Inclusion teacher must accommodate special education students as indicated on their Individualized Education Plans. Work with the general education teachers’ classroom lessons and adapt those lessons to meet the needs of the special education students. Be able to maintain the necessary Special Education caseload/paperwork and documentation of services provided.
- Develop and maintain a classroom environment conducive to effective learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
- Participate in ARD committee meetings; collaborate with students, parents, and staff to develop an IEP through the ARD Committee process for each student assigned.
- Implement an instructional, therapeutic, or skill development program for assigned students and show written evidence of preparation as required.
- Present subject matter according to guidelines established by IEP.
- Actively engage students in the learning process; plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect an understanding of the learning styles, capabilities, and needs of students assigned.
- Utilize technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process.
- Work cooperatively with classroom teachers to modify regular curricula as needed and assist special education students in regular classes with assignments.
- Monitor and assess student achievement through formal and informal assessments; ensure that assessment and feedback are aligned with goals and objectives; provide opportunities for relearning and re-evaluation of material.
- Provide or supervise personal care, medical care, and feeding of students as stated in IEP.
- Manage student behavior; consult with classroom teachers regarding management of student behavior according to IEP; intervene in crisis situations and physically restrain students as necessary according to IEP.
- Plan and supervise assignments for teacher aide(s).
- Collaborate with other faculty and administration to improve State assessment performance of all students on the campus.
- Utilize effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.
- Establish and maintain professional communication with parents, students, and district personnel; ensure that all interactions are supportive, courteous, and respectful.
- Participate in professional development activities that are aligned with district and campus goals, assigned area of responsibility, and the varied needs of students.
- Maintain accurate and complete records as required by TEA and the district; file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required.
- Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required.
- Comply with all policies, operating procedures, legal requirements, and verbal and written directives.
- Comply with the Professional Code of Ethics and Standard Practices for Texas
- Perform other related duties as assigned.