Teacher Expert - Assistive Technology

Anchorage, AK, US
Jun 05, 2019
Position Type:
Teacher: Expert/Teacher Expert

Date Posted:


Date Available:

Bargaining Unit: AEA
Work Year: 182 Days per year

Job Summary
This position requires a valid Alaska educator certificate. The number of work days is based upon the AEA negotiated pay scale. Information on the pay scale can be found online at www.asdk12.org/laborrelations . Positions that are 0.50 FTE to 1.0 FTE are associated with the Alaska Teachers' Retirement System (TRS), positions that are 0.40 to 0.49 FTE are associated with the Alaska Employees' Retirement System (PERS). Positions that are 0.39 FTE or less are not eligible for state retirement benefits. This position may have a flexible work calendar which may include duty days during summer, winter or spring breaks, with equivalent time off during the regular school year as mutually agreed upon by the employee and supervisor.

Job Requirements
The following are required:
  • Valid Alaska teaching certificate with an endorsement in Special Education. Three or more years of successful special education teaching in a secondary public school. Evidence of content knowledge shown by:
    • a posted degree in the content area of this position; ora posted minor in the content area of this position; orpassing Praxis Subject Assessments scores (formerly Praxis II) in the content area of this position; oran endorsement in the content area of this position

The following are preferred:
  • Master's degree in Special Education.

    Educational Technology Endorsement or related experience.

    Evidence of experience working with special education students.
    A strong understanding of special education issues and knowledge of special education law.
    Evidence of strong written and verbal communication skills.

    Collaborative team player.

    A demonstrated ability to self-direct and effectively manage time.

    Experience in adult learning theory, coaching/mentoring scenarios.

    Interpersonal, problem solving and organizational skills.

    Instructional leadership in technology.

    Ability to provide professional development opportunities to colleagues in a variety of formats.

    Success in modeling effective use of current instructional technology.

    Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with teachers and administrators.

Essential Job Functions
The requirements listed below are representative of the essential functions of this position. The successful candidate:
  • Can describe their philosophy of education and demonstrate its relationship to their practice. Displays extensive knowledge of appropriate developmental characteristics of age groups and can easily adjust instruction to accommodate the range of development needs. Has the ability to use current technology to enhance instruction. Applies knowledge of current research and theory to instructional programs. Participates in and contributes to the teaching profession. Meets with building principals regularly to identify the processional development needs of teaching staff based on teacher needs and student data and to assess progress monitoring and benchmark results. Applies deep content knowledge and relevant expertise to school projects and general operations. Collaborates with principals in specific areas of focus and helps build instructional competency among staff. Has deep and clear understanding of multiple performance measures to facilitate data driven discussions and student support. Responds and interacts effectively to requests from classroom teachers and support staff in modeling lessons and advising on the use of data. Provides training in and modeling of research based instructional practices. Develops staff proficiency in culturally responsive practices and differentiated instruction to meet the learning needs of all our diverse populations. Assists instructional staff in resolving complex obstacles to the success of overall school programs, as well as specified projects. Participates in meetings and training sessions as scheduled.

Physical /Mental Demands
The physical demands of this job require frequent standing, walking, sitting, speaking and hearing. Specific visual abilities are also required. The employee is regularly required to reach with his/her hands and arms and occasionally lift items weighing less than 40 lbs. Additionally, the employee must be able to understand vague and implicit instructions, be able to readily recall facts and details, handle conflict and make effective decisions under pressure. The employee must have the ability to effectively manage the stress of working with students, parents, and other employees representing diverse cultures, personalities, and work styles in a dynamic work environment.

The Anchorage School District is committed to providing reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all individuals with a qualified physical or mental disability.

Work Environment
Work is performed in a professional environment with a wide variety of individuals having differing functions, personalities and abilities, including working with diverse groups of people in a variety of different settings.

While performing the duties of this job the employee may be regularly exposed to a video display. The employee may be exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Additional Job Information
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job related duties as requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

Anchorage School District (ASD) employees must possess the ability to read and write in English. This also includes the ability to communicate in English with school staff, co-workers, and the public; as well as have the ability to comprehend and carry out oral and written directions and understand and follow English instructions and written documents.

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check in addition to the background check conducted through the certification process with the Alaska State Department of Education and Early Development (DEED).

This position may be required to work in ASD facilities on the military installations (JBER). Please visit https://www.dhs.gov/real-id-enforcement-brief for additional information.

The Anchorage School District is an equal employment opportunity employer.

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