Job Description - Instructor II, Adult Education
Description View created on 08/05/2015
Instructor II, Adult Education
Designated Adult Education Program Supervisor.
Instruction at all levels of adult education (AE) and GED, literacy, ESOL, adult secondary skills, technology skills, and GEDÂ® test preparation for the four content areas: Reasoning through Language Arts (RLA), Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies. Position also includes advising and orientation responsibilities.
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Instructs adult students of all skill levels in math, language, and reading. Prepares students for the GEDÂ® test and other required testing.
Establishes clear and understandable student classroom expectations and communicates these expectations in written form using a syllabus and in person during the first week of class. Maintains and follows through on these same expectations through the academic period.
Assists students in establishing specific and attainable academic and career goals.
Develops and follows structured curriculum related to one or more of the four GEDÂ® content areas. Areas covered communicated in written form using a syllabus.
Participates in the Orientation, Registration, and Advising process.
Develops classroom environment conducive to optimal student learning: balance of structure and care.
Consistent use of interactive teaching methods including strategies training and differentiated, multisensory activities for whole class, groups, peer-to-peer, and individuals.
Maintains, reports, completes, and turns in (where appropriate) all student records by posted due dates including: original in-class sign in sheets, student testing, electronic attendance, online registration, grading, and distance learning hours.
Completes annual professional development requirements as required.
Participates in required meetings and workshops.
Monitors and records student progress using formal and informal methods. Progress test students every academic period using TABE test. Administers End of Term Assessments.
Assists with the development and maintenance of departmental end of term assessments and syllabus shells.
Mentoring of new ABE/GED hourly instructors.
Works with ACC Adult Education Community Partners.
Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Knowledge of various effective teaching techniques.
Effective classroom and individual communication methods.
Familiarity with levels and areas within Adult Education.
Growth mindset (Dweck, 2006) and its application to teaching.
Explicit instruction of various learning strategies including modeling metacognitive processes.
General assessment principles and best methods for test preparation.
Able to plan and create relevant lessons that match student learning needs. Learning needs determined by on-going formal and informal assessments.
Making Math Real curriculum.
Experiential instruction (as in ESOL), task, problem, or project based instruction.
Flexibility to adapt teaching methods to learner differences and needs.
Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Sensitive to student population, and demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills.
Flexibility to follow policies and procedures as they come available.
Maintaining confidentiality of work related information and materials.
Ability to instruct using specialized curriculum (i.e. Wilson Reading, Multisensory Grammar, Making Math Real, Neuhaus)
Use of ESOL instruction methods
Application of growth mindset (Dweck, 2006) in classroom
Demonstrated proficiency using personal computers and standard office software including word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation applications
Assist in managing Distance Learning access for AE /GED students
Web site development and maintenance
Ability to access, secure, and maintain online accounts including Google Drive and ACC Online Services
Work is performed in inside various locations.
Subject to using verbal skills, and standing, walking, bending, reaching, kneeling, pushing, pulling, and manual dexterity.
Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.