The Academy Charter School Reading Teacher/Literacy Specialist (Title 1) in Hempstead, New York
The Academy Charter School Title I Teacher understands and promotes the school?s mission, vision, objectives, and policies both within and outside the immediate school community.
Responsibilities & Duties
Instructional Planning -
Evaluate the progress of all Title I students and design and prepare student progress reports.
Prescribe the lessons that the students will work on during Title I time.
Perform all student selection requirements including testing and making the final lists of students selected for Title I participation.
Communicate regularly with classroom teachers regarding classroom instruction and needs of Title I students and keep written documentation of this communication
Develop Title I lesson plans
Hold caseload of all Title I students
Pull out or assist students in the classroom with supplementary instruction beyond the classroom instruction
Pre-teach or re-teach vocabulary words or math concepts to be covered
Document all lesson plans, assignments, rubrics and other instructional materials and methods
Use consistent school-wide practices and a variety of individualized methods to engage students
Use technology tools for instruction, planning, and communication and ensure student engagement
Measure student achievement and progress towards learning objectives using the school?s formative and summative assessment tools
Evaluate academic achievement through detailed data analysis of student performance on a wide variety of metrics
Provide ongoing and timely feedback to students on their progress towards meeting expectations and achieving goals
Use student data to reflect on effectiveness of lessons and student achievement progress in order to improve instruction and personal practice
Schedule the parent meetings, write up the parent survey and find parent-training tools.
Schedule the annual review meeting, coordinates the meeting, and communicates with parents regarding its results
Completes all reports in a timely manner
Create, and manage a responsive learning environment that enables students to feel safe, to be creative, and to develop to their full potential
Implement procedures, systems and routines that provide structure for students
Ensure smooth operation of all classroom instructional functions without exceptions
Student and Extracurricular Activities ?
Organize and supervise approved field trips
Provide opportunities and supervise activities in order for students to demonstrate individually and in ensembles or large groups the skills and talents developed
Student Support & School Culture
Communicate effectively and maintain strong relationships with students, families, colleagues and administrators
Establish, involve, and assist students in the development, maintenance and evaluation of portfolios
Develop and use rubrics for evaluating student products and performances
Observe and evaluate the performance of each student and use assessment methods to judge overall progress
Work Experience & Skills
Minimum of two (2) years of urban teaching experience required with a record of high student achievement
Experience working with at-risk student population in some capacity preferred
Educational experience after college (fellowships, summer study, or graduate course work to pursue greater depth in a subject area, specific instructional methodology, curriculum development, special education, technology, etc.) preferred
Working knowledge and comfort level with instructional technology
Strong written, grammatical, presentation, and verbal communication skills
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills required to develop rubrics, examine data and metrics that will enhance student knowledge and promote performance of superior work products
Proven ability to work collaboratively and flexibly with a diverse team of teachers and administrators
Knowledge of childhood development and demonstrated experience with executing planned lessons to meet the differential needs of each child
Bachelors Degree required, Masters Degree preferred
New York State Title I Teacher certification