Social Studies Teacher

Adams County School District 50 Westminster, CO
Note: This is a probationary position.

8 hours per day, 185 days per year

* Licensed staff new to Westminster Public Schools is contracted for 190 days the first year*

A complete application package includes the following:

* Application

* Resume

* Copy of CDE teaching license

* Official transcripts

* 3 letters of recommendation

* Copy of PRAXIS/PLACE report

* Teacher Insight score

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS & RESUMES RECEIVED IN LIEU OF APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

* Possess a valid Colorado Teacher License with appropriate endorsement in the area you are teaching or obtain one prior to start.

* Candidates with endorsements in CLDE, Bilingual Ed, Foreign Language, and/or sheltered content or other English Language instructional training desired

* Be up to date on current learning theory and state of the art pedagogy in teaching

* Demonstrate effective interpersonal relationships with students, staff members, parents and administrators.

* Has knowledge and experience of and/or willingness to gain knowledge of Competency-based Education approaches.

* Must be able to read, write, and comprehend English

* Bilingual desired.

* Experience and/or skills working with culturally diverse populations desired.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Display a thorough knowledge of the subject matter and the District's prescribed curriculum.

* Plan instruction consistent with the District's curriculum for assigned subject areas/grade levels.

* Plan for student differences and adjust instruction to meet student needs.

* Implement continuous system of evaluations and provide students with specific feedback.

* Serve as facilitator and coordinator of learning.

* Establish an effective system for classroom discipline per Board Policy and building regulations.

* Organize students for effective instruction to maximize the learning time for all students.

* Fulfill contractual and professional responsibilities.

* Submit required student record reports.

Westminster Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. District policy prohibits discrimination against any applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, marital status, or disability. Complaints in these matters should be addressed to the Chief of Staff, 6933 Raleigh Street, Westminster, CO 80030, phone: (303) 428-3511. Although the position is based at a school/department, the employer is Westminster Public Schools.