Gifted Education Teacher (.5 HC/.5 BH)
COMPENSATION: Per Teacher Salary Schedule based on education and experience. District 308 grants experience credit on the salary schedule for up to 10 years of prior, verifiable, contractual full-time teaching experience.
BENEFITS: Full-time Associates enjoy a robust selection of healthcare benefits including employer paid Life and AD&D insurance, Long Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), as well as three medical plans to choose from including PPO and HMO plans. What's more, CUSD provides a 100% claim reimbursement program for out of pocket expenses (excluding ER services), when an employee is enrolled in our PPO plan and uses our RUSH Healthcare reimbursement program.
UNION MEMBERSHIP: This position is represented by the Oswego Education Association (OEA).
- Qualified applicant must hold a valid/registered Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) with Gifted Education endorsement
- Minimum five years of successful teaching experience
- Gifted Education Seminar training required
- Leadership Experience
- Master's degree in content area preferred
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The key role of the GE Math Resource Teacher is to implement a program that ensures qualitatively different instruction designed to meet student needs through daily direct instruction of students identified for GE replacement math services. The GE Math Resource Teacher will also promote practices that support gifted learners across content areas through curricular consultation with classroom teachers.
- Utilize in-depth knowledge of District 308 Math curriculum/resources to support differentiation of curriculum.
- Provide support in analyzing and interpreting test scores to plan for differentiated instruction.
- Utilize technology including instructional technology software and tools.
- Apply knowledge of effective teaching strategies, peer coaching, mentoring, and development/delivery of professional development.
- Develop and maintain a confidential, collegial relationship with teachers.
- Participate in curriculum work, staff meetings, and other programs within the assigned schools and on a District level.
- Attend training, workshops/conferences as needed.
- Demonstrate strong leadership, oral, writing, and interpersonal skills.
- Manage time and maintain a flexible schedule that maximizes teacher and student learning.
- Assist building administration in communicating with classroom teachers and in gathering data for gifted education screening.
- Prepare an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) as required, in concert with parents.
- Deliver comprehensive differentiated math curriculum and instruction to identified students in grades 3-5 through a replacement model.
- Collaborate with math cluster teachers to create a continuum of extension and enrichment options.
- Collaborate with and support cluster teachers in the development and implementation of appropriately differentiated curriculum and instruction across content areas.
- Build classroom teacher capacity in differentiation through collaboration and consultation.
- Provide staff development opportunities on various aspects of gifted education designed to improve the quality of curriculum and instruction.
- Maintain ongoing communication with stakeholders including students, parents, and faculty as well as other educational agencies vested in the education of gifted learners.
- Communicate with the Assistant Director for Gifted Education and the Gifted Education Teacher Leader to ensure consistency in the delivery of gifted education services.