September 2011 - Special Educator e-Journal

Table of Contents

  • Update from the U.S. Department of Education

  • Feature Article:  Common Planning Time and Co-Teaching: How Can They Fit into the Race?

    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

Special Education Cross Cat Teacher

Tolleson, Arizona

Description:

SPECIAL EDUCATION CROSS CATEGORIZATION TEACHER WITH AN ENDORSEMENT IN SEVERE MENTAL RETARDATION (BEHAVIOR, EMOTIONAL, AND LEARNING DISABILITIES)

The Tolleson campus of Southwest Academy (SWA) is a special education school for fifth through twelfth grade students in the Maricopa County area who are challenged by social-emotional, learning, developmental, and behavioral difficulties. The curriculum is taught with an engaged learning methodology that nurtures academic, behavioral, and social-emotional growth. Our educational model encourages the development of academic and social-emotional skills in a positive and well-structured learning environment, with a focus on preparation for post-secondary education, employment, and citizenship. We have a no refusal, no suspension, no expulsion policy, offering a continuum of services to meet the educational needs of this challenging student population.

Programming at SWA is designed for students with significant cognitive and/or developmental disabilities. The curriculum is individualized to meet each student's special needs with an emphasis on four major community living domains: self-management/home living, vocational, recreation/leisure, and general community functioning. The curriculum is taught both in school and out in the community. It includes functional academics and embedded training in social-emotional skills, communication, and motor skills.

We believe that every child can and will learn. Our students are preparing to be College Ready, Career Ready, and Community Ready (3 C's). Our goal is to ensure that all students master the academic and social skills necessary for an independent and productive life. We create an Optimal Learning Environment that is well structured, engaging, safe, instructional, and responsive to students needs.

We are looking for a state certified teacher with experience in working with Severe Mentally Retarded students either full time or part time. This position offers an access to medical, dental, vision plans, 403(b), sick pay, holiday pay, and personal/vacation days. The salary range is comparable for the position and area, depending upon certification and qualifications.

Requirements:

  • Emphasis on work skills as a basis for a career path curriculum
  • Ability to communicate well orally and in writing
  • Flexible in which subject areas that they can work
  • Student focused approach while presenting general areas of required subject material.
  • Willingness to be trained in working with Behavioral/Emotional Disordered students
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a fast paced environment

Qualifications:

  • Arizona State Teaching Certification in Special Education/Cross Categorization with an endorsement in Severe Mental Retardation (Behavior, Emotional, and Learning Disabilities) in the elementary, middle school & high school levels is required.
  • Ability to teach in a self-contained classroom for a full teaching day with youth having problems with ED, OHI and MIMR disabilities.
  • Employment contingent upon a background check, approved driving record, and an employment physical.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and fingerprint clearance card
  • Must be at least 23 years of age.
  • Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at:

www.thementagroup.org/careers/apply


or email: Dawn.massani@menta.com
3834 South 91st Avenue
Tolleson, AZ 85353
Phone: (623) 478-5000
Fax: (623) 478-5026
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Special Ed Teacher for H.S. Classroom

Chicago, Illinois 60612

Description

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER FOR HIGH SCHOOL CLASSROOM CHICAGO, IL

Hillside Academy East Campus, a member of The Menta Group, is an alternative safe school for middle and high school students who are at-risk of suspension or expulsion or with other special education service needs. The school's curriculum and credit earning system is aligned with its partnering district/Chicago Public Schools thus allowing for seamless transitions from and to the students' home schools. HAEC was established to positively impact the academic and social-emotional competencies of students referred to the program, and offer a variety of school-to-work options for special education students. The school's modern facilities, talented administration/staff encourage young people to learn in an ideal academic setting for adolescents who are preparing to become both literate and self-sufficient. High School Teacher needed for 7-12 grade program having no more than ten students per classroom with teacher assistant.

 

Background: Hillside Academy East Campus is the adjunct campus of the organization's first school, Hillside Academy. Hillside Academy East Campus is approved as a nonpublic special education program (under Section 14-7.02 of the Illinois School Code) for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade.

Benefits:

This position offers an access to medical, dental, vision plans, 403(b), sick pay, holiday pay, and personal/vacation days. The salary range is comparable for the position and area, depending upon certification and qualifications.

Qualifications:

  • Type LBS1/Special Education State of Illinois certified at the middle/high school level
  • Comprehensive training, experience, and mentoring in curriculum area
  • Ability to teach a self-contained classroom within all basic instructional areas
  • Ability to work a regular school day and the ability to work with youth with emotional/behavioral/academic difficulties
  • Employment is contingent upon a background check, employment physical and drug screen
  • Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

Contact:

Apply at this web site: www.thementagroup.org/careers/apply

Email: lisa.feldman@menta.com

Fax: (773) 638-6235

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Special Education Teacher

Country Club Hills, Illinois

 

Description:

High School Teacher for Special Education Academic and Career-Path Classes

Country Club Hills Tech & Trade Center (CCH), an affiliate of The Menta Group, offers a K-high school program that provides a variety of school-to-work options for special education students. In combination with a talented administration, and teaching and support staff, CCH is an ideal academic setting for adolescents who are preparing to become both literate and self-sufficient.

We are currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Special Education Teacher for our schools located in mid-state Illinois and the Chicago Metro Area; and Maricopa County, Arizona. Successful candidates will be creative, energetic and eager to develop and implement innovative solutions to critical problems in education. The ideal candidate will be prepared for teaching mainstream academics within a self-contained classroom, to teach special needs students with an emphasis on work skills as a basis for a career-path curriculum, and be willing to be trained to work in a clinical-educational setting with severely Behavior/Emotional Disordered students.

This person is comfortable with a variety of delivery techniques for special needs instruction: including direct instruction, simulation, cooperative learning within community based opportunities, and integration of technology within multi-disciplinary classroom projects; including integration of literacy skills and hands-on projects as part of the educational model. The classroom staff members function as collaborative building wide teams to better problem solve and find viable solutions to meet student's academic needs.

Requirements

  • State Teaching Certification in Special Education; Preferably high school certified.
  • Ability to teach in a self-contained classroom for a full teaching day with youth having behavioral, emotional, and high risk behaviors is important.
  • Flexible in which subject areas that they can work.
  • Student focused approach while presenting general areas of required subject material.
  • Willingness to be trained in working with Behavioral/Emotional Disordered students.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a fast paced environment.
  • Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.
  • You must be 23 years of age with a valid driver license.
  • Employment is contingent upon a background check, approved driving record, employment physical and drug screen.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Emphasis on work skills as a basis for a career path curriculum.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Benefits

This position offers an access to medical, dental, vision plans, 403(b), sick pay, holiday pay, and personal/vacation days. The salary range is comparable for the position and area, depending upon certification and qualifications.

Apply on-line at:
www.thementagroup.org/careers/apply
Country Club Hills, Illinois
E-mail: john.ritchey@menta.com
Fax: 708-798-9756
Questions can be directed to John Ritchey at 708-798-9542 eoe

Contact

John Ritchey
Phone: 708-798-9542
Fax: 708-798-9756

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Special Education Teacher

Tolleson, Arizona

Description

Southwest Academy (SWA) is a special education school for kindergarten through 12th grade students in the Tolleson, Arizona area who are challenged by social-emotional, learning, behavioral and developmental disabilities. The curriculum is taught with an engaged learning methodology that nurtures academic, behavioral, and social-emotional growth. Our educational model encourages the development of academic and social-emotional skills in a positive and well-structured learning environment, with a focus on preparation for post-secondary education, employment, and citizenship.

Programming is designed for students with significant cognitive, behavior, and learning difficulties... The curriculum is individualized to meet each student's special needs with an emphasis on four major community living domains: self-management/home living, vocational, recreation/leisure, and general community functioning. The curriculum is taught both in school and out in the community. It includes functional academics and embedded training in social-emotional skills, communication, and motor skills.

Qualifications

  • Arizona State Teaching Certification in Special Education/Cross Categorization with an    endorsement in Life Skills, Behavior Disorders & Autism in the elementary and middle school levels is required.
  • Ability to teach in a self-contained classroom for a full teaching day with youth having behavioral, developmental disabilities, and autism is important.
  • You must be 23 years of age with a valid driver license.
  • Employment is contingent upon a background check, approved driving record, employment physical and drug screen.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Emphasis on work skills as a basis for a career path curriculum
  • Flexible in which subject areas that they can work
  • Student focused approach while presenting general areas of required subject material.
  • Willingness to be trained in working with Behavioral/Emotional Disordered students
  • Demonstrates ability to work well in a fast paced environment
  • Bi-lingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

Contact

How to apply: www.thementagroup.org/careers/apply
Send resume to: dawn.massani@menta.com
Fax: (623) 478-5026
Website: www.thementagroup.org

 

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Education Director

Watertown, MA

Job Category: Education

Description

Perkins School for the Blind was the first school for the blind chartered in the United States in 1829. For over 181 years the staff at Perkins have been providing quality services to students and clients who are blind, visually impaired, deafblind and with or without additional disabilities. Located near Boston and Cambridge, our programs provide educational and training opportunities for students from birth to 22 years of age in day and residential programs. All of our programs and services strive to enable each student and client to develop his or her greatest potential and maximum independence.

The Secondary Program provides educational and residential services to students ages 14 through 22, who are blind or visually impaired and with or without additional disabilities. The program offers a variety of enrollment and curriculum options designed to meet each student's individual needs, including high school courses for grades 9-12 leading to a diploma.

Under the general direction of the Superintendent of Educational Programs, the Education Director oversees the design and implementation of educational services for students, as a member of a collaborative administrative team. Provides supervision to assigned teachers, related service providers, and other staff. Manages and facilitates staff development and communication with parents, employees, LEAs, and other community members.

Please visit www.koyapartners.com for the full description

Requirements

  • Masters degree from a recognized college or university in Education with concentration in visual impairment or related field.
  • Massachusetts DOE Licenser as Program Director, Principal or Special Education Director or willingness to obtain certification within two years required. First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Crisis Prevention and Physical.
  • Five (5) years teaching experience with children who are visual impaired including a wide a range of functioning levels and ages.
  • Two (2) years experience in a Supervisory or Leadership role.
  • Knowledge of Braille, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to plan and conduct a program including continuous evaluation of each student's Individual Education Plan, MCAS Portfolios, the Core and Expanded Core Curricula, and MA Standards.

Contact

Please send resume and cover letter to executivesearch@koyapartners.com

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Special Education Teacher

New York, New York

Job Category: Master Teacher

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 SPECIAL EDUCATION, LATIN and SOCIAL STUDIES.

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


Contact

jobs@tepcharter.org

 


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