Curriculum Review: Summer Writing Team Application
Social Studies, Grades 1-6; History and Geography, Grades 7-8
Canadian and World Studies, Grades 9-12
(Geography, History, Civics, Law, Politics, Economics)
The curriculum review processes for Social Studies, Grades 1-6; History and Geography, Grades 7-8 and the Canadian and World Studies, Grades 9-12 began in September 2009. Preparations for the writing of revisions are underway.
The revision writing for Social Studies, History and Geography; and Canadian and World Studies (Geography, History, Civics, Law, Politics and Economics) is scheduled for July 12, 2010 to July 30, 2010, with teams working Monday to Friday each week. (Lead Writers will be responsible for coordinating a team within a specific strand or group of courses and will be required for additional days for training and follow-up including July 5-9, and August 3-6, 2010). Participants must be available for all working days of the session from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. All writing will be done at 900 Bay Street, Toronto.
Qualifications/experience in the following areas will be considered in the selection process:
1. Demonstrated knowledge, skill and expertise in delivering quality programs based on Ministry expectations in the Social Studies, History and Geography or the Canadian and World Studies curriculum policy.
2. Teaching experience across specific divisions, courses and/or pathway destinations.
3. Demonstrated knowledge, skill and expertise in writing effective resources such as units of study and/or board/authority support materials, exemplars, course profiles, and/or Locally Developed Compulsory Courses (LDCC), based on Ministry expectations in the Social Studies, History and Geography and Canadian and World Studies curriculum policy.
4. Strength and experience with assessment and evaluation based on Ministry policy.
5. Specific expertise and experience related to any of the following: English Language Learners, Special Education, Equity and Inclusive Education, Aboriginal Education, French language ability, Environmental Education, or Student Success initiatives.
6. Effective team work skills.
7. Word processing, data processing and electronic communication skills.
8. Support the President or Chair of the Subject or Division Association.
9. Employed in a publicly funded Ontario school board (district school board or Catholic district school board)
Writers will be required to sign a Letter of Agreement on the first day of writing. This Letter of Agreement includes terms related to ownership of materials, fees, timelines, confidentiality and conflict of interest. Specifically, regarding Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest, all materials must remain confidential until such time that the documents are released. Writers involved in the summer writing may not be involved in the writing or production of any teaching resources using information from the summer writing before the documents are released.
Writing team participants* will be paid a per diem rate of $300.00 plus expenses for meals, accommodation (for those whose home address is a minimum 200km return from Toronto), and transportation according to government guidelines (See attached).
*Lead Writers will receive $350.00 per diem plus expenses as above.
Applications are due at the Ministry from your school board or school authority by April 1, 2010. Please follow the guidelines you are given for meeting internal deadlines from your school board or school authority.
Note: The Ministry thanks all applicants, however only successful applicants will be notified of their acceptance by April 30, 2010. Other applications will remain on file.
For more information please contact:
Elementary: Stan Hallman-Chong (Stanley.Hallmanfirstname.lastname@example.org 416-325-2085), Curriculum and Assessment Policy Branch.
Secondary: Kim Wallace (Kim.Wallace@ontario.ca 416-325-0888), Curriculum and Assessment Policy Branch
Curriculum Review: Social Studies History and Geography; Canadian and World Studies
Application for Curriculum Revision Writing- Summer 2010
Applicant’s Name: ________________________________________
I am applying for:
q Elementary: Social Studies, q Secondary: Canadian and World
History, and Geography team Studies team (Geography, History, Civics, Law, Politics, Economics)
q Check here if you wish to be considered for a Lead Writer position.
Board / Organization
Board / Organization
I agree that Ministry of Education personnel may contact the above names as my references.
Applicant’s Name: _________________________________________
a) Check your preferred area for writing.
q Primary Social Studies q Junior Social Studies q Intermediate History
q Intermediate Geography
b) Identify the number of years taught for each specific grade / course, including the years for the grades you do not prefer to write:
Grade 8 History
a) Identify first, second and third choice for preferred area of writing.
q Geography grade___ q History grade___ q Civics q Economics q Law q Politics
b) On the corresponding line, please indicate the number of times you have taught a particular course within the last five years. (Please include all courses, not just the ones you would prefer to write.)
CGC1P___ CGD3M___ CGF3M___ CGT3E___ CGG3O___ CGW4U___ CGU4U___ CGR4M___ CGO4M___ CGU4C___ CGR4E___
CHC2D___ CHC2P___ CHA3U___ CHW3M___ CHH3C ___ CHH3E ___ CHT3O___
CHI4U___ CHY4U___ CHY4C___ CHM4E___
CLU3M___ CLU3E___ CLN4U___
State any positions of additional responsibility you hold or have held, e.g. coordinator, consultant/ instructional leader, curriculum leader, coach etc.
(Please identify your role, responsibilities, and the number of years that you held the position)
The number of years I have been teaching is:_____________________
Other relevant qualifications:
French language expertise: q yes qno Aboriginal education expertise: q yes qno
Special Education: q yes qno English as a Second Language: q yes qno
Additional Qualifications (including Honours Specialist) in: ___________________
q Special Education (Please indicate level completed – Part 1, 2 and/or 3)
q ESL/ELD (Please indicate level completed – Part 1, 2 and/or 3)
q Guidance and Career Education (Please indicate level completed – Part 1, 2 and/or 3)
q Other _________________________ (Please indicate level completed – Part 1, 2 and/or 3)
List any writing teams in which you have participated and your role on the team, where resources were written to support Ministry curriculum expectations. (Consider school, board, regional, or provincial writing.)
All Candidates: Please describe briefly your qualifications and experience outlined on page one of this application as well as other leadership experiences related to the implementation of the current Social Studies, History and Geography; and the Canadian and World Studies curricula.
Candidates applying for Lead Writer positions: In addition to above, outline your background and suitability for this role. Note the additional dates and coordinating responsibilities required for this position.
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