Teacher Music/Strings
Anne Arundel County Public Schools - United States

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Provides for instruction of students by developing, selecting, and modifying instructional plans and materials and presenting them using instructional techniques which meet the needs of all students. Provides an atmosphere and environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of students. Supervises students in a variety of school-related settings and activities. Monitors and evaluates student performance. Develops and implements plans to improve student performance. Maintains required records and follows required procedures and practices.

PLEASE NOTE: Applying for this position may include consideration for positions in our Magnet programs: IB Diploma Years Programme, IB Middle Years Programme, Performing and Visual Arts Magnet-middle school level, STEM Magnet program-high school level.

This position is being posted in order to create a pool of candidates so that when positions become available, they can be filled as soon as possible.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
These examples are illustrative and not all inclusive:
1. Establishes clear goals and objectives related to the School Improvement Plan.
2. Plans and prepares lessons, assignments, and instructional materials.
3. Establishes learning objectives consistent with appraisal of student needs, curriculum framework, and knowledge of human growth and development.
4. Prepares, administers and corrects evaluations and assessments, and records results.
5. Selects and uses appropriate instructional strategies including, but not limited to, lectures, group discussions, demonstrations, modeling and multi-media teaching aids to present subject matter to students.
6. Evaluates student progress using appropriate assessment techniques.
7. Maintains order and discipline in the classroom conducive to effective learning and takes all necessary safety precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.
8. Creates a classroom environment that provides for student involvement in the learning process and enables each student to achieve learning objectives.
9. Counsels pupils when academic and adjustment problems arise.
10. Confers with parents and students regarding progress/problems of assigned students; arranges and participates in teacher-parent or teacher-student conferences as necessary.
11. May serve on special committees.
12. Monitors appropriate use and care of equipment, textbooks, materials and facilities.
13. Maintains accurate and complete records as required by law, Board Policy and Administrative Regulation.
14. Attends and actively participates in staff/faculty meetings and provides input regarding the planning of instructional goals, objectives and methods.
15. Improves skill and knowledge base in current trends, research and methodology in instructional techniques, technology, multicultural content, problem solving and interdisciplinary connections.
16. Plans and supervises purposeful assignments for instructional assistants, teacher assistants, and volunteers.
17. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Magnet Program Duties:
Participates in regular professional development aligned with Magnet Program foundational principles, design and deliver classroom instruction aligned with and based on the Magnet Program pedagogical philosophies including:
1. Educates oneself on the teaching of the learners through transdisciplinary project and problem-based learning and inquiry learning,
2. Regularly supports or leads Magnet Program-related co-curricular activities,
3. Attends Magnet Program parent/family school and career programs regularly,
4. Engages in elements of Magnet Program summer bridge programs, summer professional development, and curriculum writing as appropriate on a rotational basis,
5. Actively participates in networking with other Magnet Program teachers for planning and instructional purposes,
6. Engages in cross-curricular planning and teaching with colleagues within the school,
7. Provides teacher professional development for colleagues related to Magnet philosophies, program, and goals, and
8. Prepares budget plans for the implementation of magnet program elements.

For more information on our Magnet Programs, please visit http://www.aacps.org/advancedprograms/

Job Qualifications
1. Certificate and License Requirements: A Professional Certificate appropriate to area of assignment issued by the Maryland State Department of Education.
2. Education, Training, and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in applicable field of education from a regionally accredited college or university.
3. Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
a. Knowledge of school organization; goals and objectives; curriculum; teaching techniques; current trends, research and materials of instruction in field of specialization. Understanding of the teaching/learning process.
b. Ability to provide instruction that reflects multiple perspectives and multicultural education. Ability to infuse technology into curriculum. Ability to work effectively with administrators, colleagues, central office and school board staff, students, parents and community.
c. Excellent oral and written communication and human relations skills.
4. Physical Demands:
a. Ability to stand, sit, walk and climb stairs which allows for independent mobility throughout the school building/facility to include floor levels, hallways, stairs and playground areas.
b. Ability to stoop, bend and move heavy objects. Crisis intervention may require participating in physical restraints.
c. Ability to observe student behavior, hear students and school public address/alarm systems and smell smoke or dangerous chemicals.
5. Ability to demonstrate techniques necessary to instruct students in area of assignment.
6. Special Requirements:
a. Required to attend school meetings, programs and activities outside the instructional day as necessary.
b. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
c. Ability to effectively communicate with diverse communities and develop outreach strategies to encourage parental involvement in student learning.
d. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and engage diverse parents/ guardians with varied communication styles, levels of skill and experience to support their child’s education experience.
e. Ability to employ a variety of teaching styles to respond to the needs of diverse learners.

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