Teaching Openings

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    Current as of December 19, 2019

    HOURLY TEACHERS – Morning and evening    

    Saint Paul Public Schools Adult Basic Education

     Saint Paul Adult Basic Education (Hubbs Center) is seeking instructors for English language/Adult Basic Education classes for adults.

    We currently have two hourly teaching positions available:

    • Career Pathways Instructor, Business Services program, Monday through Thursday mornings, between 8 – 12 hours per week. This class is offered in partnership with Goodwill Easter Seals. The class will be located at Goodwill, 553 Fairview Avenue North, St. Paul. This class will be co-taught with an instructor from Goodwill.
    •  Evening ELL Instructor, Wednesday and Thursday, 5 – 8 pm, Level 1-2, Eastside Learning Hub @ Harding, 1526 E. 6th Street, St. Paul (7 hours per week including prep time).

     We also need substitute teachers and accept applications for substitute teachers on an ongoing basis.

     Required Qualifications (please do not apply unless you have a teaching license or master's in education:

    1. A valid Minnesota teaching license in Adult Basic Education/ELL OR
    2. Master’s degree in Education (ELL/ABE preferred) AND
    3. Professional experience teaching adults
    4. Understanding of and commitment to principles of adult learning and literacy instruction (knowledge of three sets of ABE content standards a plus)
    5. Proficiency in oral and written communication skills

     Preferred Qualifications:

    1. Experience with computers and other forms of instructional technology
    2. Knowledge of testing and measurement of adult learning including authentic assessment techniques
    3. Knowledge of curriculum alternatives and best practices for adult literacy instruction
    4. Knowledge of community resources
    5. Flexibility in scheduling: sites, class content, days of the week and hours.

     Rate of pay: $27.84 per hour for teachers with a valid MN teaching license; $22 per hour for non-licensed teachers. Some paid prep time is included.

     Responsibilities of this position include:

    Instruction: Use best practices in instruction for adult learners; use a variety of instructional techniques to address diverse needs and goals of learners. Find a substitute to cover the class in case of absence; prepare lesson plans for substitutes. Work with the Volunteer Coordinator to provide opportunities for students to get extra help from volunteer tutors. Participate in a Professional Learning Community (optional). Collaborate with colleagues on an instructional team.

    Curriculum, planning and assessment: Design and develop supplemental materials as needed for curriculum; participate in curriculum design for program, including the use of technology. Assess and evaluate student achievement according to accepted measurement criteria.

    Other: Survey needs, report problems, and make recommendations to administration/teaching teams.

    Use technology for communication, information tracking and data collection. Promote ABE and assist in student recruitment. Keep informed of research and new developments in adult literacy education. Attend staff development activities offered by the district, State of Minnesota, and ABE program as needed. Complete required reports accurately and submit promptly. Make appropriate referrals for learners to the school counselor and community agencies.

    To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Cathy Grady, catherine.grady@spps.org, 651-744-1417, or contact Cathy with questions.

     About the Hubbs Center/Saint Paul Adult Basic Education

    Adult Basic Education (ABE) is a program of the Saint Paul Public Schools' Community Education Department. Educational services are available to adults who want to improve their basic skills, earn a GED, prepare for employment or post-secondary education, or learn English. ABE is also a partner in the Saint Paul Community Literacy Consortium, a collaboration of agencies throughout Saint Paul that provide literacy services to adults in our community.

    Mission
    The mission of Saint Paul Public Schools Adult Basic Education is to provide adults with educational opportunities to acquire and improve their literacy skills necessary to be self-sufficient and to participate effectively as workers, family members and citizens.

    History
    The Ronald M. Hubbs Center for Lifelong Learning opened in the fall of 1994, combining two major literacy centers in Saint Paul: the Adult Community Education Center and the Technology for Literacy Center. The Hubbs Center is a dynamic adult education facility located in the heart of Saint Paul's Frogtown-Midway communities. In 2014, we began offering services at the East Side Learning Hub @ Harding on the east side of St. Paul. These two learning centers, along with classes offered through numerous workforce and social service partnerships, provide adults with opportunities to build and strengthen their academic, work and digital literacy skills for future success.