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Near Northeast

Innovation 186 work days per year

Innovation School \u2013 Please ensure you review Innovation Plan to understand terms and conditions of employment prior to applying. Innovation Plan is available at: http://portfolio.dpsk12.org/our-schools/innovation-schools/innovation-schools-of-dps/

FTE: 1.0

Salary: See DCTA Teacher Salary Schedule at http://careers.dpsk12.org/teachercomp/compensation-your-first-year/.

Subjects and Grades:

* Position begins in school year 2021-2022
* Grade 06 - Sixth
* Grade 07 - Seventh
* Grade 08 - Eighth
* ELA Designation: ELA-E
* Moderate Needs

E ssential Functions and Objectives:

- The Secondary Special Education Moderate Needs Teacher instructs special education students in settings that provide a continuum of services from self-contained instruction to full inclusion in the regular classroom. Helps all students develop competence and confidence simultaneously through a balance of acquiring basic skills and developing conceptual understanding. Monitors, supervises, coordinates and enforces rules of conduct and behavior for assigned students, and reinforces positive student behaviors in accordance with school and District policy. Observes, evaluates, reports and records students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health. Communicates with parents or guardians, teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems. Provides daily living assistance (e.g., toileting, diapering, feeding, personal hygiene), following universal precautions and as trained and directed. Operates, monitors and performs maintenance of adaptive technology and OT/PT equipment. Lifts and transports students using appropriate equipment and lifting techniques.

Knowledge, Experience, & Other Qualifications:

- Must possess a current Colorado Department of Education Teachers License with endorsement in Special Education Generalist or Special Education Specialist. Previous experience working with young special needs students and their parents preferred.
- Provides instruction to linguistically diverse students in English only.
- Serves students from all eligibility categories. May need to teach literacy, math, language skills, behavioral skills, daily living skills, and/or adaptive skills, and may also provide physical care needs. Provides instruction at the large group, small group, and individual level. Collaborates with general education staff for successful inclusion of students.

Q ualifications:

Please enter all of your education, licensure, and endorsements on your profile before submitting an application for this position. Candidates without a complete profile will not be considered. If your teaching license is pending, you are eligible to apply.

To see what qualifications are acceptable for this role, please refer to this teacher qualifications guide : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wjNPW43JNUZixwWegvfuzKstB7iJu6or/view.

What is the Denver Green School?

Denver Green School Northfield is a new middle school option that opened in 2019-20.. We now serve a diverse population of students (40% white, 24% Latino/Hispanic, 22% African-American, 14% two or more races). Our school's deep commitment to our mission, vision and values, and the bold ideas they represent manifests itself across our entire school community. Our commitment to shared leadership is seen by including students in our CSC and having teachers make critical school decisions on our partnership. Our value of relevant and engaging learning is seen in the dozen excursions we take each year. Our prioritization of teacher empowerment is seen in the support teachers receive in coaching and from our behavior team, but most importantly, in the autonomy to build dynamic units. Our students and families consistently remark that DGS Northfield is a joyous place, where all students, regardless of race or socio-economic status feel safe and loved for. We are located in Northfield, at 56th and Galena. Our student schedule runs Monday-Thursday from 8:20-3:50, and on Friday from 8:20-12:20pm in order to give teachers a significant block of time to plan, analyze student work and collaborate. We follow the DPS calendar with the exception of teachers returning to work in the beginning of August for our paid curriculum development workshop. We are an innovation zone school, and as a result, we have more autonomy than a traditional school, allowing us to make decisions like putting teachers on the leadership team and opting-out a district appointed instructional superintendent.

What can you expect as a teacher at DGS Northfield:

To be treated as a professional that knows best what their students need to develop leadership capacity by participating in the school's leadership model to work with a diverse student population to be pushed to improve your professional craft by engaging in weekly observation and feedback from your coach, weekly data teams with colleagues and school-run professional development to collaborate with colleagues in horizontal and vertical teams to effectively plan on how to improve instructional practices 90 minutes of daily planning and a 45-minute lunch (meetings can occur during planning) Extra pay for taking on extra responsibilities (attending an overnight, summer curriculum development)

What DGS Northfield can expect from you:

Passion for the growth of ALL students advanced understanding of content area use of data to progress monitor the growth of students for high achievement implementation the backward planning process to create engaging and relevant units dedication to build lessons and units that educate students to live a sustainable life collegiality and teamwork to succeed in a dynamic environment Supporting the school with one morning duty per week, from 7:50-8:15

Hiring timeline:

We are now accepting resumes for all positions. Applicants should email resumes and cover letters to phaedra_chaney@denvergreenschool.org with \u201cresume for position(s)\u201d in the subject line. There will be a phone interview following the resume review. At the conclusion of the phone interviews, select candidates will be identified to come to DGS Northfield to instruct our students and then participate in a formal interview. Description: Middle School Mild Moderate Special Education Our mild moderate special education teacher will provide push-in and pull-out support to their caseload of students with disabilities. The type of support will largely be based on student need as defined by each individual student's IEP. Our Mild Moderate Special Education teacher will be expected to collaborate with our Special Education team that we anticipate will include four full-time teachers and one to four Special Education paraprofessionals. Additionally, we envisage strong collaboration with core content teachers and families to ensure students are having their needs met. We have a designated intervention block, ILT, where students are grouped based on need. This 45-minute block of time will be a time when a mild moderate special education teacher works with students on their caseload in small groups. How much of the remaining parts of the day are spent doing push-in and pull-out will be based on the needs of each IEP and the decisions of the special education team. On Friday, students leave school at 12:15, and the rest of the day is spent working with colleagues to analyze student progress, conducting IEP meetings and planning. Teachers are expected to enjoy their job, to have fun with colleagues and speak about students and families using positive language. Teachers are expected to collaborate with an amazing group of teachers to push the development of their craft. Teachers will be asked to progress monitor their students' growth and respond to student needs via our weekly formative data team meeting during Friday PD. Teachers are expected to get to work by 8am and can leave as early as 3:45pm.

About Denver Public Schools:

Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation. DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.

Under the leadership of Superintendent Susana Cordova and guided by the tenets of The Denver Plan, DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth. Learn more at dpsk12.org.

Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

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