#030 Biology and #031 Chemistry valid Connecticut certification. Candidates who qualify for a Durational Shortage Area Permit (DSAP) may apply.
A CTECS Science instructor is responsible for educating students with teaching practices that reflect high expectations and current pedagogy of teaching and learning methods, strategies, and technologies in Science e.g., student-centered, gradual release of responsibility, differentiation, student discourse, and blended-learning; communicate with parents; create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning; participate in professional learning.
Qualifications required, (e.g., education, degrees, certification, licensing, skills, knowledge, abilities, specialized training):
- State of Connecticut teaching certificate
- Active State of Connecticut teaching certificate #030 Biology 7-12 and #031 Chemistry or Eligible for a State of Connecticut teaching certificate in subject area (includes ARC candidates).
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year university or college.
- Well versed in high school science curricula.
- Professional experiences related to the field of teaching Science.
- 21st century standards-based lesson planning aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, CT Core Standards in Science & Technical Subjects.
- Experience with varied assessments to inform instruction and promote learning.
- Ability to foster and facilitate learning and classroom management.
- Ability to communicate ideas and directives clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Effective, active listening skills.
- Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with others.
- Organizational and problem-solving skills.
- Excellent public relations skills.
- Entry-level computer skills including Microsoft Office and Google Products.
- Preferred candidates will be able to demonstrate varied methods of lesson delivery, assessing student knowledge, and the use of educational technology. This may include involvement in student/community activities.
School Principal and Assistant Principal
188 days per school year, 7 hours daily. Review SVFT bargaining unit contract for more information.
- Interaction among adolescents and colleagues
- Repetitive hand motion, e.g., computer keyboard, typing, calculator, writing
- Regular requirement to sit, stand, walk, read, hear, see, speak, reach, stretch with hands and arms, crouch, kneel, climb, and stoop
- Frequent interruption of duties by staff, students, visitors and/or telephone
- Occasional requirement to lift, carry, push and/or pull various supplies and/or equipment up to a maximum of 20 pounds
Essential duties and responsibilities. Functions that the employee must be able to perform. Mental and/or physical requirements should be described and where applicable, quantified:
Responsibility Area #1: Planning and Preparation
- Engage in intentional planning to prepare lesson plans that achieve clear objectives, use appropriate techniques, and serve the needs of all learners in the classroom through differentiation
- Knowledge of Science content and pedagogy in content-specific high school Science curricula
- Understand the varied needs of each student
- Work collaboratively with guidance personnel and other support service educators to assist students with special programming; ensure IEP and 504 accommodations/modifications are implemented
- Set instructional goals and outcomes
- Knowledge and use of varied instructional practices and resources
- Effectively design instructional learning opportunities
- Effectively design assessments
Responsibility Area #2: Classroom Environment
- Develop mutual respect and rapport with students
- Establish a culture for learning
- Manage classroom procedures
- Positively manage student behavior
- Organize physical space to maximize learning opportunities
Responsibility Area #3: Instruction
- Effectively communicate with students
- Effectively use inquiry, questioning, and discussion techniques