SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER - MIDDLE SCHOOL

Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School

Mount Abraham Unified School District

Bristol, Vermont ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3233082
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : February 18, 2020
  • Starting Date: August 20, 2020

Job Description

Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School in Bristol, VT is seeking a full time Social Studies Teacher beginning August 2020.

Summary of Responsibilities
Teaching social studies students in an interdisciplinary, looping 7th-8th grade team. The successful candidate will have the ability to foster positive relationships with students, be organized, and work collaboratively with teachers and administrators.
The abilities to plan, organize, and implement a proficiency-based instructional program aligned to the C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards in a middle/high school learning environment, that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential.
Help all students learn social studies content and transferable skills that will prepare them for success as engaged students.

Planning and Preparation
Effectively integrates solid content knowledge into the curricula, makes connections between the content and other parts of the student discipline(s), and develops relationships among topics and concepts in teaching plans and practices.
Integrates current best practices, research, and education laws into the teaching plans and practices, to assure the most effective educational program for our students.
Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of students including: intellectual, social, and emotional characteristics of age group; students' varied approaches to learning; student skills and knowledge; student interests and cultural heritage; student economic influences; and student family, school and community context.
Selects and integrates instructional goals that are valuable, clearly stated, measurable, suitable for diverse students, and that creates opportunities for different types of learning.
Seeks and effectively utilizes all available school and district teaching and student resources to enhance instruction and learning.
Designs coherent instruction (including learning activities, instructional materials and resources, instructional groups, lesson and unit structure and the like) that reflect current best practices in the field and support the instructional goals.
Accurately and thoroughly assesses student learning using instructional goals; clearly communicates assessment criteria and standards to students; and effectively utilizes assessment results to plan for individuals and groups of students.
Uses student assessment information to assist the Special Educator in developing an effective Individual Educational Plan (IEP) for those students who qualify for such services.

Learning Environment
Creates and maintains an environment of respect and rapport.
Establishes a culture for learning that incorporates the importance of content, student pride in high quality work, and high expectations for student achievement.
Effectively and efficiently manages classroom procedures including instructional groups, transitions, handling of materials and supplies, and the performance of non-instructional duties.
Assures productive, effective, and efficient use of Educational Assistants and volunteers in the classroom.
Effectively manages student behavior through the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports system, by clearly communicating expectations, monitoring student behavior at all times, and successfully and respectfully responds to student behavior and misbehavior. Develops and implements effective student behavior support plan as needed.
Effectively organize classroom furniture and other physical resources to promote learning, safety and accessibility.
Provides a safe learning environment for all students. Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.

Instruction
Communicates directions and procedures clearly, accurately and effectively both in spoken and written language.
Effectively utilizes questioning and discussion techniques in the classroom to promote student participation and to successfully engage students in the discussion.
Effectively and appropriately engages students in learning to maximize student comprehension of the lesson through representation of content, activities and assignments, instructional groupings, instructional materials and resources, structure and pacing, and the like.
Provides accurate, substantive, constructive, specific and timely feedback on student progress and performance to students, parents, and other professionals as needed or required.
Demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness to student needs by effectively making minor adjustments to the lesson, persistently seeking thoughtful alternative approaches/strategies/resources, and successfully accommodating students’ questions or interests to enhance student learning.

Other Professional Responsibilities
Accurately and thoroughly assesses a lesson’s effectiveness and the extent to which it achieved its goals, and effectively modifies the lesson plan for future use to enhance student learning.
Assists the teacher leader, assistant principal and/or principal in planning and evaluating curriculum effectiveness and identifying program needs.
Develops and implements an effective system to maintain accurate, complete and confidential student records including student completion of assignments, student progress in learning, and other non-instructional records.
Prepares and submits accurate, complete, timely and effective reports as required by law, district policy, and/or administrative regulations.
Communicate/collaborate effectively with parents to keep families informed of the instructional programs and individual student progress, and effectively responds to parent concerns and engages families to help meet the educational needs of the student. Means of communication may include annual open house, observation sessions for parents, conferences, newsletters, sessions for program discussion, and other individual meetings as necessary.
Works effectively, cooperatively and respectfully with supervisors, colleagues, subordinates, and other professionals and outside agencies.
Participates in EST/504/IEP functions including (but not limited to) meetings, referral processes, screening referred students, providing supplemental support, and consulting services as requested.
Actively participates in school events, workshops, in-service meetings, teacher trainings, building level staff meetings, district meetings, and other school and district committees/projects, making substantial contributions.
Seeks out and actively participates in opportunities for professional development to enhance content knowledge and teaching skills, to support district goals and school action/strategic plans, and/or as may be directed by the department head/assistant principal/principal.
Keeps abreast of current best practices, research findings, and other developments in the field.
Actively participates in assisting and supporting other educators and administrators in the school and/or district.
Shows professionalism and considers "What's best for students" in serving and advocating for students, and in decision making.
Follows and assists in upholding and enforcing school rules, administrative regulations and procedures, policies of MAUSD, and corresponding school district policies.

Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, in addition to the following:
Bachelor’s degree with 1-3 years experience in public school preferred
Working knowledge of Vermont’s Education Quality Standards
Holds or is eligible to hold a Vermont Teacher License with appropriate endorsements for the position.
Dual Social Studies/ English or Middle level/high school certification is preferred.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily, in addition to the following:
Language Skills. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex texts, educational journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or school board members.
Reasoning Ability/Mental Requirements. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Communication & Interpersonal Skills. Ability to communicate courteously, efficiently and effectively with a variety of individuals, including students, faculty, administrators, parents, and representatives of outside organizations. Ability to work cooperatively, collaboratively and effectively with peers, subordinates, supervisors, parents, and outside agencies. Ability to effectively handle stressful situations and resolve conflicts.

Tools/Technology Requirements: Experience and proficient computer skills in word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs required. Knowledge of web-based applications for special education paperwork management and compliance.

Physical Effort Stress: Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above, which may include some or all of the following, depending on the subject being taught:

Frequent moving around the classroom and school building in general. Regularly required to see, talk and hear, as well as use hands to keyboard, handle and feel. Subjects such as art, science (labs), and industrial arts require regular use of hands. Some reaching with hands and arms, and bending, kneeling and crouching. Must occasionally lift, carry, move and/or restrain school-aged children. Employee is regularly required to handle stressful situations and resolve conflicts. Must be able to successfully complete all physical and non-physical components of CPI (Crisis Prevention Institute) intervention certification. Close, distance and peripheral vision are required.

Work Environment: Work is normally performed indoors. Social studies classes may spend time outside in the woods and trail system. Noise level is generally moderate and includes sounds of office equipment and voices of students gathered together in a group setting.


  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Social Studies: General
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    • 220 Airport Drive
    • Bristol, Vermont 05443
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