June 2013 - Special Educator e-Journal

Table of Contents

  • Update from the U.S. Department of 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


Learning Specialist

KIPP Houston Public Schools- Houston, TX

Job Category: Special Education

Provide Special Education students with learning activities and experiences designed to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Develop or modify curricula and prepare lessons and other instructional materials to student levels. Work in instructional settings as assigned.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

THE LEARNING SPECIALIST WILL:

  • 1. Prepare for and lead the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) committee meeting
  • 2. Assist students in the implementation of IEPs
  • 3. Evaluate students' progress on Individualized Education Plans
  • 4. Planning and Data Collection 5. Professional Development and Departmental Growth

EDUCATION AND KNOWLEDGE:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, with a focus on Education, plus a minimum of 1-5 years of teaching experience
  • Texas Teaching certificate in Special Education
  • Highly Qualified teacher in accordance with NCLB and the State of Texas' qualifications
  • Knowledge of federal and state Special Education law

Please apply online at http://teachatkipp.org

 

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Assistant or Associate Professor

Richmond, Kentucky, 40475

Job Category: Full Time

Eastern Kentucky University

Department of Special Education—Assistant or Associate Professor

The Department of Special Education at Eastern Kentucky University is accepting applications for a 9-month, tenure-track position in the area of Early Childhood Special Education at the Assistant or Associate level. The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in the Early Childhood Special Education program area as well as core special education coursework, supervise practicum and student teaching experiences, and will advise students at the undergraduate and graduate level. The candidate will be expected to engage in scholarly activity and provide service to the department, college, university, community and profession. January 2014 start date is preferred but will consider August 2014 start date. Some teaching at off-campus, regional extension sites and/or by distance education methods may be required. The successful candidate will have experience working with young children with disabilities and their families in early intervention settings, Early Start, Head Start or at-risk preschool settings and/or kindergarten teaching as well as teaching at the university level. Additional expertise and experience in the areas of moderate and severe disabilities or special education administration is desired. An earned doctorate from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in Early Childhood Special Education or a related field with emphasis in the area of Early Childhood Special Education is required by the time of appointment. All interested applicants must apply at jobs.eku.edu (search requisition #0613282).

All offers of employment are contingent on completion of a satisfactory background check.
Eastern Kentucky University is an EEO/AA institution that values diversity in its faculty, staff, and student body. In keeping with this commitment, the University welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.

Apply Here: https://jobs.eku.edu/ (search requisition #0613282

 

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Master Middle School Teachers - $125,000 Salary

New York, NY

Job Category: Master Middle School Teacher

 

$125,000 Salary for Master Middle School Teachers!

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.

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

Open positionshttp://www.tepcharter.org/open-teaching-positions.php

  • Social Studies Teacher
  • English Language Arts Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Mathematics Teacher
  • Science Teacher
  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Music Teacher

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

Info Session @ TEP

Thinking about applying for a teaching position at TEP? Attend an in-person information session with TEP's Principal, Zeke Vanderhoek. Take a tour of the school, and learn more about the teacher application process and teaching at TEP.

Learn how to RSVP for the event by clicking the following link:http://www.tepcharter.org/session-for-teachers.php

We also have a Live Online Info Session too!
Click here for more information: http://www.tepcharter.org/info-session-for-teachers.php

Contact

jobs@tepcharter.org

 

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Special Education Teacher

Washington, DC

Job Category: 2013-14 School Year

 

Our students need your expertise, passion and leadership.

We are looking for highly motivated and skilled talent to join our team at the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). We seek individuals who are passionate about transforming and improving educational outcomes for our students.

DCPS has a significant special education population across over more than 100 schools, and we aim to be recognized as a leader in urban special education. We are determined to do whatever it takes to ensure that students with disabilities become successful adults.

As part of a comprehensive reform effort to become the best urban school system in America, DCPS intends to have the highest-performing, best paid, most satisfied, and most honored educator force in the nation whose work drives significant achievement gains for DCPS students.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement curricula to meet academic standards for students with special needs
  • Develop,review, and revise Individual Education Programs (IEPs) for students with special needs when necessary
  • Meet with IEP Teams at least once a year to discuss student progress and IEP revisions
  • Thoughtfully plan daily lessons and implement specific strategies to meet the needs of all students
  • Work across a grade-team or content area with general education teachers to meet the needs of all students
  • Be accountable for students' academic growth and increase each individual student's achievement
  • Design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards and diagnose areas of student misunderstanding
  • Use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices
  • Create a positive, achievement-oriented learning environment
  • Reflect on successes and areas of growth as a teacher, seek to improve performance, and respond to feedback
  • Participate in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions
  • Invest parents and families in their children's academic success through regular communication
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Possesses or is eligible for a valid District of Columbia Teaching License in Special Education (for more information on DC Teacher Licensure, please visit the website of the Office of the State Superintendent of Education at http://osse.dc.gov/service/teacher-licensure)
  • Experience working with students with learning and emotional disabilities
  • Successful completion of Praxis I and II exams (unless holding a standard teaching license)
  • Meets Highly Qualified status as defined by the NCLB mandates
  • Strong instructional skills and classroom management
  • Ability to self-reflect on teaching practices and be responsive to feedback

Personal Qualities of Top Candidates

  • Commitment to Equity: Passionate about closing the achievement gap and ensuring that every child, regardless of background or circumstance, receives an excellent education.
  • Leadership: Coaches, mentors, and challenges others to excel despite obstacles and challenging situations.
  • Focus on Data-Driven Results: Relentlessly pursues the mastery of instruction based on student performance, and is driven by a desire to produce quantifiable student achievement gains.
  • Innovative Problem-Solving: Approaches work with a sense of possibility and sees challenges as opportunities for creative problem solving; takes initiative to explore issues and find potential innovative solutions.
  • Adaptability: Excels in constantly changing environments and adapts flexibly in shifting projects or priorities to meet the needs of a dynamic transformation effort; comfortable with ambiguity and non-routine situations.
  • Teamwork: Increases the effectiveness of surrounding teams through collaboration, constant learning and supporting others; sensitive to diversity in all its forms; respects and is committed to learning from others.

How to apply

To apply, visit our website at www.joindcpublicschools.com, and complete our online application.

Questions

If you have any questions, please email us at dcpscareers@dc.gov, or call us at (202) 299-2145.

View or Download a brochure about this position - Click here

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Criminal Background Check

In accordance with the Criminal Background Checks for the Protection of Children Act of 2004, this position has been designated and identified as one which requires a criminal background check and/or traffic record check. If you are tentatively selected for the position, a criminal background check will be conducted. A final offer of employment is contingent upon the receipt of a satisfactory criminal background check.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, District of Columbia Official Code Section 2-1401.01 et seq. (Act), the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) does not discriminate (including employment therein and admission thereto) on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, status as a victim of an interfamily offense, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination, which is prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above-protected categories is prohibited. Discrimination in violation of the aforementioned laws will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action. Inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies of DCPS will be handled as follows:

Employees with inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies related to employment and employees should contact:
Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist
Office of Labor Management & Employee Relations
District of Columbia Public Schools
1200 First St, NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20002
(202) 442-5424

 

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Vocational Trainer

Southern New Jersey/Philadelphia

Job Category: Vocational Trainer of young adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities

Description:

Ken's Krew, Inc. is a nonprofit agency that places and trains young adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities (DD/ID) in competitive employment. We currently operate from Long Island, NY to Baltimore, MD. Through our partnership with a variety of companies, including the largest home improvement retailer in the U.S. and the largest retail drugstore chain in the U.S., Ken's Krew has been able to support the employment and independence goals of over 280 individuals with ID/DD in the 15 years since its inception.

We are seeking a motivated, energetic professional, former special ed teacher or similar, to join us as a part-time vocational trainer. This person must be comfortable working independently, although with the support and collaboration of everyone in the organization.

The position is for coverage of the Southern New Jersey to Philadelphia area.

Responsibilities include working with the managers at the stores in which we already operate to obtain more positions; networking with state agencies, school programs, parent groups and community affairs to find appropriate candidates; assessing applicants' suitability for available positions, including assessing all information in our Application Package for new applicants, interviewing the applicants and their parents/legal guardians, obtaining IEPs (Individualized Education Program) and completing an in store assessment, communicating with store managers and associates to ensure that there is a successful match between the needs of the store and needs of the individuals we serve; working side by side at the job site to train the successful candidates to work independently. Our training is generally 4 hours per session 3 days per week over a 6 week period; providing ongoing support to individuals currently in the program by regular spot checks at their jobs; documenting services provided; conducting our ongoing social/education program for those in the program. The Krew meetings are held in local areas 7 times per year for approximately 2 hours per session; cultivating relationships with store managers and Human Resources staff of our partner corporations to open more stores to our participants.

The position will be for approx. 15 - 20 hours per week initially. We estimate that there is the potential for either full-time work or, once established, another part-time staff member would be hired to be under your supervision.

The organization was founded and is still run by parents of children with special needs. The staff is very dedicated to the population we serve and provide advice and support to each other whenever needed. This dedication to our population is a fundamental requirement for anyone coming into the organization.

Requirements:

Dedication to special needs population is a must.
Applicant must have own car.

Benefits:

Compensation is extremely competitive.
Travel expenses are reimbursed.
No benefits are provided to part-time staff.

Contact:

Karen LaPera
klapera@kenskrew.org

Website: www.kenskrew.org

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Middle School Teacher

New York, NY

Job Category: $125,000 Salary for Master Middle School Teachers

 

$125,000 Salary for Master Middle School Teachers!

Earn a $125,000 salary and join a team of master teachers at The Equity Project(TEPCharter School, recently featured on the front page of the New York Times:http://www.tepcharter.org/nytimes.phpTEP is a 480-student 5th through 8th grade middle school in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City.

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

Open positions: http://www.tepcharter.org/open-teaching-positions.php

  • Social Studies Teacher
  • English Language Arts Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Mathematics Teacher
  • Science Teacher
  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Music Teacher

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

Info Session @ TEP

Thinking about applying for a teaching position at TEP? Attend an in-person information session with TEP's Principal, Zeke Vanderhoek. Take a tour of the school, and learn more about the teacher application process and teaching at TEP.

Learn how to RSVP for the event by clicking the following link:http://www.tepcharter.org/session-for-teachers.php

We also have a Live Online Info Session too!
Click here for more information: http://www.tepcharter.org/info-session-for-teachers.php


Contact: jobs@tepcharter.org

 

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Special Education Teacher

Milwaukee, WI

Job Category: Teacher

Description

Milwaukee Public School district is currently seeking teachers for the fall 2013 school year. Special Education and Bilingual are in high demand but Math and Science are welcome as well. If you're looking for a competitive salary, attractive benefits and to be a part of a rapidly growing district, these positions are for you.

Requirements

  • Bilingual Special Education(licenses 801, 810, 811 or 830 AND bilingual certification #023)
  • Bilingual Education (any subject area, preferably elementary education and bilingual certification)
  • Special Education (licenses 801, 810, 811 or 830)
  • Math, Science, Montessori (licenses 400, 610, 625 or Montessori training)

Benefits

  • $41k-79k/year
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life benefits
  • Excellent Pension
  • Wellness program, Incentive packages, and other benefits offered!

Please apply here: http://www.employmentstore.com/jobApplication.aspx?jbId=709

Feel free to call (585-698-1025) or write (cester@employmentstore.com) with any questions.

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Assistant Professor, Childhood Education

Bronx, New York

Job Category: Full Time

The College of Mount Saint Vincent (Riverdale, New York) seeks an Assistant Professor of Teacher Education with a strong student-centered focus and an earned doctorate to start in Fall 2013. A strong record of teaching experience in diverse collegiate and elementary school settings is preferred. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate foundation and curriculum courses, advisement and supervision of students at nearby schools. Knowledge and skill in mathematics, social studies, science and technology are needed.


Terms of appointment and salary are commensurate with credentials and experience.
requirements: Experience working with students with disabilities and/or with second language learners is highly desirable. Additional responsibilities require the candidate to engage in scholarly and professional activities; perform college and department service including program development; assist with TEAC accreditation reviews and outcomes assessment; develop and maintain partnerships with public schools.

AA/EOE

College of Mount Saint Vincent is committed to provide equal opportunity, employment, and advancement opportunities to all individuals. The College of Mount Saint Vincent does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State, or Local Laws.

Send your curriculum vitae, cover letter, teaching philosophy, two letters of recommendation and three additional references who can speak to your professional qualifications to HR@mountsaintvincent.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.

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Assistant Professor, Special Education

Bronx, New York

Job Category: Full Time

The College of Mount Saint Vincent (Riverdale, New York) seeks an Assistant Professor of Special Education with a strong student-centered focus, an earned doctorate and a strong record of teaching experience in collegiate and K-12 school settings to start in Fall 2013. Desired qualifications include a minimum of three to five years experience in urban settings of culturally and linguistically diverse populations of students with disabilities. Additional knowledge of the use of assistive technology and expertise in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Applied Behavioral Analysis are highly desirable. A successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to scholarship, service and teaching.

The College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, Catholic and ecumenical liberal arts college with approximately 1,300 undergraduate students and 225 graduate students located in the Riverdale section of New York City. Our beautiful 70-acre campus of rolling lawns and wooded hills overlooking the Hudson River is just 12 miles from midtown Manhattan. Send your curriculum vitae, cover letter, teaching philosophy, two letters of recommendation and three additional references who can speak to your professional qualifications toHR@mountsaintvincent.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, program development, advisement, and supervision at nearby schools. The ability to build strong collaboration between general education and special education faculty is highly desirable. Additional responsibilities require the candidate to engage in scholarly and professional activities; perform college and department service including coordination of special education programs; assist with TEAC accreditation reviews and outcomes assessment; develop and maintain partnerships with public schools. Terms of appointment and salary are commensurate with credentials and experience.

Please send your resume and cover letter to HR@Mountsaintvincent.edu

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Special Education Teacher

Alexandria and Fredericksburg, VA

Job Category: 12 month, Full-time Contract

Description

Employee's duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and implement Individualized Education Plan (IEP) based on results of psycho-educational and other assessments, including implementing strategies developed by speech, occupational, physical therapists, or other IEP mandated service providers
  • Develop lesson plans on a weekly and monthly basis for each student based on their IEP goals/objectives and in keeping with state requirements (i.e., Standards of Learning/Alternate Assessment)
  • Included with the plans will be a list of materials (i.e., books, manipulative, puzzles, etc.) needed for each lesson
  • Turn in monthly lesson/program plans to the Educational Supervisor on the first of the month. The lesson plans should also demonstrate how each student's IEP objectives are linked to the activity and Standards of Learning and/or Aligned SOLs.
  • Ensure that all materials are available at time of lesson in accordance with lesson plans and plans are disseminated to appropriate staff
  • Carry out behavioral strategies, including crisis intervention in keeping with APTS policies and procedures and regulations governing private special education day schools
  • Process with staff daily to ensure awareness of schedule and instructional activities
  • Administer Standards of Learning and other diagnostic testing as appropriate for level of training and student need
  • Conduct alternate assessments for students requiring them
  • Coordinate and attend IEP and IDT meetings, parent/teacher conferences, and meetings with other professionals, as appropriate and/or required
  • Write quarterly progress reports which include graphs for each student's progress
  • Collect data based on each student's functional assessment and IEP
  • Provide input in the development of each student's Behavior Intervention Plan

Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree required, Master's Degree preferred or 30 credits accrued towards Master's degree in education or a related field from an accredited university
  • Collegiate level or Post-Graduate level preferred. Provisional required.
  • Must Possess a Virginia teaching certificate with a Special Education endorsement. In lieu of a complete endorsement, a conditional license may be granted if the teacher is actively working towards completing the endorsement.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; stand; sit; run; use hand-to-finger, handle or feel objects, tool and student supplies; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; see, talk, and hear. The employee must be able to provide physical crisis management and will occasionally lift and/or move 50 pounds or more with or without assistance.

Salary/Benefits

APTS offers a competitive salary. APTS offers medical/dental health benefits, as well as additional incentives for our employees.

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a safe and drug-free workplace and require a pre-employment background screening.

Ask about our free or discounted gym membership as well!!!

Contact

Chelsea Alves
Human Resources
703.766.8708 x112
703.504.2893 fax
calves@aptsprograms.org

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