Must hold a certificate issued by Florida Department of Education.
The certificate must be in one of the following types: Professional Certificate, Temporary Certificate, Statement of Status of Eligibility.
The certificate position area must be in one of the following areas: English, Reading, Reading Specialist, Reading/Language Arts.
The certificate must be in one of the following grades: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th.
The certificate status must be active.
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Job Summary: As a member of the instructional team, the Reading Teacher will be responsible for conducting daily Direct Instruction in a traditional classroom setting. The Reading Teacher will provide direct Reading instruction in accordance with the District’s approved Reading Plan and ensures that students receive tiered Reading Interventions in accordance with their individual learning needs. The Reading Teacher in collaboration with the Principal and designated members of the Administrative Team, will ensure that students are progressed monitored a minimum of three times per year (AP1, AP2 and AP3). The Reading Teacher regularly meets with students to advise and plan for students’ individual learning plans, and providing coaching and mentoring in an advisory capacity.
The Reading Teacher works as a part of the instructional team in order to meet the needs of all students. Because building relationships is a critical component of this learning environment, the team works together to identify student needs that may be barriers to success. Teachers collaborate with team members to analyze different means of meeting student needs and communicates with students, parents, and other team members about student progress and plans for next steps.
Reading Teacher Responsibilities:
• Improve literacy through listening, reading, writing, and speaking; • Identify, implement, and monitor students level of Reading Interventions needed and students’ progress towards graduation; • Administer formative and summative assessments including benchmark and statewide assessments as per the school and district’s assessment calendars; • Implement the school’s Multi-tiered System of Support and ensure that students receive appropriately tiered instructional support using the identified curriculum and interventions needed; • Progress monitor students and participate in the school’s data cycle and Professional Learning Communities’ Meetings as per the school’s Multi-tiered System of Support Plan • Using the Language Arts Florida Standards and the school’s approved Intensive Reading Curriculum, create and submit weekly lesson plans that are consistent with all components of the school’s standard lesson plan format; • Provide small group instruction to students enrolled in an alternative school setting; • Provide instructional support, interventions, modifications, and adaptations to all students with disabilities in accordance with their Individual Education Plans; • Provide instructional support, interventions, modifications and adaptations to English Language Learners in accordance with each ESOL student’s language proficiency level and their identified instructional needs; • Record and maintain accurate student attendance; • Consult with other content area teachers, special education teachers, parents and students, advising on strategies and activities that may be used to enhance a student's reading skills • Assist in the development and implementation of individual education service plans for students; • Provide essential supervision to students in their education requirements; • In accordance with the school’s reporting policies, keep school administrators informed about the reading programs/strategies and needs of the school; • Keep accurate documentation regarding student progress, needs, strengths, grades, observations, anecdotal records, and other related data; • Participate in district as well as in-house professional learning opportunities identified and approved by the school principal • Other responsibilities or projects as assigned by the Principal or Dean of Academics;
Skills and Knowledge: • Demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment toward the position and the mission of EdisonLearning; support the company’s values in the strategic areas of academic excellence, operational performance and superior culture; • Possesses strong time management and organizational skills and the ability to prioritize effectively ; • Displays excellent interpersonal skills and display such to all stakeholders; • Knowledge and experience using technology for communication, data analysis, gathering and organizing information for presentations; • Maintain confidentiality; • Ability to demonstrate and maintain positive relationships with colleagues and building principal; • Ability to maintain strong classroom management and hold students accountable for upholding school rules, collaboratively-developed norms, and classroom expectations; • Experienced in collaborating with teacher teams and adapting work to the needs of teachers and students; • Demonstrate organizational skills and initiative for working with minimal direct supervision while prioritizing workload • Demonstrate a strong sense of urgency through prioritizing and following through on commitments • Evidence of ongoing professional learning and reflective practice to continuously improve student and adult learning • Mastery of and enthusiasm for academic subjects including proven track record of high achievement in the classroom; • Knowledge and demonstration of using innovative skills in instruction (analytical thinking, problem solving, communicating, collaborating, and finding and evaluating information); • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to utilize technology for communication and instruction to work with parents, students, and other service agencies; • Evidence of ongoing professional learning and reflective practice to continuously improve student and adult learning; • Ability to meet deadlines; • A working knowledge of current research and resources in instruction