TITLE: Classroom Teacher: Regular Education
- A valid Louisiana Teaching Certificate (Type C or Level 1)
- A Bachelor's Degree in field
- Additional criteria as the Board may establish
REPORTS TO: Principal
JOB GOAL: To plan and implement a program which creates an environment where students can learn and develop optimally
Domain I: Planning and Preparation-Setting Instructional Outcomes (1C)
- Establishes instructional outcomes by identifying exactly what students will be expected to learn including rigor and expectations.
- Writes instructional outcomes in the form of student learning targets.
- Determines instructional activities and the resources needed to complete.
- Determines instructional activities with suitability for diverse learners.
- Plans for appropriate methods of assessment to determine a level of student attainment.
- Differentiates for students of varied abilities.
- Creates measureable outcomes central to the discipline and related to those in other disciplines.
THE CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT:
Domain II: Managing Classroom Procedures (2C)
- Establishes and monitors routines and procedures for the smooth operation of the classroom and the efficient use of time.
- Instructional groups are used and managed effectively.
- Non-instructional tasks are completed efficiently (lunch count, roll, administrative forms, etc.).
- Transitions between activities and management of materials are done to maintain momentum and maximize instructional time.
- Establishes efficient routines and teaches students to employ them effectively.
Domain III: Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques (3B)
- Uses questioning and discussion techniques to deepen student understanding.
- Uses divergent as well as convergent questions framed in a way that they facilitate forming hypotheses, making connections, and challenging previously-held views.
- Values student responses to questions by responding to them and using their ideas as a foundation for discussion.
- Uses high quality questions to encourage students to make connections amongst concepts or events previously believed to be unrelated, and arrive at new understandings of complex material.
- Poses questions for which they do not know the answers; thus, eliciting student responses, opening lines of communication, and promoting thinking by students.
- Engages all students in important issues and in using their own language to deepen and extend their understanding.
- Allows students to formulate questions used in class discussions.
- Teaches students how to formulate high-level questions.
- Promotes learning through discussion.
- Teacher uses a range of techniques to ensure that all students contribute to the discussion, and enlists the assistance of students to ensure the outcome.
Domain III: Engaging Students in Learning (3C)
- Actively involves students in important and challenging content aligned with lesson objectives.
- Develops student understanding through engagement activities.
- Provides choice of work and assists students in making important contributions to the intellectual life of the class.
- Creates activities and assignments that promote learning and are aligned to the goals of the lesson.
- Creates activities and assignments that require student thinking that emphasize depth over breadth allowing students to exercise choice.
- Group students of similar background and skill.
- Uses instructional materials that are developmentally appropriate to the students' experience as well as the course content.
- Allows time for reflection and closure in all lessons.
- Facilitates instruction with students taking a major role in their learning.
Domain III : Using Assessment in Instruction(3D)
- Recognizes assessment to be an integral part of instruction.
- Assesses and monitors student learning by eliciting evidence of student understanding using a variety of techniques.
- Monitors student understanding offering timely and constructive feedback providing guidance to students in areas of needed improvement.
- Circulates in the classroom to monitor student learning.
- Creates questions or use techniques to ascertain the degree of understanding of every student.
- Provides students with clear criteria for learning and teach the skills necessary for students to check their skills and assume responsibility for their learning.
- Reflects on their craft and recognize the need for adjustments in instruction.
- Engages students in self- or peer- assessment.
- Exhibits regular attendance and punctuality.
- Communicates effectively with students, staff, parents, and community.
- Assumes outside classroom duties as related to school.
- Assists in enforcing school/board rules and policies.
- Ensures proper care of textbooks, teaching aids, and equipment.
- Participates in professional development opportunities to further develop effectiveness.
- Creates partnerships with parents/caregivers and colleagues.
- Supports school programs and displays positive attitude.
- Completes reports and records as assigned.
- Projects well-groomed appearance.
- Meets the criteria for a Professional Growth Plan following the guidelines in the St Landry Parish Personnel Evaluation Program.
- Perform all other duties or responsibilities not listed as delegated by the Principal of the school.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Nine (9) months
EVALUATION: Performance in this position will be evaluated in accordance with the Board's policy by the Principal/Designee
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