Long-Term Substitute Teacher
Long-Term Substitute Teacher
Effective teaching has always been a complex process; as our curriculum adapts to meet the skills our students will need to be successful in the future, there are significant implications for teachers. Student centered methods like problem-based learning and project-based learning allow students to collaborate, work on authentic problems, and engage with the community. Teaching our students to think, work together better and use information more rigorously will be vital. These methods will require teachers to be knowledgeable about a broad range of topics and make in-the-moment decisions about lesson design.
A classroom teacher will be responsible for all domains of the Danielson Framework, including Content and Pedagogy, Classroom Environment, Instruction, and Professional Responsibilities. As part of the Park View community, the classroom teacher will be responsible for not only actively engaging students in Common Core aligned instruction, but also being an active member of a professional learning community.
- Ensure that students are demonstrating growth in the classroom learning targets
- Empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information
- Instill a love of learning in all students
- Collaborate with colleagues to ensure the best possible instruction for all students
- Monitor the effective classroom management
Duties of this job include, but are not limited to:
- Teaches reading, language arts, social studies, mathematics, science, to students in a classroom, utilizing course of study adopted by the Board of Education, and other appropriate learning activities.
- Instructs students in citizenship and basic subject matter.
- Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
- Uses a variety of instruction strategies, such as inquiry, group discussion, lecture, discovery, etc.
- Translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction.
- Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
- Evaluates students’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records, and prepares progress reports.
- Communicates with parents through conferences and other means to discuss students’ progress and interpret the school program.
- Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, academic and emotional problems.
- Creates an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and interest centers.
- Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by professional growth activities.
- Participates cooperatively with the appropriate administrator to develop the method by which the teacher will be evaluated in conformance with guidelines.
- Selects and requisitions books and instructional aids; maintains required inventory records.
- Supervises students in out-of-classroom activities during the school day.
- Administers group standardized tests in accordance with state testing program.
- Participates in curriculum development programs as required.
- Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities.
ALLOCATION: 1.0 FTE
REPORTS TO: Principal
QUALIFICATIONS for the position:
- College Degree;
- Illinois Teaching Certification;
- ELL certification preferred, but not required;
- Ability to establish and maintain effective organizational relationships