TEACHER - SPECIAL EDUCATION - PRE-SCHOOL/EARLY CHILDHOOD - HIRING POOL 2020-2021 (#15723)
West Ada School District (learn more)
Meridian, Idaho (map)
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To lead students toward the fulfillment of their potential for intellectual, emotional, social, and psychological growth and maturation.
The overall responsibility of this position has several components: plans and implements an instructional program that meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of students, consistent with the District's approved curriculum and teaching methodology; guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals, and in harmony with the goals, establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects by establishing and maintaining classroom lesson plans as well as substitute lesson plans. This includes the instruction of students through lecture, demonstration, discussions, projects, practical activities, experiments, assignments, excursions, taking into account the differences in individual students; adaptation of teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests; and remaining current with researched based teaching methodology and implementing such where appropriate in the classroom setting. The teacher is responsible for creating a purposeful learning environment that is appropriate to the maturity and interest of students; organization of classroom materials such as handouts, audio-visuals and computer related lessons; organization of desks, bulletin boards, and student work areas; setting positive examples for students and colleagues.
The teacher assesses the accomplishments of students on a formal and informal basis and provides progress reports as required; assigns related homework; develops and administers formal and informal testing to ascertain student progress; grades homework and informal and formal testing of student progress; and administers individual and group standardized testing activities as required by the District and State of Idaho. To aid in the evaluation of student needs, the teacher serves as a member of the Building Study Team in diagnosing specific learning needs of students and prescribing special programming, identifying the educational, social and developmental needs of students, and participating in Special Education or related team meetings as requested.
Through communication and collaboration with colleagues, students and parent/guardians on a regular basis, the teacher actively listens in order to address needs of students, is patient in dealing with students with differing abilities, cultures, etc., and participates in parent-teacher conferences, making oneself available to communicate with parents/guardians regarding student related issues. In supervising students, the teacher assists in upholding and enforcing school rules, administrative regulations and Board Policy; establishes rules for classroom discipline; observes student conduct and maintains classroom order and discipline; addresses observed inappropriate student conduct both within the classroom and in other school settings; and will confer with parents, guardians, other teachers, counselors and administrators in order to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems. In addition, this position plans and supervises teacher aides and volunteers as assigned.
The maintenance of accurate, complete and correct records as required by law, district policy and administrative regulation includes student attendance records, progress records, and records of classroom materials, supplies and textbooks. The teacher takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities and is responsible for the knowledge of school evacuation procedures and lock-down procedures and the ability to implement those procedures independently in emergency situations. This position reports to the principal, may supervise assigned classroom aides and volunteers, and performs other duties as assigned.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL ABILITIES
Yearly by supervisor
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
To be determined by calendar year.
Regular attendance is an essential function of this job
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