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Continuing Education – Summer Writing Contract: Indigenous Education in Grade 9 Business Studies (BEP2O)

Simcoe County District School Board
Midhurst, Ontario, Canada

The Simcoe County District School Board is accepting applications for the following position:

Summer Writing Contract: Indigenous Education in Grade 9 Business Studies (BEP2O)

10 hours to be completed by August 5, 2024

The successful candidate to the Summer Writing Contract will work collaboratively with the Business Studies team to ensure the tools below are created with a focus on culturally responsive pedagogies inclusive of Indigenous ways of knowing and learning:

  • digital Scope and Sequence document with corresponding resources to support expectation clusters.
  • digital “The First 10 Days of BEP2O: Co-creating a Positive, Inclusive and Collaborative Learning Environment & Establishing your Thinking Classroom”. This would include tools to collect learner profile data.
  • half-day virtual, synchronous, and interactive professional development session for BEP2O educators to be delivered on the September PA day.
  • Short pre- and post- instruction assessment that may be used to inform instruction and identify growth over time.

Candidates will have system-level expertise related to the development and facilitation of effective professional learning related to Indigenous Education.

Successful applicants will be compensated at the Con-Ed Remedial Rate ($46.50/hour x 10 hours plus benefits)

  • An Ontario Teacher’s Certificate of Qualification
  • A University Degree
  • Qualifications to teach in two divisions (junior/intermediate or intermediate/senior preferred)
  • District or system level experience in an Indigenous Education role (preferred)
  • English teaching qualification (preferred)
  • Five years teaching experience (preferred)


Successful applicants for Indigenous Education writing team will have:

  • in-depth knowledge of Indigenous ways of knowing and learning
  • knowledge of Culturally Relevant and Responsive Pedagogy (CRRP) and anti-oppressive pedagogy
  • familiarity with the newly released Grade 10 Business Studies curriculum;
  • a repertoire of effective evidence-informed instructional strategies to engage students in learning;
  • in-depth knowledge of assessment, evaluation and reporting;
  • experience using a variety of digital tools to support online instruction, assessment and student engagement;
  • an ability to align professional learning with system priorities;
  • experience in the design and facilitation of effective professional learning;
  • experience working in collaboration with colleagues;
  • excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills; and
  • Growing Success – Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting in Ontario Schools (1-12);
    • Ontario Schools – Policy and Program Requirements (K-12);
    • School Effectiveness Framework – A support for school improvement and student success (K-12);
    • Learning for All – A Guide to Effective Assessment and Instruction for All Students (K-12);
    • Creating Pathways to Success, An Education and Career/Life Planning Program for Ontario Schools: Policy and Program Requirements (K-12); and
    • Ontario First Nation, Metis and Inuit Education Policy Framework (2007).


The successful applicant will

  • work collaboratively with the Business Studies writing team to create culturally responsive, anti-oppressive resources inclusive of Indigenous ways of knowing and learning to support BEP2O educators with the implementation of the new Grade 10 Business Studies curriculum.
    • Scope and Sequence for Grade 10 Business Studies aligned with the new curriculum
    • First 10 Days’ resources to support educators to establish effective culturally-responsive instruction, assessment, and evaluation practices in multi-level classrooms
  • design a professional learning activity for secondary educators related to effective ways to deeply know their students that will be facilitated on the September PA Day.
  • build educator capacity related to culturally responsive and anti-oppressive instruction and assessment practices
  • other responsibilities to be determined based on the emerging learning needs of the system

) until 4 pm on June 8, 2024. Cover letters are to be addressed to: Jason Pino, Principal of Student Achievement (7-12)

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only the successful applicants will be contacted.

* All fees for the application process are covered by the Simcoe County District School Board.*

Guided by the principles of dignity, individualization and inclusion, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment that supports all human rights and accessibility needs for students and staff. The SCDSB recognizes the duty to accommodate, short of undue hardship as per the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

We value and are committed to upholding the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and equitable hiring practices for all applicants to be successful. In support of our strategic priorities, we are seeking members who reflect diverse identities, lived experiences and perspectives, especially Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ+, and women to assist the board in reflecting the community we serve. Our equitable hiring initiative is consistent with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) to ensure that our hiring practices remain equitable to candidates from groups protected by the prohibited grounds under the Code.

Continuing Education Remedial Rate: $46.50/hour

R.R.O. 1990, REGULATION 298 - Operation of Schools

Section 20 - Duties of Teachers

20. In addition to the duties assigned to the teacher under the Act and by the board, a teacher shall,

(a) be responsible for effective instruction, training and evaluation of the progress of pupils in the subjects assigned to the teacher and for the management of the class or classes, and report to the principal on the progress of pupils on request;

(b) carry out the supervisory duties and instructional program assigned to the teacher by the principal and supply such information related thereto as the principal may require;

(c) where the board has appointed teachers under section 14 or 17, co-operate fully with such teachers and with the principal in all matters related to the instruction of pupils;

(d) unless otherwise assigned by the principal, be present in the classroom or teaching area and ensure that the classroom or teaching area is ready for the reception of pupils at least fifteen minutes before the commencement of classes in the school in the morning and, where applicable, five minutes before the commencement of classes in the school in the afternoon;

(e) assist the principal in maintaining close co-operation with the community;

(f) prepare for use in the teacher’s class or classes such teaching plans and outlines as are required by the principal and the appropriate supervisory officer and submit the plans and outlines to the principal or the appropriate supervisory officer, as the case may be, on request;

(g) ensure that all reasonable safety procedures are carried out in courses and activities for which the teacher is responsible;

(h) co-operate with the principal and other teachers to establish and maintain consistent disciplinary practices in the school;

(i) ensure that report cards are fully and properly completed and processed in accordance with the guides known in English as Guide to the Provincial Report Card, Grades 1-8 and Guide to the Provincial Report Card, Grades 9-12, and in French as Guide d’utilisation du bulletin scolaire de l’Ontario de la 1ère à la 8e année and Guide du bulletin scolaire de l’Ontario de la 9e à la 12e année, as the case may be, both available electronically through a link in the document known in English as Ontario School Record (OSR) Guideline, 2000 and in French as Dossier scolaire de l’Ontario: Guide, 2000, on a website of the Government of Ontario;

(j) co-operate and assist in the administration of tests under the Education Quality and Accountability Office Act, 1996;

(k) participate in regular meetings with pupils’ parents or guardians;

(l) perform duties as assigned by the principal in relation to co-operative placements of pupils; and

(m) perform duties normally associated with the graduation of pupils. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 298, s. 20; O. Reg. 95/96, s. 2; O. Reg. 209/03, s. 1; O. Reg. 227/23, s. 3.

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