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Special Education Teacher

7/11/2014
Olivia Lynch
1
2014-2015 school year
Full Time
Until Filled
competitive rate
Date Posted:
7/11/2014
Application Deadline:
Until Filled
Employment Type:
Full Time
Length of Work Year:
2014-2015 school year
Salary:
competitive rate
Number Openings: (At time of posting)
1
Contact: Olivia Lynch Email: olynch@edisoncharteracademy.com Phone: 415-970-3330 3050
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The teacher will be responsible for communicating knowledge to students in an interesting, stimulating, and effective manner. He or she will use a variety of instructional methodologies and curriculum resources to present material to students. The teacher will work as a team member, sharing common planning, professional development, curriculum design, and teaching responsibilities. Teachers will administer different forms of student assessments, communicate with parents and other team members about student progress, and plan for further instruction. They will be reflective about their own practice and act as a coach for their team members when necessary. Teachers will work to integrate technology into their teaching and professional activities. Special Edison support teachers are expected to exhibit the same skills, knowledge, and qualities required of the general classroom teachers in the areas of curriculum, instruction, assessment, classroom management, professional responsibilities, professional relationships, family involvement, and school community. In addition, Special Edison support teachers are expected to: - show increasing skill with all aspects of the Edison curriculum, intensifying and tailoring these for students with disabilities affecting learning, attention, social functioning, and self-regulation - show commitment to refining curriculum approaches and materials to increase students’ involvement and progress - show persistence in learning new and specialized approaches for atypical learners - provide strategic instruction for students with disabilities affecting learning, attention, social functioning, and self-regulation, 1-to-1 or in small groups, within the classroom or through time-limited, focused pull-asides - keep fine-grained track of the individual progress of students with disabilities - provide instructional intensity, feedback, and opportunities for practice for students with disabilities across the school’s learning environments (classrooms, specials, hallways, lunch, playground, tutoring, intensives, etc.) - engage technology creatively for individual students’ learning and for tracking individual progress - contribute to strengthening schoolwide supports for all students, working together with classroom and “specials” teachers so that students with difficulties and vulnerabilities become increasingly active and successful - provide ongoing support for classroom teachers, including taking over classroom instruction, so they can provide intensive pull-asides for students with difficulties - be knowledgeable of, and comply with, relevant state and local regulations governing special education, including placements, time lines, notifications, IEPs, parental roles, reevaluations, and procedural safeguards - provide ongoing support for the parents of students with disabilities, informing them of special education rights and procedures, as well as exchanging insights about the needs and progress of their child Requirements - certification in Special Education - experience working with students with disabilities For more information about teaching in an Edison school, follow the Tour for Teachers on our Web site.

Requirements for Applying

Certificate/Materials Required: • Level I or II Education Specialist Credential - Mild/Moderate Disabilities (M/M) • TB Test (within 6 months) • Live Scan (completed upon hiring)

To be considered for this position, you MUST: • demonstrate strong classroom management skills • be committed to working with educationally under-served students (90% are students of color; 80% are eligible for free and reduced price meals program) • make no excuses for why a student cannot achieve at the highest academic levels • communicate well with students, families, and colleagues

      Requirements for Applying

      Certificate/Materials Required: • Level I or II Education Specialist Credential - Mild/Moderate Disabilities (M/M) • TB Test (within 6 months) • Live Scan (completed upon hiring)

      To be considered for this position, you MUST: • demonstrate strong classroom management skills • be committed to working with educationally under-served students (90% are students of color; 80% are eligible for free and reduced price meals program) • make no excuses for why a student cannot achieve at the highest academic levels • communicate well with students, families, and colleagues

          Preference given to: • 2+ years of experience teaching in urban school • Fluency in Spanish

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          Preference given to: • 2+ years of experience teaching in urban school • Fluency in Spanish

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