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Temporary-Early Childhood Instructor (CTD Summer) (Leapfrog)

Position Deleted on 6/18/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Evanston, IL
Faculty - Education - Teacher Education - Early Childhood
Full Time

Training Date:

One all day onsite training TBD

Course planning begins in February and March of 2013

Leapfrog sessions:

Leapfrog Favorites (Skokie) and Grade 3 All-Day (Elmhurst) June 24-28, 2013

Week 1 (Chicago, Skokie, Palatine, Naperville & Lake Forest) July 8-12, 2013

Week 2 (Chicago, Skokie, Palatine, Naperville & Lake Forest) July 15-19, 2013

Week 3 (Chicago, Skokie, Palatine & Naperville) July 22-26, 2013

Salary per half-day course (morning or afternoon) $600-$800 depending on CTD Summer Program experience.

Salary per pair of half-day courses (morning and afternoon) $1200-$1400 depending on CTD Summer Program experience.

Salary per all-day course $1050-$1250 depending on CTD Summer Program experience.

Please complete additional documents by going to: and selecting (2013 Summer Staff Supplemental Application).

For any questions please contact: tcadministration(at)

Job Summary: This position is located in Lake Forest, Naperville, Chicago/Palatine, Skokie

Leapfrog instructors are responsible for the design and implementation of an engaging, high-level course curriculum. Instructors collaborate with administrative staff to ensure that courses are appropriate for students in the Summer Program and align with other course offerings in rigor and scope of content. Instructors are responsible for the safety and supervision of students assigned to their course(s). They are responsible for assessing students enrolled in their course(s) and are expected to consistently communicate concerns and positive progress with parents and staff. Leapfrog Instructors serve students as professional role models for staff, children and families and conduct themselves according to CTD's Honor Code at all times.

General Requirements:


  • Read and understand training materials including the Instructional Staff Handbookand be knowledgeable of CTDadministrative policies and NU procedures that must be implemented in the classroom
  • Design all instructional activities and assessments, according to the Leapfrog Course Development Guide
  • Submit syllabus for review within 30 days of receipt of syllabus template
  • Choose appropriate instructional materials for the course including books, films, software and other necessary equipment within budget as outlined in the Course Planning Workbook. Communicate requests to CTD administrative staff for ordering by April 1
  • Implement classroom management routines that maintain the safety and well being of students while in the classroom
  • Become familiar with any health notes (i.e. allergies or other medical needs) of students and uphold confidentiality policies
  • Collaborate with teaching assistant to review course syllabus and schedule, as well as the TA role in the classroom
  • Plan and implement an end-of-course Expo! that is welcoming and engaging for parents and family members
Instruction and Assessment
  • Arrive promptly and be present for all required work hours. Base hours are: Half-Day: 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and/or 12:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., All-Day: 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Additionally, all instructors need to arrive by 8:00 a.m. on the first day of each class (every Monday)
  • Ensure that all needed instructional materials are present for each class including books, copies, supplies etc.
  • Communicate, promote and model a classroom community that reflects the CTD honor code from the first day of class. Express expectations for learning and behavior that demonstrate high expectations, risk taking, cooperation and respect for each other. Manage behavior issues appropriately
  • Implement differentiation techniques for students as needed
  • Integrate technology in a developmentally appropriate manner when necessary
  • Prepare and provide materials to be available for substitutes. Notify the site coordinator in advance in the event of an absence
  • Collect samples of student work
  • Use formal and informal student assessments throughout the session that reflect course learning outcomes
  • New Instructors: Prepare a sample student evaluation according to CTD guidelines and submit to Site Coordinator by Wednesday of the first week teaching
  • Submit completed online student evaluations on time and according to CTD guidelines
  • Check in with site coordinator daily regarding academic issues and progress
  • Maintain contact with parents regarding the progress of individual students during the program as needed and/or required by administrative staff
  • Communicate with families and site coordinator about student progress in a timely manner.
  • Complete and submit Communication Forms as needed
  • Supervise assigned TAs, delegating specific responsibilities and providing ongoing feedback
Supervision of Students
  • Make sure that the student health and safety is maintained through proper supervision at all times. Students must be supervised during instruction, recess, transitions and bathroom break
  • Maintain CTD health and safety protocols, including emergency procedures ad food safety policies
Other Requirements
  • Attend pre-session instructional staff training
  • Attend weekly staff meetings
  • Clean classroom, return supplies/books, and turn in completed checkout list to the site coordinator
  • Complete program and TA evaluations and submit to the site coordinator
  • Submit approved reimbursement receipts and paperwork by the last day of class
  • Assume program related responsibilities as requested by CTD site and program coordinators
Mandatory Job Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree and teaching experience required; master's degree or equivalent preferred
  • Veteran, master teachers with a passion for learning and the ability to adapt to a fast-paced environment
  • A minimum of three years teaching experience and have worked with gifted and/or high achieving students. Experience with compacted curriculum is a plus
  • Experts in the subject matter, as well as in classroom communication and management
  • Adept at using a variety of teaching methods, assessing student needs and progress, and differentiating instruction for the myriad abilities of gifted learners
  • Strength and mobility to supervise active children in classrooms and on the playgrounds, including ability to run a short distance and must be able to lift a 30 to 40 pound child
How to Apply

This job is open for online applications.

Northwestern University is an equal opportunity employer and strongly believes in creating an environment that welcomes students, faculty and staff of all races, nationalities and religions. In doing so, we offer our students the opportunity to learn and grow in diverse communities preparing them for successful careers in an increasingly global and diverse work force.

For consideration, please click on the link below. You will be directed to Northwestern University's electronic recruiting system, eRecruit, where you will search and apply for current openings. To apply for this position in eRecruit, enter the Job Opening ID number in the appropriate search field. Once you apply, you will receive an email confirming submission of your resume. For all resumes received, if there is interest in your candidacy, the human resources recruiter or the department hiring manager will contact you.

Job Opening ID number for this position is #20396

  • Please include resume and coverletter with your application.
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"As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment."
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Date Posted: 12/11/2012

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