March 2011 - Special Educator e-Journal

Table of Contents

  • Update from the U.S. Department Education

  • Calls to Participate

  • Special Education Resources 

  • Update From The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

  • Latest Employment Opportunities Posted on NASET

  • Upcoming Conferences and Events

  • Funding Forecast and Award Opportunities

  • Acknowledgements

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Latest Employment Opportunities Posted on NASET

ES Learning Support Teacher

Brussels, Belgium
Job Category: Learning Support Teacher

Description

For August 2011:

The International School of Brussels (http://www.isb.be) is a dynamic learning organization committed to developing independent learners and international citizens. The school is a vibrant community in which students, teachers, staff and parents work together towards the achievement of our mission and goals.

The successful candidate’s role would include:

  • Promoting the inclusive values and mission of the school within the department
  • Full time teaching of students with mild to moderate learning disabilities.  Teaching structure will be a combination of co-taught, small group, and could be “push in” or “pull out” depending on student need
  • Case managing 15- 20 students with learning disabilities which includes facilitating teacher and parent meetings, management of Individualized Learning Plans, and overall student advocacy
  • Co-teaching with a designated class in language arts and mathematics
  • Designing specialized instructional opportunities at a grade level for groups of students with learning disabilities depending on needs
  • Collaborating through a multidisciplinary team based approach – collaborating with counselors, OT’s and SLT’s, teachers, parents, administrators  etc…
  • Monitoring students identified but not receiving direct services, and for students identified as gifted and talented
  • Assessing student needs and progress regularly
  • Managing new referrals to learning support
  • Supporting teachers with differentiation strategies in the classroom
  • Guiding the development of unit plans through the lens of differentiation • Promoting the use of assistive/adaptive technologies
  • Keeping up-to-date on curriculum developments and trends in remediation in the field of learning disabilities

Requirements
BA degree and, preferably, a minimum of 2 years experience

Contact
CV, cover letter, and references to Kristen Pelletier, Head of Learning Support, at LSjobs@isb.be

Deadline: 18 March 2011

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HS Learning Support Teacher (1 year replacement)

Brussels, Belgium
Job Category: Learning Support Teacher

Description

For August 2011:

The International School of Brussels (http://www.isb.be) is a dynamic learning organization committed to developing independent learners and international citizens. The school is a vibrant community in which students, teachers, staff and parents work together towards the achievement of our mission and goals.

The successful candidate’s role would include:

  • Full time teaching of students with mild to moderate learning disabilities.  Teaching structure will be a combination of co-taught, small group, and could be “push in” or “pull out” depending on student need
  • Case managing 15- 20 students with learning disabilities which includes facilitating teacher and parent meetings, management of Individualized Learning Plans, and overall student advocacy
  • Co-teaching at least one class in a subject area
  • Promoting the inclusive values and mission of the school within the department
  • Collaborating through a multi-disciplinary team approach – collaborating with counselors, OT’s and SLT’s, teachers, parents, administrators  etc…
  • Monitoring students identified but not receiving direct services, and for students identified as gifted and talented
  • Assessing student needs and progress regularly
  • Managing new referrals to learning support
  • Supporting teachers with differentiation strategies in the classroom
  • Promoting the use of assistive/adaptive technologies
  • Guiding the development of unit plans through the lens of differentiation
  • Keeping up-to-date on curriculum developments and trends in remediation in the field of learning disabilities

Requirements

BA degree with, preferably, a minimum of 2 years experience

Contact

CV, cover letter, and references to Kristen Pelletier, Head of Learning Support, at LSjobs@isb.be

Deadline: 18 March 2011

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Senior Alternate Assessment Specialist - Job 6403

Washington, DC
Job Category: Full Time

Description
The Assessment Program at AIR is a well regarded organization that is growing rapidly. We focus on providing our clients with customized assessments that not only measure student achievement against state standards, but also provide meaningful score reports that can help students, parents, and educators address any areas of student weakness. Our environment is fast-paced and requires people at all levels that are willing to roll up their sleeves to get the work done in time without jeopardizing quality. We are currently seeking a Senior Alternate Assessment Specialist to assist with the overall responsibility for developing the adaptive alternate assessments that use the academic performance based design.

Responsibilities
The Senior Alternate Assessment Specialist must be able to work collaboratively in a fast paced environment; anticipate problems and come up with creative methods of solving them; develop strong, positive, constructive relationships with clients; coordinate among the various project teams; and make sure that quality control procedures are adhered to in order to produce high quality, performance based, alternate assessments.

Senior Alternate Assessment Specialist responsibilities include:

  • Demonstrate leadership for AIR in the alternate assessment practice area among clients, partner organizations, and at national meetings.
  • Provide subject matter expertise and leadership to state department staff who have responsible for the development and oversight of state wide alternate assessments.
  • Contribute ideas and information to support project efforts through presentations, trainings or seminars; while working directly with state department of education and district level staff.
  • Work with internal staff and subcontractors to develop processes, procedures, for meeting project deliverables and client special education related needs.
  • Work collaboratively with AIR staff to ensure that all plans and schedules are viable.
  • Adhere to a master schedule of deadlines and deliverables.
    Provide information, support, and problem-solving to the clients, as needed, in a manner that provides positive solutions.
  • Keep AIR senior management informed of any potential project problems, including issues with a client or another stakeholder and any potential for missed deadlines.

Requirements
Minimum of a Master’s degree in special education, autism spectrum disorders, or low incidence disabilities.
Minimum of 5 years of instructing students (K-12) with significant cognitive disabilities in academic content areas.
Experience working in alternate assessment, extended/expanded standards and large-scale assessment.
Experience teaching students with deaf-blindness is desirable.
Experience providing instruction using assistive technology is desirable.

TO APPLY
AIR offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including a fully funded retirement plan, generous paid time off, subsidized garage parking, tuition assistance, and more.  For more information, please visit our website at www.air.org.  To apply, please go to http://jobs-airdc.icims.com?&sn=naset.org and conduct a job title search.  EOE. 

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$125,000 Salary for Master Middle School Teacher

New York City
Job Category:
(Special Education)

Description
Earn a $125,000 salary and join a team of master teachers at The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School, recently featured on the front page of the New York Times: (http://www.tepcharter.org/nytimes.php).

TEP is a 480-student 5th through 8th grade middle school in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City.  Applications are currently being accepted for teaching positions in Science, Latin, Math, English, Social Studies, Music, PE/Health Education, and Special Education.

Learn more and apply today at http://www.tepcharter.org/apply.php

About TEP Charter School
TEP aims to put into practice the central conclusion of a large body of research related to student achievement: teacher quality is the most important school-based factor in the academic success of students, particularly those from low-income families. In singling out teacher quality as the essential lever in educational reform, TEP is uniquely focused on attracting and retaining master teachers. To do so, TEP uses a three-pronged strategy that it terms the 3 R’s: Rigorous Qualifications, Redefined Expectations, & Revolutionary Compensation.

For more information, visit us online at http://www.tepcharter.org

Compensation
$125,000 salary + potential annual bonus, full benefits package

Requirements & Application
Learn more and apply today at http://www.tepcharter.org/apply.php

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Senior Alternate Assessment Specialist

Washington, DC
Job Category:
Special Education SME/Test Development/Program Man

Description
Senior Alternate Assessment Specialist responsibilities include:

  • Demonstrate leadership for AIR in the alternate assessment practice area among clients, partner organizations, and at national meetings.
  • Provide subject matter expertise and leadership to state department staff who have responsible for the development and oversight of state wide alternate assessments.
  • Contribute ideas and information to support project efforts through presentations, trainings or seminars; while working directly with state department of education and district level staff.
  • Work with internal staff and subcontractors to develop processes, procedures, for meeting project deliverables and client special education related needs.
  • Work collaboratively with AIR staff to ensure that all plans and schedules are viable.
  • Adhere to a master schedule of deadlines and deliverables.
    Provide information, support, and problem-solving to the clients, as needed, in a manner that provides positive solutions.
  • Keep AIR senior management informed of any potential project problems, including issues with a client or another stakeholder and any potential for missed deadlines.

Requirements

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in special education, autism spectrum disorders, or low incidence disabilities.
  • Minimum of 5 years of instructing students (K-12) with significant cognitive disabilities in academic content areas.
  • Experience working in alternate assessment, extended/expanded standards and large-scale assessment.
  • Experience teaching students with deaf-blindness is desirable.
  • Experience providing instruction using assistive technology is desirable.
    Benefits

AIR offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including a fully funded retirement plan, generous paid time off, subsidized garage parking, tuition assistance, and more.

Contact
TO APPLY, please go to our Career Center at: https://jobs-airdc.icims.com/jobs/6403/job


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