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Elementary Special Education Teacher (2020-2021 school year) -Hiawatha Academies, Minneapolis

Posted on 2020-05-22 12:30:28 PM

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Hiawatha Academies<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fhiawathaacademies.org%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7Cfa7cd5a035044e36ee4c08d7fe75d04f%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637257654273597332&sdata=tr8bvXZlkzTZQI8PmZuCuDD3YreSw53zKgPRroaV%2BwU%3D&reserved=0> is a network of college-preparatory schools focused on closing the opportunity gap in Minneapolis. We seek to create a K-12 school experience for scholars that empowers them with knowledge, character, and leadership skills. At Hiawatha Academies, we are committed to making our city and our world a more inclusive, equitable, and just place. Our equity vision: to honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. Hiawatha Academies permanently disrupts educational inequity by ensuring a great school for every child. Hiawatha Leadership Academy - Morris Park and Hiawatha Leadership Academy - Northrop seek dedicated Special Education teachers and teammates to join our team in the 2020-2021 school year. All interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply at this link<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsforce.co%2F2s94dJo&data=02%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7Cfa7cd5a035044e36ee4c08d7fe75d04f%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637257654273597332&sdata=UwHvyFHdcgkbfsj2UJNa5JkokQhhLyoaD%2FI0dzmB2P8%3D&reserved=0>. Job Description Special Education teachers will provide instruction to students with identified special education needs and strategically support the general education staff with implementation of Individualized Education Plans. Teachers will strive to ensure that all Hiawatha Academies scholars are empowered with the knowledge, character and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good. Special education teachers will work alongside grade level teachers, specialist teachers, paraeducators, and under the guidance of the campus leadership team. Responsibilities Instructional Planning and Implementation * Utilize curriculum to develop and implement standards-based lesson plans that include an understanding and modeling of independent thinking skills, creative problem-solving, and evidence-based reasoning, differentiating and scaffolding as needed * Implement assessments that are aligned with daily, weekly, and unit objectives * Use data to adjust short- and long-term plans in order to meet students&#8217; learning needs Learning and Development * Collaborate with colleagues and seek feedback in the spirit of continuous improvement * Demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement and student achievement; reflect on instructional practices to meet individual professional development goals * Actively participate in professional development, grade level, and community meetings School and Classroom Culture * Establish and maintain relationships with students and families based in trust and regular communication; collaborate and communicate regularly with families about academic progress and behavior * Establish and maintain high expectations and routines for academic work and classroom behavior * Establish and reinforce expectations and accountability structures to maintain a positive, focused classroom Support students with Identified Special Needs * Write, implement, and track the goals for students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) * Assist in the initial and three year re-evaluation of students to determine qualifications and need for special education services including conducting achievement testing, data collection, observations, interviews, and completing functional behavior assessments * Provide direct academic and behavioral instruction and support for students with learning needs in the general education classroom * Provide individual and group support for the development of social/emotional skills * Work closely with other members of the Student Support Team (Dean of Students, ELD teacher(s), paraprofessional(s), and school and network administration) and general education staff to ensure high quality service is being provided for identified students * Maintain compliant special education records Additional Responsibilities * Maintain accurate records, grade book, and data tracking systems * Actively attend to supervision duties and contribute positively to a collaborative school environment The Special Education Teacher role must demonstrate knowledge of and support Hiawatha Academies&#8217; mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior. All interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply at this link<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsforce.co%2F2s94dJo&data=02%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7Cfa7cd5a035044e36ee4c08d7fe75d04f%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637257654273607324&sdata=%2BQpW5RAyEXp4k%2FxNfrIZPzEmOdSRZ1eLWtHf53Y48DE%3D&reserved=0>. Hiawatha Employment Logistics * Hiawatha Academies elementary students&#8217; school day is from 7:10 am-3:00 pm, Monday-Thursday and 7:10 am-1:15 pm on Friday. * Staff must be present from 7:00 am-3:15 pm, Monday-Friday, or until all duties are completed for the next day. * Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:45 pm-3:15 pm. * All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all family events at the school. Skills & Qualifications Required: * Bachelor&#8217;s Degree * MN Teaching License: Special Education EBD, LD, or ABS (dual license preferred) * Experience working with students with learning and emotional-behavioral needs * Knowledge of writing and implementing IEPs * Knowledge of MN EBD and/or SLD criteria and the evaluation process including: conducting Functional Behavior Assessments; understanding the use of Positive Behavior Supports; knowledge of how to write a Behavior Intervention Plan * Training or willingness to be trained in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) * Growth mindset for students, self, and other adults * Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues, students, and families * A commitment to racial equity and social justice * Prospective applicants must demonstrate a clear record of achieving significant gains with their students, and have a strong belief that they can help close the opportunity gap for all Highly Preferred: * Bilingual or multilingual (Spanish and Somali preferred) * A minimum of two years teaching in a high-need school with demonstrated student results All interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply at this link<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsforce.co%2F2s94dJo&data=02%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7Cfa7cd5a035044e36ee4c08d7fe75d04f%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637257654273607324&sdata=%2BQpW5RAyEXp4k%2FxNfrIZPzEmOdSRZ1eLWtHf53Y48DE%3D&reserved=0>.
Hiawatha Academies is a network of college-preparatory schools focused on closing the opportunity gap in Minneapolis. We seek to create a K-12 school experience for scholars that empowers them with knowledge, character, and leadership skills. At Hiawatha Academies, we are committed to making our city and our world a more inclusive, equitable, and just place. 

Our equity visionto honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. Hiawatha Academies permanently disrupts educational inequity by ensuring a great school for every child. 


Hiawatha Leadership Academy - Morris Park and Hiawatha Leadership Academy - Northrop seek dedicated Special Education teachers and teammates to join our team in the 2020-2021 school year. 


All interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply at this link    


Job Description

Special Education teachers will provide instruction to students with identified special education needs and strategically support the general education staff with implementation of Individualized Education Plans. Teachers will strive to ensure that all Hiawatha Academies scholars are empowered with the knowledgecharacter and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.  


Special education teachers will work alongside grade level teachers, specialist teachers, paraeducators, and under the guidance of the campus leadership team.


Responsibilities

Instructional Planning and Implementation

  • Utilize curriculum to develop and implement standards-based lesson plans that include an understanding and modeling of independent thinking skills, creative problem-solving, and evidence-based reasoning, differentiating and scaffolding as needed
  • Implement assessments that are aligned with daily, weekly, and unit objectives
  • Use data to adjust short- and long-term plans in order to meet students’ learning needs

Learning and Development

  • Collaborate with colleagues and seek feedback in the spirit of continuous improvement
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement and student achievement; reflect on instructional practices to meet individual professional development goals
  • Actively participate in professional development, grade level, and community meetings

School and Classroom Culture

  • Establish and maintain relationships with students and families based in trust and regular communication; collaborate and communicate regularly with families about academic progress and behavior
  • Establish and maintain high expectations and routines for academic work and classroom behavior
  • Establish and reinforce expectations and accountability structures to maintain a positive, focused classroom

Support students with Identified Special Needs

  • Write, implement, and track the goals for students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)
  • Assist in the initial and three year re-evaluation of students to determine qualifications and need for special education services including conducting achievement testing, data collection, observations, interviews, and completing functional behavior assessments
  • Provide direct academic and behavioral instruction and support for students with learning needs in the general education classroom
  • Provide individual and group support for the development of social/emotional skills
  • Work closely with other members of the Student Support Team (Dean of Students, ELD teacher(s), paraprofessional(s), and school and network administration) and general education staff to ensure high quality service is being provided for identified students
  • Maintain compliant special education records

Additional Responsibilities

  • Maintain accurate records, grade book, and data tracking systems
  • Actively attend to supervision duties and contribute positively to a collaborative school environment

 

The Special Education Teacher role must demonstrate knowledge of and support Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.


 All interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply at this link   


Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • Hiawatha Academies elementary students’ school day is from 7:10 am-3:00 pm, Monday-Thursday and 7:10 am-1:15 pm on Friday.
  • Staff must be present from 7:00 am-3:15 pm, Monday-Friday, or until all duties are completed for the next day. 
  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:45 pm-3:15 pm.
  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all family events at the school.

 

Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • MN Teaching License: Special Education EBD, LD, or ABS (dual license preferred)
  • Experience working with students with learning and emotional-behavioral needs
  • Knowledge of writing and implementing IEPs
  • Knowledge of MN EBD and/or SLD criteria and the evaluation process including: conducting Functional Behavior Assessments; understanding the use of Positive Behavior Supports; knowledge of how to write a Behavior Intervention Plan
  • Training or willingness to be trained in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI)
  • Growth mindset for students, self, and other adults
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues, students, and families
  • A commitment to racial equity and social justice
  • Prospective applicants must demonstrate a clear record of achieving significant gains with their students, and have a strong belief that they can help close the opportunity gap for all

 

Highly Preferred:

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Spanish and Somali preferred)
  • A minimum of two years teaching in a high-need school with demonstrated student results
All interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply at this link