Preferred candidate will have knowledge of EL instructional strategies for accessing subject area content, the CELP Standards, use of differentiated instruction, LAS Links assessment, application of SRBI strategies; use of varied assessments for progress monitoring; collaboration with colleagues in planning instruction/assessment, explicit vocabulary instruction, experience using educational technology, and creating positive rapport with students. Appropriate endorsements for this position are as follows: 915 Bilingual English, 7-12 ; 926 Bilingual History/Social Studies, 7-12 ; 929 Bilingual Mathematics, 7-12 ; 930 Bilingual Biology, 7-12 ; 931 Bilingual Chemistry, 7-12 ; 932 Bilingual Physics, 7-12 ; 933 Bilingual Earth Science, 7-12 ; 934 Bilingual General Science, 7-12 or qualify for a Durational Shortage Area Permit (DSAP).

Any of the following Science Certifications:#030, #031, #032, #033, or #034, valid Connecticut certification or qualify for a DSAP (Durational Shortage Area Permit).

Application materials should document the following experiences, skills and training in effective instruction to help students meet learning standards: Experience utilizing a blended learning environment including, but not limited to, the use of hand-held devices, web-based and software-based computer technologies as well as conventional approaches to teaching and learning; Experience utilizing technology for on-line submission of work and teacher feedback to support, track and manage student learning; Experience with effective standards-based lesson planning, integration of 21st Century skills and interdisciplinary learning; Experience with implementing differentiated instruction, positive classroom climate strategies, varied assessments for progress monitoring based on student needs; Relevant professional experiences related to the field of Science, leadership role(s) in teaching and learning, collaboration with colleagues in planning instruction/assessment, involvement in student activities at the school-level, and involvement in relevant community experiences that positively connect to parents and youth.

#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. 

Supervisor: 

School Principal and Assistant Principal 

Hours/Time Requirements: 

188 days per school year, 7 hours daily. Review SVFT bargaining unit contract for more information. 

Working Conditions: 

  • 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