Teaching and Learning Department Teacher Specialist 7-12 Gifted and Talented full-time
Must hold a license issued by Utah State Office of Education.
The license position area must be in Gifted & Talented.
The license must be in one of the following grades: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th.
Under the direction of the Administrator of Teaching & Learning (T&L). the Teacher Specialist serves in a collegial, non-evaluative leadership role within schools and and at the District level. Will support and facilitate effective instruction and professional growth in a broad range of areas (i.e. Science, Math, STEM., Dual Language Immersion, Literacy, Technology, Gifted and Talented, Mentoring, etc.) Assist with the development and implementation of T& L goals, strategies, evaluation and other support materials, and appropriate programs as assigned.
Must have demonstrated experience in identifying effective ways to support classroom teachers in meeting the needs of high ability students. Requires experience and proficiency in utilizing a repertoire of Gifted and Talented researched based strategies. Requires understanding of the academic, social , and emotional dispositions and needs of high ability students. Requires basic understanding of ability identification methods and assessments, as well as interpretation of results to stakeholders. Requires to understand and assist with executing the logistics for testing students for the Advance Learning Program for Students (ALPS) and district universal testing.