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Overview As an on-line instructor for Summer 2021, EDUC 643x, you will enable school leaders to effectively communicate the school vision with internal and external stakeholders through social media. You will facilitate the analysis of the impact of social media on the relationships the school develops locally, nationally and globally, and guide participants to create comprehensive media outreach plans using proven strategies appropriate to their needs and school contexts. You will address social media accountability, cyber-security and crisis messaging across stakeholder groups. While the tools of social media will change over time, the tenants of strategic communication remain constant and imperative; therefore, this course takes a tool-agnostic approach.
You will instruct eight (8) synchronous instructional units of 2 hours each via ZOOM from June through August, and utilize the learning management system âDesire to Learnâ (D2L) to house all course content including syllabi, required readings, and discussion boards. All course assignments and grading are completed through D2L.Â In addition to teaching, your responsibilities include: assigning class assignments, maintaining regular communication with students, assessing and providing timely feedback to studentsâ homework submissions, and calculating and assigning a final grade for each student for the course. You will report to the program administrator and faculty advisor for USC Rossier School Leadership Academy.
Knowledge and Skills In addition to having strong social media and educational technical skills, applicants must have a broad range of successful experience at the director and above level (to include assistant superintendent and superintendent level) using social media for strategic communication in Â schools and districts, and have fluency on social media platforms. Demonstrated experience executing professional discretion, integrity, ethics and political savvy when using social media as a school district leader.
Applicants must also be skilled in using a Learning Management System and effective student centered teaching online. Applicants will need access to their own computer with Internet, microphone, and camera for all online sessions.Â
Experience and Credentials Applicants must have a minimum of five (5) years of experience as a public-school district leader. Â They must also have experience teaching on line. Applicants must also hold a California Clear Administrative Credential, in addition to holding a Clear Credential for Teaching.
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