Summer School Teacher
Blaine County School District No. 61 •South Central / Twin Falls •Classroom Teacher •Primary •Summer •Posted 1M ago
About this job
TITLE: Summer School Teacher
PAY GRADE: Certified Teacher $6,930.00; Non-Certified Teacher $4,620
SUPERVISOR: Summer School Administrator
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Works according to schedule designated by Summer School Administrator
To provide an engaging summer learning experience to students in language arts/literacy and mathematics; to establish effective rapport with students and colleagues; to develop and improve skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to close achievement gaps and prepare students for the next grade level.
Possess a bachelor's degree preferred. Hold a valid Idaho Standard Elementary Teaching Certificate endorsed for All Subjects K/8 or a 6/12 endorsement in the area of teaching assignment preferred. Previous training, experience, and/or knowledge of programs such as literacy skill development, mathematical thinking, academic language development and PBL curriculum design. Spanish language skills or bilingualism preferred but not required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (This list of essential duties is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class. It does not imply that all positions within the class perform all of the duties listed, nor does it necessarily list all possible duties that may be assigned.)
* Creates a classroom environment that sparks a heightened interest in learning for every student.
* Teaches the required content and skills utilizing courses of study and administering common assessments to measure shared outcomes adopted by the Board of Education.
* Pursues a variety of methodology in teaching and instructing students, i.e. demonstrations, discussions, cooperative learning, laboratory experiences, discovery, inquiry and constructivism.
* Integrates content and pedagogy to create relevant and deep learning experiences for students.
* Individualizes and adapts educational processes and procedures to enhance student educational opportunities, including actively pursuing alternative solutions to improve student learning, i.e. providing individual, small group, or remedial instruction.
* Ensures equal access to a rigorous curriculum for every student, promoting inquiry and cognitive engagement and the academic language needed to deeply learn the content.
* Works positively, collaboratively and respectfully with other colleagues on behalf of students throughout the school and district.
* Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates the history, background, and assessment of students in designing instructional programs to meet individual educational needs.
* Reviews, analyzes, evaluates, and reports student academic, social, and emotional growth. Keeps appropriate records and prepares progress reports.
* Counsels, confers with, and communicates with parents, school, and District personnel regarding student progress, and in the interpretation of the educational program.
* Performs a variety of non-instructional duties, including participation in curriculum and instructional development (committees), supervision of students, participation in student activities, and consultation and collaboration with colleagues.
* Selects and requisitions instructional tools and equipment appropriate to the interest and maturity level of students, maintains required inventory records and makes purchases as authorized.
* Supervises, trains, and utilizes paraprofessional's (and volunteer's) skills and abilities.
* Performs all other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of child development and especially of characteristics of students in the age group assigned. Knowledge of the prescribed curriculum and assessments. Knowledge of current educational research. Knowledge of current technology. Knowledge of learning styles and skill in using varied teaching methods to address student learning styles. Skill in oral and written communication with students, parents, and others. Ability to plan and implement activities for maximum effectiveness. Ability to assess levels of student achievement effectively, analyze test results, and prescribe actions for improvement. Ability to maintain appropriate student supervision so that students have a safe and orderly environment in which to learn. Ability to work effectively with peers, administrators, and others. Ability to work under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods, direct other persons within a small work unit, and track budget expenditures. Ability to use computer and technology to support effective instruction and student learning, including Google Docs. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all District requirements, Board of Education policies, and applicable State and Federal laws.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The job is performed primarily indoors, though the employee may be required to perform duties outdoors in various types of weather, including inclement weather with temperatures at or below freezing for extended periods of time. The employee frequently interacts with students and staff. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to balance, stand, and walk; use mental acuity and repetitive motion; use hands to hold, move, feel and manipulate objects; reach with hands and arms; sit, stoop, kneel, or crouch. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Specific speaking and hearing abilities required by this job include expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, shouting in order to be heard, and receiving detailed information through oral communication. Performs light work exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
Cert Teacher $6,930; Non-Cert Teacher $4,620
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
Blaine County School District No. 61 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.