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LONG TERM SUBSTITUTE ELEMENTARY MUSIC TEACHER

Employer
Greenwich Public Schools-1
Location
Greenwich, CT, US
Salary
Competitive
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Position Type:
Elementary School Teaching/Music - Core

Date Posted:
11/9/2021

Location:
Riverside School

Date Available:
MID-APRIL 2022

Closing Date:
until filled

LONG TERM SUBSTITUTE ELEMENTARY MUSIC TEACHER AT RIVERSIDE SCHOOL from MID-APRIL 2022 TO DATE TO BE DETERMINED

Position Purpose :

To provide an instructional program that will develop students' understanding and appreciation of the art of music, including listening to a wide range of musical genres, periods and styles.

The music teacher will identify, promote and develop each student's talents in vocal and instrumental musical expression.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities :
  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.
  • Demonstrates a knowledge, understanding and application of music instruction in the curriculum (focus is on the John Feireabend method, Conversational Solfege)
  • Develop student understanding and appreciation of music.
  • Ability to play an instrument or instruments, conduct students in playing instruments as needed.
  • Ability to instruct students in singing, harmonization, and chorus.
  • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.

Essential Responsibilities :
  • Administers school music curriculum consistent with school district goals and objectives.
  • Develops a balanced music program and lessons to organize class time so that students have adequate time for preparation, rehearsal, and instruction.
  • Conducts ongoing assessment of student musical learning and progress, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed.
  • Utilizes repertoire of all types of music literature, as appropriate.
  • Plans, coordinates rehearsals for, and directs students in musical programs (including scheduled performances/concerts) and performances outside the classroom.
  • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws.
  • Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
  • Ensures that students align to the school's standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to ensure a productive learning atmosphere during practice, rehearsal and performances.
  • Coordinates with the Arts Program Coordinator and other professional staff members, especially within grade level, and participates in faculty meetings and committees.
  • Creates learning opportunities where students can analyze and evaluate artistic expression both intellectually and emotionally.
  • Reviews and implements modifications, accommodations, and intervention plans for all students both general and special education.

Equipmen t:
  • Use of district-issued digital tools, specifically Google Suite, Schoology and others.

Certification/Licence :
  • CT State Certification Music PK-12 (049)

Education :
  • Bachelors from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment.
  • Master's Degree preferred.
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