Administrative Procedure 420

AP 420.5 Role of the Arabic and Islamic Instructor

Background

Arabic and Islamic instructors support the Principal in fulfilling the mandate of the school through the promotion of Islamic values and beliefs. The principal is their direct supervisor and determines instructor responsibilities using this list as a guide.

Procedures

  1. Fostering Effective Relationships
    1. Arabic and Islamic Studies instructors ensure strong relationships and promote a safe and caring school environment by:
      1. Treating all stakeholders with respect and dignity
      2. Demonstrating a positive attitude towards their role
      3. Building positive relationships;
      4. Attending to supervision duties according to division and school policies, procedures and schedules;
      5. Following division and school safety plans and procedures; and
      6. Maintaining confidentiality.
  2. Supporting the Learning Community
    1. Arabic and Islamic Studies instructors support the learning community by:
      1. Working collaboratively to improve practice and maximize student learning;
      2. Accepting constructive feedback and implementing suggestions and directives;
      3. Showing initiative (volunteering ideas, sharing materials, taking on additional tasks);
      4. Aligning with division and school policies, goals and priorities; and
      5. Submitting a yearly professional growth plan.
  3. Supporting Instructional Leadership
    1. Arabic and Islamic Studies instructors plan for optimum learning by:
      1. Developing long, medium and short term plans (e.g. year plans, unit plans, daily plans)Íž
      2. Developing plans that recognize the unique needs of all learners; and
      3. Linking instruction to division and school priorities.
    2. Arabic and Islamic Studies instructors create a classroom environment that promotes optimum learning by:
      1. Developing, communicating and reinforcing classroom rules and routines consistent with division and school policies;
      2. Setting high expectations for all students and providing support to reach expectations;
      3. Treating all students with respect and dignity; and
      4. Responding effectively to unanticipated interruptions.
    3. Arabic and Islamic Studies instructors promote optimal learning through effective instruction by:
      1. Defining the purpose of lessons for students;
      2. Using a variety of instructional techniques;
      3. Identifying and addressing individual differences through instructional techniques; and
      4. Using instructional techniques that result in high levels of student engagement.
    4. Arabic and Islamic Studies instructors promote optimal learning through effective assessment by:
      1. Collecting data about student learning using a variety of techniques;
      2. Clearly communicating assessment criteria to students and other stakeholders;
      3. Frequently assessing, evaluating, recording and providing feedback regarding student progress;
      4. Planning assessment which acknowledges individual differences; and
      5. Aligning assessment with prescribed learning outcomes.
  4. Understanding and Responding to the Larger Societal Context
    1. Arabic and Islamic Studies instructors respond to the societal context by:
      1. Promoting Islamic values and culture;
      2. Acting as role models in their attitude and interactions with students, staff, parents, community members and other stakeholders;
      3. Playing a key role in the integration of Islamic teachings throughout the curriculum; and
      4. Leading Islamic events such as Eid celebrations, Hajj commemoration and annual Arabic festival.

References

Sections 60, 61, 96, 113, 117 School Act

Employment Standards Code

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

AP 430 – Non-Certificated Staff

AP 431 – Non-Certificated Staff Growth, Supervision and Evaluation