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CTE - Computer Science Teacher .5 FTE

at Crook County School District

Posted: 10/4/2019
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 749

Job Description

CTE COMPUTER SCIENCE TEACHER - .5 FTE

LOCATION:  Crooked County High School

START DATE:  August 26, 2019

DAYS & HOURS:  190 days per year; 3.7 hours per day

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Open Until Filled

SALARY:  $19,674 - $36,309 dependent upon education 

JOB SUMMARY 

The Computer Science Teacher will teach a wide range of computer technology courses which will expose students to computer science as a means of computationally analyzing and developing solutions to authentic problems through mobile app development, coding and basic programming.  This course will convey the positive impact of the application of computer science to other disciplines and to society. Additional responsibilities are to educate and equip students to use the computer as a productivity tool as well as a tool for learning, research, networking, collaboration, telecommunications, and problem solving. Students will be familiar with a computer keyboard and have basic keyboarding skills. Students will leave the course with skills necessary for success in post-secondary institutions and ultimately in the real world.

The Computer Science Teacher will implement all requirements for Career Technical Education and a quality CTE program and all related grant requirements. The instructor will also work to increase student-adult connections and strive to increase relevance and authentic opportunities for students. The Computer Science Teacher will participate in professional learning communities to support the implementation of Computer Science and CTE program requirements. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND ASSIGNED RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Teaches occupational knowledge and skills in areas such as, safety, leadership, personal development and career preparation subjects as assigned.
  • Responsible for the delivery, planning and all aspects of the school’s computer science program.  The program includes class instruction and the equally important, hands-on lab projects
  • Assist in the development of computer technology curriculum aligned with career pathways that ensure integration of academic and career technical education with 21st century skills
  • Take part in professional development activities designed to improve the teacher’s knowledge for the purpose of improving teaching and learning. Additional training may be required   during the summer, online during the school year and/or a combination of these 2 options.
  • Explore and research best practices associated with the positive growth of the Computer Science program
  • Monitor student overall academic progress regularly, not limited to interim/quarter grades
  • Coordinate and help organize any special Computer Science events/activities
  • Maintain current knowledge of district, state and federal laws, regulations and policies affecting Computer Science and Technology education
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned
  • Provide a coherent sequence of CTE courses that enable students to transition to postsecondary education programs that lead to a career pathway or attain employment upon graduation from high school.
  • Provide for system alignment, coherence, and articulation, including ongoing regional or local partnerships with postsecondary education institutions and industry, documented through formal written agreements.
  • Provide opportunities for students to participate in after school, extended day, and out-of-school internships, competitions, and other work-based learning opportunities.
  • Seek out and establish student internship programs and workforce opportunities.
  • Other duties may be assigned as necessary.
  • Work to create industry recognized credentials, certificates, and appropriate post-secondary education, or employment pathways.
  • Promote the Computer Science program through outreach, marketing, and communications.
  • Work with industry advisory groups.
  • Collaborate with others (e.g. teachers, counselors, administrators, students, parents, other District personnel, community organizations, etc.) for the purpose of developing, implementing and maintaining services and/or programs.
  • Maintain current knowledge of Career Technical Education and 21st Century Skills to foster high-skill, high-wage, and high demand career opportunities for students.
  • Must be able to meet and interact with employees and parents/guardians in routine situations, which require tact, discretion, and courtesy.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the current theories, techniques and methodologies of computer science education
  • Knowledge in the development of high school computer science curriculum design
  • Ability to analyze data from multiple sources to design, implement, monitor and evaluate successful computer science initiatives and curriculum
  • Ability to function as a member of a team and to work as a team member, harmoniously and cooperatively with professional staff and the school community
  • Ability to work effectively, cooperatively and respectfully with staff, parents, students and community members regardless of race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic/national origin, religion, marital status, age, socio-economic status or disability
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills

 Technology Requirements

  • Word processing/Spreadsheet/Electronic presentation/Web frameworks and navigation skills
  • Java, Scratch, Python, Linux, Android/iOS, Robotics,
  • Basic electronics/circuits, microcontrollers, basic mechanical engineering
  • Computer network knowledge applicable to the position
  • Knowledge of computer-related storage devices
  • Knowledge of instructional technology integration
  • Knowledge of computer security expectations
  • Knowledge of microbit programming and MIT App Inventor

Professional Development

  • Participate in professional development activities at the local, regional, and state levels.
  • Engage in professional growth opportunities to remain current with trends, demands, and emerging careers in a rapidly changing workforce.

Program Promotion

  • Initiate the marketing of computer science program, work to recruit students; work with administration and prepare marketing materials for distribution to potential students, parents, community and industry

MARGINAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Marginal duties of this position include the following.  Employees in this position perform some or all of the following tasks.  Other duties may be assigned. 

  1. Serve on building and District and school committees and councils.
  2. Report issues to authorities as necessary, such as animal control, suspicious activity etc.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position may supervise volunteers, student aides, and educational assistants. All school employees have some responsibility for supervising students and assisting in maintaining a safe environment.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Hold a current TSPC Teaching License
  • Or possess the ability to obtain a CTE License or CTE Endorsement (at least an associate’s degree or equivalent, and relevant and documented work experience in the industry
  • Maintain current first aid card
  • Current on laws, rules, policies, practices regarding CTE programs and student safety
  • Embodies and practices life-long learning perspective and strives for continuous improvement
  • Believes that all students can learn and that a student failing is not an option
  • Models appropriate customer service and interpersonal behavior
  • Models Oregon Teacher Ethical Educator Standards
  • Holds a valid Oregon driver’s license
  • Embodies a strong work ethic, maintains regular attendance, willing to work evenings and occasional Saturdays, performs the physical, mental and emotional requirements associated with successful performance
  • Excellent verbal, written, math, computer and organizational skills

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to walk; sit; use hands for fine manipulation, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms using a keyboard and video display terminal.  The employee is frequently required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and climb stairs.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment is in a school that combines standard office setting including standard office equipment (fax, copier, phone, computer, 10-key, etc.) with the standard school setting.  The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate and occasionally high.  May be exposed to bloodborne pathogens.

The Competent Educator (OAR 584-020-0010)

The educator demonstrates a commitment to:

  • Recognize the worth and dignity of all persons and respect for each individual;
  • Encourage scholarship;
  • Promote democratic and inclusive citizenship;
  • Raise educational standards
  • Use professional judgment; and
  • Promote equitable learning opportunities.

The Ethical Educator (OAR 584-020-0035)

The ethical educator is a person who accepts the requirements of membership in the teaching profession and acts at all times in ethical ways. In so doing the ethical educator considers the needs of the students, the district, and the profession.

  • The ethical educator, in fulfilling obligations to the student, will:
    1. Keep the confidence entrusted in the profession as it relates to confidential information concerning a student and the student's family;
    2. Refrain from exploiting professional relationships with any student for personal gain, or in support of persons or issues; and
    3. Maintain an appropriate professional student-teacher relationship by:

    (A) Not demonstrating or expressing professionally inappropriate interest in a student's personal life;

    (B) Not accepting or giving or exchanging romantic or overly personal gifts or notes with a student;

    (C) Reporting to the educator's supervisor if the educator has reason to believe a student is or may be becoming romantically attached to the educator; and

    (D) Honoring appropriate adult boundaries with students in conduct and conversations at all times.

    • The ethical educator, in fulfilling obligations to the district, will:
      1. Apply for, accept, offer, or assign a position of responsibility only on the basis of professional qualifications, and will adhere to the conditions of a contract or the terms of the appointment;
      2. Conduct professional business, including grievances, through established lawful and reasonable procedures;
      3. Strive for continued improvement and professional growth;
      4. Accept no gratuities or gifts of significance that could influence judgment in the exercise of professional duties; and
      5. Not use the district's or school's name, property, or resources for non-educational benefit or purposes without approval of the educator's supervisor or the appointing authority.
      6. The ethical educator, in fulfilling obligations to the profession, will:
        1. Maintain the dignity of the profession by respecting and obeying the law, exemplifying personal integrity and honesty;
        2. Extend equal treatment to all members of the profession in the exercise of their professional rights and responsibilities; and
        3. Respond to requests for evaluation of colleagues and keep such information confidential as appropriate.

        OTHER

        • Minimum Term of Employment: Teacher Contract
        • Salary level: Placement on Teacher Salary Schedule
        • Evaluation: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with District policy and administration regulations.


        Primary Location: CROOK COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

        Shift Type: Part Time

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        Applications will be accepted beginning
        Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:00 AM
        (Pacific Standard Time)