Adjunct Astronomy Instructor (#1659171)
Job Title: Adjunct Astronomy Instructor
CECP is now taking applications for the 2019-20 school year for an adjunct in the field of Astronomy. The course to be taught will be AST 155: Astronomy of Ancient Cultures: Course description: Introduces the study of archaeoastronomy and ethnoastronomy. Students will study the principles of naked eye astronomy and examine how those principles have been used for timekeeping, navigation, religion and ritual, political power, cosmology and worldview.
AST 155 is taught from Arapahoe Community College’s syllabus on CECP’s campus.
Major Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)
Demonstrates mastery of content area knowledge • Demonstrates content area knowledge to teach the subject. • Demonstrates relevant pedagogical knowledge to teach the subject. • Conveys enthusiasm for and interest in content area to engage and inspire students for lifelong learning. Plans and prepares lessons • Creates instructional plans based on clear and measurable course, unit, and lesson objectives. • Designs formal and informal assessments to accurately measure the established objectives. • Designs learning to be cumulative. Delivers effective instruction • Provides effective instruction to help students achieve mastery of course content and related skills. • Communicates expectations clearly and provides regular and meaningful feedback to students and parents on academic progress. • Engages students in higher-order thinking • Monitors student achievement to ensure adequate progression towards course objectives and provides support as needed. • Supports the interventions and accommodations that the Learning Specialist has developed for students. Establishes classroom environment • Creates a classroom culture of high academic expectations, diligence and mutual respect. • Fairly enforces school discipline expectations for the purpose of student character growth. • Strives to develop appropriate relationships with students. Maintains high expectations • Regularly communicates expectations of high standards to all students • Goes above and beyond for the good of CECP, modeling this behavior to students Meets professional expectations • Committed to and guided by CECP’s mission and guiding principles of College, Career, Curriculum, Character, and Community. • Displays a high level of ethics and professionalism in working with students, staff members and parents and complies with school policies. • Models character to students. • Works collaboratively with other staff members and administration to improve student achievement • Becomes adept at using Infinite Campus to consistently record grades and attendance. • Continues to grow as an educator by attending professional development opportunities and mandatory meetings and reflecting on own instructional practice. • Abides by CECP’s instructional best practices expectations • Prioritizes the safety and welfare of students while on campus. • Communicates student achievement and academic progress to families on a regular basis. • Actively develops a professional, positive, productive relationship with staff members. • Completes other duties and responsibilities