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Kindergarten Long Term Sub

Company: Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Kindergarten Long Term SubTapestry Charter School65 Great Arrow Buffalo , NY 14216 Certified - Area - ElementaryJob Number 3300037149 Start Date 09/06/2022 Open Date 09/02/2022 Closing Date Tapestry Kindergarten Lead Classroom Teacher Mission: Educating and inspiring a diverse community of K-12 learners by engaging them in rigorous real-world learning experiences which prioritize intellectual, social and emotional growth. Vision: Tapestry is a vibrant, sustainable school that empowers learners and leaders to make a positive impact in our communities and beyond. Tapestry is seeking a dynamic kindergarten teacher! Tapestry offers teachers a truly dynamic teaching and learning experience! Each kindergarten classroom has 22 students and two certified teachers. Teachers are responsible for working with students, families, other teachers and staff, as well as the Principal towards achieving the mission and goals of Tapestry Charter School with a strong focus on equity and social emotional learning. The Classroom Teacher is responsible for teaching all core academic disciplines including language arts, expedition, phonics, mathematics, and crew. This job description is meant to provide structure to the responsibilities and accountability of this position. There may be additional responsibilities that a teacher undertakes or that are assigned as needs of students and of the school arise. Classroom Teachers report to the K-4 Principal. Tapestry charter school participates in the NYS Teachers' Retirement System. Tapestry has worked successfully for 20 years sans Union; teacher voice and shared leadership are extremely important and integral to our community as we move forward progressively. In the following areas, a Classroom Teacher is expected to: Curriculum/Instruction

  • Adapted NYS math modules; UoS Phonics, Readers & Writers Workshop; NYS SEL Benchmarks; NGSS & C3 Framework SS
  • Implement the principles and components of Expeditionary Learning/EL Core Practices
  • Plan engaging lessons and experiences designed to help students achieve content and curriculum standards
  • Work with inclusion staff to plan for and meet the needs of students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and English Language Learners(ELLs). Differentiate instruction and provide accommodations and supports as needed. Actively seek to improve knowledge and skills to better address the needs of special education students and ELLs.
  • Implement a guided math and balanced literacy program that includes daily instruction and practice in reading and writing. As appropriate to the grade level and needs of individual students, implement the strategies and structures of guided reading and phonics. Support student literacy (reading, writing, speaking, listening) across the curriculum.
  • Incorporate diversity and multicultural content and wellness into curriculum and instruction throughout the year in big and small ways. Ensure that all students see their culture(s) represented in curriculum and materials.
  • Develop and revise clear criteria and standards for high quality work and regularly examine student work to ensure that it meets increasingly higher standards of quality with your team.
  • Display student work documenting the process that went into creating the work.
  • Work with instructional coaches around curriculum, instruction and assessment. Technology
    • Use technology to enhance teaching and learning through a variety of developmentally appropriate ways.
    • Design lessons to engage students using the flat panel
    • Model using document cameras
    • Use Apps to support learning
    • Model appropriate use of iPads as a 1:1 device
    • Use technology to support assessment practices Assessment/Accountability
      • Conduct ongoing assessment of student work using multiple assessment tools. Use assessment data to plan for instruction and to set short and long-range goals. Ensure collection and submission of data specified in the schools Accountability Plan.
      • Utilize assessment for learning strategies to engage students in assessing their own understanding and mastery. Involve students in using learning targets for this purpose.
      • Use early identification and intervention strategies as it relates to growth, achievement and RtI. Social Emotional Learning/Crew/School Culture
        • Create and maintain a physically and emotionally safe environment for students that includes SEL and restorative practices. Model, practice and discuss respectful, unbiased and effective communication with students.
        • Model and teach Tapestry's core values of perseverance, integrity, responsibility & respect.
        • Involve students in creating classroom norms and expectations, building relationships as the foundation. Uphold and support the school-wide restorative discipline policies and philosophies.
        • Structure a classroom environment that is developmentally appropriate, student-centered, print-rich and well organized. Involve students in the care and maintenance of that beautiful space.
        • Engage students in age appropriate discussions of diversity and equity. Use student observations, questions, actions and reactions as teachable moments to issues. Collaboration, Collegiality and Professionalism
          • Model Tapestry's Core Values and adhere to team and building-wide Staff Agreements.
          • Work fluidly and collaboratively with the Teaching Partner in the classroom.
          • Be on time for classes, duties, team meetings and professional development activities. Communicate about and plan for absences in advance with teaching partners and the Principal.
          • Seek support from the Principal, coaches, mentor and team when needed.
          • Make classrooms open to visits from other teachers, administrators, family members, prospective families and visitors to the school in ways that are not disruptive to student learning. Involve students in welcoming visitors and communicating about the program. Professional Development
            • Participate in Professional Development Time (embedded within your grade level team) and contribute to sessions by sharing ideas and student work, offering feedback, and facilitating some sessions or discussions.
            • Seek out additional opportunities for professional development that will lead to achieving personal and school-wide professional development goals. Family Communication and Involvement
              • Prepare progress reports using the reporting procedures agreed upon by the teaching staff and the Principal. Collaborate as needed with other teachers.
              • Conduct Student Led Conferences with families twice per year.
              • Involve parent volunteers in the classroom in ways that meet the needs of the class and utilize the strengths, talents, and interests of volunteers.
              • Keep families informed about classroom activities and units of study through ongoing communication involving weekly one-pager classroom newsletters.
              • Attend and participate in school events.
              • Check voicemail and e-mail daily and respond promptly or within 24 hours to requests from families, administrators and colleagues.
              • Use technology to support communication to all families. Please make sure to complete an application by clickinghere (https://wnyric.atenterprise.powerschool.com/ats/app_login?COMPANY_ID=00005387) for this job posting.Building/Location 111 Great Arrow Ave, Buffalo NY 14216 Contact Person's Title HR Contact Person's Phone 7162045883 Contact Person's Email blaszczaka@tapestryschool.org

Keywords: Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES, Buffalo , Kindergarten Long Term Sub, Other , Buffalo, New York

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