Life Science Teacher (#181648)
BASIC FUNCTION/NATURE OF WORK: Under general supervision of a principal and/or other designated administrator, plans and implements an instructional program and provides related educational services for students in grades 6-8. Manages student behavior, assesses and evaluates student achievement, and modifies instructional activities, as required; carries out a variety of student monitoring and control activities; performs related duties as required or assigned. Positions covered by this specification serve as general education middle school (6-8) classroom teachers; classes taught may be single or multi-grade level, subject, skill, or specialty oriented. Incumbents usually perform duties within a team or departmental setting, but might work independently in a unique teaching specialty. Some positions are assigned to science labs or industrial arts/technology or other education labs where greater than average monitoring is required to diminish the chance of accidental injury to students. DIMENSIONS: Budget Responsibilities: None Employees Supervised: Instructional Assistant, if appropriate Number of Schools/Departments: One for self-contained teachers and more than one for itinerant teachers Number of Students: As determined by SOQ staffing standard DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES/ILLUSTRATIVE EX OF WORK: • Work collaboratively with all stakeholders in providing a World-Class Education. • Continually assess student achievement and maintain appropriate assessment and evaluation documentation for institutional and individual reporting purposes. • Plan and implement appropriate instructional and/or learning strategies and activities, including determination of appropriate kind and level of materials, provide appropriate learning experiences, manage allotted learning time to maximize student achievement, and utilize a variety of instructional materials and available multi-media and computer technology to enhance learning. • Manage the behavior of learners in an instructional setting to ensure environment is conducive to the learning process, and assist and participate in management of student behavior in other parts of the school, center, school grounds, or work site. • Coordinate instructional activities with other professional staff, both school and non school-based, as required, to maximize learning opportunities. • Work in a self-contained, team, departmental, itinerant capacity, or in field or may make off-school site visits to monitor students, confer with employers, or site instructors. • Participate in in-service and professional development activities and staff meetings, as required or assigned. • Foster partnerships and ensure continuous communication with parents, both written and oral, to keep them informed of student(s) progress. • Continually communicate with students on instructional expectations to keep them informed of their progress in meeting those expectations. • Assign work to and supervise instructional assistants, parent and student volunteers. • Serve at two or more schools on a regular basis as itinerant. • Support or participate in schoolwide student activities and social events. • As assigned or required, monitor student behavior in non-instructional area and intervene to control and modify disruptive behavior, report to appropriate administrator as appropriate. • Collaborate with other professionals (guidance counselors, librarians, etc.) to carry out schoolwide instructional or related activities as needed. • Complete other duties as assigned.