2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR
Bridgeport Public Schools
45 Lyon Terrace, Room 310
Bridgeport, CT 06604
TALENTED AND GIFTED TEACHER
JOHN WINTHROP SCHOOL
Continues the implementation and enhancement of the Bridgeport Public Schools' Talented and Gifted Program which promotes the general intellectual ability, academic and creativity of all identified TAG students
Establishes individual learning objectives for each student in the Talented and Gifted Program.
Collaborates with School's teaching staff in order to provide enrichment activities closely correlated to existing grade level curricula.
Pursues and maintains community participation and learning opportunities for TAG students.
Assists in the identification of TAG students.
Develops programs such as (athletics, book club, drama club, mathematics/robotics, mentoring and tutoring) which will provide opportunities for all students to engage in thought provoking discussions, higher-level thinking and enhanced learning.
Experience in the development of high rigor, extracurricular programs for elementary students such as foreign language acquisition; i.e. Chinese language and culture.
Experience in the development of leadership programs for elementary students such as student government.
Ensures, by using a range of teaching styles and questioning techniques that there is sufficient challenge in the teaching of students.
Maintains and enhances communication and collaboration with parents, students, and the community.
Provides professional development in all aspects of gifted education to other staff as required.
Serves as the Coordinator for the National Urban Alliance-Feuerstein Project, Yale's Book Choice Project and the University of Bridgeport Partnership Liaison and/or other projects or partnerships as deemed appropriate.
Arranges and participates in educational field trips and arranges for educational programs for the entire school community.
Pursues ongoing professional development opportunities in gifted education.
Other duties as assigned.
Required Certification: Elementary (001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 305); Master's degree preferred
Three years' successful teaching experience in an urban setting preferred
Experience in talented and gifted education desirable but not required
Excellent oral and written communication and human relations skills
Thorough knowledge of current research and effective teaching practices
Demonstrated ability to use assessment and other student data as a means for making instructional decisions.
Experience working/collaborating with a university community preferred.
Demonstrated ability to complete reports as assigned and to meet deadlines.
Demonstrated commitment to the department team concept and the overall success of the organization.
The demonstrated ability to provide consistent attendance and punctuality.
Salary will be in accordance with the BEA contract salary schedule. Qualified candidates who wish to apply should access the Bridgeport Public Schools' AppliTrack system:
It is the policy of the Bridgeport Board of Education not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, present or past mental disorder, mental retardation, or learning ability, in any of its education programs, activities, or employment practices.
"The Bridgeport Board of Education is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer."
Bridgeport Public Schools