Teacher, Art - GVA Aurora Middle School

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Teacher, Art - GVA Aurora Middle School

Posted date
April 15, 2019
School level

Aurora, CO

Employment Type

*Position for next school year

Global Village Academy is an innovative charter school. Students learn core content through language immersion in their choice of French, Spanish, Mandarin, German or Russian (depending on the school). GVA is truly a "global village." Our immersion teachers come from all over the world, each bringing their unique culture and language into the classroom. United by a common core, students are challenged to become world class thinkers, capable of engaging ideas using multiple languages and cross-cultural perspectives, through internationally bench-marked curriculum spanning each language village.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Teach students Art History and different art genres in order for them to learn a range of art styles
Teach concrete and abstract concepts to students
Recognize and encourage students' creativity
Determine art supplies needed to conduct class each day
Demonstrate good classroom management and professional teaching skills to facilitate learning
Use oral and written language skills accurately and effectively
Maintain accurate records of student academic and behavioral progress, attendance, test scores and personal information
Carry our daily formal and informal assessments of student achievement
Maintain confidentiality
Create lesson plans that satisfy the Colorado State Standards in Art
Plan long term as well as short term objectives of instruction
May plan and present lessons to promote and supplement skills, concepts, and strategies introduced in the classroom
Performs integrated and trans-curriculum evaluation and design, and continuing efforts to improve teaching strategies
Conduct Parent/Teacher conferences
Work with other student classroom teachers to promote student achievement
Help students develop positive self-concepts
Encourage students to strive for high achievement
Manage behavior problems on an individual basis
Help students resolve conflict in a peaceful and productive manner by problem solving
Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

Must possess a Bachelor's from an accredited college or university
Must have passed Praxis or Place exam in content area within 60 days of hire
Special education teachers must also be licensed by the Colorado Department of Education
One year of experience working with students in a school setting, strongly preferred

Background Demonstrating Application of the Following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Advanced knowledge of professional teaching methodologies
Be bilingual and be able to work effectively in a cross-cultural setting
Knowledge of literacy strategies in the native (non-English) language, and ability to comply with the National Standards for second language acquisition as outlined by NATFL
Strong written and oral communication skills in both or all languages taught
Excellent interpersonal and human relations skills
Ability to work with students with diverse backgrounds and learning abilities
Ability to teach Colorado Academic Content Standards of Art at the elementary level, or have complete knowledge and teacher training of the core subject(s)
Ability to communicate, practice and promote team-work among staff members and community members
Ability to show enthusiasm for teaching and for working with children
Ability to maintain discipline in a classroom and promote a learning environment by using appropriate behavior management and decision making skills
Ability to make practical, common sense judgments
Ability to act effectively under pressure
Operating knowledge of personal computers and general office equipment is required
Ability to be a positive role model for social responsibility, human empathy, fairness, justice, integrity, highly ethical behavior, loyalty, and commitment

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

Substitute for fellow workers as needed and assist in a variety of non-teaching duties, including administration of tests, monitoring students, and supervising in the Media Center


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