JOB TITLE: Teacher
Job Summary: The job of "Teacher" is done for the purpose/s of developing students' academic and interpersonal skills through implementing District approved curriculum and/or the appropriate presentations of courses of study; documenting teaching and student progress/ activities/ outcomes; addressing specific academic needs of students; providing a safe and optimal learning environment; and, providing feedback to students, parents/guardians and administration regarding student progress, expectations, goals, etc.
Essential Job Functions:
A teacher performs the following tasks: plans Instruction, establishes a classroom climate conducive to learning, implements plans for Instruction, evaluates student achievement, appropriately directs instructional assistants, all for the purpose of providing successful instruction and learning.
. Plans for instruction for the purpose of implementing lesson plans andproviding documentation of teacher and student progress.
Examples of planning include, but are not limited to:
- Selects or writes learning goals that are based upon the district's expected outcomes,Oregon Board of Education directives, and the physical and mental maturity ofthestudents.
- Determines the current achievement level of the students with respect to the learning
- Establishes objectives for a unit of instruction, formulates daily lessons andevaluates student's attainment of learning goals.
- Adapts unit and lesson plans for exceptional learners and for students from varyingcultural, social, and Iinguistic backgrounds.
- Selects and organizes instructional materials and equipment for the unit of instruction.
- Designs instructional activities to achieve unit and lesson objectives.
- Estimates the time required for direct instruction, student practice and application,and evaluation of student learning.
. Establishes a classroom climate conducive to learning by students for thepurpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment.
Examples of establishing conducive climate include, but are not limited to:
- Communicates classroom rules, procedures and behavioral expectations based uponthe level of development of students and laws governing student rights andresponsibilities.
- Applies principles of sex equity, racial justice, and least restrictive environmentfor disabled students.
- Recognizes the effects of the physical, social, and emotional climate of the student'shomes and community on student motivation and behavior.
- Encourages appropriate behavior and provides meaningful reinforcement when it occurs.
- Monitors student conduct and takes appropriate action that is in line with buildingand district policies when misbehavior occurs.
- Interacts thoughtfully and courteously with students, colleagues, and parents andresolves conflicts in a professional manner.
- Uses classroom time effectively to provide maximum time on learning tasks.
- Manages instructional transitions; and coordinates the use of parent volunteers,student assistants, and other support personnel to achieve instructional objectives.
. Implements Plans for Instruction for the purpose of improving studentsuccess in academic, interpersonal and daily living skills through a defined course of study.
Examples of instruction include, but are not limited to:
- Organizes students to engage in planned learning activities.
- Communicates learning outcomes to be achieved and focuses student interest on tasksto be accomplished.
- Provides instruction using a variety of instructional techniques to achieve planned objectives.
- Monitors the effectiveness of learning activities and modifies the pace and content ofinstruction as needed to achieve unit and lesson objectives; and uses techniques thatpromote critical thinking and problem solving and that encourage divergent as wellas convergent thinking.
. Evaluates Student Achievement for the purpose of providing feedback tostudents, parents/guardians and administration regarding studentprogress, expectations, goals, etc.
Examples of evaluation Include, but are not limited to:
- Selects and uses tests, observation, district scoring guides, student interviews, andother formal and informal assessment procedures and collects work samples for thestudent's portfolio, to determine the extent to which each student has achieved theobjectives of the lesson and/or unit of Instruction.
- Designs assessments to determine if students have mastered the objectives beforedesigning the activities of a lesson.
- Grades and records the students progress, prepares anecdotal records, and reportsachievement to students and parents.
- Summarizes the data on student achievement in relationship to instructionalobjectives.
- Uses data on student achievement to refine curriculum objectives and to plan furtherinstruction; and, documents teaching effectiveness through assembling and analyzingsamples of students work.
. Directs Instructional Assistants for the purpose of providing an effective school programand addressing the needs of individual students.
Examples of directing instructional assistants include, but are not limited to:
- Delegates specific instructional tasks to be performed for individual students orgroups of students in accordance with the skills and abilities of each instructionalassistant.
- Trains the assistant in the instructional tasks to be performed under the teacher'ssupervision.
- Supervises and assesses the performance of delegated instructional tasks andadjusts delegated tasks as necessary.
- Assumes full accountability for effectiveness and safety of tasks delegated toinstructional assistants.
. Advises parents and/or legal guardians of student progress for thepurpose of supporting teacher's expectations, developing methods forimprovement and/or reinforcing classroom goals in the homeenvironment.
. Collaborates with other teachers, school personnel, parents andappropriate community agencies for the purposes of implementingcurriculum, improving the quality of student outcomes, developingsolutions and planning curriculum.
. Demonstrates methods required to perform assignments and/or skills(e.g. lab experiments, musical techniques, etc.) for the purpose ofproviding the students with the necessary skills to perform the tasks safely and/or accurately.
. Monitors student activities (e.g. classroom, lunch, grounds, etc.) for thepurpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment.
. Prepares teaching materials and reports (e.g. grades, attendance,anecdotal records, etc.) for the purpose of implementing lesson plans andproviding documentation of teacher and student progress.
. Reports incidents (e.g. fights, suspected child abuse, suspected substanceabuse, etc.) for the purpose of adhering to school, District and State rules, regulations, policies and laws.
Other Job Functions:
. Assists (when appropriate)other personnel as may be required for the purpose ofimplementing the curriculum and/or supporting them in the completion of their workactivities.
. Participates in various meetings (e.g. parent conferences, in-service training, site meetings, etc.) for the purpose of receiving and/or providing information or to meetcredential requirements.
. Experience Required: Prior success in job related experiences (may includesuccessful supervised student teaching).
. Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities Required
Skills to motivate students, communicate with individuals from varied educational andcultural backgrounds, direct support personnel, evaluate performance.Proficient in the use of computer and Internet based applications, including but not limited to email and systems applications.
Knowledge of age appropriate teaching methods, state and district curriculum standards,credit and grading requirements (when applied), appropriate instructionalsubjects.
Abilities to perform a variety of specialized and responsible tasks, maintain records,establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, parents/guardians, other school personnel, meet schedules and deadlines. To learn new automated systems as they are brought online by the District. Significant physicalabilities include mobility in the classroom, lifting/carrying, reaching/handling,talking/hearing conversations, near/far visual acuity/depth perception/ accommodation/field of vision.
. Education Required: University degree in the field of education and/or State of Oregonrequirements for a teaching license.
. Licenses, Certifications, Bonding and/or Testing Required: State of OregonTeaching License appropriate math endorsement forassignment , Oregon Fingerprint and Criminal Checkclearance,First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certificates is required in someassignments.
Bilingual/Bicultural strongly preferred, Knowledge of the Common Core State Standards, PBIS, RTI and formative assessments.
Advanced Math endorsement preferred
ANNUAL WORK DAYS: 186