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Elementary Teacher

Title
Elementary Teacher
Location
Philadelphia, PA
Description
Essential Functions

• Assesses the skill level of students and aligns classroom goals and activities to established state and local standards.
• Provides instruction in respective subject area
• Teaches inquiry techniques that encourage experimentation and alternative approaches to problem solving.
• Provides students with learning experiences requiring them to demonstrate comprehension of concepts and the ability to use technological resources in developing solutions to problems.
• Creates a classroom environment in which students have access to subject-related materials that address their needs and interests.
• Collaborates with staff members to develop interesting, innovative learning experiences
• Keeps abreast of the latest developments and improvements in education as it affects the instructional program; attends faculty meetings to discuss school problems and teaching methods.
• Maintains classroom discipline.
• Maintains attendance, grade and other required records.

Demonstrated knowledge of:

• the principles, practices and methods of grade level education. the contents, materials, methodologies and practices utilized within education at the respective grade level.
• the theories and principles of child growth and development
• the use and application of technological innovations, including pertinent software, in the development of solutions to learning problems.
• authentic performance assessment principles.
 
Demonstrated ability to:

• assess students’ needs and learning styles and to design appropriate differentiated instruction to meet their needs.
• use and apply simulations and technological innovations in the classroom in pursuit of instructional strategies.
• facilitate inquiry-based learning as well as whole class, small group and individual instruction, driven by student needs.
• communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, administrators, supportive staff, parents, and students.
Requirements
1. Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from an accredited college or university 
2. Valid PA teaching certificate
Contact Wendi Nowell
Phone: (215) 476-6471
Fax:
wnowell@wpaces.org
6701 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia, PA 19151