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Job Details

  • Job ID: 2754624
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: February 17, 2017
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Prepares materials and curriculum for instruction. Provides instruction in chemistry, may supervise a homeroom, and perform additional duties each week. Routinely meets with colleagues to collaborate on curriculum and instruction. Meets with students to provide extra help and support instruction. Evaluates student learning, assess students, and keep records regarding student progress as required by law.

• Uses relevant Curriculum Frameworks to plan activities addressing content standards that will advance students’ level of content knowledge.
• Plans sequential units of study that make learning cumulative, connect learning across content areas, and are based on the learning standards within the Frameworks.
• Draws on results of formal and informal assessments to plan learning activities appropriate for the range of students.
• Applies knowledge of human development to plan learning activities appropriate for the range of students within a classroom.
• Plans lessons with clear objectives and measurable outcomes.
• Plans the pedagogy appropriate to the specific discipline and to the age and cognitive level of the students in the classroom.
• Demonstrates effective use of backwards design in both short and long range planning.
• Seeks resources from colleagues, families, and the community to enhance learning.
• Integrates media and technology resources in the management of teaching and in student learning, as appropriate.
• Sets high standards and expectations for all students.
• Delivers culturally relevant instruction.
• Clarifies learning objectives and gives students models of quality work to illustrate expectations.
• Provides regular and frequent feedback to students on their progress.
• Models clear writing and speaking in communication with students and families.
• Employs multiple teaching and learning strategies.
• Demonstrates effective use of pacing in classroom instruction.
• Uses a variety of teaching techniques to provide many and varied opportunities for diverse learners to achieve competence.
• Designs and demonstrates differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all students.
• Integrates reading, writing and math across disciplines to meet the learning objectives.
• Builds on students’ prior knowledge and experience.
• Uses a variety of formal and informal assessments to accurately measure student progress toward, and achievement of, the learning objectives, and to modify further instruction.
• Makes use of formative assessment and adjusts instruction accordingly.
• Has experience running student centered activities.
• Displays understanding that expertise, experience, and safety in the laboratory is an important component of chemical education.
• Analyzes and uses assessment data to inform instruction.
• Creates a positive learning environment.
• Makes appropriate use of the physical environment to provide a range of learning activities.
• Maintains appropriate standards of behavior, mutual respect, and safety.
• Manages classroom routines and procedures without loss of significant instructional time.
• Promotes climate of community, inclusion, and mutual support among students.
• Acts on the belief that all students can master the challenging curriculum and includes all students in the range of academic opportunities.
• Assesses the significance of student differences in performance levels, (i.e., learning styles, race, gender, cultural heritage, language, socio-economic backgrounds, and learning, physical and emotional disabilities) and adapts classroom activities appropriately.
• Incorporates respect for human differences and anti-bias/anti-racist practices.
• Identifies and addresses any achievement gaps with specific actions in the classroom.
• Demonstrates knowledge of current educational research and development.
• Demonstrates knowledge of content in classroom practice.
• Participates in building a professional community by collaborating with colleagues to improve instruction, assessment, and student achievement.
• Communicates effectively with parents regarding their child’s academic performance
• Reflects critically upon his/her teaching and incorporates feedback.
• Participates in ongoing professional development as part of a professional development plan that is linked to subject matter, grade level, school, and district goals.
• Uses the internet and other resources in a responsible and acceptable manner in accordance with the policy of the Newton Public Schools.
• Completes managerial responsibilities in a thorough and timely manner.
• Meets professional obligations relative to prompt, regular attendance at all required meetings.
• Maintains positive and collaborative rapport with students, colleagues, parents, and the community
• Other duties as needed
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
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  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Newton Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • - Experience (Preferred) 3 or more years of teaching chemistry at the high school level. Experience having taught a range of students
      including those with IEPs and those for whom English is not their first language.
      - Degree (Preferred) Masters Degree or the equivalent including significant course work in chemistry and/or closely related fields (including
      - Licensure (Required) – MA Licensure to teach Chemistry in Grades 8-12.
    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Contact Information

    • Gil Lawrence
    • 100 Walnut Street
    • Newton, Massachusetts 02460

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