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Teacher, Science - Heritage (2017-2018)
Minneapolis Public Schools | Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Job Title: Teacher, Science - Heritage (2017-2018) and Requisition ID number: 50648

Site: Locations may vary on a routine basis.

Close Date: No established closing date; open until filled

Full/Part Time: Varies

Union: Teachers(04)

Functional Area: Teaching

This position is a candidate pool and not a specific position at a school or department. This position may require an initial screening interview before being placed into the Candidate Pool. There may not be an available position(s) at the time of application but positions can become available at any time. The candidate pool is used to refer qualified applicants to the site/department with the open position. Human Resources will process your application, and once approved, your name will be sent to the Site(s) and or Department(s) with available positions.

Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position.


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SUMMARY

General Life science to grades 6, 7, 8, 9

Provide quality instruction to students in Science aligned to district, state and national standards. Use a variety of formative assessment strategies to diagnose student understanding of the course content and to plan for strong language integration. Plan appropriate differentiation strategies to address students' content and language needs. Knowledge of learning styles and evidence of lesson planning that reflect a diverse population; experience with integrated curriculum, advisory and teaming. Strong classroom management strategies that correspond to the school's equity focus as well as acknowledging the disparity in demographics of teachers compared to students.

The primary responsibility of the teacher is to teach students using best practices and innovative instruction. The primary role of this position is to teach high school science courses. This includes but is not limited to the core requirements. Additional social studies courses that are electives may be assigned. Additionally teacher must be available to plan, meet and collaborate with teachers on team. The teacher must be open to meeting with instructional specialist and principal in regards to curriculum, instruction and assessment.

Strong in ability to include social justice into curriculum, instruction and assessment. Strong sense of community-driven practices that model the mission and vision of the school.Chemistry required, Physics license recommended.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

* Have a working knowledge of and implement the Minnesota State Standards and the District Graduation Requirements; knowledge of the subject matter, classroom management techniques, current researched best practices and strategies, as well as students' learning styles and needs, both academic and affective.

* Teach students the required curricula using strategies that foster thinking, reasoning and problem solving.

* Collaborate with peers to develop, plan and implement best practices based on the needs/abilities of the students.

* Assess students' developmental, cognitive and social needs and provide developmentally appropriate instruction to meet those needs.

* Create lessons and learning environments that are safe, respectful and interesting as well as multicultural/gender and ability fair/developmentally appropriate.

* Collaborate and communicate regularly with families in making educational decisions and use family and community resources to support learning.

Acquire knowledge of the goals of the Minneapolis Public School District Improvement Agenda and site/school goals. Work to support and achieve those goals.

* Assess own instructional effectiveness through the Professional Development Process (PDP). Participate in ongoing and regular staff, team and individual professional development.

Education and Experience Guidelines

* Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university.

* Prior successful experience student teaching or teaching in an urban, multicultural education setting.

* Demonstrated continued professional development through course work, research, peer collaboration and/or job-embedded staff development.

* Master's or PhD preferred.

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

A valid Minnesota teaching license in Science, 5-8 or 5-12 or 7-12 or 5-9; or proof of pending approved licensure

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Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:

Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready. Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.

Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | [No Established Closing Date] | [Varies] | [Varies] | Teaching

About Minneapolis Public Schools

Since 1994, the Minneapolis Public Schools has operated under site-based decision making to move decision making closest to the students served. The goal of site-based management is to improve student achievement. Under site-based decision making, district and school efforts, theoretically, should complement each other. District offices set parameters, facilitate the sharing of information and best practices among schools, help evaluate progress, and give constructive feedback to both the schools and the Board. Schools have freedom (within approved decision-making parameters) to design site plans. Although what site-based decision making looks like at each school may vary, schools typically have a team of representatives from all areas to serve as a "site council," "education council" or "shared leadership team." This will include principals, parents, students, teachers, specialist teachers, clerical, other building staff, business partners, and the community/neighborhood. The councils meet monthly to make decisions and discuss long-range program goals for the school. Parents who are not on the council may attend and if they would like to have a subject discussed, may submit agenda items and talk to a member. Under the site-based decision making philosophy, these councils are to examine everything that might be standing in the way of student achievement-be it grade levels, student groupings, materials, or school policies and practice-and recommend keeping what is working and changing what is not.

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