The Social Studies Instructor will serve as a member of the Humanities instructional team. The instructor will develop and implement a curriculum map for the Social Studies/Indiana Common Core Academic Standards and deliver instruction through project-based learning, inquiry, reading and analysis of high-quality texts, explicit instruction in the writing process, technology, and differentiated instruction. The instructor will work to mold the educational experiences of a diverse group of students. This role demonstrates behaviors consistent with our Mission, Vision and Values, on behalf of Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the response to instruction process and resources to support student learning.
- Delivers lessons following a planned curriculum aligned to standards using research-based practices and high-quality resources
- Teaches using a variety of methods both independently or with a team of other grade-level content specialists designed to guide students toward mastery and understanding of how disciplines connect through authentic application of learning requiring cognitive reasoning and use of 21st century skills
- Assesses student learning both summatively and formatively using traditional as well as alternative assessment techniques
- Utilizes data from classroom assessments and standardized test results to guide instruction
- Builds and shapes instruction around student needs
- Collaborates with Special Education Department, Teachers, and Guidance staff to ensure students are effectively instructed
- Actively participates in extracurricular activities such as parent night, collaborative committees, leadership cross functional teams, weekly staff meetings, student clubs, sporting events, etc.
- Communicates regularly with families regarding the progress and development of students.
- Attends weekly TAP cluster group meetings
- Collaborates in the classroom with master and mentor teachers
- Participates in TAP’s Instructionally Focused Accountability System
- With assistance from the master/mentor teachers, career teachers develop expertise through creating and maintaining an Individual Growth Plan (IGP)