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Teachers may teach the Integrated Science I, II, and/or III courses, which focus on physics, chemistry, and earth science, as an integrated progression of science topics to learn content. <br /><br />* Demonstrates strong interest and ability to collaborate with the instructional team to use a multi-disciplinary approach that integrates STEM.<br />* Demonstrates content expertise and experience required to teach advanced levels of chemistry through the AP level; interest and willingness to help students learn through and design long-term research activities. <br />* Demonstrates interpersonal skills necessary to collaborate on a daily basis with other members of the team to plan and implement appropriate instructional and/or learning strategies and activities.<br />* Evaluates student progress on a regular basis and maintains appropriate assessment and evaluation documentation for institutional and individual reporting purposes. <br />* Establishes and maintains open lines of communication with students and their parents.<br />* Manages the behavior of learners in an instructional setting to ensure that the environment is conducive to the learning process, and assists and participates in management of student behavior in other parts of the school, center, school grounds, or work site.<br />* Pursues professional growth through an ongoing program of reading and research, attendance at workshops, seminars, and conferences, and/or completing advanced coursework at institutions of higher learning.<br />* Employs a variety of instructional techniques and utilizes a variety of instructional materials and available multi-media and computer technology to enhance learning and meet the needs of individual students and student groups.<br />* Collaborates with other professionals (guidance counselors, librarians, etc.) to carry out schoolwide instructional or related activities as needed.<br /><br />A person in this position reports to the Principal, Assistant Principal, and/or Academy Director.<br /><br /><strong>STATE REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:</strong><br /><strong>Must have or be eligible for Virginia licensure with Biology and/or Chemistry endorsement. Multiple endorsements are preferred but not required. Research or industry experience is also preferred, but not required.<br /></strong><br /><br /><strong>BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:</strong><br /><strong>Passion for STEM education and genuine appreciation for the mission of the Academies of Loudoun; knowledge of content, curriculum, methods, materials, and equipment of instructional specialty(ies) to which assigned; knowledge of adolescent growth and development; knowledge of Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) curriculum related to assignments and School Division mission, goals, and organization; ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional programs; skill in the use of multi-media and computer technology to enhance learning; ability to plan and implement lessons based on Division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned; ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, peers, administrators, and parents; skill in oral and written communications; strong collaborative, communication, and presentation skills<br /></strong>


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