Middle School History Teacher - Ricks Center for Gifted
The Ricks Center for Gifted Children at the University of Denver invites applications for a Middle School (Grades 5-8) History Teacher. We desire a candidate who is adept at working with a diverse group of gifted students with varying abilities, and therefore is able to differentiate curriculum, individualize and compact instruction and ensure a depth of conceptual understanding. This position requires a dynamic individual who models a passion for and expertise in History, and who can collaborate effectively with the English teacher to flexibly employ a Humanities model.
- Teach multiple History classes, collaborating with the MS team and English teacher to integrate curriculum and/or team teach, when appropriate, around central themes.
- Assess student development and performance using a variety of assessment techniques and models.
- Create a differentiated, high level curriculum, including participating in school-wide curriculum alignment and development teams.
- Support the school mission through the active involvement in the school community, Morgridge College of Education, and the University of Denver.
- Interact with and be involved with parents, including proactive outreach on both positive aspects of learning and areas for improvement.
- Regularly and predictably post assignments, grades, and class information in the LMS.
- Incorporate technology in meaningful ways into the curriculum, and collaborate with the Technology and Innovation Specialist.
- Teach social emotional and executive functioning skills both as integrated to the curriculum and during the advisory (seminar) class.
- Develop and teach electives on a variety of subjects to be determined in conjunction with the Assoc. Director for Curriculum.
- Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive, creative classroom environment, involving administration and parents in discipline issues according to the discipline policy.
- Set and participate in team goals or collaborative inquiry-action cycles f focused on student growth and supported by growth data, and collaborate with specialists and student support team members as needed.
- Work with an administrator in a coaching model around professional goals and participate in reflection on own performance on teaching rubric.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree
- Valid teaching certificate/license, special license, or licensable in Secondary Social Studies / History Education
- Graduate hours or Masters in Education
- Two+ years of teaching at the middle school level
- Experience or certification in teaching gifted children and twice-exceptional students
- Experience teaching in a Humanities model of History instruction, or in a cross-curricular, integrated program
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00pm (MST) April 13, 2018. Applications may be accepted and reviewed until position is filled.
Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.