Special Education Teacher | High School

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Overview:

Chicago Tech Academy High School (ChiTech) is a progressive education community laser focused on engaging students in creative ways. Our school is unlike any other in Chicagoland in that we leverage digital access to knowledge, and project based learning. Every one of our students have their own Chromebook, allowing teachers to leverage numerous digital resources as they support our learners. In order to make sure the right resources are used,  teachers are given time and professional development focused on leveraging available data to meet each student's needs. Rather than sitting for final exams, ChiTech students show their mastery of new skills and content through the completion of projects. 

At this time the ChiTech team is searching for creative individuals that are excited to be a part of something different, something special. If you are interested in creating a collaborative learning environment, and becoming a learning designer who is focused on supporting students in the way that they learn best, then make sure to apply for an opportunity to join our learning community.  

ChiTech’s Core Values:

  • Equity: We have an unwavering belief in everyone’s potential!

  • Collaboration: We are stronger when we work together!

  • Authenticity: Deeper learning happens both inside and outside the classroom!

  • Growth Mindset: Hard work and dedication leads to continuous learning!

Position Overview:

The role of the Special Education Teacher at  ChiTech is to provide an engaging, rigorous and innovative academic learning experience for students. The ChiTech Special Education Teacher develops lessons for students through the combined use of traditional best practices, digital resources, and project-based learning. Ultimately, the goal of the ChiTech Special Education Teacher is to connect new knowledge and skills to real-world applications. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Build a strong, trusting relationships with all students throughout the ChiTech Community.

  • Demonstrate a sensitivity to and respect for a diverse student and teacher population (ethnicity, gender, culture, “ability,” etc.).

  • Collaborate with colleagues on curriculum delivery and project design.

  • Creatively use available instructional resources (Summit Learning Platform, Open Source, Digital Programs) to engage students.

  • Willingness to receive coaching through a dedicated feedback cycle.

  • Implement restorative practices within the classroom, and larger school environment.

  • Participate in professional development provided both in, and beyond the school walls.

  • Differentiate  instruction to meet varied student needs.

  • Communicate with students, parents/guardians on a regular basis about progress toward goals.

  • Demonstrate passion for and commitment to your personal educational mission, and the mission and success of ChiTech.

  • Possess a solution focused mindset.  

Minimum Requirements:

  • Candidates must have an Illinois teaching credential and relevant subject endorsement 

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy:

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Chicago Tech Academy will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. ChiTech does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability.

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Chicago Tech Academy

1301 W 14th Street 1301 W. 14th Street, Chicago, IL 60608
 

At the following locations

Chicago

1301 W 14th st , Chicago, IL 60608



Insights
Compare with State

Student Teacher Ratio*

State Average: 15.71

% ELL Students*

State Average: 9.50

% IEP Students*

State Average: 15%

FTE

7

State Average: 246