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5/9/2019
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PMSA Social Studies Teacher
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PROVISO MATHEMATICS & SCIENCE ACADEMY

PROVISO TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOLS DISTRICT #209

POSITION JOB DESCRIPTION POSITION TITLE: Social Science - History Teacher - PMSA

REPORTS TO: Department Chair

Building Principal

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required Experience or Training

Valid Illinois Professional Educators License with endorsement in Social Science - History (Grades 9-12)

Desired Experience or Training

Master's Degree; Previous high school teaching experience

Previous experience teaching International Baccalaureate (IB) courses

Previous experience teaching Advanced Placement (AP) courses

Multiple endorsements/licenses:

* Social Science - History (Grades 9-12)
* Social Science - Political Science (Grades 9-12)
* Social Science - Psychology (Grades 9-12)
* Social Science - Geography (Grades 9-12)
* Social Science - Economics (Grades 9-12) POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: INSTRUCTIONAL METHOD
* Teach to prescribed outcomes and goals
* Use instructional methods that improve student achievement
* Assign and evaluate appropriate student work
* Involve students in learning
* Make effective use of entire class period
* Use appropriate school support and resource materials
* Convey to students learning goals and the importance of material learned
* Be clear in explanations and directions
* Provide continuity in learning activities
* Challenge students by using appropriate questioning strategies
* Speak clearly, audibly, and fluently
* Adjust the teaching pace to assure maximum student understanding
* Provide appropriate remedial and/or enrichment material whenever necessary
* Communicate high expectations for student performance

INSTRUCTIONAL PLANNING

* Establish a positive and safe learning environment
* Revise lesson plans as needed
* Plan instructional examples, illustrations, and time for questions into lessons
* Address different styles of learning by employing a variety of instructional techniques and materials
* Be creative and innovative in the use of curricular and instructional materials

SUBJECT MATTER

* Demonstrate command of subject areas crucial to instructional effectiveness
* Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary instructional research related to the subject area and to the teaching of diverse students
* Remain current in the assigned content area and in the profession
* Demonstrate enthusiasm about subject matter

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT COMPETENCIES

* Develop, communicate, and enforce a set of classroom rules, policies, procedures, and expectations which are consistent with school and department policies and with learning outcomes
* Monitor student behavior for compliance with classroom rules
* Reinforce/reward appropriate social and academic behavior
* Respond to behavior problems quickly and appropriately
* Have necessary material and equipment available and ensure their appropriate use and care
* Provide and distribute necessary classroom materials in an orderly and efficient manner
* Interact with students in ways which are respectful and friendly, and which reflect an understanding of cultural differences
* Provide students feedback on their knowledge and skill
* Use effective methods to manage student behavior

PROFESSIONALLY RELATED COMPETENCIES

* Participate in review and updating of curricular programs
* Perform promptly the responsibilities stipulated in Board of Education policies and administrative procedures
* Adhere to all personal absences procedures and provides appropriate plans and materials for use by the substitute
* Model and enforce classroom and school rules, policies, and procedures; exemplify the district's mission and beliefs
* Be punctual in arrival times to the building, to classes, and to meetings
* Report promptly student behavior, attendance, and performance to family or guardians and when necessary, refer students to appropriate school personnel; stay in regular communications with parents.
* Cooperate with other educational personnel
* Implement recommendations made in the evaluation and supervisory process