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TSD Knoxville - ASL Instruction Specialist

TSD Knoxville - ASL Instruction Specialist
TSD Knoxville
The ASL Teacher will assess student’s competence in American Sign Language at grade level standards and grade level requirements. The ASL Teacher will motivate each pupil to develop understanding of grade level standards in an effort to prepare students for academic success and move toward grade level skills and understanding.

Classroom Management:

• Establishes and maintains appropriate behavior management strategies
• Develops and upholds a classroom climate conducive to learning and respect for others
• Makes effective use of classroom resources
• Follows State Special Schools - Tennessee School for the Deaf - discipline policy and procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

These are not exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

• Demonstrate and teach American Sign Language concepts in the classroom
• Develops lesson plans and appropriate instructional aids stressing ASL learning methods
• Design learning activities that will connect ASL concepts to the student’s physical world, to other content areas, and to prior work related concepts
• Establishes clearly defined objectives for all lessons, units, projects, and reports and communication objectives to students according to ASL standards and the student’s individual needs and abilities
• Seeks out ASL development opportunities to promote student language acquisition and foster positive relationships with all stakeholders who can serve as resources
• Maintains knowledge of best practices as it relates to ASL standards
• Differentiates instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners
• Provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student, to the extent feasible
• Attends faculty, department and/or grade level meetings and serves on committees upon requests
• Creates and maintains an inviting, stimulating instructional area with attractive student learning centers, and projects consistent with the physical limitations of teaching areas
• Implement and teach American Sign Language in the classroom
• Follow K-12 ASL Content Standards as developed and distributed by National Deaf Education Center at Gallaudet University
• Works closely with TSD teachers and staff in the areas of instruction and other relevant programs to develop student’s American Sign Language skills

Teaching Strategies:

Provides a clear description of the learning task and its content, monitors learner understanding and re-teaches as necessary. Ability to use differentiation instructional strategies to meet the needs of diverse learners. Provides learners with appropriate practice and reviews, establishes, and maintains learner involvement in the learning task.

Knowledge of Job:

• Applicant must have considerable knowledge of the policies, procedures, and activities of the school system, and supervisory practices as they pertain to the performance of duties relating to the position
• Applicant must have the capability to develop and implement long-term goals, and knows how to keep abreast of any changes in statues, policy, procedures and methods as they pertain to public education
• Applicant is able to assemble information and make written reports and documents in a concise, clear, and effective manner
• Has good organizational, management, interpersonal, and technical skills
• Applicant is able to use independent judgement and discretion in supervising students, including the handling of emergency situations, determining and deciding upon procedures to be implemented, setting priorities, maintaining standards, and resolving problems
Full time executive 10 month employee. Benefits based on education and experience paired with teacher salary chart.
• Bachelor's Degree
• American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) Certificate preferred
• ASLPI score of a 3 + or higher or SLPI Advanced or higher or equivalent proficiency interviews
• Valid Tennessee Driver’s License
Contact Human Resources
Fax: 865-609-3361
2725 Island Home Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37920