Kalkaska Public Schools: Math Teacher Openings (Middle School & High School)

Kalkaska Public Schools: Math Teacher Openings (Middle School & High School)

High School Math Teacher Opening: More Information

Middle School Math Teacher Opening: More Information

Qualification Requirements:

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, EX
  • Must hold or be eligible for a Michigan Teaching Certificate
  • Must be highly qualified

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Set goals for student achievement supported by a viable curriculum and the building school improvement plan.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to ensure student success.
  • Serve as an advocate for students’ diverse needs.
  • Serve as a role model through actions and behaviors.
  • Plan daily instructional activities for all students based upon individual students and their needs.
  • Select and use a variety of instructional materials to stimulate learning and meet the needs of all students.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of subject matter and the common core standards.
  • Develop and administer formative and summative tests, use multiple tools to assess student learning on an ongoing basis, and alter instruction to meet group and individual needs.
  • Collaborate with fellow teachers to create a data-driven, learner-centered, friendly and safe environment.
  • Maintain order within the classroom and school with proactive classroom management and a well-organized, rigorous learning environment.
  • Monitor students in a variety of educational environments (e.g. classroom, school grounds, hallways, restrooms, field trips, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment.
  • Maintain professionalism when interacting with students, parents, community, community agencies and colleagues.
  • Maintain accurate records of student performance and attendance on a regular and consistent basis, and communicates effectively with students and their parents.
  • Stays abreast of current educational trends and best practices as these relate to classroom instruction and effective schools.
  • Incorporate and model appropriate use of technology to support instruction and student learning.
  • Utilize a curriculum that reflects the diverse educational, cultural and linguistic backgrounds of the students served.
  • Develop professional relationships with other agencies and programs.
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • All other duties assigned by the building principal.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • The employee shall remain free of any alcohol or non-prescribed controlled substance in the workplace throughout his/her employment in the District.

Salary and Benefits: Determined by the contract.

Deadline: 3:00 p.m. on May 24, 2022 or until filled

Method of Application: Persons who are interested in this position should submit letters of interest, resume, credentials/certification and list of references to:

Rick Heitmeyer
Kalkaska Public Schools
315 South Coral Street
Kalkaska, MI 49646

Or electronically as ONE PDF document to: jobs@kpschools.com

Contact Information: Please direct questions to Rick Heitmeyer at e-mail rheitmeyer@kpschools.com

The Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation and transgender identity), disability, age, height, weight, marital or family status, religion, military status, ancestry, genetic information or any other legally protected category, (collectively, “Protected Classes”), in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities. The following person is designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies of the District or to address any complaint of discrimination: Superintendent, Kalkaska Public Schools, 315 S. Coral, Kalkaska, MI 49646; 231-258-9109

Job Category: Math Teacher
Job Type: Full Time

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Algebra Tiles Session

  • Used throughout CPM middle and high school courses
  • Concrete, geometric representation of algebraic concepts.
  • Two-hour virtual session,
  •  Learn how students build their conceptual understanding of simplifying algebraic expressions
  • Solving equations using these tools.  
  • Determining perimeter,
  • Combining like terms,
  • Comparing expressions,
  • Solving equations
  • Use an area model to multiply polynomials,
  • Factor quadratics and other polynomials, and
  • Complete the square.
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Foundations for Implementation

This professional learning is designed for teachers as they begin their implementation of CPM. This series contains multiple components and is grounded in multiple active experiences delivered over the first year. This learning experience will encourage teachers to adjust their instructional practices, expand their content knowledge, and challenge their beliefs about teaching and learning. Teachers and leaders will gain first-hand experience with CPM with emphasis on what they will be teaching. Throughout this series educators will experience the mathematics, consider instructional practices, and learn about the classroom environment necessary for a successful implementation of CPM curriculum resources.

Page 2 of the Professional Learning Progression (PDF) describes all of the components of this learning event and the additional support available. Teachers new to a course, but have previously attended Foundations for Implementation, can choose to engage in the course Content Modules in the Professional Learning Portal rather than attending the entire series of learning events again.

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Building on Instructional Practice Series

This series contains three different courses, taken in either order. The courses are designed for schools and teachers with a minimum of one year of experience teaching with CPM curriculum materials. Teachers will develop further understanding of strategies and tools for instructional practices and assessment.

Building on Equity

In this course, participants will learn how to include equitable practices in their  classroom and support traditionally underserved students in becoming leaders of their own learning. Participants will reflect on how their math identity and mindsets impact student learning. They will begin working on a plan for implementing Chapter 1 that creates an equitable classroom culture and curate strategies for supporting all students in becoming leaders of their own learning. Follow-up during the school year will support ongoing implementation of equitable classroom practices.

Building on Assessment

In this course, participants will apply assessment research to develop methods to provide feedback to students and to inform equitable assessment decisions. Participants will develop assessment action plans that will encourage continued collaboration within their learning community.

Building on Discourse

This professional learning builds upon the Foundations for Implementation Series by improving teachers’ ability to facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse. This learning experience will encourage participants to adjust their instructional practices in the areas of sharing math authority, developing independent learners, and the creation of equitable classroom environments. Participants will plan for student learning by using teaching practices such as posing purposeful questioning, supporting productive struggle, and facilitating meaningful mathematical discourse. In doing so, participants learn to support students collaboratively engaged with rigorous, team-worthy tasks with all elements of the Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices.