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Middle School Learning Specialist

  • Period: Full TIme
  • Contract: Teacher Contract
  • Closing date for applications: May 05, 2017

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Know and use a wide range of assessment strategies consistent with course content and objectives
  • Provide reports on student progress and maintain open communication with ensuring that these reports are accurate and constructive
  • Differentiate instruction and assessment to meet the diverse needs of students
  • Identify students who need additional academic assistance and be able to refer such students appropriately
  • Provide opportunities for student expression using spoken, written, and electronic forms of communication
  • Provide a safe learning environment in which students can take intellectual risks
  • Create a stimulating and challenging learning environment
  • Create an environment that fosters a global mind set
  • Create an atmosphere of mutual respect
  • Assist students in taking responsibility for their own actions
  • Encourage students to set realistic goals and to use their time in a constructive and balanced manner
  • Encourage students to participate in the co-curricula life of the school
  • Attend functions in support of school and community
  • Attend all meetings as required
  • Maintain student portfolios and facilitate student led conference following division requirements 

Skill Set Requirements:

  • Ability to teach in a blended adaptive learning environment/classroom
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience of Project Based Learning
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience of Outcome Curriculum Mapping
  • 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
  • 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 mentor and coach students
  • Ability to prioritize and to expend allotted resources in alignment with stated academic priorities 


Bachelor’s degree in Education or field related to subject matter taught