Teacher, English Language Arts - Candidate Pool (2021-2022)

Location
Minneapolis, MN, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 13, 2021
Ref
76067
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Job Title: Teacher, English Language Arts - Candidate Pool (2021-2022) and Requisition ID number: 76067
Site: Locations may vary on a routine basis.
Close Date: No established closing date; open until filled
Full/Part Time : Varies
Union: Teachers(04)
Functional Area: Teaching
This position is a candidate pool and not a specific position at a school or department. This position may require an initial screening interview before being placed into the Candidate Pool. There may not be an available position(s) at the time of application but positions can become available at any time. The candidate pool is used to refer qualified applicants to the site/department with the open position. Human Resources will process your application, and once approved, your name will be sent to the Site(s) and or Department(s) with available positions.

Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position.

SUMMARY
Provide quality instruction aligned to the state and national standards. Use a variety of assessment strategies - diagnostic, formative and summative, to inform instructional decisions and increase student self-management of learning. Rigorous inquiry-based learning tasks engage students in deep content of the discipline as well as the habits of scholarship. May be required to work as a member of the campus STEM team to ensure quality integrated instruction across disciplines.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Have a working knowledge of and implement the Minnesota State Standards and the District Graduation Requirements; knowledge of the subject matter, classroom management techniques, current researched best practices and strategies, as well as students' learning styles and needs, both academic and affective.
Teach students the required curricula using strategies that foster thinking, reasoning and problem solving.
Collaborate with peers to develop, plan and implement best practices based on the needs/abilities of the students.
Assess students' developmental, cognitive and social needs and provide developmentally appropriate instruction to meet those needs.
Create lessons and learning environments that are safe, respectful and interesting as well as multicultural/gender and ability fair/developmentally appropriate.
Collaborate and communicate regularly with families in making educational decisions and use family and community resources to support learning.
Acquire knowledge of the goals of the Minneapolis Public School District Improvement Agenda and site/school goals. Work to support and achieve those goals.
Assess own instructional effectiveness through the Professional Development Process (PDP). Participate in ongoing and regular staff, team and individual professional development.
Education and Experience Guidelines
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university.
Prior successful experience student teaching or teaching in an urban, multicultural education setting.
Demonstrated continued professional development through course work, research, peer collaboration and/or job-embedded staff development.
Master's or PhD preferred.
LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
A valid Minnesota teaching license in English/ Language Arts, Communication Arts/ Literature ; or proof of pending approved licensure

Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:

Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready. Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.

Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.