ABOUT THE VIRTUAL LEARNING PROGRAM:
While Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) works to welcome all students back to in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year, the district will also be providing a limited K-12 Virtual Learning Program for some students who need to continue school in an online format.
The program will use existing district curriculum, district-approved applications, and assessment platforms to plan and teach following a 5-day week schedule that includes synchronous and asynchronous instruction.
The Teacher – Special Education Virtual Learning Program is a fully virtual teaching position with no designated City Schools classroom or workspace; this means that candidates from any US jurisdiction may apply.
This posting is intended to create a pool of external teacher candidates for positions at the Virtual Learning Program that may become available. Candidates hired into this role will be hired for the 2021-22 school year only, though they may be considered for future positions with the district the following year.
Plans, develops, implements, and monitors individualized education programs, provides appropriate specialized educational instruction and works closely with general educators to ensure continuity of services for meeting the specific needs of students with disabilities. Manages student behavior, assesses and evaluates student achievement, and modifies instructional activities as required.
- Provides direct instructional services to students with disabilities based on their Individualized Education Program (IEP).
- Assesses individual students with disabilities for the purpose of preparing and implementing individual educational programs.
- Develops, adapts, modifies, and individualizes educational materials, resources, techniques, methods, and strategies to meet the needs of students with disabilities within the City Schools’ curriculum framework.
- Maintains appropriate records and documents the prescriptive progress of special education children in both the special and regular education programs based on established instructional objectives.
- Assumes direct responsibility for the development of appropriate behavior of students within the online school setting by establishing and maintaining effective discipline and management procedures.
- Evaluates the academic and social progress of special education children on a continuous basis.
- Serves as a member of the school IEP Team committee as appropriate.
- Works with parents of special education children to ensure ongoing communication and instructional support system.
- Coordinates instructional activities and collaborates with other professional staff both school and non school-based, as required to maximize learning opportunities.
- Assigns work to and oversees aides and parent and student volunteers, if applicable.
- Ensures online classroom and/or instructional environment is attractive, healthful, safe, and conducive to learning and that materials are in good condition and accessible to students.
- Supports or participates in school wide student activities and social events and approved fundraising activities.
- Monitors student behavior in non-instructional areas as assigned or required and intervenes to control and modify disruptive behavior, reporting to administrator as appropriate.
- Demonstrates competence in the subject fields pertinent to the instruction of students with disabilities.
- Demonstrates the use of both traditional and innovative instructional methodologies in working with various sub-groups within the populations of students with disabilities.
- Serves as a model for special education students in both written and oral English.
- Demonstrates proficiency in effectively communicating and analyzing the special education program.
- Participates in in-service training, staff development activities and staff meetings as required or assigned.
- Performs and promotes all activities in compliance with equal employment and non-discrimination policies; follows federal laws, state laws, school board policies and the professional standards
- Maximum Salary 87856.00
- Minimum Salary 49648.00
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
- Valid professional teaching certificate in special education appropriate for grade level to be taught
- Knowledge of federal laws protecting the educational services for students with disabilities
- Knowledge of content, curriculum, methods, materials, and equipment of instructional specialty to which assigned
- Knowledge of school’s program of studies related to assignments and mission, goals, and organization is preferred
- Skill in oral and written communications
- Excellent human relations skills
- Ability to select instructional planning, management, and evaluation procedures that relate to student needs and the demands of the instructional environment
- Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional programs
- Ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned
- Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, peers, and parents
Qualified candidates for the above position must submit the following:
- Resume that clearly demonstrates the above minimum qualifications. It is important that you include all experiences and education related to the position to which you are applying.
- Two (2) official transcripts showing conferred degree; two (2) official transcripts from all other colleges attended
- Three (3) professional references
- Valid licensure/teaching certificate
- A copy of Praxis test scores or other state teaching exams pertaining to your certification
- Official verification of previous full – time teaching experience (if applicable)
Benefits — This position is eligible for benefits. To review the available options please see the information relevant to the union for this position by viewing the following link: http://www.baltimorecityschools.org/Departments/hr/benefits/index.asp
Notice of Nondiscrimination
Baltimore City Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or age in its employment, programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups.
For inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, please contact Equal Opportunity Manager, Title IX Coordinator Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX Compliance Office 200 E. North Avenue, Room 208 Baltimore, MD 21202; 410-396-8542 (phone); 410-396-2955 (fax).
This position is affiliated with the Baltimore Teachers Union (BTU) bargaining union.