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Teacher English - High / Intervention Specialist - Gifted Education Facilitator
Job Description:This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) position, split between 0.5 FTE Teacher - English - High and 0.5 FTE Intervention Specialist - Gifted Education Facilitator
Position Specific Information (if Applicable): Teacher - English - High
Under supervision of the Principal and/or Assistant Principal, teaches and instructs students in academic subject matter, along with social, behavioral, and other educational or related skill areas; plans, develops, organizes, implements, and assesses a comprehensive educational program for students; assists in other school programs as assigned; creates a supportive and flexible program and environment conducive to learning and personal growth according to each student's ability and interests. Encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. Responsibilities:
- As a teacher you would be expected to plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential.
- You are challenged with new teaching methods and educational tools in an ever changing and strategic environment. You would plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences and establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.
- You would utilize technology and integrate the use of technology to provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities, instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment, observe, evaluate, encourage and provide feedback on student's performance and development.
- You would maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development preparing required reports on students and activities.
- Teachers are responsible for managing student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures, maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school, and applying appropriate disciplinary measures where necessary.
Teaching License - Colorado Department of Education
Bachelor's Degree (Required)
Minimum Starting Rate: (Based off a full-time FTE; if applicable, part time salaries will be prorated)
$39,000.00 USD Annual
Maximum Starting Rate: (Based off a full-time FTE; if applicable, part time salaries will be prorated)
$57,500.00 USD Annual Intervention Specialist - Gifted Education Facilitator
Gifted Education and Programming in Douglas County School District is a collaborative model with general education teachers, support specialists, and administrators working as a team to identify, plan for, and serve gifted learners. Works with students, families, staff, school leaders, and community partners to identify student needs and provide direct and indirect support for gifted learners in order to support each student in reaching his/her potential.
Coursework and experience in gifted identification, instructional practices, collaboration and planning, professional development, and service delivery models specific to high potential, advanced, and gifted learners is required.
M.Ed. and/or Endorsement in Gifted Education, preferred.
Must be able and willing to obtain other certifications required for the position
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Occasional lifting, five (5) to ten (10) pounds
• Frequent sitting and standing
• Occasional bending and squatting
Facilitate the Gifted Identification Process at the school/site.
Facilitate the creation and maintenance of Advanced Learning Plans (ALPs) for all identified gifted learners at the site.
Collaborate/consult with teachers and staff to design and implement instruction based on formal and informal assessments of student abilities, talents, interests, and needs.
Collaborate/consult with teachers and staff to differentiate instruction by teaching higher-level thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
Identify and share learning resources that support higher level thinking skills in all areas for all students.
Collaborate/consult with teachers and staff to use appropriate assessment information in instructional planning, implementation, and evaluation of student learning for all students.
Advise, encourage, and support gifted students to help ensure student achievement and growth as appropriate
Provide targeted and intensive interventions for identified gifted learners through collaboration and co-teaching using various evidence and research based instructional methods and curriculum resources as necessary and appropriate.
Participate in, develop, and facilitate continuing professional development to address specific needs of gifted education.
Meet the duties, physical and mental demands described in this description as representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
Perform other related duties as assigned or requested
Recognize the learning and developmental differences of students with gifts and talents, promote ongoing self-understanding, awareness of their needs, and cognitive and affective growth of these students in school, home, and community settings to ensure specific student outcomes.
Provide information and strategies to advocate for and support the learning and developmental differences of students with gifts and talents.
Promote ongoing self-understanding and self-awareness for students with gifts and talents
Collaborate with gifted students, staff, administrators, and parents/families to develop understanding of cognitive, academic, and affective needs
Facilitate and maintain accountability for the implementation of all rules and regulations pursuant to the ECEA for gifted education at a school/site.
Certifications:Endorsement - Gifted Education - Colorado Department of Education, Teaching License - Colorado Department of Education
Education:Bachelor's Degree: Education
Primary Location:DOUGLAS CO HIGH SCHOOL
One Year Only (Yes or No):No
Scheduled Hours Per Week:40
Approx Scheduled Days Per Year: (260 days indicatesa year-round position. Time off [or Off-Track Days] are thengranted based on the position. Any exceptions to the normal off-track time will be noted in the Additional Position Details section above, as scheduled work days.)Minimum Hire Rate: (Based off a full-time FTE; if applicable, part-time salaries will be prorated)
$39,000.00 USD Annual Maximum Hire Rate: (Based off a full-time FTE; if applicable, part-time salaries will be prorated)
$57,500.00 USD Annual
Full Salary Range: (Based off a full-time FTE; if applicable, part time salaries will be prorated)
$39,000.00 USD - $76,000.00 USD Annual
Closing Date (Ongoingif No Date Specified): Please note that the posting will be closed as of 12:01 am on the day specified (if applicable).