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Special Education RISE (Lifeskills) Teacher – IDEA Walzem College Prep (23-24)

Special Education RISE (Lifeskills) Teacher – IDEA Walzem College Prep (23-24)
May 23, 2023

Website IDEA Public Schools

Special Education Teacher Responsibilities:

Adapt lessons to meet the needs of students

Support coordination of related services for students on their caseload

Develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)

Implement IEPs, assess students’ performance, and track their progress

Update IEPs throughout the school year to reflect students’ progress and goals

Assess students’ skills to determine their needs and to develop teaching plans

Collect and analyze student data in order to make effective decisions to maximize achievement

Discuss student’s progress with parents, teachers, counselors, and administrators

Prepare and help students transition from grade to grade and after graduation

Implement state learning standards and

IDEA curricula and assessments to meet ambitious academic expectations

Submit weekly lesson plans two weeks in advance for feedback

Implement formal and informal assessments to track each individual student’s progress and learning needs, adjust lesson plans accordingly and update gradebook weekly

Communicate students’ progress with student and family on a weekly basis

Effective facilitation and personal use of technology as a communication and educational tool to improve student achievement and manage work related tasks.

Implement a clear and consistent behavior management system that aligns to campus- wide initiatives while developing students’ character and sense of community in the classroom

Help shape and develop a school wide culture that fosters a productive and enthusiastic learning environment for each student

Establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship with students and families based on trust, understanding and respect for the communities in which they identify.

Host necessary tutoring sessions to meet all students’ needs

Participate in weekly manager check-ins, grade-level meetings, before and after-school duties, and school wide meetings and functions

Engage in summer and year-long district, school and personal learning and development

Minimum of 40+ hours spent at school per week

Additional responsibilities may include: after-school tutoring or Saturday school and are based on the needs of our scholars

We look for Team and Family who embody the following values and characteristics:

Believes and is committed to our mission and being an agent of change: that all students are capable of getting to and through college

Has demonstrated effective outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them

Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly

Works with urgency and purpose to drive student outcomes

Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change

Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization

Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes

We believe in education as a profession and hold ourselves to high level of conduct, professionalism and behaviors as models for our colleagues and students

Supervisory Responsibilities (if applicable):

Oversee the daily work and responsibilities of a Special Education Co-Teacher (para-professional) in the RISE classroom.

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