Biology Teacher - Dual Enrollment

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Description

BIOLOGY DUAL ENROLLMENT CRITERIA:   ADDITIONAL 18 HOURS IN CONTENT AREA REQUIRED
Position Purpose:

 
Under the general supervision of the School Principal, create a learning environment that develops students’ skill and competence in science; motivate students to acquire knowledge of scientific facts and principles; and develop skills in scientific methods of problem solving.
 
Essential Functions:

  • Teaches knowledge and skills through courses in biology in accordance with district curriculum
  • Promotes critical and creative thinking and analysis
  • Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction and student learning
  • Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and translates lesson plans into learning experiences to develop pertinent sequential assignments, challenge students, and best utilize the available time for instruction
  • Designs learning activities to demonstrate the application of science to everyday existence, including scientific research projects, demonstrations, experiments, and laboratory activities
  • Instructs students in the proper use and care of scientific equipment, chemicals, and plant and animal life as applicable
  • Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning and progress, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student’s needs, including students with special needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed
  • Maintains familiarity with district and Virginia State  standardized tests for the purpose of adapting curriculum to maximize student achievement on such tests
  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research
  • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by
    district procedures and applicable laws
  • Encourages parental involvement in students’ education and ensures effective communication with students and parents
  • Ensures that student conduct conforms to the school’s standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom
  • Coordinates with other professional staff members, especially within content area, and participates in faculty meetings and committees
  • Selects and requisitions appropriate books, instructional aids and other supplies and equipment, maintains inventory records, and ensures equipment is in good working order
 
Additional Duties
  • Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent
 
Note:  The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.
 
Equipment
  • Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone
 
Travel Requirements
  • Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles
  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students
  • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work
 
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
  • Works in standard office and school building environments
 
Qualifications Profile
 
Certification/License:
  • State certification as a licensed Teacher with endorsement in biology
  • Dual Enrollment certification
 
Education:
  • Bachelor's degree required from an accredited college or university in education discipline application to teaching assignment
  • Must have successfully completed a minimum of 18 additional college credit hours in content area specific to teaching area (biology) in order to qualify for dual enrollment

Experience:
  • Successful prior teaching experience for the appropriate grade level preferred
 
FLSA Status:  Exempt
 

Posted By

Mecklenburg County Public Schools

P.O. Box 190 , Boydton, VA 23917
 

At the following locations

Bluestone High School

Darnell Carter, Principal 6825 Skipwith Road, Skipwith, VA 23968