Elementary Teachers (4th grade)
Must hold a license issued by Virginia Department of Education.
-Serve as a role model for effective oral and written communication, with special attention to correct use of language and spelling.
-Provide a positive classroom atmosphere with learning opportunities consistent with personal development and potential taking into consideration the physical, mental, emotional and social growth of each child.
-Provide a classroom environment that is responsive and conducive to learning and provides for safety and physical comfort.
-Provide for instructional planning and the establishment of teaching objectives that: -Reflect the goals and content of the division and state curriculum, -Relate to student need, -Use material appropriate to the curriculum requirements, yet addresses the age and ability of students, -Include a variety of learning activities, -Clearly identifies what students are expected to learn, -Inform students of the achievement expected and keeps them engaged in learning tasks, -Provides for reinforcement and evaluation,
-Provide lesson implementation that: -Strives to strengthen the basic skills of all students in all subject areas, -Motivates and involves students, -Is shared with students, -Uses a logical progression in lesson development, -Uses optimum pacing and sequencing, -Uses various strategies and techniques, -Provides meaningful closure, -Provides ongoing student assessment related to the expectations for student achievement based on required and other curriculum,
-Provide for student assessment that: -Uses formal and informal procedures, -Measures the successful attainment of local and state level assessments, -Communicates promptly and constructively student achievement to students and parents,
-Provide for management and organization that: -Maintains appropriate student control and discipline, -Focuses on the health and safety needs of students, -Successfully implements routine classroom procedures, -Provides an organized, purposeful and functional classroom environment, -Results in the proper care and use of materials, equipment and supplies.
-Provide for individual differences of students through the use of differentiated instruction, varied materials, and activities suitable to their interests and abilities.