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Duties

Duties: The primary responsibility of the STEM teacher is to develop lessons plans and deliver engaging, differentiated instruction that is aligned with the developing curriculum.   Candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of technology, math, and science standards, as well as Common Core State Standards, effective instructional strategies, classroom management, learning assessment and diagnosis, and research related to learning.  The classroom teacher collaborates with other teachers, professional staff, and administrators in addressing a variety of instructional issues.  A classroom teacher communicates with students and parents/guardians regarding instructional programs and student progress.  The classroom teacher is responsible for creating an environment of respect and rapport, and establishing a culture for learning in which safety and order is the norm.  District 155 expects teacher candidates to be child-centered professionals with a high degree of energy, flexibility, and initiative. Expectations are that teachers are good communicators, have well-developed interpersonal skills, practice reflective teaching, and seek continuous self-improvement.

Responsibilities:
1. Teaches STEM to pupils in a classroom utilizing concepts and pedagogy aligned National STEM Standards and other appropriate learning activities.
2.  Deliver STEM-oriented instruction through project-based learning methods.
3.  Attends professional development and training related to STEM programs and methodologies, staying abreast of current research.
4.  Uses technology to promote learning, creativity, and collaboration.
5.  Organizes, develops, and coordinates special STEM event/activities.
6.  Collaborates with teachers on STEM initiatives and instructional best practices in the STEM areas.
7.  Serves as liaison to prospective or selected STEM vendors, to determine the best resources, options and innovation that will optimize the learning experience for students and staff.
8.  Initiates new programs that support the STEM vision.
9. Instruct pupils in citizenship and subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district.
10. Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil.
11. Translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction.
12. Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
13. Evaluates pupils’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records, and prepares progress reports.
14. Communicates with parents through powerschool, conferences and other means to discuss pupil progress and interpret the school program.
15. Identifies pupil needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping pupils solve health, attitude and learning issues.
16. Creates an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and interest centers when possible.
17. Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district when possible and/or self-selected professional growth activities.
18. Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulation.
19. Selects and requisitions books and instructional aids when funds are available; maintains required inventory records.
20. Supervises pupils during their classroom activities during the assigned working day.
21. Participates in curriculum development programs.
22. Participates in faculty committees and sponsorship of pupil activities.
23. Is a full participant as an instructor and team member in the implementation of intervention strategies, differentiation and interventions.
24. Other duties as assigned by administration.

 

Qualifications

Current and valid license, Middle school endorsement in Science, Math, or Computer Science.

Salary/Benefits

Commensurate with salary scheduled and experience as defined within the teacher’s contract.  Competitive benefits package.

Additional Notes

Working Environment:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The position’s functions require some agility to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and fine finger dexterity to enter information into the different school data systems.

 

Selection Procedure:

All applications will be considered as received until position has been filled.

How to Apply

Application Procedure:
Apply online. Only electronic online applications will be considered.

Link to District/Third Party Online Application Web Page

https://www.applitrack.com/sd155/onlineapp/default.aspx

Job Posting Date

8/1/2020

Start Date

N/A