Grand County Middle School History Teacher/ART
OB DESCRIPTION The Middle School (MS) Classroom History Teacher is responsible for creating a positive learning environment where students develop the skills to become critical thinkers, problem solvers, lifelong learners and productive citizens. Teachers maintain a safe environment; establish rapport with students, parents and colleagues; motivate pupils to develop attitudes and knowledge that will help them reach their potential and be prepared for higher levels of education. Teachers differentiate curriculum and use effective research-based methods of instruction.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS • Teach the core content area(s) outlined in the USBE’s Core Curriculum, and adopted by the Board of Education, correlated with other approved learning activities. • Instruct pupils in citizenship. • Meet regular, reliable, punctual and predictable attendance requirements. • Utilize GCSD instructional framework to provide engaging instruction based on core standards. • Develop lesson plans and instructional materials and provide individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of the student. • Translate lesson plans into learning experiences to best utilize the available time for instruction. • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom. • Evaluates student’s academic and social growth, maintains appropriate records, and prepare progress reports. • Communicate with parents through conferences, telephone calls, e-mails, student planners, school website, and other means, to discuss the student’s progress. • Identify student needs and cooperate with other professional staff members in helping students solve health, academic, social and psychological challenges. • Create an effective environment for learning through organization, functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards and interest centers. • Utilize computers and other technological classroom support equipment in student instruction. • Provide and maintain a safe and supportive environment in the classroom and on the school campus. • Maintain professional expertise through in-service education activities provided by the school district and self-selected professional growth activities. • Demonstrate professional ethics as outlined by the Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission. • Be a positive role model. • Participate in faculty meetings and instructional professional learning communities (PLCs) as required. • Administer appropriate student attendance policies and procedures. • Participate in appropriate educator evaluation procedures as per district guidelines and policy • Participate in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities. • Use approved books and instruction materials; maintain required inventory records. • Administer group standardized tests in accordance with state and district testing procedures. • Model professional and ethical standards when dealing with students, parents, peers, and community. • Is responsible for understanding and adhering to laws, district policies, and procedures. • Requires strong oral and written communication skills with students, parents, and staff. • Requires strong computer and educational technological skills. • Requires effective problem solving, organizational, multi-tasking, and time management skills. • Requires the ability to implement effective teaching strategies. • Requires the ability to establish and maintain a positive learning environment. • Requires the ability to calmly handle classroom management issues. • Requires the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, school staff, district staff, and patrons. • Requires the ability to work as a member of a team as well as the ability to work independently with little direct supervision. • Knowledge of State Core Curriculum and Board of Education adopted guidelines. • Predictable and reliable attendance. During times of state or district emergency, all employees may be required to perform additional duties that are not required on a normal basis in support of educational and operational priorities. e.g. Performs general cleaning and sanitizing of work areas, provides remote assistance to students and staff, and any other reasonable duty as needed. NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS • Other duties as assigned. • This description should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may be required to be performed by an employee assigned to this position. • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. • The requirements listed below are representative of the education, knowledge and experience requirements; the machines, tools and equipment used; background; and any licenses or certifications required