- Provide identified gifted and talented students with appropriate learning experiences that develop potential and lead to advanced academic achievement.
- Provide services for gifted and talented students in Kindergarten through 4th grade, working in collaboration with administrators and teachers to provide a supplemental support for increasing advanced student achievement for all students, specifically gifted and talented students through staff development, instructional planning, and classroom support for teachers through both a pull-out and push-in program.
- Bachelor's degree from accredited university
- Valid Kansas teaching certificate with Gifted Endorsement or willingness to work toward
- Knowledge of the educational needs of gifted and talented students
- Knowledge of strategies and materials for the education of gifted and talented students Ability to design and implement interdisciplinary units of study
- Ability to use open-ended and problem solving approaches of instruction
- Flexibility and confidence in working with gifted students, their parents, classroom teachers, and multiple principals
- Knowledge of curriculum design and implementation Knowledge of assessment principals and design
- Knowledge of statutory and regulatory requirements of gifted and talented students Ability to develop and deliver training to adult learners
- Ability to interpret data
- Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
- Classroom teacher of gifted and talented students
Major Responsibilities and Duties: Instructional and Program Management
- Develop and implement lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of the gifted and talented program.
- Plan a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of gifted students based on the district's goals and objectives.
- Employ a variety of instructional techniques and media which meet the needs and capabilities of gifted students.
- Conduct student assessments and adapt curriculum and lesson plans accordingly, providing differentiation and/or extensions of lessons.
- Work cooperatively with classroom teachers to address gifted student's need.
- Build professional relationships with colleagues, community, and parents.
- Develop and revise gifted curriculum.
- Assist teachers in developing and providing gifted students with enriched or alternative course work through curriculum modification, compacting, etc.
- Travel as required to fulfill responsibilities of the job.
- Participate in professional learning communities (PLCs).
- Assist in the gifted and talented referral and identification process, including the planning, testing of students, review of student data, and campus identification meetings.
- Develop and conduct or arrange staff development sessions, including sessions on delivery of instruction, enriched learning in classroom settings, and methods for identifying gifted and talented students.
- Maintain and improve competence through participation in professional training.
- Provide learning experiences that assist school staff to make meaningful decisions about teaching and learning for gifted students.
- Assist with maintaining teacher training records.
- Disseminate information regarding current requirements of the state and federal gifted and talented programs.
- Assist in communicating information to parent and community members about the gifted program. Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.
- Keep informed of and comply with federal, state, district, and school regulations and policies.
- Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other student documents required.
- Other duties as assigned.
- At times the position may be responsible for supervision of paraeducators.
Beginning Date: August 2021
Salary and Benefits: The district’s current salary schedule has 12 categories, with salaries ranging from $40,000 to $61,650. A fringe benefit package includes single medical insurance coverage and term life insurance.