8th Grade Social Studies (23/24 SY)
DEFINITION: Under general supervision, develops and implements a curriculum program consistent with District educational goals and objectives.
(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class).
Observes and monitors control of student’s behavior in the classroom, playground, field-trips, lunchroom, library, school buses, and other areas; establishes, maintains, and promotes a classroom atmosphere which ensures the emotional and physical safety and well being of students and emphasizes mutual respect, self-worth, self-discipline, cooperation, consideration and responsibility; assesses student needs and develops implements and evaluates daily lesson plans for students to include scheduled activities and materials. Modifies instruction of program to meet the needs of each child; plans, organizes and displays classroom materials, space and time appropriate to curricular activities; utilizes and implements classroom management techniques to maintain organization, orderliness and student safety, and a productive learning environment. Utilizes positive reinforcement to maximize desired behavior and educational outcomes; plans instruction to achieve specific objectives based upon student need and established curriculum. Implements instructional techniques to encourage and motivate students.
Evaluates written materials to include written assignments and tests; analyzes and evaluates student progress and course curriculum; evaluates the performance of students regarding achievements in curriculum and activities and makes necessary provisions to meet learning needs; ensures parents and students are informed of methods of evaluation utilized in the classroom; informs parents of student progress; advises parents of instructional methods that may assist student; informs parents of school activities; participates as a member of an instructional team to promote learning activities for students consistent with District and school education objectives; notifies site administrator of the special needs of students who display characteristics which vary from the norm; collaborates with specialists to assist students; may monitor the activities of a teacher assistant and classroom volunteers; orders classroom supplies and instructional materials; performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:
Knowledge and understanding State and Federal activities standards.
Knowledge of developmental levels of school age children.
Knowledge of District and Department policies and procedures.
Knowledge of various teaching techniques and methods.
Knowledge of classroom management methods.
Skill in applying common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
Skill in reading and interpreting documents such as rules, instructions, and procedure manuals.
Skill in writing routine reports and correspondence.
Skill in effective written and oral communication.
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
Skill in basic math computations.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is performed in an indoor environment. Work requires frequent sitting, repetitive motion, vision to monitor, and may require some lifting.
Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field.
Valid Arizona Elementary 1-8 or Secondary 6-12 Teaching Certificate with approved area.
Valid Arizona IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card
Any equivalent combination of training, education or experience that meets the minimum qualifications and State certification requirements will be accepted.
Salary: Refer to the Certified Salary Guide FTE: 1.0 Days in Contract: 211 Start Date: 2023/2024 School Year