Engl Lang Arts 6-8
Company: Clarke County School District (GA)
Posted on: February 16, 2020
Overall Purpose The job of Teacher is done for the purpose/s of
providing support to the instructional process by serving as a
teacher with specific responsibility for supervising students
within the classroom and other assigned areas; developing lesson
plans and delivering group and individual student instruction
within established curriculum guidelines; collaborating with other
teachers, other professional staff, and administrators in
addressing instructional and/or classroom issues; and responding to
a wide range of inquiries from students' parents or guardians
regarding instructional program and student progress.
License and Certification Qualifications: Meets Georgia
certification requirements in the appropriate field of
Education Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in applicable field of
education from a Professional Standards Commission (PSC) approved
college or university required
Experience Qualifications: Previous teaching experience
Skills Qualifications: Knowledge of Georgia Standards of Excellence
(GSE) and curriculum with in-depth knowledge of content in field of
certification; knowledge of techniques for integrating curriculum,
CCSD policies, and effective instructional practices; ability to
understand the teaching/learning process; ability to infuse
technology into instruction to increase student learning; ability
to work effectively with administrators, colleagues, central
office, and school-based staff, students, parents, and community;
excellent oral and written communication skills; and effective
human relations skills.
Primary Responsibilities: Plan for appropriate learning experiences
for students based on the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE)
curriculum and provide an atmosphere and environment conducive to
the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of
1. Demonstrate command of the school subjects being taught
2. Develop and prioritize short and long-term instructional
objectives based on the GSE curriculum.
Identify specific prerequisite skills and/or knowledge necessary
for students to learn the GSE. Plan instruction as needed to
promote student mastery of prerequisite skills and
knowledge.Analyze student work and assessments to determine
instructional needs.Prepare written lesson plans to support the
instructional objectives of the GSE for all students.Plan
appropriate assessment of student learning.
3. Evaluate, select, and modify resources and activities.
Review resources including district core materials.Select core
materials and other resources that match the GSE. Select resources
that match the learner(s)needs.Select resources that reflect
scientifically-based research on effective instruction
4. Provide an initial focus for the lesson.
Communicate specific learning objectives to students.Link lesson
content to students' prior knowledge, background experience, and/or
real-world application of content.Capture student attention through
5. Organize content for the presentation of the lesson.
Present information in a logical sequence.]Organize the
presentation of content into blocks or steps based on the students'
needs and the complexity of the material.Follow a research-based
organizational plan for content organization, such as anticipatory
set, acquisition lesson, guided practice, independent practice, and
6. Utilize scientifically researched effective instructional
strategies and methods of providing information for students to
acquire the learning.
Assess students' learning of the GSE and provide specific feedback
to students and parents.Provide collaborative learning
opportunities to enhance student achievement.Provide multiple
opportunities for distributed guided practice followed by
independent practice.Teach essential content-related
vocabulary.Utilize a variety of nonverbal/visual representations of
content and skills.Teach students to summarize their learning.Teach
skills for improving reading and writing proficiency/literacy
across content areas.Access and/or build students' background
knowledge and experience.Utilize and teach questioning and
cuing/prompting techniques.Utilize technology effectively to plan,
teach, and assess.Utilize inquiry-based problem-solving learning
strategies with students in all content areas.Teach and require
students to set personal goals for improving their academic
achievement.Teach students to compare and contrast knowledge,
concepts, and content.
7. Provide formative assessments that measure student progress
toward GSE objectives.
Monitor students' progress in learning through a variety of
techniques.Adjust instructional plans based on formative assessment
results.Provide criteria that allow students to measure their own
progress toward an objective.
8. Provide summative assessments that measure student achievement
Assess students' learning of the GSE.Provide assessments that are
appropriate for the learner(s).Maintain assessment records for each
student.Communicate assessment results to student.Utilize
assessment results to plan for subsequent instruction.
9. Organize learning environment to maximize student time on
Organize and arrange the classroom to facilitate learning.Ensure
smooth transitions from one activity to another.Maintain an orderly
system for housekeeping duties including attendance, passes,
announcements, distributing and collecting materials, and homework
10. Maintain behavior that is conducive to learning.
Define and communicate behavior expectations to students.Monitor
behavior and provide appropriate feedback to students.Manage
inappropriate behavior effectively.Focus on student behavior rather
than personality.Treat sensitive situations with
discretion.Encourage participation from all students.Establish
mutual respect between teachers and students.Convey warmth,
friendliness, and enthusiasm.
11. Participate in professional growth and professional learning
Apply new knowledge and skills acquired in the planning and
delivery of student instruction.Demonstrate evidence of progress
toward individual goals plan.
12. Maintain professional responsibilities and act as a role
Utilize standard written expression and acceptable oral
expression.Demonstrate punctuality to class, to assigned duties,
and to other school activities.Submit records, reports, and forms
accurately and promptly.Provide clear plans for substitute
teachers.Maintain regular attendance.Demonstrate a willingness to
share ideas, methods, and materials.Cooperate with staff and
support the development of activities and goals of the
school.Encourage positive school and home communications.
13. Perform other duties as assigned.
• Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of
ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work
• Skills-based Competencies Required to perform multiple, highly
complex, technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills
in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based
competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of
the job include: applying assessment instruments; operating
standard office equipment including pertinent software
applications; preparing and maintaining accurate records; adhering
to safety practices and procedures; administering first aid;
analyzing data; applying physical restraint practices; planning and
managing projects; promoting activities and/or events, and using
curriculum and instructional techniques.
• Knowledge-based Competencies Required to perform algebra and/or
geometry; read technical information, compose a variety of
documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and analyze
situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific
knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the
functions of the job include appropriate codes, policies,
regulations, and/or laws; age-appropriate activities; lesson plan
requirements; stages of child development; behavioral management
strategies; assessment instruments and techniques; classroom
instructional media and technology; cultural differences of student
population; current and emerging curricula; health standards and
hazards; community resources; methods of instruction and training;
office equipment and technology; and school safety and security
• Ability-based Competencies Required to schedule a significant
number of activities, meetings, and/or events; often gather,
collate, and/or classify data. Flexibility is required to work with
others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing
defined but different processes, and operate equipment using
standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a
diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of
data, and utilize job-related equipment. Problem-solving is
required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem-solving
with data requires independent interpretation of guidelines, and
problem-solving with equipment is limited to moderate. Specific
ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the
functions of the job include: establishing and maintaining
constructive relationships; adapting to changing work priorities;
maintaining confidentiality; exhibiting tact and patience; working
flexible hours.; communicating with persons of diverse backgrounds;
dealing with frequent interruptions; meeting deadlines and
schedules; organizing tasks; setting priorities; working as part of
a team; working extended hours; and working with detailed
information/data; working with frequent interruptions.
Valid teaching certificate in the assigned teaching field
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions
require the following physical demands: occasional lifting,
carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, frequent stooping, kneeling,
crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger
Generally, the job requires 20% sitting, 40% walking, and 40%
Maintains all licenses and certifications
Criminal Justice Fingerprint
Background Clearance Fair
Labor Standards Act
Keywords: Clarke County School District (GA), Athens , Engl Lang Arts 6-8, Other , Athens, Georgia
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