Intermediate Social Studies Teacher
Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences designed to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Enable students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
-Develop and implement lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of district’s curriculum program and show written evidence of preparation as required.
-Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for differences in student learning styles.
-Present subject matter according to guidelines established by Texas Education Agency, board policies, and administrative regulations.
-Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect an understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.
-Conduct assessment of student learning styles and use results to plan instructional
-Work cooperatively with special education teachers to modify curriculum as needed for special education students according to guidelines established in Individual Education Plans (IEP).
-Work with other members of staff to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods according to district requirements.
-Plan and supervise assignments of teacher aides(s) and volunteer(s).
-Use technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process.
-Help students analyze and improve study methods and habits.
-Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formal and informal testing.
-Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned. Sponsor outside activities approved by the campus principal.
-Be a positive role model for students, support the mission of the school district.
-Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social and emotional development of students.
-Manage student behavior in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and the student handbook.
Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
-Assist in the selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials
-Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principals, and teachers.
-Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members.
-Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.
-Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills.
-Keep informed of and comply with state, district, and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers.
Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required.
-Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required.
-Perform other duties as may be assigned.
-Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
-Valid Texas teaching certificate with required endorsements for subject and level assigned
-Knowledge of subjects assigned
-General knowledge of curriculum and instruction
-Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior
-Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
-At least one year of student teaching or approved internship