POSITION: SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER (FTE 1.0)
MINNESOTA VIRTUAL SCHOOLS
1801 County Road B West
Roseville, MN 55113
Description: Under the general supervision of the School Principal, to develop students’ knowledge of various Social Study topics including History, Government and Economics; to foster an understanding and appreciation of world cultures, languages, racial, ethnic and religious groups, and political systems.
- Develops and administers Social Studies curriculum consistent with school district goals and objectives.
- Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction, and student learning.
- Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and translates lesson plans into learning experiences to develop unit organization around historical problems.
- Teaches knowledge of various topics from early to modern historic periods, incorporating into history lessons the related subjects of political science, economics, sociology, geography, and anthropology within a historical context.
- Promotes the formation of attitudes and skills that will enable students to analyze intelligently the world around them so that they can be constructively participating members of a free society predicated on the rule of law.
- Fosters an understanding of the continuity and patterns of human behavior through the ages, an understanding of humanity’s major problems and approaches to their solution(s).
- Demonstrates the manner in which the past provides a comparative basis from which to evaluate the nature of current issues and predict courses of action for the future, with cross reference to contemporary matters of importance.
- Develops students’ research skills, through a variety of reading and writing assignments to stimulate self-reliance in problem-solving through effective utilization of library materials.
- Promotes students’ critical analysis of the effect media has on the flow of information and shaping of public discourse, and encourage students to seek out and compare alternative sources of information concerning the key issues of their world.
- Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning and progress, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student’s needs, including students with special needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed.
- Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.
- Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws.
- Encourages parental involvement in students’ education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
- Ensures that student conduct conforms to the school`s standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
- Coordinates with other professional staff members, especially within grade level, and participates in faculty meetings and committees.
- Selects and requisitions appropriate books, instructional aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records.
- Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
- A valid teaching license issued by the Minnesota Department of Education in 5-12 or 7-12 Social Studies.
- Knowledge of world history in a variety of sub-topic areas, including geography, sociology, economics, political science, systems of government, anthropology, responsible citizenship, and humanities.
- Knowledge of humanity’s major problems and approaches to their solution(s) in the past.
- Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
- Knowledge of teaching and learning strategies to meet a wide range of student learning styles and abilities.
- Knowledge of multicultural, gender and disability fair curriculum concepts.
- Knowledge of instructional technologies.
- Strong interpersonal skills to include the ability to work effectively with students, parents, district staff and community members from diverse backgrounds.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Ability to plan and implement lessons based upon district and schools goals and objectives.
- Ability to adapt teaching styles to diverse student populations.
- Ability to evaluate student performance and to present evaluations in a manner that fosters higher student achievement.
- Ability to utilize computer and multimedia technology as appropriate.
- Ability to consistently and effectively design instructional and behavioral activities for students.
- Ability to work with a wide variety of students in a calm, patient, understanding, creative, flexible, student-centered environment.
- Good human relation skills, team player and professional demeanor.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of student information at all times.
M-F, school hours
Additional hours as needed to fulfill duties of this position
Participation in student and staff activities in our Roseville, MN offices required
About Minnesota Virtual Schools
Minnesota Virtual Schools™ is a online, 6-12 grade public school that partners with school districts across the state and is one of the largest virtual middle schools and high schools in Minnesota. We use the Internet to deliver education, which opens up a world of flexible learning solutions to help students graduate and find success. Minnesota Virtual Schools courses are NCAA certified.
Minnesota Virtual Schools is a program of Minnesota Transitions Charter School (MTCS).
Minnesota Transitions Charter School (MTCS) does not discriminate in employment or in any of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, familial status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, sexual orientation, age or genetic information.
FLSA Status: Exempt