SpED Early Childhood Strategies Teacher Full-time Standard (#300591)
Planning and Preparation
Administer appropriate district curriculum which is aligned with Common Core State Standards and is consistent with IEP instructions as needed. Designs and implements the components of an effective lesson for instruction and student assessments aligned with Common Core State Standards. Designs coherent, differentiated, instruction and student assessments aligned with Common Core State Standards at the appropriate instructional level for the student. Provide appropriate instructions, modifications, adaptations, and implements Individual Education Plans (IEP) in an organized, systematic, and meaningful manner. Analyze student progress and ensure assessment regulations and guidelines are followed at all times. Demonstrates mastery of content and pedagogy, knowledge of students and resources, typical developmental patterns of student, and characteristics of students with disabilities. Sets instructional outcomes for diverse learners. Classroom Environment
Creates an environment of respect and rapport while developing a climate that promotes positive learning conditions. Maintains a positive, orderly, safe, accessible and academically focused learning, resource-rich environment. Manages classroom procedures and student behavior. Demonstrates cultural competency. Instruction
Communicates learning expectations to students. Engages students in learning. Utilizes discussion and questioning techniques. Embeds assessment in instruction. Demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness. Demonstrates familiarity with Multi-Tiered Systems of Support. Demonstrates knowledge of strategies and accommodations to assist students with disabilities to access curriculum. coordinates effectively with other service staff in providing student instruction. Professional Responsibilities
Maintains accurate records and IEP’s as mandated by state and federal guidelines, within established timelines. Demonstrates professionalism, integrity and ethical conduct. Supports, communicates and works professionally with administrators, staff and community and follows all protocols consistent with the WCSD’s procedures. Makes a focused effort to promote meaningful participation of parents in the IEP process. Reflects on teaching. Participates in a professional community. Participates in other job-related duties and activities related to the position as assigned. Works as part of an education/assessment team responsible for identifying, developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating individual objectives for assigned students. Special Education teachers can be assigned as Resource Special Education teachers or can be assigned to specific specialized programs that are broken down from the Special Education umbrella in order to provide adequate supports for all students requiring special needs. In the case where a teacher is assigned to a specialized program, all of the above-mentioned job duties/responsibilities apply, as does the information tied to the specific program. Specialized programs within the Special Education umbrella at WCSD are described below.
When assigned to:
EC – Early Childhood/Pre-K
The Early Childhood Special Education Program provides services to three, four and five year olds with disabilities. The teacher provides instruction in developmentally appropriate curriculum that addresses all areas of child development including literacy and math readiness skills, gross and fine motor skills, self- help skills, communications skills, and social skills. In addition, the classroom provides multiple opportunities to develop skills in the areas of cognition, receptive and expressive language, and social/emotional development.