March 2016 - Special Educator e-Journal

Table of Contents

  • Update from the U.S. Department of Education

  • Buzz from the Hub

  • From the Journal of American Academy of Special Education Professionals (JAASEP): High Stakes Testing in the 21st Century: Implications for Students in Special Education. By Lola Gordon, Ed.S.

  • NCWD: Intersection: Navigating the Road to Work

  • Latest Employment Opportunities Posted on NASET

  • Acknowledements

  • Download a PDF or XPS Version of This Issue



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Latest Employment Opportunities Posted on NASET

Early Childhood Special Educator

Bahrain

Job Category: Full Time, Contract, Travel Opportunity

Description:

Sterling Medical is seeking an Early Childhood Special Educator to provide services at Military Treatment Facilities and surrounding communities in Bahrain.

The EDIS program is a Department of Defense program that helps active-duty military members' special needs children from birth to 3 years of age living in base housing by providing free in-home physical, speech, occupational, and cognitive therapies to help them reach their age-appropriate developmental milestones.

Requirements:

Education: Must have a Master's, or Ph.D. from an accredited Early Childhood Education Program, Home Economics (with concentration in Child Development), Human Development, Psychology, Counseling, or any other discipline that prepares individuals to provide early intervention services pursuant to IDEA.

License: Must have current state license/certification in field.

Experience: AN ECSE with a Master's degree or higher must have 2 years of direct ECSE experience within the last 5 years in IDEA relates settings (Special Education or Early Childhood Special EDU in Trans-disciplinary Family Centered services for children 0-3.)

Services will be provided to patients 0 to 36 months of age, and upon request of the facility older patients up to 21, and their families. We ask that the ECSE is familiar with using the inter/Trans-disciplinary model of service delivery and shall be able to utilize the range of resources and approaches to provide appropriate services to children and families.

We offer:

  • Excellent Rates
  • PTO and Benefits
  • Day Hours M-F
  • Tax Benefit- SOFA Status
  • Living Quarter Allowance
  • Relocation and Logistical Support
  • Great way to gain Military/DoD experience

Contact:

Christa Rouse
crouse@sterlingmedcorp.com
800-852-5678800-852-5678 FREE FREE ext 153

 

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Special Education Teacher (Arizona)

Phoenix, Arizona

Job Category: Special Education Teacher

 

EBS is seeking passionate, motivated Special Education Teachers who want to make a difference in the lives of exceptional children! EBS Special Education Teachers develop and implement all aspects of student IEPs and classroom instruction in order to maximize academic, communicative, behavioral, self-help, social and emotional success.

Responsibilities include:

  • Organizing and implementing an instructional program that meets the developmental level and unique learning style needs of diverse learners
  • Creates a positive educational environment for all students using a multi-tiered system of supports
  • Utilizes Universal Designs for Learning and multiple modalities of instruction for engagement
  • Incorporates a system for data collection and analysis that drives academic decision making
  • Collaborates with other educators, related service providers and parents to maximize student outcomes
  • Uses professional quality communication skills to convey information to the student's team
  • Meets all district, state and federal requirements for the program to which they are assigned including, MET/IEP and Progress Report Deadlines
  • Utilize visual supports and structured teaching methodologies as appropriate to population served
  • Demonstrates an understanding of appropriate curriculum, differentiation and developmental instruction
  • Demonstrates an understanding of behavioral functions and implements a system of positive behavior interventions and supports

EBS offers customized salary packages for each individual employee. An EBS special educator's salary varies based on experience, education, employment setting, and location.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's and/or Master's Degree in Special Education
  • Appropriate State Certification/Licensure in Special Education
  • Current Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • SEI Endorsement (For AZ Candidates)

To Apply:

Please send updated resume to hr@ebshealthcare.com

 

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Special Educator Teacher - (Hawaii)

Honolulu, Hawaii

Job Category: Special Education Teacher

 

EBS is seeking passionate, motivated Special Education Teachers who want to make a difference in the lives of exceptional children! EBS Special Education Teachers develop and implement all aspects of student IEPs and classroom instruction in order to maximize academic, communicative, behavioral, self-help, social and emotional success.

Responsibilities include:

  • Creating an optimal learning environment that is responsive to the needs of students with significant emotional and behavioral challenges
  • Organizing and implementing an instructional program that meets the developmental level and unique learning style needs of diverse learners
  • Creates a positive educational environment for all students using a multi-tiered system of supports
  • Utilizes Universal Designs for Learning and multiple modalities of instruction for engagement
  • Incorporates a system for data collection and analysis that drives academic decision making
  • Collaborates with other educators, related service providers and parents to maximize student outcomes
  • Uses professional quality communication skills to convey information to the student's team
  • Meets all district, state and federal requirements for the program to which they are assigned including, MET/IEP and Progress Report Deadlines
  • Utilize visual supports and structured teaching methodologies as appropriate to population served
  • Demonstrates an understanding of appropriate curriculum, differentiation and developmental instruction
  • Demonstrates an understanding of behavioral functions and implements a system of positive behavior interventions and supports

EBS offers customized salary packages for each individual employee. An EBS special educator's salary varies based on experience, education, employment setting, and location.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's and/or Master's Degree in Special Education
  • Appropriate State Certification/Licensure in Special Education
  • Experience working with children with emotional disabilities and challenging behaviors/self-contained teaching experience preferred
  • Current Fingerprint Clearance Card (if required for your state)

To Apply:

Please send a copy of your updated resume to hr@ebshealthcare.com

 

 

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Special Education Teacher - (California)

California

Job Category: Special Education Teacher

 

EBS is seeking passionate, motivated Special Education Teachers who want to make a difference in the lives of exceptional children! EBS Special Education Teachers develop and implement all aspects of student IEPs and classroom instruction in order to maximize academic, communicative, behavioral, self-help, social and emotional success.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Organizing and implementing an instructional program that meets the developmental level and unique learning style needs of diverse learners
  • Creates a positive educational environment for all students using a multi-tiered system of supports
  • Utilizes Universal Designs for Learning and multiple modalities of instruction for engagement
  • Incorporates a system for data collection and analysis that drives academic decision making
  • Collaborates with other educators, related service providers and parents to maximize student outcomes
  • Uses professional quality communication skills to convey information to the student's team
  • Meets all district, state and federal requirements for the program to which they are assigned including, MET/IEP and Progress Report Deadlines
  • Utilize visual supports and structured teaching methodologies as appropriate to population served
  • Demonstrates an understanding of appropriate curriculum, differentiation and developmental instruction
  • Demonstrates an understanding of behavioral functions and implements a system of positive behavior interventions and supports

EBS offers customized salary packages for each individual employee. An EBS special educator's salary varies based on experience, education, employment setting, and location.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's and/or Master's Degree in Special Education
  • Appropriate State Certification/Licensure in Special Education
  • Current Fingerprint Clearance Card

To Apply:

Please send updated resume to hr@ebshealthcare.com

 

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Teacher

Washington, DC

Job Category: Teaching

Position: Teacher
Opening Date: School Year 2016-2017
Number of openings: Varies by content area

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.

In DCPS, 4,500 teachers serve the needs of 49,000 students across 113 schools. 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
  • Thoughtfully plan daily lessons and implement specific strategies to meet the needs of all students, providing extra support, enrichment, or variation of work when necessary
  • 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 (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)
  • Successful completion of Praxis I and II exams (unless holding a standard teaching license)
  • 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/teachers, and complete our online application.

QUESTIONS:

If you have any questions, please email us at teach.dcps@dc.gov.

STAY INFORMED!

Follow us on Twitter at @dcpsjobs, or become a fan of DCPS Jobs on Facebook.

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(202) 442-5424

 

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Early Childhood Special Educator

Bahrain

Job Category: Early Intervention

Description:

Magnum Medical has openings for Early Childhood Special Educators to work with children of American military families stationed at Bahrain. Position works in a home-based early intervention program, providing services to infants and toddlers of American military families stationed overseas.

Requirements:

Requirements include a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Special Education, US citizenship, a minimum of two years experience within the last five years working with developmentally delayed children in the 0, 1 & 2-year age population in a home-based early intervention capacity, and a current state teaching license/certification to teach in this capacity.

Benefits:

  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Relocation
  • Competitive Tax-Advantaged Compensation Provided

 

Contact:

LynnR@magnummedicaloverseas.com or fax resume to 513-984-4909

 

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Upper School Math Teacher

Coconut Creek, FL

Job Category: Full Time

Description:

  • Ability to articulate the Mission, Vision, and Values of the school both verbally and in writing
  • Comprehensive knowledge of curriculum and instruction within the appropriate content area and/or grade level
  • Ability to function as a student achievement advocate and advisor
  • In depth understanding of all elements, goals, instructional best practice strategies, embodied in the Academic Plan, as well as the ability to clearly articulate the plan to parents and students.
  • Outstanding listening skills
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly developed presentation skills
  • Effective organizational skills including but not limited to lesson planning, implementing units of study, differentiating instruction, designing and implementing assessments
  • Ability to monitor student progress and report information in a timely manner
  • Ability to manage, delegate and monitor tasks
  • Ability to mentor and coach students
  • Highly developed collaborative leadership skills and the ability to work well with and through others
  • Ability to prioritize and to expend allotted resources in alignment with stated academic priorities
  • Ability to foster and maintain a positive school climate

Requirements:

  • Implement the established curriculum as described in the NBPS curriculum maps
  • Maintain and update curriculum maps on Atlas Rubicon
  • Select and plan appropriate learning and teaching activities that are in alignment with NBPS standards and the Academic Plan
  • Exercise good classroom management with the use of fair and consistent standards and appropriate sanctions that are clearly articulated to the students
  • Encourage students to ask questions and to express their difficulties.

Benefits:

Full benefits include, medical, dental, vision, 401k plan, employer paid life insurance, short-term and long term disability.

Contact:

Brandon Boston, Director of Lighthouse Point Academy
bostonb@nbps.org
Tele: 954-247-0011954-247-0011 ext 380

 

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Alternative Assessment Developers

Work from Home

Job Category: Freelance/Work from Home

Description:

State departments of education are increasingly interested in developing appropriate and useful standardized assessments for special education students. Ceres Publishing Services LLC (www.ceres-llc.com) is assembling a team of special education teachers or former teachers to lend their expertise to the development of state alternative assessments. Formats will vary, and will be based on team input. Standardized test development experience is a plus, but training and support from experienced test developers can be provided. Work will begin during the summer of 2016 and continue throughout the year. Team members can take on assignments of variable scope, according to their other work demands. Fee will be project-based, but typically test developers can expect to be paid at least $30 per assessment item.

Requirements:

Create test items for alternative assessments, working collaboratively via email and other online collaboration tools. Expertise in special education, including appropriate educational credentials and teaching experience, is required. Standardized test item development is a plus.

Benefits:

This is a freelance position; no job benefits are offered. Test developers can expect at least $30 per assessment item.

Contact:

To apply, please send an email detailing your relevant experience, along with a résumé, tocjohnson@ceres-llc.com.

 

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Director of Student Services

Andover, Massachusetts

Job Category: Administrator

Description:

The Director of Student Services oversees the delivery of educational services that augment and supplement regular classroom education. These services include special education, school nursing, home tutoring and oversight of the education of homeless children.

Requirements:

  • Master's Degree in Special Education
  • License as a Special Education Administrator
  • 5-7 years as a school administrator and 5 years as a special education teacher.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to: chall@andoverma.gov

Salary:

mid-$120,000s. Excellent benefits.

Contact:

Candace Hall
Director of Human Resources
Andover Public Schools
36 Bartlet Street
Andover, MA 01810
Email: chall@andoverma.gov
Telephone: 978-623-8530978-623-8530

 

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Special Education Teacher

Vestal, NY

Job Category: Special Education Teacher

Special Education Teacher - Institute for Child Development

About The Research Foundation for SUNY at Binghamton:

The Research Foundation, founded in 1951, exists to serve SUNY and to capitalize on the scope, scale and diversity of SUNY as an engine of New York state's innovation economy.

The RF supports nearly $1 billion in SUNY research activity annually, providing sponsored programs administration and commercialization support services to SUNY faculty performing
research in numerous disciplines.

The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private not-for-profit corporation that administers externally funded sponsored projects for and on behalf of SUNY. The Research Foundation is a separate employer from SUNY and the State of New York and offers separate compensation and benefit plans.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Formulate, write, and implement Individual Education Plans.
  • Develop, construct, write and implement habilitative programs for children.
  • Objectively evaluate child behavior and performance.
  • Monitor and objectively evaluate child behavior and performance and modify programs as required.
  • Conduct and Consult on program analyses to determine effectiveness.
  • Prepare written reports as needed.
  • Maintain frequent contact with parents or guardians of children, in oral and written forms, regarding child progress on IEP goals.
  • Participate orally and by providing written material in multiple weekly staff meetings.
  • Provide support, in vivo supervision and performance feedback to paraprofessional staff as directed.
  • Provide support, in vivo supervision and performance feedback to undergraduate practicum students as directed.

EXPECTATIONS:

  • Provide direct child instruction and care for 5-days a week as determined by the Unit calendar. Meetings, preparation, parent contact, etc. will occur outside direct child attendance times
  • Be available for ad hoc meetings and consultation during work hours as specified by Director of Educational Services, which may vary.
  • Participate in all habilitative, self-help and emotional development programs as requested.
  • Maintain appropriate cleanliness, organization and decoration of classroom.
  • Assist children to and from bus stop and monitor lunch period.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in analytical methods and written English expression.

LEVEL OF SUPERVISION:

Special Education Teachers will be supervised by and work closely with the Director of Educational Services. In vivo supervision of instructional effectiveness will be provided. In addition, consultation on program development, data evaluation and related responsibilities will be held bi-weekly.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATION:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Special Education
  • New York State teaching certification or eligibility
  • Must be fluent and easily understood in English with very good articulation to accommodate the communication and comprehension needs of the children served.

Please see the Research Foundation website for more information on qualifications and organizational policies.

https://rfbu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=63321

ANNUAL SALARY:

$33,000 dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Full time position includes full benefits package through the Research Foundation of the State University of NY.

Research Foundation Commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity
The Research Foundation for The State University of New York (RF) is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

The Research Foundation for SUNY is a private, not for profit corporation.

To apply please submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation are required prior to employment
  • You may add additional files/documents after uploading your resume.
  • After filling out the contact information, you will be directed to the upload page.

Returning Applicants: - Login to your The Research Foundation for SUNY at Binghamton Careers Account to check your completed application.

Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.

https://rfbu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=63321

 

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Assistant Professor of Special Education

Denton, TX

Job Category: Full Time

Description:

Texas Woman's University College of Professional Education is seeking qualified candidates for a tenure- track position as Assistant Professor of Special Education in Denton, Texas. Requirements include Ph.D or Ed.D in Special Education or related area, evidence of public school teaching experience with students with disabilities, strong professional knowledge of special education disability categories, potential as undergraduate/graduate instructor, potential in research, scholarship and mentoring doctoral students.

Contact:

Interested persons should electronically submit letter of application, copies of transcripts, curriculum vitae, contact information, and the names/contact information of references to:facultyjobs@twu.edu. Email header or subject line must include job title and job code number15 PE-TE02.

 

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Special Education Teacher

Phoenix, AZ and Tucson, AZ

Job Category: Special Education Teacher

Description:

$48,000/school year (180 days). Summers off with year round pay. Special Education Teachers needed in Arizona (Phoenix and surrounding cities). Needs are in the self-contained and resource settings serving students with emotional disabilities (ED), Autism (A), Severe/Profound (S/P), and Intellectual Disabilities (ID). STARS is the largest school contract agency in AZ. STARS is owned and operated by Occupational Therapists. You will be an employee and receive full benefits (see below). With a proven track record, STARS is able to offer you an unbeatable support system and resources. STARS is hiring for the 2015-2016 school year. STARS places Special Education Teachers throughout the Phoenix, Tucson and the surrounding area public schools.

Requirements:

  • Certification through the AZDOE, in Special Education
  • Arizona Fingerprint Card through AZDPS
  • We will help you get the credentials needed and reimburse you for the cost.

Salary:

$48,000/SCHOOL YEAR, BASED ON 180 DAYS

STARS also offers a fantastic benefit package including:

  • 16 weeks off
  • 100% Company paid Health, Dental, and Life Insurance
  • $1,000/year Continuing Ed Money
  • Paid DOE Certification Fees
  • Paid NASET Dues
  • Spanish Immersion trip
  • Hawaii Trip for two
  • 401K
  • 125 Plan
  • Direct Deposit
  • Evaluation tools and treatment supplies
  • Two company sponsored parties with professional entertainment
  • Company newsletter
  • STARS sponsored dinner meetings with national/local speakers

    • Yearly raises
    • Referral bonuses
    • Moving $
    • Birthday gifts and other appreciation throughout the year
    • Genuine Appreciation

YOU WILL FEEL LIKE A STAR!!!

Contact:

Brian Paulsen, COO #480.221.2573480.221.2573 ; Please email your resume to Jobs@StudentTherapy.com; Apply Online at StudentTherapy.com, we would love to hear from you!

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