Big Lake Schools

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Teaching Licenses (Elementary Education, Mathematics, Social Studies, etc.)| Career and Technical Education (CTE)| Special Education| Administrative and Other Roles

Position 1:

High School Special Education - EBD

Listing/Application Link:

Location

Type:

Minnesota

Full-Time

Position Description:

Job Summary:  Under the direction of district administrators, the Special Education Teacher is responsible for assisting the District in assessing and identifying students with special needs such as learning disabilities, emotional/behavioral disorders, health impairments, developmental cognitive delays or other similar needs according to State of MN eligibility criteria.  The Special Education Teacher plans for, develops and implements individualized education programs and instruction in academic areas in collaboration with other educational professionals and administrators in designing, modifying and delivering programming to special needs students.

Qualifications:  Minimum licensure area in EBD.  Multiple SPED licensure areas preferred. Certified teaching certificate from the State of MN in the required subject area.         

Teaching Licenses:

Career and Technical Education:

Special Education:

Special Education: Emotional Behavioral Disorders

Administrative and Other Roles:

Position 2:

Special Education (SLD) - Multiple Positions

Listing/Application Link:

Location

Type:

Minnesota

Full-Time

Position Description:

Location: Independence Elementary

About Big Lake Schools: At Big Lake Schools, we pride ourselves on being the perfect size. We are small enough to offer the many benefits that come with being a small school district, but we are large enough to be able to offer exceptional programming that only large districts are able to offer.  We have a student population of 3100 spread across four schools; Liberty (EC-2), Independence (3-5), Middle School (6-8), and High School (9-12).

Big Lake Schools is always looking for future employees who:
Have a strong work ethic
Are energetic and passionate about their work
Enjoy working collaboratively
Embrace technology as a core tool in their everyday lives
Recognize the importance of education
If the above attributes sound like you, we encourage you to consider becoming a Hornet!

Job Summary:  Under the direction of district administrators, the Special Education Teacher is responsible for assisting the District in assessing and identifying students with special needs such as learning disabilities, emotional/behavioral disorders, health impairments, developmental cognitive delays or other similar needs according to State of MN eligibility criteria.  The Special Education Teacher plans for, develops and implements individualized education programs and instruction in academic areas in collaboration with other educational professionals and administrators in designing, modifying and delivering programming to special needs students.  A portion of the Special Education Teacher's day will include co-teaching in General Education Classrooms.

Qualifications:  Minimum licensure area in SLD or ABS.  Multiple SPED licensure areas preferred. Certified teaching certificate from the State of MN in the required subject area.  Training and/or experience in co-teaching is preferred.

Teaching Licenses:

Career and Technical Education:

Special Education:

Special Education: Academic and Behavioral Strategist (mild to moderate only)| Special Education: Learning Disabilities

Administrative and Other Roles:

Position 3:

Elementary Classroom Teacher

Listing/Application Link:

Location

Type:

Minnesota

Full-Time

Position Description:

Location: Independence Elementary

About Big Lake Schools: At Big Lake Schools, we pride ourselves on being the perfect size. We are small enough to offer the many benefits that come with being a small school district, but we are large enough to be able to offer exceptional programming that only large districts are able to offer.  We have a student population of 3100 spread across four schools; Liberty (EC-2), Independence (3-5), Middle School (6-8), and High School (9-12).

Big Lake Schools is always looking for future employees who:
Have a strong work ethic
Are energetic and passionate about their work
Enjoy working collaboratively
Embrace technology as a core tool in their everyday lives
Recognize the importance of education
If the above attributes sound like you, we encourage you to consider becoming a Hornet!

Job Summary:  Under the direction of district administrators, the Classroom Teacher is responsible for developing lesson plans to present district curriculum in assigned instructional subjects; instructing students using lesson plans and instructional material; and evaluating and assessing student progress against instructional outcomes and objectives. Teachers also participate and collaborate with other instructional professionals, administrators, parents, counselors, and other district personnel concerning student needs, issues and district learning initiatives.

Successful teachers at Big Lake Schools deliver the following:

Creates Community and Builds Relationships
Establishes positive and supportive relationships with students
Develops a plan to sustain, repair, and/or improve relationships with students
Establishes and will continue to promote the development of relationships between and among students
Creates and will sustain the development of a classroom culture that fosters collaboration, promotes inclusion, and focuses on student engagement, learning and achievement
Develops professional and collaborative relationships among peers
Develops procedures and practices to communicate effectively and frequently with families (generally and for specific students as needed)
Establishes Routines, Rituals, and Procedures
Identifies, models, and reinforces procedures that build and sustain a collaborative community
Identifies, models, and reinforces procedures that support effective classroom management
Identifies and communicates procedures that promote student engagement, learning and achievement
Models and reinforces procedures, routines, rituals, and expected behaviors through direct instruction, individual coaching, and feedback.
Plans for and responds appropriately to student behaviors disruptive to teaching and learning.
Integrates routines, rituals, and procedures to promote effective transitions and to maximize teaching and learning time (time on task for teachers and students)
Organizes for Engagement
Structures a learning environment which facilitates collaborative learning opportunities
Structures a learning environment which responds to learning preferences and needs
Displays and uses culturally inclusive resources and materials aligned to curricular concepts
Arranges the learning environment to support effective behavior management
Proactively addresses behaviors and maintains orderly learning environment
Facilitates the use of instructional strategies which promote student agency
Utilizes and Responds to Data/Information including the Development and Use of Assessments
Identifies, analyzes, and responds to a variety of student data/information to address learner variability
Applies understanding of student needs and characteristics into instructional planning and assessment development
Uses metacognitive strategies by utilizing self- and peer-assessment
Develops, communicates, and engages students in understanding success criteria for lesson-sized learning targets, formative assessments and summative assessments
Plans and Delivers Effective Instruction
Applies understanding of learner variability to inform the development of instructional planning
Accesses and utilizes curricular resources and materials aligned to the essential learning outcomes (ELOs) and lesson-sized learning targets for units of instruction
Demonstrates the effective use of instructional planning components: Launch, Explore, Summarize
Reflects on instruction (demonstrated use of metacognitive practices)
Consistently employs teacher as facilitator strategies and promotes student agency
Qualifications:  Requires a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Education K-5 Licensure.  Certified teaching certificate from the State of MN in the required subject area.  Candidates with a background in STEM and PBIS are preferred.      

Teaching Licenses:

Elementary Education

Career and Technical Education:

Special Education:

Administrative and Other Roles:

Position 4:

Elementary Classroom Teacher (Primary)

Listing/Application Link:

Location

Type:

Minnesota

Full-Time

Position Description:

Location: Liberty Elementary

About Big Lake Schools: At Big Lake Schools, we pride ourselves on being the perfect size. We are small enough to offer the many benefits that come with being a small school district, but we are large enough to be able to offer exceptional programming that only large districts are able to offer.  We have a student population of 3100 spread across four schools; Liberty (EC-2), Independence (3-5), Middle School (6-8), and High School (9-12).

Big Lake Schools is always looking for future employees who:
Have a strong work ethic
Are energetic and passionate about their work
Enjoy working collaboratively
Embrace technology as a core tool in their everyday lives
Recognize the importance of education
If the above attributes sound like you, we encourage you to consider becoming a Hornet!

Job Summary:  Under the direction of district administrators, the Classroom Teacher is responsible for developing lesson plans to present district curriculum in assigned instructional subjects; instructing students using lesson plans and instructional material; and evaluating and assessing student progress against instructional outcomes and objectives. Teachers also participate and collaborate with other instructional professionals, administrators, parents, counselors, and other district personnel concerning student needs, issues and district learning initiatives.

Successful teachers at Big Lake Schools deliver the following:

Creates Community and Builds Relationships
Establishes positive and supportive relationships with students
Develops a plan to sustain, repair, and/or improve relationships with students
Establishes and will continue to promote the development of relationships between and among students
Creates and will sustain the development of a classroom culture that fosters collaboration, promotes inclusion, and focuses on student engagement, learning and achievement
Develops professional and collaborative relationships among peers
Develops procedures and practices to communicate effectively and frequently with families (generally and for specific students as needed)
Establishes Routines, Rituals, and Procedures
Identifies, models, and reinforces procedures that build and sustain a collaborative community
Identifies, models, and reinforces procedures that support effective classroom management
Identifies and communicates procedures that promote student engagement, learning and achievement
Models and reinforces procedures, routines, rituals, and expected behaviors through direct instruction, individual coaching, and feedback.
Plans for and responds appropriately to student behaviors disruptive to teaching and learning.
Integrates routines, rituals, and procedures to promote effective transitions and to maximize teaching and learning time (time on task for teachers and students)
Organizes for Engagement
Structures a learning environment which facilitates collaborative learning opportunities
Structures a learning environment which responds to learning preferences and needs
Displays and uses culturally inclusive resources and materials aligned to curricular concepts
Arranges the learning environment to support effective behavior management
Proactively addresses behaviors and maintains orderly learning environment
Facilitates the use of instructional strategies which promote student agency
Utilizes and Responds to Data/Information including the Development and Use of Assessments
Identifies, analyzes, and responds to a variety of student data/information to address learner variability
Applies understanding of student needs and characteristics into instructional planning and assessment development
Uses metacognitive strategies by utilizing self- and peer-assessment
Develops, communicates, and engages students in understanding success criteria for lesson-sized learning targets, formative assessments and summative assessments
Plans and Delivers Effective Instruction
Applies understanding of learner variability to inform the development of instructional planning
Accesses and utilizes curricular resources and materials aligned to the essential learning outcomes (ELOs) and lesson-sized learning targets for units of instruction
Demonstrates the effective use of instructional planning components: Launch, Explore, Summarize
Reflects on instruction (demonstrated use of metacognitive practices)
Consistently employs teacher as facilitator strategies and promotes student agency
Qualifications:  Requires a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Education K-5 Licensure or Birth-Third Grade Licensure.  Certified teaching certificate from the State of MN in the required subject area.  Candidates with a background in structured literacy and an understanding of the importance of social emotional learning (SEL) preferred.  

Teaching Licenses:

Elementary Education

Career and Technical Education:

Special Education:

Administrative and Other Roles:

Position 5:

Early Childhood Teacher

Listing/Application Link:

Location

Type:

Minnesota

Full-Time

Position Description:

Job Title: Early Childhood Teacher

Location: Liberty Elementary

Position Starts: 8-2022; 4 hours per day.

Job Summary: Under the general direction of the ECFE Coordinator, the Early Childhood Family Education Teacher is responsible for planning, instructing and implementing developmentally appropriate learning experiences for children ages 0-5 and/or learning experiences for parents, are consistent with the mission, goals and objectives of the early childhood and family education program.

Essential functions of the job include the following:
Plan, prepare and determine weekly lesson plans/activities aligned with district curriculum and needs of learners. Communicate plans with classroom assistants/facilitators. Prepare materials needed to implement lesson plans/activities. Assist in the general maintenance and preparation of the classroom. Implement lesson plans.
Provide activities, experiences and instruction in the domains of: personal/social; language and literacy; mathematical thinking; scientific thinking; social studies, the arts; and physical development.
Participate, monitors and observes parent and child interactions during parent/child interaction times.
Perform activities such as:
Observe interactions to identify any special needs or concerns; and
Demonstrate/model parenting activities with children during interaction/play times.
Oversee classroom management activities to assure the safety and proper learning environment for parents and/or children.
Collaborates with other ECFE staff in the development and/or planning of special events; outreach activities; and the identification of other community resources.
Attend staff meetings to identify issues, needs or concerns regarding the program/parents/children.
Keep abreast of current trends, developments and approaches in instructional technologies.
Participates in various professional development activities to broaden teaching skills and strategies.
Education Training and Experience Requirements: Requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree.

License Requirements: Certified teaching certificate from the State of MN in the required area.

Teaching Licenses:

Early Childhood

Career and Technical Education:

Special Education:

Administrative and Other Roles:

Contact Information

Sue

Schmidt

HR Manager

7632625194

Big Lake Schools

501 Minnesota Avenue

Big Lake

Minnesota

55309

United States