P.K. Yonge's elementary program moved into an innovative 21st century, state-of-the-art facility in fall 2012. PKY elementary teachers are organized in learning communities (K-1, 2-3, 4-5) so that they may collaborate to design and deliver curriculum aligned with the Florida Standards and to address the individual learning needs of our students. Seven teachers work together in a shared space that includes different-sized rooms and common open spaces that are visible to all that teach and learn in the community. The ideal candidate would have elementary teaching experience, recent success in closely collaborating and coordinating with teaching colleagues, and strategies for leveraging technology to support student learning and facilitate collaboration and communication. As faculty members of a developmental research school, teachers partner with university researchers and PKY teaching colleagues to design and research innovations in response to contemporary educational challenges. As a teacher in a laboratory school, interested candidates should be comfortable with both scheduled and unscheduled observers and visitors. Candidates should also have an interest in teacher education.
Specific responsibilities and expectations for elementary teachers at P.K. Yonge are as follows:
· Responsibility for teaching and monitoring learning progress for each student in the assigned learning community
· Administering and analyzing formative assessments to monitor student progress and collaboratively plan instructional shifts to increase achievement and success for each student
· Daily coordination, planning, and communication with teacher colleagues in the learning community
· Effective and innovative use of technology to support teaching, learning, and collaboration
· Regular parent communication (electronically, face-to-face, and conferences)
· Active participation in collaborative inquiry to support continuous program improvement
· Commitment to continuous professional learning and regular reflection on effectiveness of teaching practice and implemented curriculum for all students
Commensurate with education and experience
(1) a Master's degree in Elementary Education. Candidates with Bachelor's degree will be considered, but will be required to obtain a Master's degree within three years of hire with P.K. Yonge
(2) Florida teaching certification (Elementary Education)
(3) excellent oral and written communication skills
(4) demonstrated commitment to diversity and effective strategies for motivating and teaching students with differing abilities from a variety of backgrounds.
A graduate degree in elementary education
3+ years of elementary teaching experience
Special Instructions to Applicants:
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must upload a résumé/CV, cover letter, and three letters of recommendation.
This requisition will be for multiple positions.
This position is open until filled. Review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.
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