Teacher Secondary Learning Specialist

ABOUT THE DISTRICT


Jeffco Public Schools, Colorado's largest K-12 school district, with 85,000 students and approximately 14,000 employees, has provided educational excellence for more than 60 years. Nearly 10 percent of all Colorado K-12 students attend a Jeffco school and our employees benefit from partnerships with experienced, dynamic school leaders throughout our district. Our Jeffco Generations vision document and strategic plan map out with focus and clarity what we expect our schools to accomplish with our graduates. Come join us!

ABOUT THE SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT

Ken Caryl Middle School (KCMS) is part of the Columbine High School articulation area, which includes high and low socio-economic diversity. We currently serve 633 students in grades 7-8, with approximately 125 of whom are in our GT center program; we also have a center-based program to support students with severe needs. For the 2019-2020 school year, we will be transitioning all 6th grade students in the Columbine articulation area into our school.

At KCMS, we believe in a shared leadership approach to empower our staff to make informed decisions that impact our school and student learning. Our modified schedule includes a combination of 7-period days and 4-period block days, as well as a rotating schedule. This allows students to take three electives or exploratory classes per semester. We are a PLC school where teachers have two plan periods per day, which allows every teacher to engage in collaborative meetings for 250 minutes per week, both with their departments (same content) and teams (same students).

We strive on developing the whole-child through our positive behavior program, PRIDE. KCMS is a partner with New Tech Network which combines project-based learning, an engaging school-wide culture, and real-world use of technology and tools. All students have a personal chromebook to allow for them to connect with the world around them through innovative classroom learning.

ABOUT YOU

A KCMS teacher must be committed to deepening learning outcomes for all students by collaborating with other teachers to customize learning experiences based on engaging, authentic, and real-world project-based learning in a technology-rich environment.

ABOUT THE JOB

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HOURS AND DAYS WORKED

Teacher Secondary
Annual Position
FLSA: Exempt
FTE: 1.00000, Hours/Day: 8.000, Days/Year: 185
Salary Plan, Grade, Step: JCE - Professional - 185 days, GR1, 1
Min-Mid Annual Salary Range: $39,922.80 - $56,155.10

RESPONSIBILITIES

SUMMARY: Responsible for the delivery of specified course content. Responsible for providing an educational atmosphere where students have the opportunity to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, and psychological growth. This person is responsible for organizing and implementing an instructional program that results in students achieving academic success.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

- Orient students to their coursework and communicate course requirements.

- Employ asynchronous and synchronous tools to supplement course content.

- Create and deliver live and recorded instructional sessions.

- Maintain regular office hours to provide students or parents one-on-one and small group support.

- Augment course content in the form of remediation, modification, and enrichment.

- Partner with special education staff to implement student's IEP's, ALP's and 504's.

- Set deadlines for student work and grant extensions.

- Attend face-to-face meetings with students and parent/guardian, as scheduled.

- Grade student work, enter grades into an online gradebook, and provide course grade.

- Communicate with parents as needed.

- Collaborate with other instructional staff.

- Administer school-wide assessments including CSAP, ACT, and Acuity.

- Conduct student/parent/teacher conferences.

- Attend (virtual and physical) and actively participate in all required staff meetings and professional development.

- Perform other duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EXPERIENCE A minimum of five years successful teaching experience. Experience with curriculum, assessment, staff development, and online learning. Experience with effective use of technology with teachers and/or students supporting educational technology initiatives. Awareness, understanding, and application of a guaranteed and viable curriculum. Previous experience or current thinking about culturally responsive teaching that relates to achievement issues for all students. Demonstrated success using technology to ensure technological literate students.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING Valid Colorado teaching license or certificate. Advanced degree or comparable experience in content area.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, & EQUIPMENT Must possess demonstrated skills in classroom and online implementation of best practices in instructional strategies, demonstrated success in working with learners, proficiency with Blackboard, and experience with leading online learning. Demonstrated leadership skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of standard District technology, ability to effectively and efficiently use for a variety of purposes, and demonstrated success in using technology and information literacy in instruction. Willingness to learn new technology. Ability to help others make sense of and adjust to change. Must be flexible and have capacity for dealing with ambiguity. Willingness to work a flexible schedule. Must be able to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines. Demonstrated ability in interpreting assessment data collected from a variety of sources. Willingness to be a contributing member of the school.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Important Notice Regarding Licensed Positions
Job Status: Ongoing
A successful external applicant will be issued a probationary contract. A successful internal applicant that currently holds a probationary or non-probationary contract with Jeffco Public Schools will maintain that contract status.

SALARY

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BENEFITS

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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

The Jefferson County School District does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, pregnancy, or gender.

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