Position Summary: To plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a secondary learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. Secondary graphic arts classes are the stepping stone for prospective graphic artists and designers. For some students, this is where they will decide to pursue a career in graphic arts. Teachers foster creativity while providing hands-on instruction in art and graphic design using traditional drawing techniques and the industry's popular software, audiovisual materials and books. Work is performed under the supervision of the Principal.
Bachelor’s Degree required.
Meet State of Michigan requirements for teacher certification in the required subject area(s) and grade level(s).
Candidates must demonstrate the following: Exceptional skill in planning, delivering and assessing student learning.
Exceptional knowledge in research based instructional strategies and ability to implement them effectively.
Knowledge in the use of technology to support instruction.
Ability to maintain high standards of professional conduct at all times.
Punctuality, good attendance and strong work ethic in all areas.
Ascribe to the philosophy that all children can succeed and demonstrate the commitment to do what is necessary to make this a reality.
The teacher will provide direct instruction and intervention to students.
Assist students in mastery of the essential skills.
Demonstrate creativity and attention to detail, both characteristics of a graphic artist.
Demonstrate familiarity of standard industry hard- and software that is required, in addition to keeping up with upgrades and advancements.
Allow each student who comes to class with his or her own ideas and suggestions a certain amount of creativity without imposing their ideas onto students.
The teacher will teach, tutor, and use technological interventions to improve
The teacher will encourage students to set and maintain high standards of responsibility for their learning and behavior.
Prepare and submit designated grade level lesson plans on a weekly basis.
Knowledge of content, pedagogy, and child development.
Apply differentiated instruction to meet the needs of each student.
Knowledge of learning styles and skill in using varied teaching methods to address student learning styles.
Design coherent instruction and student assessments.
Ability to plan and implement a variety of activities to maximize effectiveness of instruction and student participation.
Ability to effectively assess student levels of achievement, analyzes test results, and prescribes actions for improvement.
Assess students by observing them closely and provide special attention to students struggling with concepts.
Provide parents with information on how to help their children achieve higher results.
Observe students for behavioral problems and ensure that any behavioral issues are quickly and tactfully addressed.
Assist students in creating projects to help them understand difficult concepts.
Develop key incentives to ensure students’ participation in class.
Classroom management utilizing the positive behavior support model.
Create an environment of respect and rapport.
Establish a culture for learning.
Implement and enforce classroom procedures.
Organize physical space that is conducive to learning.
Use of varied teaching strategies.
Use of questioning and discussion techniques.
Engage students in learning.
Use of effective formative and summative assessment techniques.
Demonstrate flexibility and responsiveness.
Use of technology in the classroom.
Student data analysis and portfolio maintenance.
Continual professional development to keep up-to-date on curriculum developments and trends in the field of education.
Employ a variety of research-based instructional strategies and instructional media consistent with the capabilities, needs and physical limitations of students
Develop a program advisory board and hold at least two (2) advisory board meeting per year.
Develop relationships with program industry.
Provide students with industry field studies.
Evaluate student progress on a regular basis and, when necessary, refer students who need assistance.
Enforce rules of conduct and ensure classroom and campus discipline.
Strive to implement, by instruction and action, the Academy’s philosophy, instructional goals, and objectives of education.
Participate in weekly staff meetings, on-going professional developments, and grade level/content area meetings and trainings.
Maintain appropriate administrative records according to district policy.
Consistently support and uphold school policies and procedures. Support the school and its leadership.
Model self-discipline and ethical behavior. Present self in a professional manner through appropriate dress, communication techniques, and demeanor.
Perform other related duties as assigned by the Principal or designee.
Skill in oral and written communication with students, parents, and others.
Ability to maintain appropriate student supervision so that students have a safe and orderly environment in which to learn.
Ability to work effectively with peers, administrators, and others.