2019-2020 Cultural Arts Elementary Teacher - Music & Oral Performance
World Language Academy
Teacher/Professional - Elementary - Music Teacher
ROLE AND PURPOSE:
Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences in the academic area and language assigned to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, language, skill, emotional, physical and social growth.
Enable students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in a global society.
Valid Texas teaching certificate for subject/level assigned
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of subjects assigned
General knowledge of curriculum and instruction
Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior
Strong organization, communication and interpersonal skills
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Develop and implement lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of the campus’ instructional model and the district’s curriculum program, and show written evidence of preparation as required.
Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for differences in student learning styles.
Present subject matter according to guidelines established by Texas Education Agency, board policies and administrative regulations.
Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.
Access and use available data to plan and implement appropriate instructional/learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect accommodation for individual needs of students assigned (i.e. gifted and talented, bilingual/ESL, 504, etc.)
Conduct assessment of student learning styles and use results to plan instructional activities.
Work cooperatively with special education teachers to modify curricula as needed for special education students according to guidelines established in Individual Education Plans (IEP).
Work with other members of staff to determine instructional goals, objectives and methods according to district requirements.
Participate in extended day and/or extended year program activities as assigned.
Ensure the integration of culture into the program design.
Connect with other school or community agencies, businesses or resources to expand program opportunities for students.
Plan and supervise assignments of teacher aide(s) and volunteer(s).
Use technology to strengthen and enhance the teaching/learning process.
Assist in the planning of and participate in campus special events, activities or meetings.
Organize displays of student work.
Encourage student participation in performances and contests inside and outside the school
Student Growth and Development
Help students analyze and improve study methods and habits.
Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formative and summative assessments.
Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned. Sponsor outside activities approved by the campus principal.
Be a positive role model for students, support mission of school district.
Classroom Management and Organization
Create classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social and emotional development of students.
Manage student behavior in accordance with Student Code of Conduct, student handbook, board policies, administrative regulations, and/or IEP.
Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.
Assist in selection of books, equipment and other instructional materials.
Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to adapt to changes in a regular school day.
Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principals and teachers.
Use various forms of parent communication and showcase of student work, including digital media.
Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, supervisors, students, parents and community members.
Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.
Professional Growth and Development
Demonstrate current knowledge, understanding, and skill in the assigned content areas, instructional strategies and the teaching and learning process.
Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills.
Expected to attend 3 days of professional development classes beyond traditional district requirements geared toward dual language education, language acquisition, culture, assigned area of study or campus initiative.
Demonstrate interest and initiative in professional development.
Keep informed of and comply with state, district and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers.
Compile, maintain and file all reports, records and other documents required.
Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required.
Demonstrate behavior that is professional, responsible and in compliance with the Professional Code of Ethics.