Status: Full-time position
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Job Summary: The Special Education Teacher will collaborate with principal, general education classroom teachers, related services staff, school psychologist, parents, paraprofessionals, and district personnel to facilitate the development of a comprehensive individualized education program that will support students in the least restrictive environment.
Qualifications: Education and/or Experience
The successful candidate will have
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Valid Arizona Special Education Certificate in area(s) of instruction and disability
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, staff, and the general public.
Duties: The Learner and Learning: The Teacher
Understands how learners grow and develop, recognizing that patterns of learning and development vary individually within and across the cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical areas, and designs and implements developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences.
Uses understanding of individual differences and diverse cultures and communities to ensure inclusive learning environments that enable each learner to meet high standards.
Works with others to create environments that support individual and collaborative learning, and that encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
Content: The Teacher
Understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) he or she teaches and creates learning experiences that make the discipline accessible and meaningful for learners to assure mastery of the content.
Understands how to connect concepts and use differing perspectives to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative problem solving related to authentic local and global issues.
Instructional Practice: The Teacher
Understands and uses multiple methods of assessment to engage learners in their own growth, to monitor learn progress, and to guide the teacher’s and learner’s decision making.
Plans instruction that supports every student in meeting rigorous learning goals by drawing upon knowledge of content areas, curriculum, cross-disciplinary skills, and pedagogy, as well as knowledge of learners and the community context.
Understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies (including technology) to encourage learners to develop deep understanding of content areas and their connections, and to build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways.
Professional Responsibility: The Teacher
Engages in ongoing professional learning and uses evidence to continually evaluate his/her practice, particularly the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (learners, families, other professionals, and the community), and adapts practice to meet the needs of each learner.
Seeks appropriate leadership roles and opportunities to take responsibility for student learning, to collaborate with learners, families, colleagues, other school professionals, and community members to ensure learner growth, and to advance the profession.
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