JOB TITLE: Teacher
SALARY: According to placement on current salary schedule
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Contracted number of days annually, or as otherwise determined by
the Board of Education
EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with established guidelines or procedures and the provisions of the Board of Education policy on Evaluation of Licensed Personnel
REPORTS TO: Principal (unless otherwise specified)
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education
- Student teaching or an alternative student teaching program equivalent
- Current State of Colorado License for Teachers or other such license or qualifications as defined by the Alternative License Program and/or the Teacher in Residence Program as defined by the Colorado State Board of Education or state law
- Demonstrates effective organizational, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills
- Demonstrates punctuality and good attendance
- Complies with all policies, practices, and procedures, including proper use of equipment
- Reports all unsafe conditions/activities to supervisor, Human Resources, or Risk Management
- Demonstrates aptitude and interest for the work to be performed
- Follows appropriate District policies, procedures, and directives
- Meets deadlines
- Demonstrates confidentiality as related to job
- Develops and maintains professional working relations with students, parents, employees, and patrons of the District
- Continual compliance with regulations, rules, or statutes related to Colorado State Board of Education Rules and Regulations, Colorado Department of Education, and Colorado State Law
JOB SKILLS and ABILITIES:
- Demonstrates the ability to align instructional expectations with adopted content learning standards
- Demonstrates the ability to teach in a manner that addresses individual student needs and enables the student to improve his or her performance
- Demonstrates proficiency in measuring and monitoring each student’s progress toward achieving content learning standards
- Demonstrates the ability to assess and analyze student performance to improve learning
- Demonstrates the ability to modify instructional practices and methods when necessary to promote student progress
- Demonstrates the ability to engage parents as learning partners to promote student learning
- Demonstrates the ability to integrate technology to support instruction
- Demonstrates content area knowledge
- Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated
- Implements, by instruction and action, the District’s philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives
- Attends and participates in faculty meetings and curricular meetings as required
- Assists in the selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials
- Plans for and directs the work of educational assistant(s) and/or volunteer(s) as assigned
- Effectively models and reinforces positive learning skills and work habits and also encourages students to seek more knowledge
- Other responsibilities and duties as assigned by the principal including, but not limited to, committees, duties both inside and outside the school building, and extra-curricular activities
- Incorporates effectively the use of the Teaching & Learning Cycle (TLC) and the Instructional & Assessment Framework (IAF)
- Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively, collaborate with co-workers, and interact with colleagues in a professional manner
- Incorporates legal rights and due process for children with special needs
- Demonstrates a positive attitude towards change
- Performs such other tasks as may, from time to time, be assigned
Within this job description, essential functions may vary from one assignment to another.
Widefield School District Teacher Rubric For Evaluation
The following quality standards and elements reflect the knowledge and skills required of a teacher in his or her assigned area.
Quality Standard I: Teachers demonstrate mastery of content knowledge by designing effective instruction based on collaboration, data, and priority standards.
Element a: Teachers engage in purposeful and intentional collaboration with colleagues for the purpose of improving instruction.
Element b: Teachers use Colorado Academic Standards and curriculum guides to determine what learners should know and be able to do.
Element c: Teachers use assessment data to plan effective instruction and adjust the instructional path through differentiation.
Element d: Teachers demonstrate knowledge of the content and develop lessons that reflect the interconnectedness of content areas and emphasize literacy and math concepts.*
(* Does not directly tie to the TLC but does address state quality teaching standards)
Quality Standard ll: Teachers establish an effective learning environment that supports and encourages engagement for all learners
Element a: Teachers creates a safe and productive classroom climate that promotes student learning.
Element b: Teachers explains, models, reinforces, and reteaches procedures and routines that define expectations, consequences, and rewards.
Element c: Teachers create an environment where all learners can articulate areas of need, growth and next steps for short and/or long term goals.
Quality Standard III: Teachers utilize best practices to deliver effective instruction for all learners.
Element a: Teachers provide explicit models, demonstrations, and explanations. (I Do)
Element b: Teachers provide opportunities for guided practice. (We Do)
Element c: Teachers provide opportunities for independent practice. (You Do)
Element d: Teachers support learners at various levels of mastery. (Differentiation)
Element e: Learners are active participants in their learning. (Engagement)
Quality Standard IV: Teacher demonstrates professional growth, responsibility, and leadership.
Element a: Teachers model confidentiality and the integrity of the profession.
Quality Standard V: Teachers take responsibility for student academic growth.
Element a: Teachers demonstrate high levels of student learning, growth, and academic achievement.
Element b: Teachers demonstrate high levels of student academic growth in the skills necessary for postsecondary and workforce readiness, including democratic and civic participation. Teachers demonstrate their ability to utilize multiple data sources and evidence to evaluate their practice, and make adjustments where needed to continually improve attainments of student academic growth.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Certain positions within the District may impose additional physical demands. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, and feel; reach with hands and arms; taste and smell; and talk and hear. The employee may also need to stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift up to 50 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The employee is frequently required to exert average or above average physical activities in the Center Based Special Education programs.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to inclement weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but occasionally loud.
Reasonable accommodations shall be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions pursuant to applicable law.
This is a temporary administrative guide, subject to change.