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STEM Teacher (Located in Winston-Salem, NC)

Appalachian State University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 1, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Other Education, Teacher Education, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Instructional Technology & Design (Campus)
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Full Time
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Position Title STEM Teacher (Located in Winston-Salem, NC) Position Number 094971 Department ASU/RCOE Lab School - 260850 Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Degree in a relevant education field.
  • Hold or be eligible for an NC teaching license in elementary education, K-6.
License/Certification Required
  • NC teaching license in elementary education, K-6.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The STEM teacher will plan, organize, and implement an appropriate STEM instructional program that encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. The teacher will provide a broad range of teaching services that assist elementary students to develop skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed as a foundation for future interests and/or careers. The teacher will use a variety of instructional strategies to meet the academic, social, and behavioral needs of students.

Duties and responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the following:
  • Deliver STEM -oriented instruction through inquiry-based learning methods utilizing effective teaching strategies.
  • Employ a variety of instructional techniques, instructional media, and performance assessments, which guide the learning process toward curriculum goals and student learning.
  • Understand the developmental appropriateness of materials and differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners.
  • Monitor the progress of students and use information to adjust teaching strategies.
  • Evaluate student performance on a regular basis using multiple assessment methods. Treat all students in a fair and equitable manner.
  • Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing clear expectations and procedures.
  • Maintain effective classroom management that recognizes and addresses learning and behavior needs.
  • Maintain positive and constructive communication with students and families.
  • Attend professional development and training related to STEM programs and methodologies, staying abreast of current research.
  • Use technology to promote learning, creativity, and collaboration that is aligned with the NC Digital Learning Competencies.
  • Work directly with the Principal, Director of Curriculum, and staff in the development, implementation, and evaluation of STEM initiatives and curriculum.
  • Organize, develop, and coordinate special STEM events/activities.
  • Coach classroom teachers and specialists on STEM initiatives and instructional best practices in the STEM areas.
  • Adhere to staff expectations and handbooks.
  • Maintain appropriate work habits, including regular and punctual attendance and appropriate use of conference and planning time.
  • Keep current in subject matter knowledge and learning theory.
  • Attend workshops, seminars, and conferences as well as staff meetings, PLT meetings, and other committee meetings as assigned.
  • Respect the confidentiality of records and information regarding students, families, and teachers in accordance with accepted professional ethics and state and federal laws.
  • Share responsibility during the school day for the supervision of students in areas of the school.
  • Comply with state and federal education statutes, including the NC Code of Ethics for Educators.
  • Adhere to the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards.
  • Follow a plan for professional development and demonstrate evidence of growth.
Suggested Salary Range Commensurate with NC State Salary Schedule and WS/FCS Supplement Physical Demands of Position
Typical physical demands of a professional position within a school environment. Special Instructions to Applicants
Please attach required documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

List a minimum of 3 professional references on the application or attach a List of 3 References with Contact Information.

This position is grant-funded and time-limited based on funding provided by ESSER III funds. AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

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