Technology Ed Teacher

Blaine County School District No. 61 South Central / Twin Falls Technology Secondary Full Time Posted 1M ago

About this job

TITLE: Architecture, Engineering and Robotics Teacher
PAY GRADE: Certified Salary Schedule
FLSA: Exempt
SUPERVISOR: Building Principal and Assistant Principals
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Days as designated per Negotiated Contract. Works on-site according to Principal's designated schedule.

Creates a flexible technology education program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth to establish effective rapport with students, motivate students to develop skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to provide a strong foundation for future learning, release creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking in a dynamic learning environment promoted by a project-based instructional pedagogy. The successful candidate must be able to create a positive learning environment for students as they venture into new technologies, architecture, drafting, engineering, robotics, and related problem-solving skills.

Possess a bachelor's degree in a related field. Hold a valid Idaho Standard Instructional Teaching Certificate with appropriate endorsement for assignment. Spanish language skills or bilingualism preferred.

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 is safe and conducive to learning, where students can work independently on a variety of projects.
* Develops lesson plans and organizes class time so that instruction and lab work can be accomplished within the allotted time.
* Develops minds-on and hands-on activities that challenge students to learn about current and possible future technological advancements.
* Instructs and tests all students with regard to general and specific (Fabrication Lab) safety rules. Provides written safety rules (English and Spanish) to students and parents/guardians. Keeps signed safety rules and safety tests on file for each student.
* Instructs students in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the School District.
* Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior.
* Creates curriculum content identified in the Standards for Technological Literacy, Content for the Study of Technology handbook (International Technology Education Association).
* Selects and requisitions instructional aids, hardware and software; maintains required inventory records; and makes purchases as authorized.
* Provides experiences that simulate real world technology applications. Content including, but not limited to: problem-solving, design, engineering, fabrication, etc.
* Promotes and provides a required introductory course for students in which a variety of activities are offered to teach technological literacy and provide a glimpse of additional "Tech" elective opportunities.
* Identifies and implements the appropriate software for simulations, desktop video, and design planning for projects on computer and paper. Keeps versions current and integrates new software when appropriate for curriculum.
* Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates the history, background, and assessment of students in designing instructional programs to meet individual educational needs.
* 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/collaboration with colleagues.

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.

The job is performed in a generally hazard free environment under minimal temperature variations. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to crawl, 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.

Education required

Bachelor's Degree


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