Members to NAGC can receive three publications -- Parenting for Gifted Children, Teaching for High Potential, and the academic journal, Gifted Child Quarterly. All are available through the mail and online.
Position: Demonstration Teacher Infant / Toddler The Early Learning Center for Research & Practice at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville 100%, 12-month position
The primary purpose of this position is to facilitate the mission of the Early Learning Center (ELC)--to foster scientific understanding of young children's development. The ELC accomplishes this mission through (a) interdisciplinary research, (b) academic programs for undergraduate and graduate students, (c) early education programs for young children, and (d) outreach, advocacy, and public policy. The Demonstration Teacher is an integral part of the teaching and research mission of the ELC, providing direct training, mentoring, and supervision of undergraduate and graduate students in the program, as well as day-to-day supervision of and education programming for children. More information about the ELC is available at elc.utk.edu.
Duties: Complete responsibility (full-day, year round) for the educational experiences that occur in the classroom on two levels: 1) undergraduate and graduate students assigned to the classroom, and 2) infant or toddler children enrolled in the classroom. Supervision of other teachers in order to ensure a safe, nurturing, developmentally appropriate, and intellectually challenging learning environment. Demonstration of specific teaching skills, strategies, and techniques for undergraduate and graduate student interns.
Presents professional content in multiple venues in support of the teaching and outreach components of the ELC's mission, including presentations in courses, presentations or panels at local, state, regional and national early childhood education conferences, ELC-hosted study tours, and professional publications.
Plans and coordinates family participation events, most often in collaboration with colleagues and supervisors, in order to strengthen family connections with the curriculum for children and to foster community in the program amongst all the families. Implements culturally responsive approaches that are inclusive of the children and families in the program
Internal Number: 178026
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