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Elementary Special Education Teacher - Cross Categorical - OwatonnaPublic Schools

Posted on 2019-06-05 9:47:21 AM

Listing expires 2019-08-05 12:00:00 AM

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Start Your Online Application Now<https://nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.applitrack.com%2Fowatonna%2FOnlineApp%2FJobPostings%2FView.asp%3FAppliTrackJobId%3D4719&data=01%7C01%7Cedpost_web_o365%40stcloudstate.edu%7Caf97e4aa128849ccc13f08d6e9c4b4fb%7C5e40e2ed600b4eeaa9851d0c9dcca629%7C0&sdata=D07zMmtaOnltNiF98v5vv57OOdRL19DEf28GM%2BqR9zU%3D&reserved=0> Date of Availability: August 2019 Date Closing: 08/16/2019 Owatonna Public Schools ensures opportunities for all students are realized in the classroom and in life. We have eight great schools, over 900 incredible staff, just over 5,000 outstanding students and numerous community education programs for residents of all ages. We are a close-knit community of educators with high expectations for our schools and its students. Position Summary: The Teacher is a stand-alone classification. Performs difficult professional work providing a broad range of teaching and direct instructional services or specific learning programs within District curriculum guidelines, assisting students to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed as a foundation for future learning in accordance with each student's ability, using a variety of teaching and learning methods at various levels to a targeted audience, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Building Principal. Continuous oversight is exercised over paraprofessionals. Qualifications: A valid Special Education (Cross Categorical) teaching license issued by the Minnesota Department of Education. Consistent and reliable attendance is required. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: * Knowledge of the specific special education category for which licensed * Knowledge of special education teaching philosophy. * Knowledge of the special education curriculum for area(s) the teacher is responsible for instructing. * Knowledge of teaching and learning strategies to meet a wide range of student learning styles and abilities within the special education student population. * Knowledge of federal and state laws pertaining to special education; knowledge of due process compliance. * Knowledge of multicultural, gender and disability fair curriculum concepts. * Knowledge of research and trends in teaching and learning styles. * Knowledge of instructional technologies. * Strong skills in classroom presentation and management. * Strong interpersonal skills to include the ability to work effectively with students, parents, district staff and community members from diverse backgrounds. * Excellent organizational skills. * Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and writing. * Ability to plan and implement lessons based upon district and school&#8217;s goals and objectives. * Ability to modify classroom assignments to address varying student needs. * Ability to adapt teaching styles to diverse student populations. * Ability to evaluate student performance and to present evaluations in a manner that fosters higher student achievement. * Ability to work in a cooperative learning environment. * Ability to utilize computer and multimedia technology as appropriate Responsibilities: A special education teacher will work in one of several special education licensure areas. The duties or each of these positions may vary. The essential functions of these positions include, but are not limited to the following fundamental duties. * Provide instruction in the core curriculum and special education area(s) for which employed; make appropriate use of instructional resources and technologies. * Develop and implement innovative methods for providing instruction to special education students. * Maintain a suitable instructional environment for special education students according to their needs; ensure that equipment is modified, and materials adapted as necessary. * Participate with other special education staff as appropriate to evaluate the special education needs of a student and to develop an Individual Education Plan (IEP) to meet the student's needs; implement these plans in accordance with special education state and federal legal requirements and district practice. * Maintain student records and ensure that they are in compliance with due process requirements. * Support the Minnesota Learning Standards; implement the goals and objectives of the District and the school and/or program to which assigned. * Evaluate special education student performance in accordance with the system used by the school and/or District; promote student achievement; ensure that progress is being made toward IEP goals and objectives; make related reports to parents, the principal and/or Special Education administration as prescribed or authorized. * Maintain contact and communications with parents of special education students and work with them in the academic development of the student and to meet the objectives of the IEP or IFSP; participate in parent teacher conferences. * Perform classroom management duties; enforce rules governing the conduct of students; take appropriate disciplinary action with students when necessary. * Provide indirect services to special education students in the special education category for which employed. * Develop and present in-service training relating to disabilities and the educational needs of students in the special education category for which employed. * Continue to seek professional growth and development in the curriculum area(s) for which employed; attend professional development required by the District. * Contribute to the District's Strong Schools, Strong Communities efforts by partnering with other staff to contribute to student achievement and the alignment and sustainability of resources. * Perform other related duties as assigned. FTE/Schedule: 1.0 FTE Salary: Based on Master Agreement OEA Teacher Master Agreement<https://nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.owatonna.k12.mn.us%2Fsites%2Fowatonna.portal.rschooltoday.com%2Ffiles%2Ffiles%2FPrivate_User%2Fmherman%2FOEA%2520Teacher%2520Master%2520Agreement.pdf&data=01%7C01%7Cedpost_web_o365%40stcloudstate.edu%7Caf97e4aa128849ccc13f08d6e9c4b4fb%7C5e40e2ed600b4eeaa9851d0c9dcca629%7C0&sdata=Bmsf0%2Ffiky70gwusk0EReJJNe6yHZGJDJuypit0bwQI%3D&reserved=0> ISD 761 IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND SUPPORTS WORKFORCE DIVERSITY Owatonna Public Schools uses the applicant tracking<https://nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.frontlineeducation.com%2Fsolutions%2Frecruiting-hiring%2F&data=01%7C01%7Cedpost_web_o365%40stcloudstate.edu%7Caf97e4aa128849ccc13f08d6e9c4b4fb%7C5e40e2ed600b4eeaa9851d0c9dcca629%7C0&sdata=UcoOO5I97KbyaXEdLo4v17bwzMBIHSla3hTEcC58y08%3D&reserved=0> system from Frontline Education to manage employment applications online
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Date of Availability: August 2019
Date Closing: 08/16/2019

Owatonna Public Schools ensures opportunities for all students are realized in the classroom and in life.  We have eight great schools, over 900 incredible staff, just over 5,000 outstanding students and numerous community education programs for residents of all ages.  We are a close-knit community of educators with high expectations for our schools and its students.

Position Summary:
The Teacher is a stand-alone classification.  Performs difficult professional work providing a broad range of teaching and direct instructional services or specific learning programs within District curriculum guidelines, assisting students to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed as a foundation for future learning in accordance with each student's ability, using a variety of teaching and learning methods at various levels to a targeted audience, and related work as apparent or assigned.  Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Building Principal.  Continuous oversight is exercised over paraprofessionals.

Qualifications:
A valid Special Education (Cross Categorical) teaching license issued by the Minnesota Department of Education. Consistent and reliable attendance is required. 
 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the specific special education category for which licensed
  • Knowledge of special education teaching philosophy.
  • Knowledge of the special education curriculum for area(s) the teacher is responsible for instructing.
  • Knowledge of teaching and learning strategies to meet a wide range of student learning styles and abilities within the special education student population.
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws pertaining to special education; knowledge of due process compliance.
  • Knowledge of multicultural, gender and disability fair curriculum concepts.
  • Knowledge of research and trends in teaching and learning styles.
  • Knowledge of instructional technologies.
  • Strong skills in classroom presentation and management.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to include the ability to work effectively with students, parents, district staff and community members from diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and writing.
  • Ability to plan and implement lessons based upon district and school’s goals and objectives.
  • Ability to modify classroom assignments to address varying student needs.
  • Ability to adapt teaching styles to diverse student populations.
  • Ability to evaluate student performance and to present evaluations in a manner that fosters higher student achievement.
  • Ability to work in a cooperative learning environment.
  • Ability to utilize computer and multimedia technology as appropriate

Responsibilities:
A special education teacher will work in one of several special education licensure areas. The duties or each of these positions may vary. The essential functions of these positions include, but are not limited to the following fundamental duties.
  • Provide instruction in the core curriculum and special education area(s) for which employed; make appropriate use of instructional resources and technologies.
  • Develop and implement innovative methods for providing instruction to special education students.
  • Maintain a suitable instructional environment for special education students according to their needs; ensure that equipment is modified, and materials adapted as necessary.
  • Participate with other special education staff as appropriate to evaluate the special education needs of a student and to develop an Individual Education Plan (IEP) to meet the student's needs; implement these plans in accordance with special education state and federal legal requirements and district practice.
  • Maintain student records and ensure that they are in compliance with due process requirements.
  • Support the Minnesota Learning Standards; implement the goals and objectives of the District and the school and/or program to which assigned.
  • Evaluate special education student performance in accordance with the system used by the school and/or District; promote student achievement; ensure that progress is being made toward IEP goals and objectives; make related reports to parents, the principal and/or Special Education administration as prescribed or authorized.
  • Maintain contact and communications with parents of special education students and work with them in the academic development of the student and to meet the objectives of the IEP or IFSP; participate in parent teacher conferences.
  • Perform classroom management duties; enforce rules governing the conduct of students; take appropriate disciplinary action with students when necessary.
  • Provide indirect services to special education students in the special education category for which employed.
  • Develop and present in-service training relating to disabilities and the educational needs of students in the special education category for which employed.
  • Continue to seek professional growth and development in the curriculum area(s) for which employed; attend professional development required by the District.
  • Contribute to the District's Strong Schools, Strong Communities efforts by partnering with other staff to contribute to student achievement and the alignment and sustainability of resources.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

FTE/Schedule:
1.0 FTE

Salary:
Based on Master Agreement
OEA Teacher Master Agreement 

ISD 761 IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND SUPPORTS WORKFORCE DIVERSITY



Owatonna Public Schools uses the applicant tracking system from Frontline Education to manage employment applications online