Collaborator (Floating)

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Collaborator (Floating), Fred Tjardes School of Innovation
 Classification: APT 
 Salary Grade/Level/Family/Range: Administrative/Professional/Technical
(Negotiable based on education and experience)
 Reports to: School Principal
 Contract Length/ Days: (2020-2021/188 days)
 Date Posted: May 19, 2020
 Deadline for application: Until Filled (Applicant screening will begin no later than 05/26/2020.  Applications are still accepted until the position is filled; however, we recommend that you apply as soon as possible).

    Bachelor’s degree
    Colorado Teaching License

  • Prior experience with creating child-centered learning activities, including classroom teaching experience with K-8 students
  • Prior experience with demonstrated academic results and/or incorporating social emotional learning into student experiences
  • Passion for working with and engaging children in student driven learning experiences
  • Belief in fostering children’s social emotional capabilities
  • Commitment to continuous improvement
  • Prior experience leading curriculum development
  • Prior experience partnering with other school staff members

At Fred Tjardes School of Innovation, educators will not serve as the keepers of knowledge, but rather as collaborators who guide students through the learning process.  We are therefore looking for educators who embrace curiosity, a love of learning, and comfort with failure; who demonstrate a willingness to craft an educational plan to match each student’s unique abilities and interests; who teach to learn and are always learning to teach; who work to build bridges within the school and between the school and the community; and finally, who welcome the unknown and exhibit the flexibility to adjust in an ever-changing learning environment. 
As a new school, we are also looking for educators who have the passion and drive to work with a dynamic team to build a unique and exceptional school community. As a team working together to improve student learning, educators at TSOI will be empowered to make decisions regarding the educational program of the school and tasked with ensuring the quality of student learning.  Educators, therefore, must be willing to offer and accept feedback as a means of improving the collective community and providing students with a forward-thinking education in a vibrant environment.
Site Specific Responsibilities:
  • Lead a mixed-age and ability class along with your teaching team members:
  • Design or customize experiential, project-based learning arcs for the class to create activities that are relevant and real-world
  • Curate individual learning experiences based on each student’s abilities, needs, and learning approach to construct and exhibit core competencies
  • Determine students’ academic and social emotional learning goals and ensure that they’re met
  • Use the resources of the city and community to create an education that is relevant and real
  • Communicate learning targets and outcomes to colleagues, parents, and students on a regular basis
  • Engage in coaching with a subset of your students to support student self-reflection and agency
Provide an enriched atmosphere where students learn subject matter and/or skills that will contribute to their development as mature, able, and responsible members of society. Facilitate learning and guide students toward the fulfillment of their potential for intellectual, emotional and psychological growth and maturation. Responsible to the lead collaborator.
Essential Functions
Plans a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of students;
•Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of students;
•Maintains a discipline and classroom control that fosters a safe and positive environment for all student and staff in accordance with school and county policies;
•Ensures adequate supervision to assure health, welfare, and safety of all students;
•Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum standards, establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects, and communicates these objectives to students;
•Uses instructional methods and materials that are most appropriate for meeting stated objectives and standards;
•Assesses the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required;
•Diagnoses the learning abilities of students on a regular basis, seeking the assistance of district specialists as required;
•Counsels with colleagues, students, and/or parents on a regular basis;
•Assists the administration in implementing all policies and/or rules governing student life and conduct, and, for the classroom, develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure, and maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner;
•Plans and supervises purposeful assignments for instructional assistants and/or volunteer(s), and works cooperatively with department heads;
•Attends staff meetings and serves on staff committees as required;
•Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media to meet the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved;
•Strives to implement by instruction and action the district's philosophy of education and instructional standards and objectives;
•Respects students' personal spaces throughout the day;
•Implements students' IEP plans, while ensuring the integrity of academic time and in a manner which motivates students to learn and participate;
•Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulation;
•Makes provision for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms;
•Cooperates with other members of the staff in planning instructional goals, objectives, and methods;
•Assists in the selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials;
•Accepts a share of the responsibility for co-curricular activities as assigned;
•Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities;
•Reports all student injuries, accidents, illnesses, and discipline problems to the appropriate authority immediately or as soon as is reasonably possible;
•Models non-discriminatory practices in all activities;
•Complies with and supports school and division regulations and policies;
•Works to establish and maintain open lines of communication with students and their parents concerning both the broad academic and behavioral progress of all assigned students;
•Provides for his/her own professional growth through an ongoing program of reading, workshops, seminars, conferences, and/or advanced course work at institutions of higher learning;
•Performs other related duties as assigned by building administrator(s) in accordance with school/division policies and practices.
•Performs other duties as assigned.
•Maintains confidentiality regarding students' information. 
Additional Responsibilities:
  • Work with students to maintain a clean learning environment.  These responsibilities may include:
    • Vacuuming, sweeping, and mopping
    • Sanitizing cafeteria and classroom supplies
    • Cleaning restrooms
    • Other general cleaning 

Supervisory Responsibilities: None
 Work Environment/ Physical Demands
Ability to sit for long periods of time, numerous distractions, visual, auditory and ambulatory acuity important
Occasional lifting of up to 30 pounds
EEO/AAP Statement
Greeley-Evans School District 6 shall not discriminate in its employment or hiring practices on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, gender identity, marital status or disability. The District shall identify, solicit, and consider applicants for employment from a broad spectrum of qualified individuals who will contribute to that effort. The Superintendent is committed to cultural diversity among district personnel as a means of enriching educational experience. The District shall identify, solicit, and consider applicants for employment from a broad spectrum of qualified individuals who will contribute to that effort.
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Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Regular attendance is required for this position.

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Weld County School District Six

1025 9th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80631
Compare with State

Amount per Student

State Average: $10,278 (USD)

% ELL Students

State Average: 12%

Student Teacher Ratio

State Average: 17.36

% IEP Students

State Average: 11%


State Average: 415