Student Teachers/Interns/Practicum Students(Spring 2021 Only)
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EFFECTIVE: Spring 2021 ONLY
Position type: Student Teaching/Interns/Practicum Students(unpaid)
- Must be enrolled in an accredited teacher preparation program and recommended for placement by the university
- Completion of on-line application for student teachers including comprehensive resume, two letters of recommendation and college transcripts
- Completion of essay or cover letter expressing specific interest in the Englewood Schools
- Completion of fingerprinting and CBI/FBI criminal history check prior to assignment
- Interview and approval from Principal and Cooperating Teacher
- Application materials must be received no later than May 1st for fall placement and November 1st for spring placement
- Student teachers who are selected will be notified by Principals
- NOTE – In State program candidates will be given priority consideration. Priority will be given to areas in highest need of teachers (ex. – special education, secondary mathematics, STEM, etc.).
- PROSPECTIVE STUDENT TEACHERS/INTERNS/PRACTICUM STUDENTS ARE NOT TO CONTACT PRINCIPALS AND/OR COOPERATING TEACHERS DIRECTLY.
This assignment includes practice teaching under the direction and supervision of an experienced master teacher. Class sizes will vary depending on grade level and content area. The student teacher in cooperation with the cooperating teacher will focus on classroom management, building student rapport, best instructional practices, assessments(formative and standardized), collaboration with other teachers, communications with families, and multiple areas of professional responsibilities. During the student teaching experience it is expected that Englewood students experience academic growth and proficiency. Student teachers must be familiar with the Gradual Release of Responsibility Instructional Model and be able to plan lessons using the Backward By Design format. Student teachers are required to work as a team member in professional learning communities, utilize data driven instruction, and create class curriculum based on state standards. In cooperation with the host teacher, student teachers are expected to promote parent/guardian involvement in student learning through open houses, parent/teacher conferences, etc. and develop and promote good community relations among stakeholders.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Create a positive learning environment and effective management structures to purposefully promote and foster effective teaching, learning, and student achievement. Create an instructional learning environment that establishes routines and provides for student engagement through questioning, speculation, and originality. Collaborate with specialists and provide unique learning opportunities such as inclusion and research based effective practices for students with special needs. Promote a learning environment respecting the dignity of the child that is perceived by students as fair and consistent. Incorporate additional learning opportunities for advanced and non-proficient students. Ensure all classroom processes, procedures and data collection are highly organized and effective with optimal use of instructional time. Motivate, engage, and empower learners to track and monitor his/her learning.
Design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessments incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context and to develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes aligned with 21st Century learning. Collaborate with educators from other grades or subject areas to establish links between disciplines and influence school-wide curriculum and teaching practice. Demonstrate mastery of content and is able to make curriculum rigorous and relevant to all students. Deliver content that is relevant to students and applicable to the real world. Integrate and align Colorado Academic Standards, instructional objectives, instructional strategies, learning activities, materials, resources and assessments and differentiate lesson planning based on individual student needs. Use data management tools to analyze results and draw inferences from data to identify strengths and opportunities for improvement.
Provide quality, accurate, constructive, corrective, specific and timely feedback to students that encourages them to perform at their highest level. Utilize technology and/or other avenues to communicate to stakeholders (website, podcasts, etc.). Establish student, staff, and parental rapport that allows for a proactive response to potential problems.
Actively participate in all staff meetings, PLCs, and other required events. Apply and implement knowledge, skills and new understandings to improve instructional programming. Advocate for and lead initiatives that will enhance student success in and out of school. Use professional Code of Ethics and standards of practice to guide ethical decision-making in practice.
The education/training/experience, license/certification, general expectations, physical demands, and work environment factors described below 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.
Must be enrolled in an approved teacher preparation program through an accredited university.
LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS:
Valid Colorado Driver’s License.
Has advanced computer/technology skills.
Has the ability to work with students with diverse backgrounds and abilities.
Has the ability to work cooperatively with supervisors and co-workers.
Has the ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions.
Has the ability to perform responsibilities without the necessity of close supervision.
Has the ability to effectively communicate with the School District community.
Has the ability to analyze, instruct, negotiate, coordinate, communicate, problem solve and use interpersonal skills.
Has the ability to compare, compute, synthesize and evaluate.
Has the ability to meet attendance standards and work the hours necessary to perform the essential functions.
Maintain a generally positive attitude.
Observe all District policies and procedures.
Adhere to federal and state legislation, regulation, and policies.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Frequent lifting 5 (five) to 10 (ten) pounds.
Occasional lifting of up to fifty (50) pounds.
Frequent sitting, bending, walking, and standing.
Occasional stooping, kneeling, squatting, and reaching.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
Mostly clean and comfortable.
Cooperating Teacher and/or Principal.
November 1, 2020
Completion of the student teacher application does not guarantee placement.
In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Colorado law, Englewood Schools does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates. Inquiries or complaints may be referred to Ryan Cowell, Executive Director of Human Resources and Talent Development, 4101 S. Bannock Street, Englewood, CO 80110, (303) 806-2029, or to the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Region VIII, Federal Office Building, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204.
4101 S BANNOCK ST, ENGLEWOOD, CO 80110
Compare with State
Amount per Student
State Average: $10,278
% ELL Students
State Average: 12%
Student Teacher Ratio
State Average: 17.36
% IEP Students
State Average: 11%
State Average: 415