JobID 1756 : Primary Elementary Teacher (#1551018)
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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 80221. (303) 853-1000, or the US Dept. of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 1961 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80204.
POSITION: Primary Elementary Teacher
LOCATION: Adventure Elementary
REPORTS TO: School Director
METHOD OF APPLICATION:
Out of District applicants must fill out a District application at: www.mapleton.us. Current employees must e-mail a letter of interest and resume to Erica Branscum, Assistant Superintendent, Talent Recruitment and Development at HR@mapleton.us
- 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).
Adventure Elementary utilizes EL Education to provide a comprehensive school development model that emphasizes high achievement through active learning, character growth, and teamwork. Spanish speaking students in the primary grades have the opportunity to receive native language instruction using the Early Exit Transitional Bilingual model. The 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.
At Adventure Elementary, EL Modules are the primary way of organizing curriculum. Learning expeditions expand and deepen knowledge of content and feature linked projects that require students to construct deep understanding and skills and to create products for real audiences.
Correlating Job Responsibilities:
- Implement EL Modules as the primary means of organizing literacy curriculum. Extend modules to align with district and state standards and the school content map;
- Provide instructional in Foundational Reading Skills;
- Develop and use rubrics to assess student work throughout the modules and other instruction;
- Support students in the development of their portfolios and preparation for Student Led Conferences.
- Support student’s English Language Development
Teaching and learning are active and engaging in Adventure classrooms as a commitment to experiential, participatory, and interdisciplinary education is essential to our work. Effective instructional practices promote equity and high expectations: they make the content of expeditions 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:
- Utilize the principles of active and participatory pedagogy to engage students to take an increasingly active role in their learning;
- Employ a range of effective instructional practices to give students the support they need to complete projects and meet standards;
- Develop in-depth lesson plans that ensure instruction is well paced, encourages all students to think, engages all students in productive work throughout the class period, and ensures smooth classroom management;
- Use flexible groups based on ongoing assessment to confer with students and provide differentiated instruction;
- Work with students to create assessment criteria that are connected to standards, and portfolios, and help students understand, reflect on and take responsibility for their learning;
- Design lesson plans that integrate literacy and support understanding of content in subject areas;
At Adventure Elementary school culture is developed and sustained through practices that bring the community together, promote shared understandings, and encourage all community members to become crew, not passengers. A nurturing community that facilitates risk taking and passion for learning, physical and emotional safety, respect and courtesy, and a disciplined environment of high expectations characterize the climate at Adventure for students and staff alike. Teachers foster student character through challenging academic work, service, and the expectation that students can accomplish the impossible. Within such an environment we take a positive and proactive stance on classroom management/discipline in which we focus on mutual respect, relationships, and classroom interventions.
School leaders, teachers, and staff in EL Education schools 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. Through a participatory approach to education we engage students as active participants in decision making at Explore.
Correlating Job Responsibilities
- Prepare students for and participate fully in student-led conferences;
- Give students and families clear and instructive information about student progress in all progress reports;
- Participate fully and positively in a staff culture of reflection and the relentless pursuit of our mission;
- Be willing and able to collaborate with peers in the development of curriculum and school structures;
- Be willing to give and receive support from peers to improve teaching practices;
- Attend and take full advantage of the range of professional development offered including school, regional, state, and national trainings which are offered throughout the calendar year.
- Facilitate students to take an active role in their own learning and a leadership role in their community through structures including but not limited to service learning and leadership training;
- Effectively manage classroom and school-wide structures that promote positive student behavior; and
- Utilize effective practices for community building, including rituals and traditions that build a safe, inclusive, and respectful environment.
SPECIFIC TEACER REQUIREMENTS:
- Valid and current certification;
- Commitment and passion for the principles described in the narrative of this posting;
- Willingness to collaborate with colleagues in planning and implementing;
- A commitment to integrating literacy instruction with science and social studies content.