Summer School Elementary Visual Arts Teacher
Columbia Heights Public Schools - Columbia Heights, MN

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Summer School Elementary Visual Art Teacher

(1 vacancy)

Vacancy Posting #767

Location: Highland Elementary

Begins: July 8, 2013

Ends: August 2, 2013

Mon-Fri, 7:30-12:30 (includes prep)

Hourly Rate: Professional rate per Teacher Master Agreement

Major Responsibilities: Teach art to students in grades 1-6.

Qualifications: Appropriately licensed by the Minnesota Department of Education in Elementary Art.

Internal Posting Dates: March 13, 2013 – March 19, 2013

External Posting Dates: March 21, 2013 - until filled

External applicants should apply online at www.colheights.k12.mn.us

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Matthew Arnold, Summer School Principal 763-528-4348 or arnoldm @colheights.k12.mn.us

Interviews will be scheduled at the request of the School District.

General Definition of Work

Performs difficult professional work teaching in an elementary or secondary school instructional program and class environment favorable to learning; teaching a broad range of subjects or specialized subject matter(s); teaching special needs students; motivating students to achieve maximum potential, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Principal.

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions

Develops lesson plans and instructional materials; develops Individual Educational Programs and Evaluation Reports (IEP's) for special needs and regular students.

Translates lesson plans into effective learning experiences; integrates subject area content and technology.

Adapts teaching materials and methods to develop relevant sequential assignments that guide and challenge students.

Instructs students in specialization and subject matter areas specified in state law and administrative regulations and District procedures.

Develops standards for critical analysis through group discussions.

Assesses and evaluates students needs; provides instruction in individual or group sessions; acts as a mentor to students; establishes and maintains behavior standards.

Formulates and implements behavior modification programs for students.

Administers standardized tests in accordance with established procedures.

Encourages students to think independently along with developing and expressing original ideas.

Evaluates students' progress; maintains records; prepares progress reports.

Communicates with students, counselors and parents through conferences and other means.

Maintains professional licensing and familiarity through in-service education and self-selected professional books and instructional materials.

Selects and requisitions books and instructional materials; organizes and distributes classroom and materials.

Participates in curriculum development programs, faculty committees and student activity sponsorship as required.

Meets state and federal mandated time lines and procedures for completing special education due process paperwork.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Thorough knowledge of subject(s) taught; thorough knowledge of elementary, secondary or special education principles, practices and procedures; thorough knowledge of the principles and methodology of effective teaching; thorough knowledge of district rules, regulations and procedures; ability to establish and maintain standards of behavior; ability to deliver articulate oral presentations and written reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, students and parents.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in teaching, or related field teaching and working with children, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Requirements

This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 10 pounds of force; work regularly requires standing and speaking or hearing, frequently requires walking, using hands to finger, handle or feel and reaching with hands and arms and occasionally requires sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, pushing or pulling, lifting and repetitive motions; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operating machines and observing general surroundings and activities; work occasionally requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions, exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment and exposure to bodily fluids; work is generally in a loud noise location (e.g. grounds maintenance, heavy traffic).

Special Requirements

Minnesota Teaching License.

Experience working in a multi cultural setting and with diverse groups of people preferred.

Alternatives to the qualifications as the Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable will also be considered.

Last Revised: 9/14/2010

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