A Call for Writers and Review Consultants: CODE - Financial Literacy Resource Development Project

We are pleased to announce that the Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators, with the support of the Ministry of Education, will be developing resource materials to support teachers with the implementation of the Financial Literacy initiative as it relates to the revised Drama and Dance curriculum. The development of resources reflects CODE’s mandate to encourage and support Drama and Dance in education in Ontario.

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We are pleased to announce that the Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators, with the support of the Ministry of Education, will be developing resource materials to support teachers with the implementation of the Financial Literacy initiative as it relates to the revised Drama and Dance curriculum. The development of resources reflects CODE’s mandate to encourage and support Drama and Dance in education in Ontario.

To find out more about this initiative, please consult A Sound Investment: Financial Literacy Education in Ontario Schools posted on the Ministry of Education’s website at www.edu.gov.on.ca

Writing teams will develop junior (4-6), intermediate (7-10) and secondary (11-12) Drama and Dance resources (e.g. a series of lessons or mini-unit and supplementary materials) focusing on the core concepts of Financial Literacy:

  • the concepts of income, money, earning, saving, spending, investing, budgeting, credit and borrowing, risks and rewards, compound interest, pensions, insurance, taxes, and planning ahead;
  • how the financial system works;         
  • the difference between wants and needs;
  • consumer awareness and advertising;
  • fraud and its consequences;
  • future consequences of financial decisions;  and
  • how to plan for life after high school.

These resources will be available to ALL educators on our website at www.code.on.ca.

This package outlines the experience needed, areas of responsibility for Writers and Review Consultants, and application forms for this project. Honouraria indicate the amount that EACH Writer and Review Consultant will receive and reflect the Ministry rate of $300/day for writers/reviewers. Writers and Review Consultants will be paid once completed resources are delivered to the Principal Writer by the agreed upon dates.

Active and current members of CODE will be given priority in the consideration of applications for these writing positions. Word processing skills and familiarity with Google Docs are a must.

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QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE in the following areas will be considered for this Project:

WRITERS

Must demonstrate:

  • Previous experience with writing projects
  • Knowledge of the curriculum and expectations for Elementary and/or Secondary Drama or Dance
  • Knowledge of key current assessment and evaluation strategies as outlined in Growing Success: Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting in Ontario Schools
  • Knowledge of the key concepts of Financial Literacy and experience teaching them in a classroom and/or real-world context
  • Sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of equity issues
  • Sensitivity and awareness of the needs of all areas of the province
  • Familiarity with word processing programs and Google Docs 

REVIEW CONSULTANTS

Must demonstrate:

  • Leadership experience
  • Previous experience with writing or review
  • Knowledge of the curriculum and expectations for Secondary and Elementary Drama or Dance
  • Knowledge of key current assessment and evaluation strategies as outlined in Growing Success: Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting in Ontario Schools
  • Knowledge of the key concepts of Financial Literacy
  • Sensitivity and understanding of equity issues
  • Strong spelling, grammar, usage and proofreading skills
  • Familiarity with word processing programs and Google Docs

The RESPONSIBILITIES for each position for are as follows:

All Writers and Review Consultants must attend a 1 day (8:30am - 4:00pm) Work Session on Friday, July 8th, 2011.  The session will be held at the OISE/UT Building, 252 Bloor St., Toronto.  Meals (morning refreshment and lunch), transportation and accommodation will be provided as needed (see page 4 for further details).

All curriculum-linked resources will:

  • Align with the revised Grades 4 – 8 and/or 9 – 12 Drama and Dance curriculum
  • Align with the Financial Literacy Scope and Sequence (to be released June 2011)
  • Support both the elementary and secondary expectations;
  • Demonstrate a range of current instructional and assessment practices as outlined in Growing Success: Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting in Ontario Schools
  • Reflect both creative and critical analysis processes; and
  • Support ongoing Ministry initiatives related to literacy and numeracy, student success, environmental education, and equity and inclusive education.

All WRITERS will:

  • Work with the Review Consultant to draft an action plan for the creation of resources
  • Use a template to be provided by CODE based on the Ministry of Education’s Curriculum Branch’s Three-Part Lesson Template
  • Include formative activities (process) and culminating activities (product)
  • Develop unit support materials (e.g. handouts, anchor charts, electronic resources)
  • Cite all sources and obtains copyright or permission to use materials as needed
  • Engage in ongoing dialogue with the Review Consultant throughout the writing process and use his/her feedback to make revisions to the resource by the agreed upon delivery date; and
  • Complete and send the draft resources to the Review Consultant no later than Friday, July 29th, 2011.

All REVIEW CONSULTANTS will:

  • Work with the Principal Writer to draft an action plan for the creation of resources and deliver an electronic copy of this action plan to the Project Leader by an agreed-upon date
  • Engage in ongoing dialogue with the Writer during the writing process and provide feedback and suggestions for revision
  • Act as a subject expert to ensure the document is accurate in terminology and theory, aligns with curriculum expectations and the scope and sequence for Financial Literacy as outlined by the Ministry of Education
  • Ensure that the resources developed are free of spelling, grammar and usage errors, are clear and coherent, and are formatted according to the guidelines outlined by the Principal Writer
  • Send the final product to the Principal Writer no later than Saturday, August 6th, 2011.

Timelines for Financial Literacy Resource writing:

Work Session:  Friday, July 8th, 2011

Draft Delivered from Writer to Review Consultant:  Friday, July 29th, 2011

Final Draft Delivered from Review Consultant to Principal Writer:  Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Honouraria Guidelines:

Writer: $1500 ($300 per day/5 days)

Review Consultant: $1000 ($300 per day/approx. 3.5 days)

Accommodation (for those whose home address is a minimum of 300 km return from Toronto), and reasonable requests for transportation reimbursement for the Toronto session will be granted according to current Ministry of Education guidelines. Refreshments and lunch will be provided for the Work Session.

CODE is very pleased to work with the Ministry of Education in the development of materials supporting this Financial Literacy initiative. We hope that you will seriously consider responding to this call and will consult the Ministry of Education’s document A Sound Investment: Financial Literacy Education in Ontario Schools for further information and when preparing your application. If you are interested in applying for a position, please complete the attached form and e-mail with your résumé and a sample of curriculum you have written to Kim Snider at president@code.on.ca by 12 midnight on Saturday, June 4th, 2011.

We appreciate your interest in applying and will notify successful applicants by Wednesday, June 15th, 2011.  

Respectfully,
Kim Snider, CODE President

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