Your future is in our classroom
Fort Worth ISD is recruiting talented, compassionate teachers dedicated to helping every student in the district succeed. Successful applicants for the 2020-2021
school year will share a commitment to excellence in the classroom and a belief that great teaching is the key to unlocking student success.
Fort Worth Independent School District is hiring teachers in all subject areas particularly for high need areas such as bilingual, math
for the upcoming 2020-2021
school year. By filling out one application, you will gain access to opportunities across all Fort Worth schools.
Teaching in Fort Worth is more than a career. It’s a calling. Answer the call today and join an exceptional team of teachers shaping the leaders of tomorrow. Certified teachers as well as career changers can see a complete listing of opportunities at TeachFortWorth.orgPosition Purpose
Teachers are expected to deliver rigorous instruction to students in order to promote intellectual, social, and physical growth and ensure that regardless of socioeconomic factors, every student is prepared for accelerated learning to compete in a global economy.Essential Job FunctionsCurriculum / Instruction
- Teaches knowledge and skills in one or more Career and Technology Education fields in accordance with district curricula and industry standards.
- Develops lesson plans and instructional materials for subject area, and translates lesson plans into learning experiences to develop pertinent sequential assignments, challenge students, and best utilize the available time for instruction.
- Instructs students in the proper use and care of professional equipment, technology, and other professional materials.
- Promotes critical and creative thinking and analysis in all related subject areas.
- Serve as a CSTO sponsor and involve students with professional associations affiliated with their career pathway
- Promotes Audio Video instruction, specific to the Cluster Focus, and teaches knowledge and skills that prepare students for related Adobe Audio Video industry certifications.
- Uses and implements ongoing assessments of student learning, interprets higher level data (e.g. value add) to inform instruction and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed.
- 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.
- Administers standardized tests in accordance with District testing programs.
- Administers industry certification exams to junior/senior students in junior/senior level courses, specific to the Cluster Focus, in accordance with FWISD CTE department policies.
- Designs learning activities to demonstrate the application of the profession to everyday existence, including projects, demonstrations, experiments, and hands-on activities.
- Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to laboratory, individualized and small group instruction, and student learning.
- Takes note of state and industry requirements for the program and updates all stakeholders of changes.
- 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.
- Maintain required documentation for various activities such as travel paperwork and work-based learning.
Professional Learning Community
- Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
Personal Work Relationships
- 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.
- Coordinates with other professional staff members, especially within special education, 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.
- Attends and participates in school events during and outside of regular school hours.
- Attends instructional training as needed to administer district approved Audio Video curriculum and Adobe certification exams.
Other Duties Assigned
- All Fort Worth ISD employees must maintain a commitment to the District’s mission, vision, and strategic goals
- Exhibits high professionalism, standards of conduct and work ethic.
- Demonstrates high quality customer service; builds rapport/relationship with the consumer.
- Demonstrates cultural competence in interactions with others; is respectful of co-workers; communicates and acts as a team player; promotes teamwork. Responds and acts appropriately in confrontational situations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Performs all job related duties as assigned and in accordance to the Board rules, policies and regulations. All employees are expected to comply with lawful directives in rare situations driven by need where a team effort is required.
- Knowledge of current CTE teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.
- Knowledge of subject matter and industry standards that lead to licensure for careers or post-secondary professions.
- 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.
- Ability to establish and maintain community relationships to help improve programs and find employment for students.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
- Travels to school district buildings, student workplace, and professional meetings as required.
Work environment is a standard office setting and school building environment.
- Tools/Equipment Used: Personal computer and peripherals; standard instructional equipment such as Promethean Board; soundboards, cameras lighting, computers, and other AV equipment.
- Posture: Prolonged standing; frequent kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
- Motion: Frequent walking
- Lifting: Regular light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds); occasional moderate lifting (less than 40 lbs.); may lift and move text books and classroom equipment
- Environment: Work inside, may work outside; regular exposure to noise
- Attendance: Regular and punctual attendance at the worksite is required for this position
- Mental Demands: Maintain emotional control under stress; work prolonged or irregular hours
- Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution unless you possess a Trade and Industrial Education Certificate
- Valid State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) in the Audio Video area with approval from Career and Technical Education or be eligible to earn certification within one year of hiring date in the advertised Career and Technical Education position(s). Certifications include any Secondary Grades 6-12 or 8-12 Business, Office Education, Industrial Arts, Industrial Technology, Technology Applications, Technology Education, or Trades and Industrial Education Certification. The Trades and Industrial Education Certification requires appropriate work approval.
- Applicants with a Trade and Industrial Education Certificate must meet one of the following options:
- Option I) a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; 2) three years of full-time wage-earning experience within the past eight years in approved occupations for which instruction is offered.
- Option II) an associates' degree from an accredited institution; 2) three years of full-time wage-earning experience within the past eight years in one or more approved occupations for which instruction is offered
- Option III) a high school diploma or equivalent; 2) five years of full- time wage-earning experience within the past eight years in approved occupations for which instruction is offered.
- Working knowledge of Adobe programs and the use of the Internet in the Audio Video Production field.
- Knowledge of Audio Video Production concepts and procedures as it relates to the field.
- Preferred Adobe Certification in the areas related to the assigned program.
- Experience working with diverse student populations.
Note: These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job responsibilities.