Elementary Classroom Teacher - Summer Literacy & Reading programs

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Start Date
07/05/2021

Description

The Benton Community School District (BCSD) is seeking summer teachers to fill the following positions:  Teachers for our summer Elementary  (grades K - 6th) summer literacy and reading program.  
WE ARE EXPANDING OUR SUMMER PROGRAM TO INCLUDE STUDENTS WHO QUALIFY IN GRADES 4-6TH WHO EXPERIENCED LEARNING LOSS DUE TO COVID AND SCHOOL CLOSURES.  ADMINISTRATION WILL CONTACT FAMILIES OF STUDENTS WHO QUALIFY. 

Dates/Schedule

Monday - Thursday

8:15 - 11:15 AM

July 5-8, 12-15, 19-22


Our summer instruction will take place at our Atkins Elementary Center and Keystone Elementary Center for all grade levels (1st - 6th) 

These positions are part time and will end July 22, 2021.  

Locations:
Atkins Elementary Center - Benton Community School District
Mr. Jason West, Principal -- jwest@benton.k12.ia.us
Atkins Elementary
216 4th Avenue
Atkins, Iowa 52206
(319) 446-7525


Keystone Elementary Center - Benton Community School District
Ms. Anna Upah, Principal -- aupah@benton.k12.ia.us
Keystone Elementary
280 4th St.
Keystone, Iowa 52249
(319) 442-3221

 


Students who attend Norway Intermediate Center will attend the summer literacy/reading program at Keystone Elementary or Atkins Elementary.
Mr. Phillip Eastman, Principal -- peastman@benton.k12.ia.us
319-227-7142

Students who attend Norway Intermediate Center will attend the summer literacy/reading program at either the Atkins or Keystone Elementary Center.  Transportation needs will determine location. Location for attendance will be communicated by administration.

 

SAMPLE EARLY LITERACY SCHEDULES FROM PREVIOUS SUMMER LITERACY PROGRAMS

 


K/1 - Summer School Schedule

8:00-8:15

Arrival - Handwashing/Sanitizing - Attendance

8:15-8:30

Morning Meeting - Social Story

8:30-8:35

Brain Break

8:35-8:50

Benchmark Phonics - Associate Support

8:50-9:10

Writing Direct Instruction - Associate Support

9:10-9:30

Structured Writing - Conferencing - Associate Support

9:30-9:50

Recess - Associate

9:50-10:00

Bathroom/Drink

10:00-10:10

Snack/Read Aloud

10:10-10:30

Whole Group - Comprehension Skill

Benchmark Literacy

10:30-10:42

Group - Teacher Table - Making Words/Kilpatrick - iPads

10:42-10:54

Group - Teacher Table - Making Words/Kilpatrick - iPads

10:54-11:06

Group - Teacher Table - Making Words/Kilpatrick - iPads

11:10-11:15

Wrap up

Dismissal - Handwashing/Sanitizing - Attendance


2/3 - Summer School Schedule

8:00-8:15

Arrival - Handwashing/Sanitizing - Attendance

8:15-8:30

Morning Meeting - Social Story

8:30-8:35

Brain Break

8:35-8:50

Whole Group - Comprehension Skill

Benchmark Literacy

8:50-9:02

Group - Teacher Table - Making Words/Kilpatrick - iPads

9:02-9:14

Group - Teacher Table - Making Words/Kilpatrick - iPads

9:14-9:28

Group - Teacher Table - Making Words/Kilpatrick - iPads

9:30-9:50

Recess - Associate

9:50-10:00

Bathroom/Drink

10:00-10:10

Snack/Read Aloud

10:10-10:30

Benchmark Phonics - Associate Support+

10:30-10:50

Writing Direct Instruction - Associate Support

10:50-11:10

Structured Writing - Conferencing - Associate Support

11:10-11:15

Wrap up

Dismissal - Handwashing/Sanitizing - Attendance


WAGE:  TEACHERS WILL BE PAID $22.50 / HOUR FOR THE 8:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. SESSION 



HUMAN RESOURCES:
Questions regarding hiring, handbooks or any other Human Resources topic, please contact Director Melody Spence in Central Office at 319-228-8701 Ext. 505 or mspence@benton.k12.ia.us

Link to all District Documents - Human Resources
 

Benton Community Administration:

Administration Office Address

304 First Street · P.O. Box 70 · Van Horne, IA  52346 · (319) 228-8701 · Fax (319) 228-8254

Administration

·        Dr. Pamela Ewell – Superintendent

·        Douglas D. Embray – Assoc. Superintendent, School Business Official

·        Dr. James Bieschke - Associate Superintendent

·        Rob Arnold – Principal, Middle School & High School           

·        Shawn Pfiffner – Activities Director & Assoc. MS/HS Principal

·        Ryan Junge – MS/HS Assoc. Principal, Dir. of Student Services

·        Phillip Eastman – Principal, Norway Intermediate Center                             

·        Jason West – Principal, Atkins Elementary Center

·        Anna Upah – Principal, Keystone Elem. Center, Dir. of Curriculum and Instructional Services

                                 

Benton Community CSD

Benton Community Schools is a PK-12 public school located in east central Iowa. The District has four student attendance centers: Atkins Elementary Center (PK-3), Keystone Elementary Center (PK-3), Norway Intermediate Center (4-6), and the MS/HS (7-12).

Benton Community SD Mission Statement:  "Quality Education for a Lifetime of Learning"

Superintendent Message:

The Benton Community School District provides outstanding opportunities for the students, from preschool through high school. From a caring, committed professional staff of teachers and administrators to excellent and safe learning facilities, from the fine arts to athletics, Benton Community SD provides an environment where children feel they belong.

The great success of our students is directly related to the quality of the teachers and support staff at Benton. Our employees take pride in their commitment to quality education. They just don’t teach, but they are actively involved in the development of each student. They are also involved in developing their own professional skills.

Also important to student success is the dedication and commitment of the Board of Education, parents, patrons, and every individual who plays an integral role in the growth and development of the school community’s young people. Their contributions ensure that Benton Community is a place to grow and learn. The goal of the school district is to make sure students are college and career ready as they graduate and shape them in their important role as outstanding citizens.

The most important factor that helps make Benton Community successful is the expectation that students do their best and that the school community does its best to help them. That cooperation creates an environment where everyone can succeed because of common aspirations and goals. Benton Community believes and practices its mission – to provide a “quality education for a lifetime of learning”. The core values of educational excellence, a caring environment, continuous growth, and team work provide the framework and support for our important work.

Benton Community is a place to enjoy! It’s a place that lets you get involved in things that really matter – the education of our children, the development of the community, and the quality of life. Perhaps the best way to find out about Benton Community is to talk to the people who live here. The reasons that brought them here and the reasons they stay show why Benton Community is a “place to belong”.

Dr. Pamela Ewell
Superintendent of Schools

Follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BentonCSD

District Website - https://www.benton.k12.ia.us/

 

Benton Community is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Inquiries by employees or applicants for employment regarding compliance with equal employment opportunity and affirmative action laws and policies, including but not limited to complaints of discrimination, should be directed to the Affirmative Action Coordinator by writing to the District Affirmative
Action Coordinator, Benton Community School District, P.O. Box 70, Van Horne, Iowa, 52346, or by telephoning 319-228-8701. Inquiries related to sex discrimination, including claims of sexual harassment
pursuant to Title IX, should be directed to Phillip Eastman, Title IX Coordinator, 100 School Drive, Norway, Iowa, 52346, (319) 227-7142, peastman@benton.k12.ia.us.

Inquiries by employees or applicants for employment regarding compliance with equal employment opportunity and affirmative action laws and policies, including but not limited to complaints of discrimination, may also be directed in writing to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions, 500 W. Madison St., Suite 2000, Chicago, IL. 60661, (800) 669-4000 or TTY (800) 669-6820.
http://www.eeoc.gov/field/chicago/ or the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, 400 E. 14th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50309-1004, (515) 281-4121 or 1-800-457-4416, http://www.iowa.gov/government/crc/. This inquiry or complaint to the federal office may be done instead of, or in addition to, an inquiry or complaint at the local level.
Further information and copies of the procedures for filing a complaint are available in the school district’s central administrative office and the administrative office in each attendance center.

The Benton Community School District has an established policy of Equal Employment Opportunity with respect to race, color, creed, sex, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. The district has an established policy of taking affirmative action in recruitment, appointment, assignment and advancement of women, minorities and disabled. The district expects the administration to know of and fully accept the equal opportunity and affirmative action policies and to make certain that no employee or applicant for employment shall suffer any form of discrimination because of race, color, creed, sex, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.


Elementary Classroom Teacher

Position Purpose
Under the general supervision of the School Principal, to facilitate student success and growth in academic and interpersonal skills through implementing district approved curriculum; documenting teaching and student progress/activities/outcomes; addressing specific educational needs of individual students and by creating a flexible, safe and optimal learning environment; and providing feedback to students, parents and administration regarding student progress, expectations, goals, etc.

Essential Functions

  • Develops and administers school elementary curriculum consistent with school district goals and objectives.
  • Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction, and student learning.
  • Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction
  • Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed.
  • Instructs students in the principles of responsible citizenship and other subject matters specified in applicable laws, as well as administrative regulations and procedures of the c school system.
  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.
  • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws.
  • Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
  • Ensures that student conduct conforms with the school's standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
  • Coordinates with other elementary professional staff members, especially within grade level, to evaluate and assess curriculum, and participates in faculty meetings and committees.
  • Selects and requisitions appropriate books, instructional aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records.
  • Supervises students in activities that take place out of the classroom during the school day, including activities involving school transportation.
  • Administers standardized tests in accordance with District testing programs.
Additional Duties
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
                Note:    The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Equipment
Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.

Travel Requirements
Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiates instruction based upon student learning styles.
  • Knowledge of elementary school curriculum and concepts.
  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
  • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
Works in standard office and school building environments.
                Note:    Also see the Summary of Physical, Sensory and Environmental Requirements Needed to Perform Essential Job Duties for this position.

Qualifications Profile
  • Certification/License:
  •  State Certification as an Elementary Teacher
  • State Certification in the appropriate grade level preferred.
Education
  • Bachelors from an accredited college or university in Elementary Education or related discipline applicable to teaching assignment.
  • or Masters Degree in related area preferred.
Experience
Preferred - Successful prior teaching experience for the appropriate grade levels a plus.

FLSA Status:       Exempt

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Benton Community School District

304 1st St , Van Horne, IA 52346
 

At the following locations

Atkins Elementary Center

217 4th Avenue , Atkins, IA 52206