JobID 1686 : Teacher - 5th Grade (#1448112)

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Mapleton Public Schools, Adams County District #1 does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, marital status, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its educational programs or activities.  Inquiries may be referred to the Executive Director of Human Resources, 7350 N. Broadway Denver, CO 80229. (303) 853-1000, or the US Dept. of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 1961 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80204.
 

 THIS POSITION IS FOR THE 2019 - 2020 SCHOOL YEAR
LICENSED VACANCY
 
SCHOOL:           Trailside Academy
POSITION:         5th Grade Teacher
 
Application Deadline: April, 12, 2019
 
 
METHOD OF APPLICATION:
Out of District applicants must fill out a District application at www.mapleton.us. Current employees may email a letter of interest Erica Branscum, Assistant Superintendent, Talent Recruitment and Development at HR@mapleton.us
 
Requirements:

Colorado teaching license with an elementary endorsement required.  Additional endorsement in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education also required* 
*Or willingness to pursue endorsement or equivalent coursework.
 
Responsibilities:
 
Design Overview
EL Education is a comprehensive school reform and school development model that emphasizes high achievement through active learning, character growth, and teamwork.  The five EL Education core practices—learning expeditions, active pedagogy, school culture and character, leadership and school improvement, and structures—work in concert and support one another to promote high achievement.  Brief descriptions of the core practices and job responsibilities are as follows.
 
 
Correlating Job Responsibilities:
  • Plan and implement standards-based units of study in reading and writing using a balanced literacy framework.
  • Develop and use rubrics to assess student work in all content areas.
  • Create and administer formative assessments to monitor student learning and adjust instruction.
  • Implement district math curriculum
 
Active Pedagogy
Teaching and learning are active and engaging in EL classrooms. Effective instructional practices promote equity and high expectations: they make the content come alive, ensure that all students think and participate, and allow the teacher to know all students and their thinking well.  Knowledge of each student’s level of understanding and participation leads teachers to differentiate instruction.
 
Correlating Job Responsibilities:
  • Implement a Balanced Literacy Program each day using the workshop model.
  • Employ a range of effective instructional practices (active pedagogy) to give students the support they need to complete projects and meet standards.
  • Develop lesson plans that ensure that instruction is paced well, encourages all students to think, engage all students in productive work throughout the class period, and ensures smooth classroom management. 
  • Use flexible groups and ongoing assessment to confer with students and provide differentiated instruction.
  • Work with students to create assessment criteria that are connected to standards, and help students understand, reflect on and take responsibility for their learning. 
  • Implement school wide instructional practices and strategies obtained through professional development opportunities.
  • Design lesson plans that both teach writing and support understanding of content in all subject areas.
  • Design lesson plans that both teach reading and support understanding of content in all subject areas.
 
Culture and Character
School culture is developed and sustained through practices that bring the community together, promote shared understandings, and encourage all community members to become active in their education. The climate in an EL Education school is characterized by physical and emotional safety, respect and courtesy, and a disciplined environment. Teachers foster student character through challenging academic work, service, and the expectation that students are courteous, respectful, and compassionate.
 
School leaders, teachers, and staff are members of a community of learners. Professionals work together to share expertise, improve the school’s program, build background knowledge in their disciplines, and model collaborative learning for students. Staff culture is characterized by a respectful collegiality where teachers resist judgment and blame, and support each other in improving practice. 
 
Correlating Job Responsibilities
  • Give students and families clear and instructive information about student progress in all progress reports.
  • Choose instructional practices, compelling topics, and projects that promote character development.
  • Promote and fully participate positively in the staff culture of the school.
  • Be willing and able to collaborate with peers in the development of curriculum and school structures. 
  • Be willing and open to give and receive support from peers to improve teaching practices. 
  • Attend and take full advantage of professional development offered to the school.
  • Willingness to attend professional development opportunities that may include out of state travel and or weekend attendance.
 
Leadership and School Improvement
Leaders in EL Education schools create a professional community that focuses on curriculum and instruction as the primary vehicles for improving student achievement and school culture.  Teachers and school leaders collect data to understand student achievement, assess teaching practices, and make informed decisions about instruction.
 
Correlating Job Responsibilities
  • Make data driven decisions about what instruction will best support students.
  • Discuss assessment results openly with colleagues.
  • Use data to assess your own performance and set individual improvement goals.
  • Work with school leadership to evaluate school performance and set school improvement goals.
 
Structures
In EL Education schools, the schedule serves instructional and curricular priorities. While each schedule is unique to a school and its constraints, there are key features that all EL Education school schedules have in common.
 
Correlating Job Responsibilities
  • Establish effective structures for classroom management and progress reporting for your classroom that align with the school’s reporting systems. 
  • Work with school leadership to revise drafts of calendars and schedules based on benchmarks.          

Posted By

Mapleton School District No. 1

7350 N. BROADWAY, DENVER, CO 80221
 
Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$8,513 (USD)

State Average: $10,278 (USD)

% ELL Students

22%

State Average: 12%

Student Teacher Ratio

20.66

State Average: 17.36

% IEP Students

State Average: 11%

FTE

831

State Average: 415