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Summer School Teacher (Middle School)

Employer
Waterbury Public Schools
Location
Waterbury, CT, US
Salary
Competitive
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Position Type:
Summer School/Summer School Teacher

Date Posted:
4/11/2022

Location:
Districtwide

Date Available:
07/01/2021

Closing Date:
Until Filled

Waterbury Public Schools

JOB CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION

JOB CLASSIFICATION TITLE:
Extended Academic Support Middle School Teacher (ELA, Mathematics, or Interdisciplinary)

DEPARTMENT:
Teaching and Learning

DATES & TIMES:
July 5, 2022 - July 29, 2022 (M-TH)
Teacher hours: 8:00am - 1:00pm

LOCATION:
Middle Schools: West Side, Wallace, North End

BARGAINING UNIT CLASSIFICATION:
N/A - Salary per WTA Contract

REPORTS TO:
Receives administrative direction from the summer school administrator or other administrative officials of a higher grade

FLSA DESIGNATION:
Exempt

PART I - SUMMARY OF CLASSIFICATION
This class is accountable for facilitating learning, academic achievement, social-emotional learning, and personal development by providing instruction to students in an in-person setting . This class also develops and implements curriculum and lesson plans, utilizes technology to facilitate learning, and demonstrates an understanding of the varying learning styles and the needs of a diverse student population.
  • Mathematics teachers will facilitate learning for students to engage in a problem solving task or series of tasks that are connected to a core domain focus from that grade to prepare them for success in next course:
    • Grade 6: Reasoning with Ratios and Rates
    • Grade 7: Proportional Relationships
    • Grade 8: Constructing and Analyzing Functions
  • ELA teachers will facilitate learning for students to engage in reading, writing, speaking, and listening around an arguable topic.
    • Grade 6: Smart Homes
    • Grade 7: Dystopian Societies
    • Grade 8: Voting Rights
  • Interdisciplinary teachers from different secondary disciplines will work together to develop a four-week interdisciplinary unit based on the Common Core grade level anchor standards for reading and writing, and the WPS Portrait of the Graduate.

PART II - MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

A. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

General Experience:
  1. Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college.

B. CREDENTIALS :
  1. Google Certified Educator Level 1 preferred
  2. Kami Certified Educator preferred

C. LICENSURES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  1. Employment in this class is conditional upon the possession of a valid Connecticut State Board of Education teaching certificate/endorsement(s) appropriate to the teaching assignment.
    1. Mathematics Teachers - Secondary mathematics certification required
    2. English Language Arts Teachers - Secondary ELA certification required
    3. Interdisciplinary Teachers - All other secondary certifications are acceptable
  1. Applicants must be available to work all sixteen (16) days of in-person summer school
  2. Applicants must be available to engage in eight (8) hours of paid collaborative planning/professional learning time during the month of June.
  3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a current Motor Vehicle operator's license.
  4. A reference check may be conducted with the applicant's direct supervisor.

D. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
  1. Knowledge of effective instructional strategies
  2. Excellent technology skills
  3. Extensive knowledge in middle school mathematics, ELA and/or interdisciplinary programs
  4. Knowledge and expertise in explicit small group instruction, differentiated instruction, Language Arts & Math curriculum, and Common Core State Standards.
  5. Knowledge of social-emotional learning support strategies
  6. Knowledge of the GSuite applications in Google and how they are used to support teaching and learning, including, but not limited to: Google Classroom, Google Meet, Google Forms, Google Drive, Google Slides, Google Groups, Google Calendar and Gmail;
  7. Knowledge of Google extensions that create a more efficient workflow and that enhance teaching and learning.
  8. Knowledge of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Scientific Research-Based Interventions (SRBI)

PART III - POSITION SUPERVISES:
  1. May direct the work of paraprofessionals and other non-certified support staff.

PART IV - ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The following identifies the primary and essential functions of the position and is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of all duties.
  1. Provide an emotionally safe learning environment
  2. Conduct daily small group learning sessions in Language Arts, Mathematics, and Social-Emotional Learning designed to meet the individual needs of students
  3. Communicate student assessment data to families (pre, mid, post)
  4. Provide one to one feedback for students in their synchronous lessons
  5. Implement curriculum for Language Arts and/or Mathematics
  6. Use assessment tools to design small group instruction
  7. Provide differentiated instruction based on identified student needs
  8. Administer student assessments and maintain accurate data
  9. Maintain classroom attendance
  10. May be asked to model lessons for colleagues
  11. Willingness to learn and use new technologies and Google extensions
  12. Complete other tasks assigned by the EAS administrator

PART V - Working Conditions, Physical and Mental Requirements
Employees appointed to this position will be supplied with instructional technology and curriculum materials. Working remotely is not permitted. Employees appointed to positions in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility, and visual and auditory acuity and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties of the class. A physical examination may be required.

Frequency: Place an "X" in each box that is appropriate to your job. NEVER (N) OCCASIONALLY (O) FREQUENTLY (F) CONSTANTLY (C) 0 % of Shift 1-33% of Shift 34-66% of Shift 67-100% of Shift Working Conditions N O F C Working Conditions N O F C Physical Demands Depth Perception X Standing X Color Distinction X Walking X Peripheral Vision X Sitting X Driving X Lifting X Physical Strength: Carrying X Little Physical Effort (-10 lbs.) X Pushing X Light Work (-20 lbs.) X Pulling X Medium Work (20-50 lbs.) X Climbing X Heavy Work (50-100 lbs.) X Balancing X Very Heavy Work (100+ lbs.) X Stooping X Environmental Conditions Kneeling X Cold (50 degrees F or less) X Crouching X Heat (90 degrees F or more) X Crawling X Temperature Changes X Reaching X Wetness X Handling X Humidity X Grasping X Extreme Noise or Vibration X Twisting X Exposure to Chemicals X Feeling X Exposure to Gases and Fumes X Talking X Exposure to Unpleasant Odors X Hearing X Exposure to bodily fluids X Repetitive Motion X Exposure to dampness X Hand/Eye/Foot Coordination X Confinement to Small or Restricting Area X Visual Acuity/Near X Mechanical Hazards X Visual Acuity/Far X Physical danger or abuse X

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job responsibilities and duties performed by personnel so classified.

Waterbury Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the District will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourage both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the District when necessary.
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