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Teacher - Gifted and Talented (2024-2025 SY)

Employer
Norwalk Public Schools
Location
Norwalk, CT, US
Salary
Competitive

Job Details

  • Position Type:
    Middle School Teaching/Teacher - Gifted & Talented


  • Date Posted:
    6/10/2024


  • Location:
    West Rocks Middle School
    (High-Needs School)


  • Date Available:
    06/10/2024


  • 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR
    TEACHER - GIFTED & TALENTED
    WEST ROCKS MIDDLE SCHOOL

    Position Description
    Organize, implement and support modified instructional strategies to meet the needs of atypical students in gifted and/or essential education classes

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Follows the scope and sequence of the instructional program as defined and approved by the Norwalk Board of Education
    • Manages the classroom and individual student behavior to maintain an advantageous learning environment
    • Prepares lesson plans that achieve clear objectives, uses appropriate techniques, and serves the needs of all learners in the classroom
    • Identify students for programming
    • Maintains accurate and complete records, as required
    • Team teaches to support academic goals of educational community
    • Participates on evaluation teams for gifted students as appropriate
    • Works in collaboration with assigned team in planning and developing of program
    • Conducts parent/teacher conferences
    • Assesses student learning on ongoing basis and identifies areas of intervention, if needed
    • Keeps parents up-to-date on student progress through use of interim reports, report cards, and/or conferences
    • Designs instruction to meet the needs of all students through both individual and small group settings as needed
    • Designs clear and specific learning assessments
    • Maintains a positive learning environment that encourages open communication between the teacher and learner
    • Maintains a positive school community image that encourages ethical student behavior
    • Maintains ongoing communication with parents
    • Assists in the selection of textbooks, equipment and other education materials
    • Establishes and maintains professional relationships
    • Participates in professional learning by attending seminars and workshops to improve instructional practice and positively affect student achievement

    KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS
    • Experience working with young children
    • Ability to communicate ideas and directives clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
    • Effective, active listening skills
    • Ability to work effectively with others
    • Organizational and problem-solving skills
    • Experience with SEM Enrichment Model, Co-Teaching, Assessment and Identification of Gifted or Potentially Gifted Students

    QUALIFICATIONS
    • Any active 6-8 CT certification or k-12 Special Education CDE certification required.
    • Master's Degree in Gifted Education
    • Certificate in Gifted Education
    • 2-4 years' gifted teaching experience
    • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent and/or Norwalk Board of Education may find appropriate

    Days: Monday - Friday
    Salary: In accordance with the NFT contract
    Apply at
    www.norwalkps.org/applynow
    Click "Employment"

    NORWALK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
    It is the policy of the Norwalk Board of Education to ensure equal educational opportunity for all students and to prohibit unlawful discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, age, marital status, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, transgender status or physical and mental disability in the school district's educational program and activities; and to prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, creed, age, marital status, national origin, gender pregnancy, veteran status, gender identity or expression, transgender status, sexual orientation or physical and mental disability.

    06.10.2024

    Company

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    Location
    Norwalk
    CT
    06852
    US

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