Openings as of 5/27/2018
Job Description: Information Management Design Instructor (part-time position)
Immediate Supervisor: Director of Innovative Programming
Desirable Position Criteria
Valid Iowa Teaching License, required
BA/BS in Education, Secondary Endorsement 5-12 Mathematics.
Ability to deal with ambiguity in all areas, reserve judgment, and maintain an open mind (i.e. the curriculum is never completed, always changing) in a fast-paced environment.
Willingness to create simultaneous changes in curriculum, instruction, assessment, and reporting practices in a standards-based environment. Demonstrated high tolerance for constant change, embrace novelty. Demonstrated growth mindset and ability to embrace failure as an opportunity to grow.
Ability to innovate: 1) see things differently than others, thus have different perspective, 2) conquer the fear of uncertainty, and 3) have the social intelligence to sell your ideas to other people.
Understanding of authentic learning and engagement, including Iowa Core’s Universal Constructs, the foundation of Waukee CAPS professional skills.
Proven facilitation skills.
Proven project management skills.
Proven collaboration and oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated flexibility, high levels of motivation and enthusiasm when working with high school learners.
Understanding of the developmental nature of the high school learner and demonstrated ability to support growth of the whole child in a positive manner.
Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the administration and/or board of education may find appropriate and acceptable.
Facilitate student-driven learning by playing the role of a learning coach and manager, not a dispenser of knowledge.
Facilitate inquiry-based learning through ‘authentic pedagogy’ like professional-based learning and learning by design.
Manage mentors and integrate their work directly into SparkTank’s curriculum. Collaborate with business partners to perform continuous curriculum enhancement and refinement.
Co-teach with an external expert from the field of study.
Work with high school counseling department and content areas to ensure student transitions are seamless.
Develop and utilize formative and summative authentic assessments, including use of standards-based assessment and reporting.
Co-design dynamic, authentic, relevant, rigorous curriculum that meets district, college and state standards, while mirroring the actual business environment.
Collaborate with other Workbased Learning Instructors to produce integrated projects and opportunities across the curriculum strands.
Involve parents and communities in supporting student learning.
Provide ongoing communication with families and the community. Engage in ongoing professional learning.
Act as a liaison to communicate and support other colleagues in the K-12 system to promote relevant and authentic learning.
WHO MAY SERVE AS A SCHOOL VOLUNTEER?
School volunteers may be parents, community members, senior citizens or upper grade students who enhance and complement the educational program. Volunteers can be utilized in a variety of situations in schools, ranging from one time only to monthly, weekly or daily commitments. They may provide tutorial help, monitor lunchrooms, staff libraries and supervise playgrounds. Volunteers assist the classroom teacher, the school nurse or the clerical staff. They may make telephone calls, enter data, type or file. They might share a special skill, occupation or talent with the students.
• Availability, dependability, reliability, friendliness and flexibility.
• Special talents or abilities that help to enrich the school program.
• Recognition that accepting an assignment is a serious commitment.
• Strict confidentiality regarding students and school personnel.
• Awareness of the ethical and legal responsibilities involving the privacy of students' records.
• A desire and interest in working with children and youth.
• A willingness to learn and to follow directions.
If interested, click apply to complete and submit the online volunteer application, no paper applications will be accepted. If selected, you will be required to complete a background check, confidentiality agreement and other documents as necessary to your assignment.
Van Driver Job Description
Applicant will transport a student(s) to Mt. Pleasant each day. Days that the student(s) doesn’t attend the driver will not work.
The following represents a general summary of duties:
6:45 AM Pick van
7:00 AM Pick up student(s) and drive to Mt. Pleasant
8:00 AM Back on road for return trip to Ottumwa
9:00 AM Return van
12:30 PM Pick up van and drive to Mt. Pleasant to pick up student(s)
1:30 PM Drive back to Ottumwa
2:30 PM Drop student(s) off at home
2:30-3:15 PM Shuttle pick up of work study students and return to OHS
3:30 PM Return van
Position will last as long as we have students needing the transportation. The position will end if there is a change in placement for the student.
Approximate hours per day: 5.25 hours per day M-F (hours may vary on selected Fridays to coordinate with early out schedule)
Rate of pay is $12.00 per hour.
Must obtain a chauffeur's license
Will report to the Director of Building and Grounds
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