well in a busy environment with high expectations for students and staff. Ability to work as a teacher-leader in building a collaborative learning partnership highly prized in a successful candidate. Bi-lingual skills desired. Consistent and reliable attendance a must.
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