Ricks Center for Gifted Children at the University of Denver
March 28, 2018
Based on Experience
Part Time - Faculty
4 Year Degree
Ricks Center for Gifted Children at the University of Denver is a Preschool to Grade 8 school serving the needs of gifted children since 1984. Ricks Center offers a progressive model of education focused on developing the intellectual, social, emotional, creative and physical needs of the gifted child. Our diverse student body benefits from small class sizes, expert teachers, a wide range of content offerings, integrated curriculum, and a focus on community, care, and engagement.
The Ricks Center for Gifted Children at the University of Denver invites applications for a Full-Time Elementary Co-Teaching position. Our primary classrooms are multi-age spanning two-year groups and are co-taught.
We desire a candidate who can support a diverse group of gifted students with varying abilities by differentiating curriculum and incorporating student-centered teaching methods. This position requires a dynamic individual who models a passion for and expertise in holistic education, who can collaborate effectively with the grade-level team to develop and implement curriculum, track student progress, and group students for differentiation. A deep understanding of the gifted child and how to support twice-exceptional students is required.
Effectively team-teach with a part-time co-teacher (approx. 8:00-1:30), sharing responsibility for student development in language arts, math, social-emotional learning, and other areas.
Integrate curriculum and team teach around central themes, teaching math and language arts skills in isolation and practicing them in context.
Teach math at any of grade levels 3, 4, or 5, and compact and/or accelerate math instruction based on students’ needs.
Assess student development and performance using a variety of assessment techniques and models, tracking data to ensure growth, develop cross-class groupings as needed to best meet student needs and ensure growth.
Create and document a differentiated, high-level curriculum, including participation on school-wide curriculum alignment and development teams (subject areas to be determined based on interest and need) in Rubicon Atlas.
Support the school mission through the active involvement in the school community, Morgridge College of Education, and the University of Denver.
Build a positive relationship with parents, including proactive outreach on both positive aspects of learning and areas for improvement.
Regularly post assignments, grades, and class materials in the LMS.
Incorporate technology into classroom instruction and assessment.
Support children in their holistic development through proactive social-emotional instruction and have a vested interest in gifted education.
Set and participate in team goals and collaborative inquiry-action cycles, focused on student growth and supported by data.
Collaborate with specialists and student support team members.
Create professional goals and participate in professional learning communities, including coaching and self-reflection.
Perform other responsibilities as necessary including chaperoning school events and assisting students on playgrounds and at break times.
Other duties as assigned.
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by TBD. Applications may be accepted and reviewed until position is filled.
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Please include the following documents with your application:
A Cover Letter
The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.
Degree in Elementary Education
Valid teaching certificate/license in Elementary Education, or eligibility and willingness to obtain.
Graduate hours or Masters in education of the gifted or special education with gifted coursework.
Experience teaching gifted children and twice-exceptional students.
Experience teaching in a cross-curricular, integrated program.
Experience with Bridges to Mathematics, Reading / Writing Workshop (Teachers College), Guided Reading, and integrated curriculum development.