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Waubun-Ogema-White Earth District #435 is seeking full time Special Education Teacher 1.0 positions for the 2022-2023 school year. The WOWE staff is truly “one team with one goal”. With our talent, commitment and unity, we continue to build a strong team. The candidate should possess great collaboration partners, a dedication to youth and curriculum and a strong belief that every student can succeed. Interested applicants can submit their Letter of Application, Certified Application (www.waubun.k12.mn.us), Resume, copy of MN State Teaching License (K-12) and a copy of college/university transcripts and three letters of reference to: Waubun School Dist. #435. Attn: Josh Kent, Human Resources, PO Box 98, Waubun MN 56589, email: [email protected] For inquiries: call Laurie Johnson, Ogema Principal at 473-6174 or email at [email protected]
JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction of the building Principal, the Licensed Teacher represents a broad grouping of diverse and different instructional positions responsible for developing lesson plans and presenting district curriculum in assigned instructional subjects; delivering and instructing students in lesson plans and instructional material; evaluating and assessing student progress against instructional outcomes and objectives. Licensed Teachers also participate and collaborate with other instructional professionals, administrators, parents, counselors, and other district personnel concerning student needs, issues, and district learning initiatives, curriculum and building issues.
MAJOR AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY
Provides and delivers classroom instruction to students incorporating the essential elements of instruction. Provides instruction at appropriate levels of difficulty and in accordance with district curriculum guidelines and criteria.
Assesses student progress and determining the need for additional reinforcement or adjustments to instructional plans/techniques/goals.
Teaches specific learning objectives.
Employs various teaching techniques, methods and principles of learning to best needs of students and district learning outcomes.
Plans and develops instructional plans, lessons, experiments, and other support activities to present approved district curriculum in accordance with district goals and objectives. Determines needs and abilities of students and determines methods and techniques to best present and provide instruction to students within assigned subject(s) area. Organizes classroom supplies and materials. Performs basic cleaning and housekeeping functions to maintain proper learning environment.
Evaluates student performance against learning objectives. Develops tests to test performance, grades performance, correct papers, and conducts parent teacher conferences to discuss student progress, problems, strengths, concerns or other pertinent issues of the student, family and school.
Establishes and maintains student control and discipline in the classroom, school premise or during school activities by communicating expectations of appropriate behavior. Employs and implements a classroom structure and consistency to encourage student responsibility, cooperation and mutual respect consistent with district policies and procedures.
Provides instructional leadership to other support staff within the classroom involved instruction support activities and functions. Assigns activities, provides guidance and instructional oversight.
Collaborates with other educational professionals and administrators regarding the needs of students, instructional needs, new instructional technologies or approaches to student problems, learning or curriculum. Serves on building and district committees, task forces, administrative meetings or IEP meetings to provide assistance in curriculum development, assessing student progress and performance, or to participate in the building decision making and improvement process.
Performs other duties of a comparable level or type, as required. Provides professional expertise and assistance to individuals, other district staff and the community concerning areas of instructional expertise/knowledge.
Attends training sessions, conferences, seminars, district and departmental meetings.
Keeps abreast of changing developments, trends, instructional and educational technologies.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Knowledge of teaching principles, practices, techniques and approaches.
Knowledge of child development theories and development stages and needs.
Knowledge of current trends, theories and technologies pertaining to learning and instruction.
Knowledge of assessment procedures and techniques, test construction and evaluation methods.
Knowledge of subject material, concepts and issues related to grade/subject of assignment.
Understanding of basic office equipment and software used by the district in maintaining records and files (i.e. word processing software, student record data bases)
Knowledge of instructional technologies and software, equipment, tools and devices used presenting instruction, documenting assessments, student progress or other classroom administrative requirements of the district.
Skilled in planning and developing lesson plans consistent with approved program curriculum.
Skilled in presenting complex materials and concepts in an understandable and grade appropriate manner.
Skilled in developing assessment tools, assessing and evaluating student performance and needs.
Skilled in leading group processes/discussions, utilizing a variety of instruction aids and technologies.
Ability to write reports, lesson plans, learning objectives, tests, and assists in writing and reviewing curriculum using and applying professional/technical concepts, principles and terminology.
Ability to deal effectively and appropriately with parents, students, staff and other educational professionals over instructional needs, concerns or problems of the student and district.
Dealing with children, staff, parents, administrators and other educational professionals over parent and student issues and concerns. Interactions require persuasion, instruction and working with others to gain cooperation and understanding of educational issues/needs. Advises and makes recommendations to district administrators or committees concerning needs in curriculum and learning approaches.
Supervision of Other Employees:
This position is not responsible to directly supervise other employees, however provides indirect supervision for the Paraprofessional(s) in the classroom.
Physical Job Requirements:
Position is required to walk, sit, use hands dexterously, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop/kneel/crouch or crawl, taste or smell, lift up to 25 pounds 1-33% of day. This position is also required to stand, talk, hear 66-100% of the day.
(Summary: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects in the performance of the job.)
Bachelor's Degree in Education and relevant instructional subject area(s).
Licensed in the State of Minnesota in instructional area
Experience: Minimum of a completion of assigned internship/practice teaching experience and degree program.
This description describes the general nature and work expected of an individual assigned to this position. Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.
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