Job Title: JK-Grade 8 Lesson Plan Writer
Reports to: Education Program Consultant
Job Type: Part-Time, Contract
About Little Canada
Our mission is to evoke a sense of wonder and curiosity about Canada. Our promise is to create a uniquely Canadian experience of a vast land with a small-town feel.
Little Canada is a vast, highly detailed and animated journey through Canada in miniature. This permanent attraction will open in summer 2020 in the heart of downtown Toronto, in a 50,000 square foot facility. Our goal is to be a top 10 attraction in Toronto, with anticipated attendance of over 500,000/year.
Our Big 5 Values and what they look like for this role:
1. We create to amaze! – the astonishment of our guests is our inspiration
You understand that the guest reaction is our ultimate inspiration. You see your contributions through the eyes of the guest and understand how to work with your team mates to create the guest experience.
2. We’re naturally curious – we’re eager to learn
You ask why? And why not? You see problems as opportunities to be figured out.
3. We are family – we support each other
You demonstrate this in the compassion and empathy you have for your team mates, both on your direct team and across the company. You know more than just their names; you make a point of learning who they are and more about their shared passion for Little Canada.
4. We’re better together – we bring out the extraordinary in each other
You see the strengths and potential in your team mates, and you support and rely on them to help reach your shared team goals.
5. We’re serious about fun – like any self-respecting Canadian, we don’t take ourselves too seriously
You actively participate in and encourage others in creating opportunities for fun.
In this role you will be guided by first two values, “We create to amaze! and “We’re naturally curious”. We want to surprise and delight all of our guests and our school groups will be no exception. We are constantly curious about this great country we live in and we want to continue to learn about it, and to enable our guests to do the same.
The Lesson Plan Writer is an experienced teacher, who will work with a team of teachers, developing lesson plans for field trips at Little Canada for JK through Grade 8. Teachers will write plans for the grades they have experience teaching. Lessons may be centred around Social Studies but should be cross-curricular in nature and promote an inquiry-based approach to the students’ learning while at the attraction. Lesson plans must have clearly identified link(s) to the Ontario Curriculum, and should be tailored to each individual grade level.
Develop lesson plans which shall include 3 tiers per grade, assuming visiting classes will choose one of these tiers for their trip:
Self-guided discovery of Little Canada, with accompanying teacher guide/worksheets
Guided exploration with a Little Canada ambassador; 30-45 minutes in duration
Workshop session with hands-on activities (art, science, social studies are open options) 60-90 minutes in duration
Pre-visit information and follow-up activities should be included in lesson plans.
Qualifications and Experience
3-5 years teaching at grade level for which lesson plan is being developed
Bilingual is an asset
This role is remote-based.
This is a part-time contract position with hours to be determined based on the number of lesson plans to be developed.
A tour of our pilot site in Mississauga is required in advance of lesson plan development.