TEACHING AND LEARNING SPECIALIST

Abraham Lincoln Elementary School ( learn more )

New Bedford Public Schools

New Bedford, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3249848
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : March 19, 2020
  • Starting Date: July 1, 2020

Job Description

Job Description

The Special Education Teaching & Learning Specialist (TLS) will work with classroom teachers and facilitators to suppmi student learning and accelerate student achievement. The TLS will focus on individual and group professional development that will expand and refine their understanding about research-based specialized instruction that supports rigorous strategy attainment in literacy and math. In order to meet these goals, the TLS will provide personalized support that is based on the goals and identified needs of individual teachers that are aligned to student achievement and professional practice goals for educator evaluation.

Qualifications:
1. Master's degree preferred from an accredited college/university.
2. Current Massachusetts State Teaching License.
3. Minimum of five years of successful teaching experience.
4. Experience engaging adults as learners strongly preferred.
5. Deep knowledge and skill in specialized, research-based instructional practices
6. Passion for teaching and learning, with a focus on results for all students
7. Emotional intelligence and skill in working with colleagues respectfully and in partnership.
8. Commitment to the growth mindset and cultural proficiency.

Functions:
1. Support the philosophy and vision ofNBPS as outlined in the District Plan.
2. Facilitate the intellectual and professional skill development of Special Education teachers to improve classroom practice.
3. Create and sustain positive, encouraging relationships with teachers and administrators that are mutually
accountable to meet the needs of all students.
4. Communicate and demonstrate researched-based, highly specialized instructional practices that result in
increased student performance.
5. Communicate effectively with all members of the school district and community.
6. Promote a collaborative professional culture characterized by ongoing reflection on education's practice in the service of student achievement.
7. Work closely with district leaders to support teacher development linked with school and district improvement
goals and plans as well as individual educator goals and plans. Terms: In Accordance with the Unit A Contract
General Responsibilities:


1. Demonstrate knowledge of researched-based, specialized instructional strategies that engage Special Education students.

2. Demonstrate knowledge of the Special Education Team process in relation to IEP development, compliance and related timelines.
3. Provide organized, individual and/or group learning opportunities for teachers and facilitators as needed.
4. Demonstrate knowledge using a variety of assessment tools.
5. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of curriculum.
6. Provide support in analyzing student assessment data.
7. Assist teachers with designing instructional decisions based on assessment data.
8. Assist teachers with specific classroom activities.
9. Provide support for classroom motivation and management strategies.
10. Assist teachers in creating materials that are in alignment with current curriculum.
11. Monitor intervention programs by observing and meeting with teachers.
12. Provide teachers technology resources related to instruction and curriculum.
13. Provide assistance in researching instructional and/or curriculum issues.
14. Model lessons.
15. Provide encouragement and support to teachers.
16. Encourage ongoing professional growth for all teachers.
17. Work positively toward meeting identified district and building improvement goals.
18. Assist with development of district curriculum, instmction and assessments.
19. Attend workshops/conferences to learn about innovative instmctional strategies and coaching structures.



The New Bedford Public Schools does not discriminate on account of age, race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, genetics, or disability that does not prohibit performance of essential job functions in employment for potential employees. New Bedford Public Schools encourages people with multilingual skills, particularly in Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese and/or
Spanish, to apply. Every available opportunity will be taken in order to assure that each applicant is selected on the basis of qualifications, merit and ability.

Terms: In Accordance with the Unit A Contract




























  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > English & Language Arts
    Classroom Teacher > Math: Trigonometry
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    New Bedford Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • The New Bedford Public Schools does not discriminate on account of age, race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, genetics, or disability that does not prohibit performance of essential job functions in employment for potential employees. New Bedford Public Schools encourages people with multilingual skills, particularly in Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese and/or
      Spanish, to apply. Every available opportunity will be taken in order to assure that each applicant is selected on the basis of qualifications, merit and ability.




















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    Contact Information

    • Lina DeJesus , Principal
    • 445 Ashley Blvd
    • New Bedford, Massachusetts 02745

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