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  • The top-scoring TAGT summer enrichment scholarship applicant that wishes to attend a 2021 Lone Star Leadership Academy summer camp will receive a FULL scholarship to attend the camp. Additional TAGT scholarships of up to $400 are available.   Call ...

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  • We have 30 hour required courses. The only thing about that is that they are the same. The refresher courses are the same ones. This summer, though, our TAG department offered some really great programs during the summer. I also liked the online program. ...

  • We use Responsive Learning that has online GT courses for Administrators, Counselors and teachers.  We provide it to all our new Admin/Counselors and MS Advanced Course teachers.  We've been very happy with it. ------------------------------ Kathy Wood ...

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  • Charlotte, North Carolina, Position Number: 003473 Department: College of Education (Col) Employment Type: Permanent - Full-time Months Per Year: 10 Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The primary purpose of the Classroom Teacher Assistant is to work with students individually or in small groups to reinforce instruction, monitor performance and support learning. They partner with teachers to establish a classroom environment that will assure success for all. This position also performs a variety of instructional and classroom management supports, as well as, necessary clerical tasks to support teachers. Teacher assistants work collaboratively with teachers, students, parents, colleagues, administrators, and school community members to support the mission of Niner University Elementary in Charlotte, NC. Assists teacher with planning, organizing, implementing, and evaluating instructional activities, developing classroom procedures and preparing necessary materials. Supports and reinforces learning by working with students individually or in small groups to help them master identified skills/concepts. Supervises students in classrooms, halls, cafeterias, school yards, and gymnasiums, or on field trips. Enforces administration policies and rules governing students. Discusses assigned duties with classroom teachers to coordinate instructional efforts. Observes students' performance and records relevant data to assess progress. Monitors the safety and well-being of students; monitors student attitudes and encourages self-esteem; assists students with becoming increasingly independent. Monitors student behavior and helps maintain discipline in the classroom. Assists students with learning; reinforces and clarifies instructions; conducts short sessions on improving study skills; provides one-on-one assistance as needed. Maintains standardized records and documentation concerning the progress of students. Performs general housekeeping duties in maintaining an orderly classroom; performs repair and maintenance tasks related to school equipment. Performs various clerical duties as needed, maintains records of student progress; develops and files incident reports; grades student papers and scores tests; makes copies; develops classroom display and instructional materials; maintains and operates audiovisual equipment; maintains class files, etc. Participates in staff development workshops. Perform any other duties as assigned by Administration. Niner University Elementary School, the lab school for UNC Charlotte, involves an integrated core curriculum for grades K-5 with an emphasis on research-validated practices and social emotional learning. Niner University Elementary seeks to serve learners
  • Seattle, Washington, As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for six consecutive years.  The School of Environmental and Forest Sciences has an outstanding opportunity for a part time 70%FTE, Fiddleheads Nature Preschool Assistant Teacher. This position reports to the Manager of Youth and Family Programs and assists the Fiddleheads Forest School lead teachers with all aspects of implementing a weekly, part-day nature preschool program.  This position assists teaching classes of up to 14 students Monday - Friday from 9:00AM – 1:00PM, spending the vast majority of that time outdoors, exploring the natural world through age-appropriate lessons and activities.  This position is a 28 hour per week role, with typical work hours of 8:30AM-2:30PM M/W/F and 8:30AM-1:30PM Tu/Th. Job Duties: •     Assist 3-5 year olds discover and develop a relationship with the natural environment by helping students with established activities using items found in nature, while modeling healthy engagement with the environment, positive social interaction and self-regulation, and curiosity for the natural world.  Ensure the health, safety and well-being of students through overview, site surveys and risk assessment. •     Co-lead prepared curricular activities that are developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive for 3-5 year olds, incorporating foundational natural science and social and emotional learning concepts as well as emergent interests of student population. •     Maintain clear communications with fellow staff, interns, students, and their families to achieve common goals, support the development of all students, and avoid potential conflicts. •     Assist with documentation of student learning. •     Assist in efficient preparation, organization, and maintenance of teaching supplies and materials. •     Other related duties as assigned. Ability to make decisions in the field related to the health, safety and well-being of a child and/or children when the situation does not allow for consultation with a supervisor is a must. As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. Requirements: High school graduation or equivalent AND two years of experience working with early learners in a formal setting.  Excellent organizational skills and ability to work outdoors in all types of weather.  Flexible work hours include occasional evening and weekend work.  Equivalent education/experience may substitute for all minimum qualifications. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration. Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
  • Seattle, Washington, Position Description Overview The UW Tacoma's School of Education (SoE) is seeking applications for one (1) 0.75 FTE non-tenure-track Teaching Associate/Field Supervisor (hereinafter referred to as Field Supervisor) to join our Teacher Certification Program (TCP) for 12 month annual contract. The expected start date is around July 1. 2021 and will be negotiated with the SoE Dean and Director of Field Placements & Partnerships. Field Supervisors in our TCP are the primary advocates and contacts for our teacher candidates during their field experiences in local-area K-12 partner schools. They act as a liaison between teacher candidates, SoE key personnel (Director of Field Placements & Partnerships, SoE faculty, and academic advisors), and K-12 mentor teachers/school administrators throughout the assigned teacher candidates' field experiences. As such, Field Supervisors are ambassadors of SoE's mission and values. They report directly to the Director of Field Placements & Partnerships (hereinafter referred to as Director) with a dotted-line to the School of Education's Faculty Council. These positions are not tenure-eligible, tenure-leading, or tenure-track; however, annual renewal is possible given enrollments, program needs, and satisfactory performance. We are seeking applicants from individuals who are able to support teacher candidates in our three TCP tracks: (a) dual-track K-8 Special Education, (b) dual-track K-8 Teaching English Language Learners, and (c) Secondary Mathematics or Science Education. Primary Responsibilities 1. Evaluate, mentor, and supervise assigned teacher candidates to have successful field or student teaching experiences (approx. 70% of workload): Maintain close communication with each assigned candidate throughout the field experience, providing regular assistance and support as needed. At least once per quarter, meet each candidate, mentor, and the field supervisor team (triad) to assess the candidate progress, and develop a collaborative plan for continued growth and movement toward independent teaching. Meet regularly with each candidate to observe performance in the field and provide constructive feedback. Maintain a record of those visits and any key topics addressed. Evaluate the candidate at regular intervals through observations and use of both the Assessment of Standards for Essential Skills and Dispositions, and the program's Formal Lesson Observation tools. Support mentor teachers in scheduling and using the evaluation tools. Write a final letter of recommendation for each candidate for certification records and candidate support. Complete confidential reference forms as needed/requested by the candidate. Support candidates with edTPA requirements. Work with the Director to become familiar with and use the current edTPA and TPEP tools/rubrics as part of candidate discussions and evaluation of progress. Communicate regularly with the Director regarding candidate progress. As needed, document and communicate any concerns to the Director. 2. Provide Support to the Director of Office of Field Placements and Partnerships (approx. 20% of workload): Assist the Director with cultivating and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with community organizations and K-12 partner districts. Assist the Director with coordinating field placements and communication with candidates and mentor teachers. Assist the Director with updating program materials. Assist Director with implementation and training of tools and applications (examples: Teaching Channel, InPlace) to students and other field supervisors. 3. Other Duties: In collaboration with faculty of record for reflective seminar, assist with the facilitation of select small groups of candidates during the teaching internship. Attend regular events and meetings on campus with other faculty and/or supervisors such as field supervisor meetings and professional development events on campus for mentor teachers (e.g., co-teaching, edTPA seminars, orientations). Assist the Director with facilitating and planning for professional development for mentor teachers and teacher candidates. Depending on enrollments and the overall needs of the program, in addition to expertise areas, this position may include additional support of our TCPs. Other requirements of the job: Ability to regularly travel between UWT and school sites (UWT reimburses for mileage in accordance to program, University, and state policies). ABOUT US Teacher Certification Programs: UW Tacoma's School of Education has an excellent reputation in the South Sound and state for preparing culturally responsive, equity-minded, and highly effective educators and leaders who support the success of diverse learners. The TCP is currently structured as a summer-start cohort model. In addition to coursework, high-quality placements with a cluster of partner districts who share our values are central to the success of our program. We currently offer three (3) certification options at the post-baccalaureate level in high-needs areas as follows: (a) dual-track K-8 Special Education, (b) dual-track K-8 Teaching English Language Learners, and (c) Secondary Mathematics and Science. We are currently in the process of launching an undergraduate program leading to teacher certification in autumn 2022. To learn more about our TCPs, visit: https://www.tacoma.uw.edu/school-education/i-want-be-teacher School of Education: The School of Education at UW Tacoma is one of seven academic units on campus. The mission of our school is: "to prepare ethical and reflective educators and leaders who transform learning, contribute to the community, exemplify professionalism and promote diversity." Central to our values is a commitment to promoting equity and social justice in our schools and society. More information about our conceptual framework, mission, and values is located on our website: http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/school-education/conceptual-framework . UW Tacoma: One of three campuses of the University of Washington, UW Tacoma is an urban-serving university that shares the University of Washington's commitment to high-quality teaching and research and is committed to participating in the educational, cultural, and economic development of the South Puget Sound. UW Tacoma's commitment to diversity is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty, and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal, and professional growth. For more information about UW Tacoma and the School of Education, see our website at http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/ The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university A minimum of 3 years of successful experience teaching in K-12 schools as a certified teacher. We prefer candidates from individuals who have content-area expertise in Secondary Mathematics or Science; Special Education; and/or Teaching English Language Learners. A commitment to supporting the success of diverse teacher candidates, particularly individuals who have been underrepresented and underserved in K-12 and higher education. Ability to (or willingness to learn) use basic technology including e-mail, Microsoft Office Suite tools, Learning Management Systems, and other online applications/tools. Evidence of a professional demeanor including the ability to maintain confidentiality and resolve conflict diplomatically. Ability to closely collaborate, communicate, and listen to colleagues, SoE leaders, mentor teachers, and school leaders to support the success of diverse teacher candidates. Ability to work independently and complete multiple tasks in a timely manner with little direction. Excellent communication skills (verbal and written). Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in education or related field Knowledge of Washington State's K-12 content-area standards and curricula Experience coaching, mentoring, and/or supporting practicing or pre-service teachers (e.g., instructional coach, school leader, TOSA, prior university experience as a supervisor, or equivalent) Familiarity with edTPA (Teacher Performance Assessment) requirements as implemented in Washington State Experience teaching in the public schools in multicultural or urban settings Instructions To Apply: The priority review date of applications will start on February 01, 2021 but will remain open until filled. To apply, please submit the following to Interfolio; any additional materials submitted outside of the platform will not be processed or reviewed: 1. A cover letter, no longer than 3 pages, that details the following: Your interest in this position, including how you meet all of the minimum qualifications. A description of your instructional and mentoring/coaching philosophies of diverse individuals, describing how your expertise, lived experiences, knowledge, and skills will contribute to the mission and values of the School of Education. A description of how you have directly supported the success of families and/or learners from diverse ethnic, racial, gender, and other groups historically underrepresented and underserved in PK-12 education, and your plans to continue these efforts at UW Tacoma in this role. An overview of what you see as the most urgent equity issues in PK-12 public education, and how you will prepare current and future educators to lead with courage to address such issues. An updated resume listing, at a minimum, all degrees and licenses/certificates earned and employment history with dates. Note: Up to three (3) professional letters of references will be required for candidates who advance to the final stage. More instructions will be provided to finalists. Questions may be directed to Carey Kirkwood, Director of Field Placements & Partnerships, at cjkirk@uw.edu . Equal Employment Opportunity Statement University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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