K-12 Online School
D60 K-12 Online School
Additional Information: Show/Hide Job Title: 1st Grade Teacher - Limited Term Work Year: 165 days - 8 ½ hours per day Department: Teaching and Learning Services Reports To: School Principal Salary Range: Teacher Salary Schedule Salary Range: $38,000 - $83,500 Benefits: Fringe Benefits based on PEA Negotiated Agreement Status: FLSA Status: ExemptSUMMARY OF FUNCTIONS:
The primary responsibility of the First Grade Teacher is to support the implementations of Edgenuity Platform courses and provide direct best first instruction and direct interaction with students in an online learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. Performs instructional and related duties in accordance with District policies and terms of the teacher contract. The teacher actively collaborates with others to promote student achievement, and ensure that each student successfully achieves personal and program goals.QUALIFICATIONS:
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. The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.REQUIRED:
- Valid Colorado Teaching License within 60 days from date of hire
- Elementary Education Endorsement or
- Teacher must be highly qualified in applicable content area through the following options:
- Endorsement on a Colorado teaching license
- 36 semester credit hours applicable to content area - Elementary Education
- Passing score on a State Board of Education approved content exam (currently the ETS Praxis Series)
- Be eligible for a TiR or Alternative Licensing Program in content area
- Employee must complete a fingerprint-based criminal background check and must be cleared by the Office of Human Resources
- Must be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, using proper grammar and vocabulary
- Must be willing to work in an on-site shared classroom space
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
- Previous experience as a certified teacher
- Willingness and flexibility to invest in the collaborative process of designing and developing a high performance academic experience that meets the needs of the whole child
- Willingness to become an expert in the use of online learning platform, board adopted online curriculum, the use of Google Meets for synchronous learning opportunities and other technology and online applications as needed
- Experience applying the current best practices and strategies in online teaching to create rich and meaningful experiences for students
- Experience selecting and using a variety of grade-appropriate online tools for communication, productivity, collaboration, analysis, presentation, research, content delivery, and interaction to engage and support ALL students
- Commitment to creating a sense of community among virtual students
- Commitment to supporting safe digital learning spaces for all learners
- Commitment to monitoring and motivating learner engagement and relationships with students
- Commitment to removing barriers to ensure an equitable learning experience
- Commitment to partnering with families to ensure student success
- Ability to create and implement high behavior standards within an online environment, including ensuring academic integrity and appropriate use of the internet
- Ability to monitor, track, and recognize student progress within online courses and student efforts to engage in their learning
- Ability to act as mentor to specified students by connecting virtually with students and establishing a rapport that allows for open communication
- Knowledge of content standards and implementation of standards-based curriculum
- Ability to teach and meet the academic needs of all students ensuring academic progress in all content areas especially in reading/writing and mathematics
- Ability to collaborate with all instructional staff
- Previous experience to use data to make instructional decisions
- Knowledge/experience with the five components of reading and commitment to support and/ot implement explicit and systematic reading instruction, based on scientific research
- Ability to use technology and integrate technology skills into the fully online curriculum
- Knowledge / experience teaching the diverse learner especially students who may have a specific learning plan such as an IEP, ILP, ELL, 504, etc.
- Knowledge /experience with and ability to implement scientific-based research best practices
- Previous experience with and ability to utilize effective small groups and whole class direct instruction strategies to differentiate instruction
- Knowledge / experience with Positive Behavior Support Program or willing to implement the school-wide discipline plan
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Knowledge and understanding of Common Core standards
- Ability to unpack standards and align with curriculum
- Ability to write specific learning goals, objectives and outcomes
- Ability to analyze and use multiple data sources to make sound instructional decisions
- Ability and willingness to collaborate with colleagues and actively participate in professional learning communities
- Ability to use technology and incorporate/teach 21st century skills
- Ability to scaffold and differentiate instruction
- Ability and willingness to integrate reading, writing and math throughout the curriculum
- Computer expertise or an expectation to learn Infinite Campus, Google Suite and Edgenuity Platform
- Positive public relation skills, professionalism, strong work ethic, ability to develop positive relationships with school and community
- Ability to demonstrate the communication skills with students, parents, and teachers to enhance the educational, personal, and social aspect of each student
- Ability to interpret test information and data
- Strong commitment to system changes and strong evidence of being a "team player"
- Ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis
- Ability to be flexible
The following statements of duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level or work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of all personnel within this position. This organization believes that every individual makes a significant contribution to our success. That contribution should not be limited to assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this position description is designed to define primary duties, qualifications and job scope but should not limit the incumbent nor the organization to the work identified. It is our expectation that every employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the District's/department's goals. Actual duties, responsibilities, frequency, and percentages may vary depending upon building assignments and other factors.
- Provide a variety of classroom techniques and methods
- Promote high levels of achievement in relation to individual student abilities
- Use techniques and methodologies appropriate to student abilities
- Utilize current and relevant subject matter
- Use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction
- Ensure quality courses and effective instruction
- Utilize Online School established guidelines for quality course structure and instructional practices.
- Organize instruction using learning objectives with clearly defined student outcomes
- Employ teaching strategies congruent with planned student outcomes
- Develop and/or support Scope and Sequence of courses in order to "pace" courses with all students
- Monitor student academic progress regularly
- Select teaching strategies emphasizing student involvement and online engagement
- Actively participate in Professional Learning Community meetings to analyze student performance (passer ratings, formative assessments, etc.) and identify/set student growth targets and/or needed online interventions.
- Work with staff to develop strategies (instruction and curriculum) supporting student success
- Prepare effectively for class
- Establish clear classroom attendance expectations for students
- Provide instruction predicated on course goals and objectives
- Plan for both whole group and small group online synchronous learning
- Prepare virtual classroom for virtual student participation
- Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities
- Assure that grading standards are explained and available to parents
- Establish clear classroom attendance expectation for students
- Develop and maintain positive interpersonal relationships
- Model personal behaviors of honesty, fairness, courtesy, and consideration
- Maintain a cooperative relationship with administrators, staff, students, and parents
- Build connections with staff, students, and parents to keep students progressing toward success, including, but not limited to; providing progress reports, facilitating student, parent, staff conferences, collaborate with team members to support student progress
- Possess and share a general knowledge of extracurricular activities and student opportunities
- Actively participate in PLC meetings to establish goals and objectives for student success
- Provide documentation of students' progress
- Provide timely and accurate feedback/documentation to students, parents, and appropriate staff members
- Maintain expected student communication and document attendance utilizing identified Pueblo City Schools systems.
- Monitor student attendance data to identify and provide interventions to students who are not actively engaged in class
- Ensure quality and timely documentation of all interventions provided. Active Student and Parent Communication
- Communicate regularly with students and parents to keep the student progressing toward academic success, including but not limited to, providing progress reports, class expectations, student participation rates and when needed, arrange student/parent teacher conferences.
- Maintain complete and accurate grading and gradebooks.
- Ensure weekly gradebook updates by the close of business each Thursday as requested
- Build motivation and interest in learning
- Champion Pueblo School District No. 60 culture of assessment by ensuring active student participation in all assessments and provide active proctoring throughout the year.
- Exhibit personal interest and encourage student interest in the subject area
- Maintain a current awareness of literature/activities in subject area
- Maintain an ongoing personal program of professional growth and development
- Cultivate and model a respectful working and learning environment
- Manage student behavior in the online classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures
- Maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school
- Participate in department, school, district, parent meetings, and professional development.
The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
- Perform any and all other duties as assigned by Building Administrators
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and fingers to handle, or feel. The work requires the use of telephone and using fingers to operate computer or typewriter keyboards. The employee is continually hearing and speaking to exchange information. The employee is required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. In an 8-hour workday, this job requires: Rarely = less than .5 hr per day Occasionally = .5 - 2.5 hrs per day Frequently = 2.5 - 5.5 hrs per day Continually = 5.5 - 8 hrs per day NA = Not ApplicablePHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Sitting Frequently Stationary Sitting Frequently Walking (level surface) Frequently Walking (uneven surface) Occasionally Crawling Rarely Crouching (bend at knees) Occasionally Stooping (bend at waist) Occasionally Twisting (knees/waist/neck) Occasionally Turn/Pivot Occasionally Climbing (stairs) Rarely Climbing (ladder) N/A Reaching overhead Occasionally Reaching extension Occasionally Repetitive use arms Occasionally Repetitive use wrists Occasionally Repetitive use hands grasping Occasionally Repetitive use hands squeezing Occasionally Fine manipulation Occasionally Using foot control N/A *Pushing/Pulling Occasionally Maximum weight: 40 lbs. Lifting/Carrying Occasionally Maximum weight: 40 lbs.WORKING CONDITIONS:
Employee will work primarily in multiple school/lab environments with both natural and fluorescent lighting; fast-paced work; constant interruptions;Instructions for Applying:All applicants interested in and qualified for the posted position must submit an online application. Applications that are incomplete and/or not submitted will not be forwarded to the hiring administrator for review. The following will need to be uploaded with the application: current cover letter for the posted position; current resume; copy of principal/administrative license; copy of transcripts conferring required degree; copy of Place/Praxis test and three current letters of reference (one of which must be from your current supervisor). and any other materials requested on the application to verify that individuals are eligible for a Colorado License from the Colorado Department of Education.Please note: If hired, a new hire packet will be emailed and must be completed prior to processing. Fingerprints will be required for all employees of Pueblo City Schools prior to your processing date.
Pueblo School District No. 60 does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, age, disability, need for special education services, genetic information, pregnancy or childbirth status, or other status protected by law in admission, access to, treatment or employment in its educational programs or activities. Additionally, a lack of English language skills is not a barrier to admission or participation in activities. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Eric DeCesaro, EEO/Affirmative Action/Title IX/Section 504 Compliance Officer for complaints involving employees, and Aaron Bravo, Title IX Compliance Officer for complaints involving students. Both individuals can be located at 315 West 11th Street, Pueblo, Colorado 81003, (719) 549-7100. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. (Policy AC, AC-R).
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