ROLE AND PURPOSE:
- Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences designed to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical and social growth.
- Enable students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society.
- High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution (required)
- Bachelor’s degree from accredited university (preferred)
- Valid Texas teaching certificate or eligible for alternative certification or local teaching permit
- An assignment for Welding or Advanced Welding, Grades 9-12, is allowed with one of the following certificates.
- Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources: Grades 6-12.
- Agricultural Science and Technology: Grades 6-12.
- Any vocational agriculture certificate.
- Secondary Industrial Arts (Grades 6-12).
- Secondary Industrial Technology (Grades 6-12).
- Technology Education: Grades 6-12.
- Trade and Industrial Education: Grades 6-12. This assignment requires appropriate work approval.
- Trade and Industrial Education: Grades 8-12. This assignment requires appropriate work approval.
- Vocational Trades and Industry. This assignment requires appropriate work approval.
- Arlington ISD local teaching permit. This assignment requires appropriate work approval.
- Provide documented work experience in automotive technology per Arlington ISD guidelines for issuing a local teaching permit.
- Welding industry experience (required).
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
- Meet and instruct assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated.
- Develop and implement plans for the curriculum program assigned and show written evidence of preparation as required.
- Prepare lessons and adapt the curriculum for individual student differences.
- Establish clear objectives for all lessons and communicate objectives to students.
- Present the subject matter according to guidelines established by Texas Education Agency, board policies and administrative regulations.
- Employ a variety of instructional techniques and media consistent with the needs and capabilities of the student groups involved.
- Provide opportunities for students to participate actively and successfully.
- Evaluate and provide feedback on student progress during instruction.
- Manage allotted learning time to maximize student achievement.
- Knowledge of subjects’ assigned, general knowledge of curriculum and instruction and good knowledge of child growth and development.
- Provide extended hour opportunities for students to obtain the minimum required hours and skills to sit for industry certification exams.
- Cooperate with other members of the staff in planning and implementing instructional goals, objectives and methods in accordance with district requirements.
- Present for students a positive role model that supports the mission of the school district.
- Encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior.
- Keep informed of and comply with state, district and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers.
- Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required.
- Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to adapt to changes in a regular school day.
- Assist in the selection of books, equipment and other instructional materials.
ADMINISTRATION AND FISCAL/FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
- Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect equipment, materials and facilities.
- Compile, maintain and file accurately and correctly all reports, records and other documents required.
- Assist students in analyzing and improving methods and habits of study.
- Assess the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provide progress and report cards as required.
- Maintain appropriate assessment evaluation documentation.
- Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interest of students.
- Establish a discipline management plan, maintain order in the classroom and administer discipline in accordance with board policies and administrative regulations.
- Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned and may volunteer to sponsor outside activities approved by the school.
- Establish and maintain open lines of communication with students and their parents concerning instructional expectations and student progress.
- Maintain a professional relationship with all colleagues, students, parents and community members.
- Promote the school in a positive manner within the school and community.
- Use acceptable communication skills to present information accurately and clearly to colleagues, students, parents and community.
- Provide opportunities for students to provide welding services to the school and community.
- Engage in cross curricular activities with other CTE content areas as appropriate to the curriculum.
PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
- Participate in the district staff development program.
- Demonstrate interest and initiative in professional improvement.
- Participate in a three-day externship with an industry partner. .
- Plan and supervise purposeful assignments for student teacher(s), educational assistant(s) and/or volunteer(s).
- Administer standardized and other tests as required.
- Provide as much as possible, a safe environment to protect students.
- Employ the use of technologies in the teaching/learning process.
- Demonstrate human relations skills that are professional, ethical and responsible.
- Perform other duties as required.
- Work is located in a classroom environment. Must have ability to move from one location to another throughout the district.
- Ability to communicate (verbal and written), ability to instruct and ability to maintain emotional control under stress.