Subject: Math - Long Term Substitute
Location: Cottage Grove Middle School
Anticipated Assignment Dates: October 1, 2012 - December 17, 2012
Salary schedule based on Teacher's Contract, previous teaching experience and education (Contract is available on District Website under Human Resources/Staffing) Starting at $25.76/hour
Required: Current MN Teaching License in 5-8 or 5-12 Mathematics
Desired: Experience working with Middle School Students
To develop the student's fullest acquisition of knowledge, skills, concepts, and attitudes
Primary Job Functions, may include:
- Planning and Preparation
- Demonstrates Knowledge of Content and Best Practice
· Correlates instructional content and student learning objectives to district curriculum goals and objectives.
· Demonstrates knowledge of scope and sequence of subject matter.
· Inter-relates subject matter into daily classroom life.
· Expands own knowledge of content areas.
- Demonstrates Knowledge of Students
· Demonstrates understanding of the intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development of the learner.
· Determines each student’s needs in these areas and guides learning to meet those needs.
· Accepts and respects the strengths and limitations of students.
· Organizes appropriate ability grouping to maximize learning.
- Demonstrates Knowledge of Resources
· Uses appropriate instruction materials/resources to meet instructional objectives.
· Materials/resources use relates to diagnosed needs of learners.
· Uses materials that are compatible with a range of student abilities.
· Utilizes vast district resources and instructs students in and encourages their use.
- Align Instructional Objectives to Learner Outcomes
· Uses student strengths as a basis for growth and student errors as an opportunity for learning.
· Designs teaching strategies and materials to achieve different instructional purposes and to meet student needs including developmental stages, prior knowledge, learning styles, and interests.
· Monitor teaching strategies and behaviors in relation to student success to modify plans and instructional approaches to achieve student goals.
- Design Coherent Instruction
· Maintains a course/unit plan for meeting objectives consistent with building/district curriculum.
· Utilizes basic components (steps) in lesson planning. These include: selecting correct learning objective(s) at appropriate level for students; listing resources, equipment, and materials; course content from outline; teacher activities; student activities; and evaluation procedure consistent with the objectives.
· Relates daily student learning objectives and instructional activities to building/district curriculum goals and objectives.
· Varies the instructional process to address the content and purposes of instruction and needs of students.
- Assess Student Learning
· Uses assessment to identify student strengths and promote student growth and to maximize student access to learning opportunities.
· Uses varied and appropriate formal and informal assessment techniques including observation, portfolios of student work, teacher-made tests, performance tasks, projects, student self-assessments, peer assessments, and standardized tests.
· Uses assessment data to increase knowledge of students, evaluate student progress, performance, and modify teaching and learning strategies.
- The Classroom Environment
a. Organize and Maintain Physical Space
· Maintains a well-kept, attractive working classroom environment.
· Uses classroom resources to the advantage and accessibility of all learners.
b. Physical and Emotional Safety of Students
· Listens to students to understand concerns and needs.
· Supervises students constructively for pupil safety, growth, and development.
c. Manage Classroom Procedures
· Administers routine matters efficiently and effectively so that positive instructional improvement and implementation may take place.
· Uses organized group work to engage all students.
· Assigns volunteers and/or paraprofessionals with appropriate tasks to allow greatest contribution to classroom environment.
d. Manage Student Behavior
· Provides clearly stated rules for student behavior, in accordance with district/school guidelines.
· Establishes classroom atmosphere in which student is held accountable for own behavior.
· Responds to misbehavior in appropriate and successful manner, respecting student’s dignity.
e. Create an Environment of Respect and Rapport
· Builds self-esteem through positive reinforcement.
· Develops and maintains rapport and an atmosphere of good will and respect for students.
· Shows an interest in every student as an individual.
f. Establish a Culture for Learning
· Uses appropriate and consistently applied techniques to maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning.
· Uses instruction time for active learning.
· Conveys genuine enthusiasm for subject matter and encourages pride in work of high quality.
a. Communicate Clearly and Accurately
· Uses clear and concise language when explaining directions and procedures.
· Uses both oral and written language to address needs of both verbal and visual learners.
b. Use Questioning and Discussion Techniques
· Uses high quality questions and encourages response/reaction from students.
· Engages all students in classroom discussions.
c. Engage Students in Learning
· Creates activities and assignment that are appropriate for students’ knowledge and experience.
· Uses instructional time and materials to engage students in meaningful learning activities.
· Provides lessons that have clearly defined structure.
d. Provide Feedback to Students
· Conducts individual conferences with students on a regular basis.
· Communicates accurately and specifically with students at the appropriate level.
e. Demonstrate Flexibility and Responsiveness
· Makes adjustments to lesson plan when appropriate.
· Encourages opportunities to enhance learning by building on questions and events.
· Persists in finding effective approaches for students who need help using various strategies and additional resources if necessary.
- Professional Responsibilities
a. Integrate the District Mission, Strategic Plan, and Goals in the Implementation of the Curriculum
· Plans and implements a program of instruction that adheres to the district philosophy, strategic plan, goals, and objectives as outlined in the adopted course study.
· Demonstrates an appreciation of diversity in all interactions and job functions.
· Follows district approved curriculum which is aligned with state standards and incorporates assessments.
· Sets measurable goals and communicates progress for continuous improvement.
b. Reflect on Teaching
· Assesses lesson’s effectiveness and determines ways to improve in future use.
· Seeks coaching from administrators/colleagues/mentors and implements those suggestions.
c. Maintain Accurate Records
· Maintains accurate records on student completion of assignments.
· Maintains effective records on student progress and non-instructional activities.
d. Communicate with Students and Families
· Provides regular student progress reports to parents/guardians and is receptive to parent concerns as needed.
· Strives to engage entire family in the instructional program.
e. Contribute to Relationships with Colleagues, Administrators, School, District, and Community
· Communicates with students, parents, co-workers, supervisors, and the community in a positive and responsive way that is consistently welcoming and enhances effective work relationships.
· Demonstrates constructive interpersonal relationships and professional integrity.
· Participates in district curriculum development.
· Participates in and implements goals of school-related programs.
· Participates in and implements school and district decision-making.
f. Grow and Develop Professionally
· Demonstrates knowledge of teaching through instructional competencies and continued study of subject area(s).
· Promotes professional development of the school program with judgment and decision-making.
· Uses self-evaluation for performance improvement.
· Seeks out opportunities for professional development.
· Participates in professional organizations that promote the profession of teaching and assists other teachers.
g. Show Professionalism
· Establish and maintain attitude and outlook that is positive, adaptable, and demonstrates professionalism.
· Accepts assignments and meets target dates.
· Demonstrates professional competence when interpreting educational program to students and community.
· Attends required meetings and follows specific building procedures.
· Practices and models Code of Ethics for Minnesota Teachers (MN Rule 8700.7500).
- Other duties as assigned.
Apply online including a letter of interest and current resume