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 2019-2020 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 2019-2020 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.org
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 Duties Curriculum / 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, best utilize the available time for instruction, and fulfill the requirements of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.
- 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.
- Promotes industry certification (e.g. SolidWorks) and teaches knowledge and skills that prepare students for the certification exam.
- 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 exam to students in advanced skills courses.
- 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 and standards for engineering 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.
Professional Learning Community
- Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
- 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.
- Establish and maintain relationships among local businesses, the City of Fort Worth, and Tarrant County College personnel.
Personal Work Relationships
- 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.
Other Duties As Assigned
- 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, Skills and Abilities
- 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.
- Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
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.
- 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
- Valid State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) or be eligible and required to earn certification within one year of hiring date in the advertised Career and Technical Education position(s): Mathematics/Physical Science/Engineering 6-12 or 8-12; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Grades 6-12; Secondary Industrial Arts Grades 6-12; Secondary Industrial Technology Grades 6-12; Technology Education Grades 6-12; Trades & Industrial Education Grades 6-12 or 8-12 with approval from Career and Technical Education; or Vocational Trades and Industry with approval from Career and Technical Education.
The following certifications have additional work and education requirements:
- Trade and Industrial Education
- Option I – 1) 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 – 1) 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 – 1) 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.
- 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.