The Association’s Professional Development (PD) department, in keeping with our commitment as a union to improving accessibility, inclusion, diversity, and equity (AIDE) in our classrooms and communities, is working to develop courses with an AIDE lens to support the needs of all Catholic teachers.
As part of this process, we are seeking curriculum writers, to help create a new additional qualification offering, Inclusive Classroom, Part 1, and who can contribute to the Association’s inclusive and supportive culture and proactively promote non-discriminatory practices.
We strive to promote diversity in all our PD offerings and encourage applications from Catholic teachers who self-identify, and have lived experiences, as a member of one or more of the Association’s currently identified equity-deserving groups:
- First Nations, Métis, and Inuit members;
- 2SLGBTQIA+ members;
- Members with disabilities; and
- racialized members.
- Member of OECTA in good standing.
- Experience creating and implementing culturally responsive pedagogy in the classroom from an anti-oppression framework.
- An understanding of inequities in education and where opportunities exist to apply AIDE concepts across the Ontario Curriculum.
- Experience leading adults in professional development (PD).
- Experience in professional curriculum writing.
- Experience in leading equity-related workshops, seminars, and presentations.
- Understanding of members needs in the context of a modern, compassionate, and developing faith.
- Knowledge of technology and learning platforms used to build and curate content, discussion, and artefacts.
- Knowledge and understanding of students with special needs.
- Knowledge and understanding of English language learners.
- Knowledge of Ontario’s Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy.
- Knowledge of the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC), the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Safe Schools Act, Accepting Schools Act, Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
Interested applicants may submit their resume/CV with an introductory cover letter, video, or audio recording, while speaking to their vision for the project.
Application to include:
- Introduction (Cover letter, video, audio recording, or medium of your choosing)
- References (2)
All applications may be submitted to AQOnline@catholicteachers.ca by 5 p.m. on April 29.
The project will launch the second week of May 2022.