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.
Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.
Background Check Statement:
Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.
Eligibility for Employment:
Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The primary purpose of this position is to provide an educational classroom setting for preschoolers and University students in a public school designed to model best practices in the field of early childhood education. Using an emergent, negotiated curriculum, they teach individualized fundamental pre-academic skills and lead activities to promote language development, cognitive and perceptual development, and gross motor development in children representing a cross-section of backgrounds. Duties includes but not limited to:
Supervise college students who teach in the program for practicum experience (generally 2-3 per semester), and evaluate their performance.
Coordinate and supervise shorter-term lab experiences for University students from a variety of disciplines.
Coordinate child development lab experiences with University faculty from an array of disciplines (i.e. child development, early childhood education, art education, special education, human development, music education).
Design and implement an emergent, negotiated curriculum utilizing currently accepted best practices and innovative techniques.
Lead activities in language development, perception and reading development, pre-academics, fine and gross motor skills, and social skill development.
Provide information about the techniques of the program to visitors.
Participate in staff development opportunities, including state-mandated workshops and in-service trainings.
Document the children’s learning in various ways and makes this learning visible to parents, University students, and the children themselves.
Maintain a developmental portfolio on each child.
Schedule and conduct annual home visits.
Perform related duties as required.
Work is performed independently under the general supervision of the Director and in cooperation with University faculty. Work is reviewed through periodic staff meetings, individual conferences, and observation of work performed.
Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in early childhood education or early childhood special education with practicum/internship experience and related teacher certification (e.g., birth-kindergarten certification), or graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in a related field and two years of experience teaching young children.
Experience in a university child development laboratory setting.
Department: Lucy Brock Child Dev Lab Prog - 260820
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.