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TEACHER - SOCIAL STUDIES ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM 3223533

Company name
Burlington School District

Location
Burlington, VT, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Education, Entry Level

Posted on
Jul 13, 2022

Valid Through
Oct 26, 2022

Profile

Horizons Alternative program is seeking a passionate and energetic Teacher of Social Studies to join a school committed to high levels of achievement for all students.  This position may require teaching different levels of social studies courses and serve as an advisor in the school.

The Essential Functions of this position include

Instructional Strategies

Plan, prepare, and deliver lesson plans, class activities, and a variety of instructional materials that facilitate active and meaningful learning. Develop lesson plans and tests that are in accordance with established expectations.

In harmony with the parameters of the District-adopted curriculum, establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects, etc, and communicate these objectives and their purpose to students.

Adapt and reassess lesson plans to meet specific student needs; comply with newly implemented guidelines or rules, and update lesson plans and activities to incorporate best practices and new developments in education.

Meet and instruct assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated.

Assess and record learning on an ongoing basis and adjust instruction based on the assessments.

Refer students with special learning needs to appropriate staff according to district/building/department procedures.

Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.

Assist students in attaining an acceptable level of proficiency in related computer work.

Collaborate with colleagues and participate in EST (education study team) and Special Educators to meet the needs of all students, including students with disabilities.

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the student population being served and how demographic variables impact student achievement, and effectively use this knowledge to effectively design and deliver instruction. 

Advise parents and/or legal guardians of student progress for the purpose of communicating expectations; student's achievements; developing methods for improvement and/or reinforcing classroom goals in the home environment. 

Provide a safe, positive learning environment for students by effectively managing student behavior, and monitoring students in a variety of educational environments (e.g. classroom, cafeteria, playground, school grounds, hallways, restrooms, field trips, etc.).  Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and consistently enforcing rules and procedures.  Maintain classroom discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school.

Possess and continually develop a working knowledge of state and District curriculum standards and frameworks.

Participate in scheduled in-service days and staff meetings.

Cooperate with and support other faculty and staff in planning instruction and coordinating services for students.

Use discretion in discussing school affairs, recognizing the value of positive school-community relations.

Strive to implement by instruction and action the district’s philosophy of education, goals, and instructional objectives.

Comply with Board and administrative policies, regulations, and procedures and reinforce students’ doing the same.

Directs assistant teachers, student teachers, instructional assistants, volunteers, and/or student workers for the purpose of providing an effective classroom program and addressing the needs of individual students. 

Update all necessary records accurately and completely as required by laws, district policies, and school regulations.

Prepare a variety of written materials (e.g. grades, lesson plans following scope and sequence, correspondence with parents and students, examinations and quizzes, attendance, anecdotal records, etc.) for the purpose of documenting student progress and meeting mandated requirements. 

Report incidents (e.g. fights, suspected child abuse, suspected substance abuse, harassment, bullying, hazing, zero-tolerance offenses, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining the personal safety of students, providing a positive learning environment, and adhering to state law and board policies. 

Respond to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or direct to appropriate personnel for resolution.

Attendance in accordance with established days/hours of work.

Perform other tasks and duties as appropriate and/or assigned.

The required education and experience for this position include 

Education

Minimum Required: Bachelor’s degree.

Certification: Licensed or eligible for Vermont Educators License. 

Endorsements in high school Social Studies or Provisional License. 

Documented or eligible for NCLB Highly Qualified Teacher status as applicable.

Eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship. 

  Experience:  

Minimum Required: Demonstrated experience in teaching courses including Social Studies.

Completed SchoolSpring application, including 3 letters of recommendation.

Understanding of Cultural Competency (as explained through Essay 1 on SchoolSpring)

Knowledge of best practices regarding frameworks of student behavioral support.

Experience providing social studies to tenth-grade students.

Familiarity with integrated technology as a learning tool.

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

Working knowledge :

Sufficient familiarity with the subject to know basic principles and terminology and to understand and solve simple problems.

General knowledge: Sufficient knowledge of a field to perform most work in normal situations. The work calls for comprehension of standard situations and includes knowledge of most of the significant aspects of the subject.

Thorough knowledge

Advanced knowledge of the subject matter. The work calls for sufficient comprehension of the subject area to solve unusual as well as common work problems, to be able to advise on technical matters and to serve as a resource on the subject for others in the organization.

Comprehensive knowledge: Requires complete mastery and understanding of the subject. This term should be used sparingly and only for unusually exacting or responsible positions required to originate hypotheses, concepts, or approaches.

Preferred Attributes:  

Training and experience with English Language Learners.

Evidence of strong connection with students and families.

Experience in a professional learning community.

Knowledge of assessments and the use of data to inform instruction.

Experience in implementing inclusive practices for students with disabilities.

Strong communication skills as evidenced through the quality of resume, cover letter, and essays.

Ongoing educational coursework in social studies

SALARY: As per the Master Agreement between the Burlington Board of School Commissioners and the Burlington Education Association.

Equal Opportunity:

The Burlington School District provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Position Type:

Full-time

Positions Available:

1

Equal Opportunity Employer

Burlington School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Job Requirements

No experience required

Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Contact Information

Bobby Riley, Principal

52 Institute Road

Burlington, Vermont 05408

Phone:

802-864-8496

Email:

briley@bsdvt.org

Learn more online at http://www.SchoolSpring.com/job?3964435

Company info

Burlington School District
Bobby Riley
Phone : 802-864-8496

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