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Gem Prep: Online (learn more)

Gem Innovation Schools

Statewide, Idaho (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3342280
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: August 12, 2020
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

GPO special education teacher is responsible for providing and overseeing instruction to students, which consists of both digital and face to face components. They are responsible for planning, preparing, and delivering instruction, ensuring the success of all students. Data and collaboration are used to create a powerful learning experience for every student.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category: Special Education > General Special Education
  • Employer Description

    Gem Prep is a K- 12 college preparatory school. At least sixty percent of Gem Prep students will graduate high school with an associate’s degree and the remainder will graduate with at least 18 college credits. During the elementary years, Gem Prep believes in building a strong academic foundation to prepare students for the rigorous learning environment in grades 7-12 Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Gem Innovation Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Planning and Preparation
      Set high expectations of achievement that are ambitious and measurable for students
      Prepare intellectually by internalizing high-quality lessons before delivering them in order to ensure that all students are getting excellent instruction tailored to their needs  
      Determine how students spend instructional time within fixed rotation schedule (i.e., digital software for knowledge and skill acquisition, large and small groups with teacher, etc.)
      Plan each day to utilize every minute as learning time
      Utilize assessments that accurately measure student progress
      Classroom Environment
      Hold students accountable for high expectations of behavior and engagement that are ambitious and measurable
      Create physical classroom environments conducive to collaborative and individual learning
      Establish a culture of respect, enthusiasm, and rapport
      Hold students accountable for ambitious, measurable standards of academic achievement
      Identify and address individual students’ social, emotional, and behavioral learning needs and barriers
      Identify and address individual students’ development of organizational and time-management skills
      Invest students in their learning using a variety of techniques
      Communicate with students and parents, keeping them informed of students’ progress
      Other duties as assigned
      Professional Responsibilities
      Solicit and eagerly receive feedback from supervisor and team members to improve professional skills
      Collaborate with other teachers to analyze data, group students, teach, and assign interventions
      Participate in professional development opportunities at school
      Maintain availability outside of classroom time to provide student support (i.e. lunch hour, evenings, weekend, etc.)
      Participate in student recruitment activities and events
      Working at Gem Prep
      Gem Prep focuses on hiring and developing great employees with high expectations and provides robust support to meet those expectations.  Gem Prep expects the following:
      Results.  Gem Prep works relentlessly to create efficient, measurable, and sustainable results. We strive for excellence and pursue our mission tenaciously. Ideally, you thrive working in a fluid environment where flexibility and tenacity are required.
      Innovation. We embrace new approaches and ideas that have a powerful impact on learning and teaching, achieving success for every student. We believe that today’s students need schools that dramatically rethink the traditional learning and teaching process for the success of every student.   The status quo is not acceptable.  
      Integrity. We are truthful, fair, and trustworthy in all aspects of our work. We expect the same of you.
      Humility. If you are humble and teachable, this will be a powerful learning experience for you.  Your humility will be key to building trusted and authentic relationships as well as the key to your professional growth. We also understand that you bring valuable experiences and knowledge that will lift our team.
      Teamwork. We value each of our team members as individuals but believe that we achieve the greatest results by working together.
      Bachelor’s degree
      Valid Idaho teaching certificate endorsed in Exceptional Child Generalist K-12, or ability to obtain prior to the start of the 20-21 school year.
      Excellent organization and communication skills, experience with online course management software such as Canvas or Blackboard.
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Contact Information

    • Jared Bissen, Director of Special Services
    • 600 South Ave
    • PO Box 86
    • Deary, Idaho 83823

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