Middle School Gifted Teacher (Long-Term Sub, Full-Year) @ Upper Moreland Township School District
Position: Middle School Gifted Teacher (Long-Term Sub, Full-Year)
Department: Middle School
Reports to: Building Principal
FLSA Status: Exempt
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Other duties may be assigned
- Those tasks which are necessary for the preparation for instruction, actual instruction, and management of student-learning activities in accordance with school district practice and established courses of study and/or curriculum
- Evaluation and identification of individual student progress and special help as required to ensure a successful learning
- Develop and implement lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of the gifted and talented program
- Employ a variety of instructional techniques and media which meet the needs and capabilities of gifted students.
- Conduct student assessments and adapt curriculum and lesson plans accordingly, providing differentiation and/or extensions of lessons.
- Work cooperatively with classroom teachers to address gifted student's need
- Provide students with the freedom to choose topics to study and the methods to use in manipulating and transforming information.
- Promote independent, self-directed and in-depth study.
- Encourage the application of advanced research and methodological skills.
- Provide opportunities for students to develop leadership and group interaction skills.
- Allow student-centered discussion, Socratic questioning and seminar-type learning.
- Encourage the development of products that challenge existing ideas and produce new ones.
- Assist teachers in developing and providing gifted students with enriched or alternative course work through curriculum modification, compacting, etc. to meet gifted learner needs and promote high achievement in gifted learners.
- Incorporate the application of discipline methodologies in product development.
- Promote products that are comparable to those made by professionals in the designated field.
- Require that products of gifted students represent application, analysis and synthesis of knowledge.
- Provide the opportunity to create products/solutions that focus on real-world issues.
- Maintenance of student discipline
- Supervision of extended study activities, such as study halls, school assemblies, homeroom activities, and co-curricular activities
- Performance of activities related to attendance, grade reporting, and student records, and the interpretation of this information to parents
- Attendance and participation at faculty meetings, on curriculum committees and other special committees
- Compliance with and participation in current district educational initiative
- Understanding of goals through cooperative, effective work with other staff
- Incorporation and implementation of technology as appropriate to instruction
- Awareness of and compliance with school board policies and regulations
- Maintenance of conditions of health and safety in the classroom and in the school
- Proper care of the school plant and assigned equipment
- Preparation of reports requested by the principal
- Attention to health requirements of individual students
- Planning for participation in parent-teacher conferences
- Participation in continuing in-service education activities as sponsored by the school or district
- Activities associated with preparations for the evaluation of a school or a program within a school by the state Department of Education and/or any other accrediting agency
- Maintenance of professional growth through in-service programs, graduate courses, and awareness of innovations in area of certification and in education in general
- Other duties as may be assigned
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. Reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Valid PA Certification in 6-8 (Middle Level)
- Track record or evidence of improving student achievement in the classroom.
- Ability to integrate technology into instructional delivery.
- Demonstrated skills in analyzing and using data for instructional decision-making.
- Exceptional classroom management, organization, planning, instructional delivery, leadership, and technical skills and the ability to utilize differentiated instructional methods to engage students in positive learning experiences.
- Ability to demonstrate knowledge of content and pedagogy, knowledge of Pennsylvania's Academic Standards and a sound understanding of how to prepare, direct and guide instruction to secondary students.
- Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; to plan and implement lessons based on curriculum objectives and the needs and abilities of students.
- Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate and build relationships with students and parents to promote student achievement and strengthen community partnerships.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in teaching from an accredited institution or related field teaching
- Pennsylvania Certification in teaching in the appropriate subject area or area
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.