Members to NAGC can receive three publications -- Parenting for Gifted Children, Teaching for High Potential, and the academic journal, Gifted Child Quarterly. All are available through the mail and online.
Summary Description: The Learning Support Teacher will be responsible for: 1. Collaborating with lead teachers to come up with an appropriate educational plan for children, which could include working with individual children or small groups of children to increase fundamental skills 2. Conducting and interpreting informal and formal assessments to create individualized learning plans 3. Conferring regularly with teachers, parents, and colleagues on The Child Study Team 4. Promoting understanding of the role of successful differentiation in the classroom as well as an understanding of its limitations in the skills growth for any student in a school with an admirably diverse student population 5. Providing strategies to increase learning for students being delivered by others as well as delivering tutoring or push-in services 6. Sitting in on parent conferences and planning meetings 7. Serving as a general resource to the faculty; Presenting information to teachers regarding differentiation in their classrooms 8. Working to ensure academic excellence by fully knowing students and adapting curriculum to meet needs 9. Fulfilling duties, responsibilities and commitments as outlined in the faculty handbook, Teaching at The School at Columbia 10. Keeping careful anecdotal and assessment records and using them to contribute to the writing of accurate, comprehensive reports 11. Participating fully in the demanding and rich life of the school
Minimum Qualifications: All applicants must have: ➢ B.A./B.S. degree or an equivalent degree or educational qualification in education from an accredited college or university ➢ Evidence of expertise in compensatory learning strategies ➢ At least two years full-time teaching experience in K-8 public or independent schools ➢ Wide-ranging intellectual and educational interests and ability to understand and support an integrated curriculum ➢ Experience working individually with children who have a complex learning profile, both within a functioning classroom and individually in tutorial situations ➢ Experience strategizing techniques in study skills, time management, and organization as well as in curricular areas ➢ Strong skills sets in: Literacy; Mathematics; Administering and interpreting assessments; Meeting the social and emotional needs of children ➢ Experience and interest in working with latest technologies ➢Commitment to equity and justice including knowledge and skills related to cultural competencies➢ Strong communication abilities including speaking and writing➢ Experience working individually with children who have a complex learning profile, both within a functioning classroom and individually in tutorial situations➢ Experience strategizing techniques in study skills, time management, and organization as well as in curricular areas➢ Strong skills sets in: Literacy; Mathematics; Administering and interpreting assessments; Meeting the social and emotional needs of children➢ Experience and interest in working with latest technologies➢ Commitment to: Diversity; Collegiality; Curriculum design; Anecdotal record keeping; Integrated thematic teaching➢ Strong communication abilities including speaking and writing
Preferred Qualifications: ➢ Advanced degree or coursework in a related field ➢ Experience teaching differentiation strategies to fellow faculty members ➢ Fluency in Spanish
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