Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 8:20 PM
Job Description Middle School Special Education Teacher KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of the MSDE curriculum for the grade/content range of the position, DCPS special education program. Thorough knowledge of Individual Education Program (IEP), learning theory, differentiated instruction, data collection, best instructional practices, research based reading instruction, multicultural education, assessments, Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA 2004), and state and federal policies and procedures related to special education. Ability to provide instructional support. Works well with students with disabilities, teachers, and parents of students with disabilities. Ability to appropriately adapt instructional programs and materials. Collects instructional data for decision making process. Excellent communication skills. EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in special education. Certification in a content area is desirable. Must be fluent in learning theory, differentiated instruction, developmental reading, child development, applied behavior analysis, and assessment. Must be knowledgeable in methods of teaching elementary math if seeking an elementary position. Student teaching in the specific area of exceptionality or two years teaching experience at level appropriate to assignment (elementary or secondary). Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The role of the special education teacher in the school-based program includes providing both direct instruction and instructional support to students with disabilities and general education teachers. Serves as liaison between school staff and administration including the special education supervisor. Prepares for EMT/IEP team meetings and provides case management for assigned students with disabilities. Serves as a member of the EMT/IEP team as appropriate. Interprets both informal, and classroom based assessment for students in order to make instructional decisions. Collects data on student performance so as to improve student outcomes and direct instruction. Administers and interprets formal assessments as appropriate. Selects and adapts materials to assist students with disabilities to access the general education curriculum, as appropriate. Participates in professional development activities designed to advance teacher knowledge in the areas of instruction, best practices, differentiated instruction, changes in educational policy, and other information as may be necessary to improve classroom instruction and programming for students with disabilities. Supervises and plans for the continuing professional development of paraeducators assigned to the classroom. Performs other related duties as assigned. Company Description Alignstaffing is a premier healthcare, education and social services staffing company serving the Washington, DC area, including and northern Virginia, Prince George County, Baltimore and Montgomery County.
• Location: District Of Columbia
• Post ID: 39703707 dc