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: Responsibilities: -To keep abreast of new developments in the literacy field and to make sure that we are on the leading edge in our practice -To participate in grade level meetings and with individual teachers to coordinate curriculum, guiding their practice so that we optimize learning for all our children -To work with the faculty to align a scope and sequence of skills which are optimally integrated into instruction and which also provide a checklist and rubric to ensure that children are progressing against that sequence of skills -To pull together and prepare materials by concept or skill so that teachers have resources to go to when a child is advanced or experiencing difficulty as well as to order necessary resources to support classroom instruction and working with individual students -To design and monitor assessments and to analyze results to help draw generalizations that will help the school make good decisions about curriculum and trends. These assessment results should be shared with teachers and should be kept for each child so that we can follow progress as well as look at aggregate data -To work with new teachers to ensure that they feel supported and understand the philosophy and pedagogy of the school -To speak with parents and write about your discipline in conjunction with your colleagues to help educate parents about what we think is important -To do demonstration teaching to model both content and approach in classrooms and/or through observation of classroom teaching with feedback -To observe identified children to help with expert opinions about next steps including remedial and enrichment strategies -Fulfilling duties, responsibilities and commitments as outlined in the faculty handbook, Working At The School at Columbia University -Participating fully in the demanding and rich life of the school.
Minimum Qualifications: B.A./B.S. degree or an equivalent degree or educational qualification from an accredited college or university in Reading, Writing or related educational field At least two years full-time teaching experience in K-8 public or independent schools Evidence of expertise in reading and writing workshop, children's literature, and work with children at all levels of literacy proficiency -Experience strategizing techniques in optimizing performance in reading and writing -Proven ability to develop strong professional relationships with faculty and institute professional development in a collaborative environment -Strong communication abilities including speaking and writing -Wide-ranging intellectual and educational interests and ability to understand and support an integrated curriculum -Commitment to diversity and collegiality -Familiarity with new technologies
Preferred Qualifications: ➢Advanced degree in a related field➢Knowledge of Spanish
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