High School Science Teacher Earth/Space
JOB TITLE: High School Science Teacher (Earth/Space)
The high school science teacher provides instruction in an identified discipline in the area of science. In addition, the high school science teacher helps to develop students’ academic, social, and/or motor skills.
REPORTS TO: Principal
EXAMPLE (S) of WORK PERFORMED:
- Plans and implements an inquiry based science program based on national and state science standards.
- Creates engaging lessons that develop students’ critical thinking and problem solving skills.
- Continually assesses student progress toward mastery of standards.
- Creates a flexible high school science program and classroom environment that promotes learning and personal growth for all students.
- Establishes effective rapport with students to motivate students to develop skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation continued progress in accordance with each student’s ability.
- Demonstrates appropriate long and short-term preparation for classroom instruction.
- Holds high expectations for all students and sees themselves as facilitators of student learning.
- Organizes and uses a variety of teaching techniques, strategies, materials, and technology to maximize the learning of each child, individually and in-group settings.
- Assess student progress, provides students and parents with specific feedback, and uses the results to adjust instruction as needed.
- Provides opportunities for academic support and challenge.
- Takes responsibility for teaching the district curriculum as outlined in the curriculum documents.
- Establishes clear objectives for all lessons units and projects and communicates these objectives to students.
- Keeps abreast of current development in their fields and continues to deepen their understanding of their disciplines.
- Establishes and maintains a functional, attractive, orderly, and safe classroom environment that is conducive to student learning and builds a sense of community.
- Develops classroom rules on behavior procedures, and maintains fair and just order in the classroom.
- Manages discipline in accordance with administrative regulations, school board policies, and legal requirements.
- Develops a repertoire of strategies to manage student behavior, individually and in-groups, in a manner that encourages individual responsibility, self-control, self-discipline, and effective decision-making.
- Takes reasonable and necessary precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.
- Demonstrates a respectful, cooperative and caring manner with students and adults in the school community.
- Assumes responsibility for the effective functioning of the school to include necessary non-instructional assignments and student management throughout the entire building.
- Maintains complete records as required by law, district policy and administrative regulation.
- Contributes to school effectiveness by collaborating with other professionals and participating in school and district activities, such as staff meetings, parent-teacher conferences, teacher training workshops and serving on building and district committees.
- Pursues professional growth and development through staff development and opportunities, postgraduate education, membership and participation in professional organizations and attendance at regional, state and national meetings.
- Actively participates in the Performance Based Teacher Evaluation process.
- Supervises students during school-sponsored after school/evening activities.
- Attends meetings and activities outside the normal school day, i.e., professional development activities, parent conferences, open houses and staff meetings.
- Performs other related work as assigned.