2-Positions 21 Century Literacy Teacher -FTE(.5)

Deadline: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
District/Organization: 
Fraser Public Schools
Position Details: 

FRASER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

FRASER, MICHIGAN

TITLE:           21st Century Literacy Teacher – Fraser High School (.5 FTE)

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Hold a valid Michigan Teaching Certificate
  • Secondary Schools Certification
  • Have earned a baccalaureate degree in education from an accredited college
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Effective communication, organization, problem solving, and multi-tasking skills
  • Capacity to thrive in a team-oriented environment
  • Ability to interpret student needs and produce instructional materials
  • Ability to train and support students in the use of educational technologies
  • Ability to adapt and learn new technologies
  • Knowledge on Apple products and using those products to increase student learning
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Self-Starter

REPORTS TO:        Fraser High School Principal

SUPERVISES:         Students

JOB GOAL:

To support and enhance the 21st century instructional practices while promoting Universal Design for Learning (UDL), the use and implementation of the district Learning Management System (LMS) and data warehouse, and technology integration to enhance instructional practices through examples and collaboration with colleagues.      

To deliver the information literacy curriculum that has been designed to support the Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCEs), National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) for Students, National Common Core Standards.

 ASSIGNED RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leader

  • Creating an environment that is conducive to active and participatory learning, resource-based instructional practices, and collaboration with teaching staff
  • Encouraging the use of instructional technology to engage students and to improve learning, providing 24/7 access to digital information resources for the entire learning community
  • Remaining current in professional practices and development, educational technologies and research
  • Maintaining frequent and timely communication to stakeholders through the school and media center website, parent newsletter, and other formats such as local cable access television, video/audio streaming, and on-demand video/podcasts
  • Visible and active leader within the school community
  • Creates an environment where collaboration and creative problem solving thrive
  • An excellent communicator who instills enthusiasm in others
  • Fosters an environment of creativity, innovation, and openness to new ideas
  • Welcomes and encourages input from others
  • Anticipates future obstacles and continually reassess to meet challenges
  • Sharing expertise by presenting at faculty meetings, parent meetings and school board meetings
  • Maintaining active memberships in professional associations i.e. Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL)
  • Have regular meeting times with staff members to provoke new instructional practices that align with district initiatives.

Instructional Partner

  • Works with staff to build and strengthen connections between student information and research needs, curricular content, learning outcomes and information resources.
  • Participating in the curriculum development process at both the building and district level to ensure that the curricula include the full range of literacy skills (information, media, visual, digital, and technological literacy) necessary to meet content standards and to develop lifelong learners
  • Design and teach engaging inquiry and learning experiences and assessments that incorporate multiple illiteracies and foster critical thinking
  • Participating in the implementation of collaboratively planned learning experiences by providing group and individual instruction, assessing student progress, and evaluating activities

Information Specialist

  • Provides leadership in the selection, acquisition, evaluation, and organization of information resources and technologies in all format, as well as expertise in the ethical use of information
  • In accordance with district policy, develop and maintain a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the teaching styles and instructional strategies used within the school community
  • Understand copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property, and assist users with their understanding and observance of the same
  • Evaluate, promote and use existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning, supplement school resources, connect the school with the global learning community, communicate with students and teachers, and provide 24/7 access to library services

Teacher

  • Empowers students to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information
  • All other duties assigned by the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Department Head and/or Building Principal

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  In accordance with negotiated contract.

EVALUATION: Evaluation of this job will be performed annually by the Building Principal.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee.  He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any duties requested by his or her management that generally fit into the job expectations. 

Essential Functions of the job as per the Americans with Disability Act (ADA)

FRASER PUBLIC SCHOOLS DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OR RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX. AGE, HEIGHT, WEIGHT, RELIGION, MARITAL STATUS, OR DISABILITY IN ITS PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES. THE FOLLOWING PERSON HAS BEEN DESIGNATED TO HANDLE INQUIRIES REGARDING THE NONDISCRIMINATION POLICIES: DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES, 33466 GARFIELD, FRASER, MI 48026 (586) 439.7000.

 

Revision Date 04/30/2019

Email: 
marianne.mough@fraserk12.org
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