KEYS / Teen Leadership Teacher (11689)
This position is for the 2021-2022 school year.
Pay Grade: Teacher
Employment Type: Exempt
Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences in the core academic subject area assigned to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Enable students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society.
Bachelor’s degree from accredited university
Valid Texas teaching certificate with required endorsements or training for subject and level assigned
Demonstrated competency in the core academic subject area assigned
[Physical Education Teachers: Current automated external defibrillator (AED) certificate]
Effective communication and interpersonal skills
Knowledge and demonstrated competency in the subject(s) assigned
General knowledge of curriculum and instruction
Ability to instruct students and manage behavior
Openness to change and innovation to meet the needs of all students
One year student teaching or approved internship
General Employee Requirements:
Regular attendance and punctuality
Support and align work with the mission, vision, and beliefs of the district.
Follow and support board policies in areas of related responsibility.
Ensure district resources are managed effectively to maximize resources for student learning.
Share in the development and implementation of district success plans
Actively participate in ongoing development to improve work quality and district contribution.
Model integrity, work ethic, and professionalism as a suitable example for BISD students.
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
Instructional Strategies to Promote Student Growth
Develop and implement lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of district’s curriculum program and show written evidence of preparation as required. Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for differences in individual student differences.
Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, equipment, and technology that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned and present subject matter according to guidelines established by Texas Education Agency, board policies, and administrative regulations.
Conduct assessment of student learning styles and use results to plan instructional activities.
Work cooperatively with other teachers to modify curricula and instruction as needed for special education, 504, ELL, and GT students according to guidelines established.
Work cooperatively with the campus and district instructional supervisors, leaders, and department heads to improve instruction.
Offer accelerated instruction to each student who meets any of the state "at risk" criteria in order for the student to perform satisfactorily on the state assessment.
Use available technologies as appropriate teaching and learning tools.
Integrate the instruction of technology into subject area teaching.
Work with other members of staff to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods according to district requirements.
Plan and assign work to instructional aide(s) and volunteer(s) and oversee completion.
Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formal and informal testing.
Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned. Sponsor outside activities approved by the campus principal.
Be a positive role model for students; support mission of school district.
Classroom Management and Organization
Create classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
Manage student behavior in accordance with the BISD Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.
Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
Assist in selecting books, equipment, and other instructional materials.
Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required.
Maintain accurate student accounting and grading records in compliance with local and state requirements.
Assist in upholding and implementing administrative regulations and board policy.
Manage and utilize data effectively for systemic process and program analysis.
- Account for the accuracy and verification of all student program data and reports.
- Implement data-driven decision making for improvement efforts based on best practices.
- Manage and utilize policy effectively for maintaining systemic processes and practices.
- Account for the verification of the correct policy regarding all decisions and correspondence.
Implement effective policy-driven decision making
Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.
Establish and maintain a professional and cordial relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members.
Adhere to local, state, and federal guidelines regarding confidentiality.
Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with students, parents, and other staff members.
Respond to parent phone calls/messages in a timely manner.
Professional Growth and Development
Seek and participate in professional development activities to improve instructional effectiveness thereby increasing student achievement.
Participate collaboratively with colleagues to reflect on one’s teaching practices.
Stay abreast of developments in the profession and display openness to change and innovation.
Maintain updated record of all professional development activities.
Keep informed of and comply with state, district, and school regulations and policies.
Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required.
Personal Growth and Work habits
Participate as an effective team member who contributes to district, department, and content goals.
Submit all legal documents in a timely manner as required by Federal, State, and District.
Display proficient levels of technology applications.
Utilize time wisely for effective management of job responsibilities.
Meet deadlines to submit lesson plans, progress reports, grades and other documents as required by the campus/district.
Maintain punctuality in daily work times, appointments, and meetings.
Maintain friendly customer-service-driven interactions with all stakeholders, students, teachers, administrators, and co-workers.
Work cooperatively with co-workers and supervisors to ensure that the goals of the school/department are met.
Maintain a positive and professional tone in all communication (i.e. email, written, and verbal).
Direct the work of assigned instructional aide(s).
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Tools/Equipment Used: Personal computer and peripherals; standard instructional equipment; [P.E. teachers: automated external defibrillator (AED)]
Posture: Prolonged standing; frequent kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
Motion: Frequent walking
Lifting: Regular light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds); may lift and move text books and classroom equipment
Environment: Work inside, may work outside; regular exposure to noise
Mental Demands: Maintain emotional control under stress; work prolonged or irregular hours