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Computer Sciences Pathways Educator

Colton School District (4 day student week)

Job Title: Computer Sciences Pathways Educator
Reports To: Middle School Principal
Open Until Filled

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This position is responsible for providing computer sciences education services to a variety of students in a classroom and laboratory setting. The teacher instructs students, maintains student discipline and is responsible for student academic achievement. The teacher also supports the implementation of the Computer Sciences Pathways Program K-12 and acts as a coach to staff on instructional technology and computer sciences.

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

Follows and maintains knowledge of all District policies and procedures.
Develops and maintains a classroom environment conducive to effective learning within the limits of the resources provided by the District.
Collaborate with Blackbird representatives to implement the Computer Sciences Pathways K-12.
Teach pathway courses at the secondary level.
Coach and collaborate with educators K-5 to support CS Pathways.
Provide professional learning opportunities to staff on CS Pathways and instructional technology.
Proficiency in keyboarding and the use of computers and printers
Knowledge of computer hardware and software applications compatible with the systems used in the computer lab
Ability to troubleshoot hardware/software problems
Knowledge of and ability to operate modern office methods, practices, procedures, and equipment, including computer hardware and software as required by specific assignment
Ability to teach students how to use the Internet resources for researching information
Instruct and enforce the District Internet Use Policy
Ability to teach proper and effective keyboarding skills
Possess knowledge of the key features of current software programs
Ability to teach key features in the use and application of these current software programs
Ensures that instructional activities and materials are clearly related to District, school, program, and course goals and objectives
Provides instruction based on designated instructional materials or develops alternate materials in prescribed District format.
Conducts interesting and well-paced classes using a variety of instructional techniques, strategies, and materials appropriate to the lesson.
Ability to teach the appreciation of and the proper care for all technology equipment
Ability to teach computer and other technology skills to fellow teachers and other school staff members
Responsible for reporting computer and technology maintenance requests to the District Technology Administrator
Responsible for making recommendations regarding technology needs
Conducts appropriate assessments of students' work and maintains accurate and regular data on students in areas of attendance, grades and IEP progress, if applicable.
Assists the administration in implementing policies and rules governing student life and conduct.
Works to establish and maintain open lines of communication with students and their parents concerning the academic and behavioral progress of their students through conferences, written messages, telephone calls and/or email.
Promptly reports any serious accident or illness affecting students in the teacher's charge or any incident which might affect the school, teachers or students therein.
Takes all responsible precautions to provide for health and safety of the students and to protect equipment, materials and facilities.
Completes required paperwork accurately and in a specified time and manner.
Appropriately maintains and secures confidential records and inquiries.
Maintains appropriate certifications and training hours as required.
Serves on school and/or District level committees as requested.
Orders classroom supplies using District purchase order process.
Cooperates with other members of the staff in planning instructional goals, objectives, curriculum and instructional methods.
Professionally represents the school and the District in interactions with parents, community, staff and students.
Complies with applicable District, state, local and federal laws, rules and regulations.
Attends work regularly and is punctual.
Collaborates with staff to ensure all students are on-track to graduate college and career ready.
Collaborates with principals and superintendent to monitor progress and implementation of the Student Investment Account (SIA) Plan.
Learn and understand the district core beliefs (Champion for kids; Expect Excellence; Carry the Banner; Merchant of Hope) and demonstrate them in daily practice.

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.

Attends in-service training.
Attends staff meetings.
Sanitizes and cleans all tech equipment.
Substitutes for other teachers, as necessary.
Reports issues to authorities as necessary, animal control, suspicious activity etc

All school employees have some responsibility for supervising students and assisting in maintaining a safe environment.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) from four-year college or university required, Master’s degree (M.A. or M.S.) strongly preferred. Must be highly qualified under the reauthorized ESEA. Prior successful experience teaching science, math or computer sciences in a school setting strongly preferred.
Interpersonal Skills: Works well with others from diverse backgrounds. Focuses on solving conflict; maintaining confidentiality; listening to others without interrupting; keeping emotions under control; remaining open to others’ ideas and contributing to building a positive team spirit. Demonstrated ability to successfully work with and teach adolescent students.
Language Skills: Ability to communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing. Ability to effectively present information and respond effectively to questions in one-on-one, small group situations to students, families, and other school staff. Ability to verbally respond to common inquiries from students. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, IEPs, written instructions, procedure manuals, governmental regulations and professional journals. Ability to write emails, routine reports, and correspondence.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to solve basic math formulas relative to physics and explain the process.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
Computer Skills: Advanced knowledge of computer usage and ability to use, email, internet and word processing software, Google platforms, and spreadsheets. Ability to type accurately and proficiently. Understand basic prerequisites for computer sciences pathways and computer sciences curriculum.
Other Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated knowledge of child growth and development at each level of instruction and of the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of adolescent students. Possesses knowledge of effective behavior management methods. Ability to meet timelines and exercise good judgment while working in a dynamic environment.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Certificates as determined by the District including meeting current highly qualified requirements under the reauthorized ESEA. Must have a valid teacher's license (with science or math endorsement preferred) through the Teachers Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC), CPR/First Aid card and Oregon Driver License.

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 and hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; stand; 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 occasionally required to stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus and peripheral 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 combines standard office setting including standard office equipment (fax, copier, phone, computer, 10-key, etc.) with the standard classroom setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate, but occasionally high depending upon student population and activities. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions and outdoor weather conditions. Employee may be exposed to bodily fluids bloodborne pathogens.

Note: This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions or working conditions associated with the job. This job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment. The school district may add to, modify or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.