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Classroom Teacher-ELA - Sojourner Truth Academy

Posted on 2022-11-23 9:49:51 AM

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Description: ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES &#9679; Academic Planning and Instruction &#9675; Plan and organize quality lesson plans, presentations, class activities, guest speakers, and assessments that meet group and individual needs, interests and abilities of all scholars &#9675; Provide learning experiences that are culturally relevant and fun &#9675; Deliver appropriate instruction that is based on the developmental stages of scholars Updated October 2019 &#9675; Diagnose, analyze and adjust lesson plans for the purpose of providing appropriate instruction that considers the individual needs and learning styles of scholars &#9675; Utilize a variety of instructional techniques and creative strategies that engage and enhance critical, creative and evaluative thinking of scholars &#9675; Provide individualized and small group instruction as needed and required &#9675; Knowledgeable about the classroom subject matters &#9675; Communicate regularly with Specialists in order to integrate curricula for interdisciplinary lessons &#9675; Implement current best practices to promote scholar learning &#9675; Budget class time effectively &#9675; Use technology to enhance instruction &#9675; Effectively utilize and manage designated classroom budget for supplies and instruction &#9675; Actively utilize the Academic Coach and the Director of Teaching and Learning as a resource for effective planning and instruction &#9679; Measurement and Reporting &#9675; Monitor scholar academic progress and personal growth toward stated objectives of instruction &#9675; Conduct formal and informal assessments of scholar performance on an ongoing basis &#9675; Devise written and oral assignments and tests that require analytical and critical thinking as well as factual knowledge &#9675; Systematically measure scholar performance by means of a variety of summative and formative assessment tools, such as teacher-made tests and standard or alternative assessments to measure learning &#9675; Maintain individual scholar records, files and reports of scholar academic progress through on-line grade book in a manner that preserves confidentiality at all times &#9675; Complete report cards twice a year &#9675; Proctor standardized and internal tests &#9679; Learning Environment & Classroom Management &#9675; Supervise scholars during recess and escort scholars to various locations within the facility including to/from the bus and/or classrooms &#9675; Establish and maintain high expectations of self, scholars, co-workers and parents &#9675; Establish and maintain a safe, clean and orderly learning environment &#9675; Establish and maintain standards of scholar behavior to achieve a classroom climate conducive for learning &#9675; Create learning experiences that build confidence and a strong sense of self-worth for scholars &#9675; Manage classroom environment including behavior, organization, time and paperwork &#9675; Establish a class environment that fosters integrated learning, thinking, cooperation, and personal and social growth &#9675; Anticipate and deescalate classroom conflicts in a manner that minimizes disruptions to the learning experience &#9675; Conduct social conferencing with scholars to resolve conflicts &#9675; Uphold and enforce school rules and administrative policies &#9675; Establish rules and problem solving guidelines and help scholars take ownership for solving problems &#9675; Encourage scholars to feel capable and competent and build a sense of community by giving scholars classroom responsibilities &#9675; Provide direction to educational assistants, Americorps volunteers, Reading Corps volunteers or student teachers during classroom instruction time &#9679; Scholar/Family Communication & Relations &#9675; Treat parents as the scholars first and primary teacher with whom STA is partnering to ensure scholars&#8217; academic and social success &#9675; Be responsible for ongoing parent contact and actively engage parent involvement in scholar learning &#9675; Refer scholars to the MTSS team when needed &#9675; Identify scholar needs and cooperate with parents and other professional staff members in assessing and resolving learning issues &#9675; Communicate with parents through conferences and other means (e.g., phone calls, e-mails, letters) to inform them about the school programs and discuss scholar progress &#9675; Assists parents and community members in finding answers to questions &#9675; Build and maintain positive, professional relationships with scholars and parents and demonstrate sensitivity and cultural competence &#9675; Utilize the Director of Family and Scholar Life as a resource relevant to scholar/family concerns and necessary services for scholar academic and social success &#9679; Professional Development and School Involvement o Maintain professional competence and continuous improvement through active engagement in relevant professional development opportunities &#9675; Research current best practices relevant to instructional strategies that promote scholar academic and social success &#9675; Make effective use of community resources (e.g., guest speakers, etc.) to enhance the instructional program and learning experience &#9675; Actively participate in weekly PLC meetings, weekly coaching meetings and data meetings &#9675; Actively participate in school activities involving scholars, parents and families &#9675; Monitor playground Mental and Physical Requirements &#9679; Ability to think, learn and concentrate on assigned tasks and interact with others &#9679; Ability to sit and work at a computer keyboard for extended periods of time &#9679; Ability to stoop, kneel, reach, and bend at the waist on a daily basis &#9679; Ability to perform general office administrative activities such as copying, filing, using the telephone, etc. &#9679; Ability to lift up to 25 pounds Other Duties &#9679; The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibility and essential functions of this position, but should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other areas to cover absences or relief to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Qualifications: REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE: &#9679; Bachelor&#8217;s degree or higher in Education for the appropriate grade level CERTIFICATE & LICENSURE: &#9679; State teaching license in the appropriate grade level About the School: Sojourner Truth Academy is passionate about helping children achieve academic and social success in a community of high expectations where each child is valued. The mission of the school is to prepare children for the future by building confidence and a strong sense of self-worth through small classrooms and an open, safe, family-like environment. STA supports families by embracing change when necessary for the good of the children and serving as a bridge to the community. Staff at STA is dedicated to and held accountable for providing a learning experience that is culturally relevant, challenging and fun. How to Apply: Email resume to Charon Scroggins at cscroggins@sojournertruthacademy.org<mailto:cscroggins@sojournertruthacademy.org> This position is posted by the Minnesota Association of Charter Schools on behalf of Sojourner Truth Academy. For more information on this and other job openings available in Minnesota charter schools, go to http://www.mncharterschools.org/networking-exchange/careers.php<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mncharterschools.org%2Fnetworking-exchange%2Fcareers.php&data=05%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7Cfae876d3b95941377d4008dacd6a5a19%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C638048153909426172%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=G%2Fhoyd3BoDkAZHG3xYh6m5R4XMEPKU9i5QOedznoEX0%3D&reserved=0>.

Description:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

● Academic Planning and Instruction

○ Plan and organize quality lesson plans, presentations, class activities,

guest speakers, and assessments that meet group and individual needs,

interests and abilities of all scholars

○ Provide learning experiences that are culturally relevant and fun

○ Deliver appropriate instruction that is based on the developmental stages

of scholars

 

Updated October 2019

 

○ Diagnose, analyze and adjust lesson plans for the purpose of providing

appropriate instruction that considers the individual needs and learning

styles of scholars

○ Utilize a variety of instructional techniques and creative strategies that

engage and enhance critical, creative and evaluative thinking of scholars

○ Provide individualized and small group instruction as needed and required

○ Knowledgeable about the classroom subject matters

○ Communicate regularly with Specialists in order to integrate curricula for

interdisciplinary lessons

○ Implement current best practices to promote scholar learning

○ Budget class time effectively

○ Use technology to enhance instruction

○ Effectively utilize and manage designated classroom budget for supplies

and instruction

○ Actively utilize the Academic Coach and the Director of Teaching and

Learning as a resource for effective planning and instruction

 

● Measurement and Reporting

○ Monitor scholar academic progress and personal growth toward stated

objectives of instruction

○ Conduct formal and informal assessments of scholar performance on an

ongoing basis

○ Devise written and oral assignments and tests that require analytical and

critical thinking as well as factual knowledge

○ Systematically measure scholar performance by means of a variety of

summative and formative assessment tools, such as teacher-made tests

and standard or alternative assessments to measure learning

○ Maintain individual scholar records, files and reports of scholar academic

progress through on-line grade book in a manner that preserves

confidentiality at all times

○ Complete report cards twice a year

○ Proctor standardized and internal tests

● Learning Environment & Classroom Management

○ Supervise scholars during recess and escort scholars to various locations

within the facility including to/from the bus and/or classrooms

○ Establish and maintain high expectations of self, scholars, co-workers and

parents

○ Establish and maintain a safe, clean and orderly learning environment

○ Establish and maintain standards of scholar behavior to achieve a

classroom climate conducive for learning

○ Create learning experiences that build confidence and a strong sense of

self-worth for scholars

 

○ Manage classroom environment including behavior, organization, time and

paperwork

○ Establish a class environment that fosters integrated learning, thinking,

cooperation, and personal and social growth

○ Anticipate and deescalate classroom conflicts in a manner that minimizes

disruptions to the learning experience

○ Conduct social conferencing with scholars to resolve conflicts

○ Uphold and enforce school rules and administrative policies

○ Establish rules and problem solving guidelines and help scholars take

ownership for solving problems

○ Encourage scholars to feel capable and competent and build a sense of

community by giving scholars classroom responsibilities

○ Provide direction to educational assistants, Americorps volunteers,

Reading Corps volunteers or student teachers during classroom

instruction time

 

● Scholar/Family Communication & Relations

○ Treat parents as the scholars first and primary teacher with whom STA is

partnering to ensure scholars’ academic and social success

○ Be responsible for ongoing parent contact and actively engage parent

involvement in scholar learning

○ Refer scholars to the MTSS team when needed

○ Identify scholar needs and cooperate with parents and other professional

staff members in assessing and resolving learning issues

○ Communicate with parents through conferences and other means (e.g.,

phone calls, e-mails, letters) to inform them about the school programs

and discuss scholar progress

○ Assists parents and community members in finding answers to questions

○ Build and maintain positive, professional relationships with scholars and

parents and demonstrate sensitivity and cultural competence

○ Utilize the Director of Family and Scholar Life as a resource relevant to

scholar/family concerns and necessary services for scholar academic and

social success

 

● Professional Development and School Involvement

o Maintain professional competence and continuous improvement through

active engagement in relevant professional development opportunities

○ Research current best practices relevant to instructional strategies that

promote scholar academic and social success

○ Make effective use of community resources (e.g., guest speakers, etc.) to

enhance the instructional program and learning experience

○ Actively participate in weekly PLC meetings, weekly coaching meetings

and data meetings

 

○ Actively participate in school activities involving scholars, parents and

families

○ Monitor playground

 

Mental and Physical Requirements

● Ability to think, learn and concentrate on assigned tasks and interact with others

● Ability to sit and work at a computer keyboard for extended periods of time

● Ability to stoop, kneel, reach, and bend at the waist on a daily basis

● Ability to perform general office administrative activities such as copying, filing,

using the telephone, etc.

● Ability to lift up to 25 pounds

 

Other Duties

● The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibility and

essential functions of this position, but should not be considered to be an

all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as

assigned, including work in other areas to cover absences or relief to equalize

peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.

 

Qualifications:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE:

● Bachelor’s degree or higher in Education for the appropriate grade level

CERTIFICATE & LICENSURE:

● State teaching license in the appropriate grade level

 

About the School:

Sojourner Truth Academy is passionate about helping children achieve academic and

social success in a community of high expectations where each child is valued. The

mission of the school is to prepare children for the future by building confidence and a

strong sense of self-worth through small classrooms and an open, safe, family-like

environment. STA supports families by embracing change when necessary for the good

of the children and serving as a bridge to the community. Staff at STA is dedicated to

and held accountable for providing a learning experience that is culturally relevant,

challenging and fun.

 

How to Apply:

Email resume to Charon Scroggins at cscroggins@sojournertruthacademy.org

 

This position is posted by the Minnesota Association of Charter Schools on behalf of Sojourner Truth Academy. For more information on this and other job openings available in Minnesota charter schools, go to http://www.mncharterschools.org/networking-exchange/careers.php.