Newton Public Schools
Newton, MA, United States
Chemistry Teacher-Temporary (.5 FTE)
High School Teaching/
Newton North High School
High School - Science
Exempt; Unit A
High School Principal and Science Department Chair
general description (1-3 lines describing role):
Prepares materials and curriculum for instruction. Provides instruction in chemistry, may supervise a homeroom, and perform additional duties each week. Routinely meets with colleagues to collaborate on curriculum and instruction. Meets with students to provide extra help and support instruction. Evaluates student learning, assess students, and keep records regarding student progress as required by law.
*Temporary up through the end of the school year*
- Experience (Preferred) 3 or more years of teaching chemistry at the high school level. Experience having taught a range of students
including those with IEPs and those for whom English is not their first language.
- Degree (Preferred) Masters Degree or the equivalent including significant course work in chemistry and/or closely related fields (including
- Licensure (Required) – MA Licensure to teach Chemistry in Grades 8-12.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES (not limited to):
·Uses relevant Curriculum Frameworks to plan activities addressing content standards that will advance students’ level of content knowledge.
·Plans sequential units of study that make learning cumulative, connect learning across content areas, and are based on the learning standards within the Frameworks.
·Draws on results of formal and informal assessments to plan learning activities appropriate for the range of students.
·Applies knowledge of human development to plan learning activities appropriate for the range of students within a classroom.
·Plans lessons with clear objectives and measurable outcomes.
·Plans the pedagogy appropriate to the specific discipline and to the age and cognitive level of the students in the classroom.
·Demonstrates effective use of backwards design in both short and long range planning.
·Seeks resources from colleagues, families, and the community to enhance learning.
·Integrates media and technology resources in the management of teaching and in student learning, as appropriate.
·Sets high standards and expectations for all students.
·Delivers culturally relevant instruction.
·Clarifies learning objectives and gives students models of quality work to illustrate expectations.
·Provides regular and frequent feedback to students on their progress.
·Models clear writing and speaking in communication with students and families.
·Employs multiple teaching and learning strategies.
·Demonstrates effective use of pacing in classroom instruction.
·Uses a variety of teaching techniques to provide many and varied opportunities for diverse learners to achieve competence.
·Designs and demonstrates differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all students.
·Integrates reading, writing and math across disciplines to meet the learning objectives.
·Builds on students’ prior knowledge and experience.
·Uses a variety of formal and informal assessments to accurately measure student progress toward, and achievement of, the learning objectives, and to modify further instruction.
·Makes use of formative assessment and adjusts instruction accordingly.
·Has experience running student centered activities.
·Displays understanding that expertise, experience, and safety in the laboratory is an important component of chemical education.
·Analyzes and uses assessment data to inform instruction.
·Creates a positive learning environment.
·Makes appropriate use of the physical environment to provide a range of learning activities.
·Maintains appropriate standards of behavior, mutual respect, and safety.
·Manages classroom routines and procedures without loss of significant instructional time.
·Promotes climate of community, inclusion, and mutual support among students.
.Acts on the belief that all students can master the challenging curriculum and includes all students in the range of academic opportunities.
·Assesses the significance of student differences in performance levels, (i.e., learning styles, race, gender, cultural heritage, language, socio-economic backgrounds, and learning, physical and emotional disabilities) and adapts classroom activities appropriately.
·Incorporates respect for human differences and anti-bias/anti-racist practices.
·Identifies and addresses any achievement gaps with specific actions in the classroom.
·Demonstrates knowledge of current educational research and development.
·Demonstrates knowledge of content in classroom practice.
·Participates in building a professional community by collaborating with colleagues to improve instruction, assessment, and student achievement.
·Communicates effectively with parents regarding their child’s academic performance
·Reflects critically upon his/her teaching and incorporates feedback.
·Participates in ongoing professional development as part of a professional development plan that is linked to subject matter, grade level, school, and district goals.
·Uses the internet and other resources in a responsible and acceptable manner in accordance with the policy of the Newton Public Schools.
·Completes managerial responsibilities in a thorough and timely manner.
·Meets professional obligations relative to prompt, regular attendance at all required meetings.
·Maintains positive and collaborative rapport with students, colleagues, parents, and the community
·Consistent and on-time attendance is required for supervision and instruction of the students
·Responsible for implementing “other job related duties” as needed
·Other duties as needed
Work Environment & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Work is generally performed in a school environment during the school day, however there may be occasions for afterschool meetings (ex: Back to School Night). Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function. Rarely absent or late unless the situation is of an emergency nature.
Date Updated: 9/30/11 - Bargained
Newton Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Newton Public Schools ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability. The Newton Public Schools places a high value on diversity and active recruitment of qualified minority teachers and staff .
Any individual needing assistance in making application for any opening should contact the district human resources office.
Newton Public Schools
Website : http://www.newton.k12.ma.us/
here are 11,556 (as of 10/1/07) students enrolled in fifteen elementary schools (K-5), four middle schools (6-12) and two comprehensive high schools (9-12). We also have two integrated pre-school programs with over 230 students. Over 40 different languages are spoken within the student/parent population. The Newton school district belongs to the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO), a state-funded voluntary educational desegregation program enrolling 3500 Boston students in public schools in 34 suburban communities; 405 Boston students are enrolled in our schools. Newton is also a Member of the Education Collaborative for Greater Boston (EDCO) which includes 21 urban and suburban communities. 91% of the 2006 graduating class were listed as going on to higher education.