Howard County Public School System HVAC Career Academy Teacher in Ellicott City, Maryland

HVAC Career Academy TeacherA completed application includes all application materials and three supervisory references.This position is posted until filled, with an initial screening date of February 20, 2018.Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials in a timely fashion. Description Under the direction of the school principal, plan and provide for appropriate learning experiences to prepare students with the skills essential to pursuing career pathways in the heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) industry. Provide an atmosphere and environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of individuals to ensure success for every student. Develop, select and modify instructional plans and materials to meet the needs of all students. Monitor and evaluate student outcomes. Communicate and interact with students, parents, staff and the school community. Maintain appropriate records and follow required procedures and practices. Monitor appropriate use and care of equipment, materials and facilities. Essential Job Functions Provide instruction and course/program management at the high school level in areas of residential and commercial construction related to National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certification. Primary program content relates to HVAC.Demonstrate knowledge and implement a hands-on approach to critical thinking and problem solving skills needed for current and future HVAC industry employment standards.Provide instruction in teamwork, communications, problem solving, decision-making and computer technology which relates to workplace and higher education skills needed in the HVAC industry.Work with staff and post-secondary institutions to develop and maintain career pathways which prepare students for apprenticeship, licensure, community college or university degree programs in the HVAC industry.Plan and implement instructional programs that adhere to system-wide goals and priorities and meet the needs, interests and abilities of students.Prepare and document appropriate lesson plans for classes assigned, based upon HCPSS curricula, to achieve instructional objectives.Create an instructional environment that is conducive to the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of students.Guide the learning process toward the achievement of established curriculum goals.Establish learning objectives consistent with student needs, requirements of the HCPSS curriculum framework, and knowledge of human growth and development.Create a classroom environment that supports student engagement in the learning process, enabling each student to achieve academic success.Provide an instructional program to meet the needs of all students, including students with disabilities.Refer students for appropriate specialized support as needed.Plan for and utilize instructional methods, resources and evaluation techniques that motivate and enable each student to achieve the applicable learning objectives.Provide input when necessary to student Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).Take all necessary and safety precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.Maintain accurate and complete records as required by law, HCPSS policy and administrative regulation.Assist the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct.Develop reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure and maintain order in the classroom in a fair and just manner.Communicate standards, achievements and areas for improvement to students and parents.Provide timely and meaningful feedback to parents and students.Make provisions for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms.Plan and oversee purposeful assignments for paraeducators, student assistants, and/or classroom volunteers.Provide input on paraeducator a