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Elementary School Art Teacher - Designs for Learning

Posted on 2017-12-06 1:33:46 PM

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Urban Academy Charter School is now accepting applications for an Elementary School Art Teacher. This position requires Minnesota Department of Education Licensure. Located in the beautiful Highland Park Neighborhood of St. Paul, MN, we believe in providing a quality education for urban students in grades K-6. We believe that education plays a critical role in developing creative and responsible human beings. Children have an innate ability to learn. When nurtured and taught in an environment that respects their unique culture, abilities, resiliency, and effort, they awaken the desire to learn. Ready and willing to be taught, children grow and flourish as creative citizens, able to make their own distinctive contribution to society. Urban Academy believes in a strong partnership with the student&#8217;s home and community in which they reside. Every student is to be understood holistically, by understanding the student&#8217;s academic abilities, social and personal life, which impacts their academics and behavior. Our Family Specialist is a resource to the parents by providing them resources that they need so that they can support their children at home. Purpose: The purpose of this position is to develop lesson plans and provide materials; conducts instruction, and evaluates and assesses both instructional materials and student performance. The teacher meets with parents, interprets students&#8217; progress, and informs parents/guardians about student strengths, weaknesses, and progress. Responsibility: 1. Plans instruction and other student support activities as follows: * Establishes curriculum plan, as applicable to the teacher&#8217;s particular assignment and consistent with District standards and objectives and needs and abilities of student * Consistent with District and State curriculum and assessment * Reviews, selects, and modifies materials and resources to carry out the curriculum plan. 2. Provides instruction to students in a manner, which incorporates best teaching practices: &#183; Develop daily lesson plans &#183; Teaches to an outcome &#183; Selects objectives at the correct level of difficulty &#183; Monitors student learning and adjusts teaching &#183; Uses principles of learning in an appropriate manner &#183; Has knowledge of performance assessments, checklists, and rubrics and correct use there of &#183; Has appropriate classroom management, human relations, questioning, and planning skills &#183; Has skills in inclusivity, diversity and differentiated strategies &#183; Has knowledge of child growth, development, and learning &#183; Develops instructional strategies to maximize student participation &#183; Provides an honest, respectful, caring, and safe environment for students 3. Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with students in the classroom, on school premises, and/or in school activities: &#183; Communicates expectations for appropriate behavior &#183; Encourages student responsibility, cooperation, and respect for self, others and property &#183; Adheres to district policies, procedures and legal requirements &#183; Helps students develop ability to prevent or solve conflicts 4. Communicates effectively with parents through conferences, written documents, telephone, and other forms of communications 5. Maintains effective working relationships with staff and service providers to meet the needs of students: &#183; Ability to work in teams on a collaborative basis 6. Collaborates with service providers regarding the needs of students. Communicates accurately and constructively while preserving confidentiality 7. Uses student assessment and evaluation to: &#183; Assess student work to guide instruction &#183; Evaluate student work to determine student progress and grades &#183; Report student progress to student and parents &#183; Identify and implement appropriate instructional strategies to meet the needs of learners 8. Possesses current knowledge of support services and subjects taught: &#183; Demonstrates an understanding of the integration of subject and support services &#183; Maintains professional competency in assigned subject areas 9. Continually identifies professional development needs; plans and pursues strategies to meet those needs 10. Maintains records according to district policy and procedures: &#183; Maintains necessary records according to legal and District requirements &#183; Uses records to obtain and provide accurate information &#183; Maintains confidentiality of information 11. Other job related confidentiality of information 12. Perform other job related duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications: Valid Minnesota teaching licensure in elementary education For more information about our school, please visit our website: www.urbanacademymn.org<http://www.urbanacademymn.org> To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter explaining why you applying for this position, resume, copy of your MN Teachers License (K-6), 3 professional references with contact information to hlang@urbanacademymn.org<mailto:hlang@urbanacademymn.org> Urban Academy Charter School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Urban Academy Charter School complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Urban Academy Charter School expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Urban Academy Charter School&#8217;s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Urban Academy Charter School is now accepting applications for an Elementary School Art Teacher.  This position requires Minnesota Department of Education Licensure.

 

Located in the beautiful Highland Park Neighborhood of St. Paul, MN, we believe in providing a quality education for urban students in grades K-6. We believe that education plays a critical role in developing creative and responsible human beings. Children have an innate ability to learn. When nurtured and taught in an environment that respects their unique culture, abilities, resiliency, and effort, they awaken the desire to learn. Ready and willing to be taught, children grow and flourish as creative citizens, able to make their own distinctive contribution to society.

 

Urban Academy believes in a strong partnership with the student’s home and community in which they reside. Every student is to be understood holistically, by understanding the student’s academic abilities, social and personal life, which impacts their academics and behavior. Our Family Specialist is a resource to the parents by providing them resources that they need so that they can support their children at home.

 

Purpose:

The purpose of this position is to develop lesson plans and provide materials; conducts instruction, and evaluates and assesses both instructional materials and student performance.  The teacher meets with parents, interprets students’ progress, and informs parents/guardians about student strengths, weaknesses, and progress.

 

Responsibility:

  1. Plans instruction and other student support activities as follows:
    • Establishes curriculum plan, as applicable to the teacher’s particular assignment and consistent with District standards and objectives and needs and abilities of student
    • Consistent with District and State curriculum and assessment
    • Reviews, selects, and modifies materials and resources to carry out the curriculum plan.

2.      Provides instruction to students in a manner, which incorporates best teaching practices:

·        Develop daily lesson plans

·        Teaches to an outcome

·        Selects objectives at the correct level of difficulty

·        Monitors student learning and adjusts teaching

·        Uses principles of learning in an appropriate manner

·        Has knowledge of performance assessments, checklists, and rubrics and correct use there of

·        Has appropriate classroom management, human relations, questioning, and planning skills

·        Has skills in inclusivity, diversity and differentiated strategies

·        Has knowledge of child growth, development, and learning

·        Develops instructional strategies to maximize student participation

·        Provides an honest, respectful, caring, and safe environment for students

3.      Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with students in the classroom, on school premises, and/or in school activities:

·        Communicates expectations for appropriate behavior

·        Encourages student responsibility, cooperation, and respect for self, others and property

·        Adheres to district policies, procedures and legal requirements

·        Helps students develop ability to prevent or solve conflicts

4.      Communicates effectively with parents through conferences, written documents, telephone, and other forms of communications

 

5.  Maintains effective working relationships with staff and service providers to meet the needs of students:

·        Ability to work in teams on a collaborative basis

6.      Collaborates with service providers regarding the needs of students.  Communicates accurately and constructively while preserving confidentiality

7.      Uses student assessment and evaluation to:

·        Assess student work to guide instruction

·        Evaluate student work to determine student progress and grades

·        Report student progress to student and parents

·        Identify and implement appropriate instructional strategies to meet the needs of learners

8.      Possesses current knowledge of support services and subjects taught:

·        Demonstrates an understanding of the integration of subject and support services

·        Maintains professional competency in assigned subject areas

9.      Continually identifies professional development needs; plans and pursues strategies to meet those needs

10.  Maintains records according to district policy and procedures:

·        Maintains necessary records according to legal and District requirements

·        Uses records to obtain and provide accurate information

·        Maintains confidentiality of information

11.   Other job related confidentiality of information

12.  Perform other job related duties as assigned

 

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Valid Minnesota teaching licensure in elementary education

 

For more information about our school, please visit our website: www.urbanacademymn.org

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter explaining why you applying for this position, resume,  copy of your MN Teachers License (K-6), 3 professional references with contact information to hlang@urbanacademymn.org

 

Urban Academy Charter School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Urban Academy Charter School complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Urban Academy Charter School expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Urban Academy Charter School’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.