Ricks Center for Gifted Children at the University of Denver
Location: Denver, Colorado
Type: Full Time
Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 9.
The salary range for this position is $48,000 - $58,500.
The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.
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4 Year Degree
2 openings available.
Internal Number: Job no: 495735
About Ricks Center for Gifted Children at the University of Denver
Ricks Center for Gifted Children at the University of Denver is a Preschool to Grade 8 school serving the needs of gifted children since 1984. Ricks Center offers a progressive model of education focused on developing the intellectual, social, emotional, creative, and physical needs of the gifted child. Our diverse student body benefits from small class sizes, expert teachers, a wide range of content offerings, an integrated curriculum, and a focus on community, care, and engagement.
The Ricks Center for Gifted Children at the University of Denver invites applications for a Full-Time 2nd-grade Elementary Co-Teaching position. We desire a candidate who can support a diverse group of gifted students with varying abilities by differentiating curriculum and incorporating student-centered teaching methods. This position requires a dynamic individual who models a passion for and expertise in holistic education, and who can collaborate effectively with the grade-level team to develop and implement curriculum, track student progress, and group students for differentiation. A deep understanding of the gifted child and how to support twice-exceptional students is required.
Effectively team-teach with a full-time co-teacher (8:00-4:00), sharing responsibility for student development in language arts, math, social-emotional learning, and other areas.
Integrate curriculum and team teach around central themes, teaching math and language arts skills in isolation and practicing them in context
Teach math at any of grade levels 2, 3, or 4, and compact and/or accelerate math instruction based on students’ needs
Assess student development and performance using a variety of assessment techniques and models, tracking data to ensure growth, develop cross-class groupings as needed to best meet student needs and ensure growth
Create and document a differentiated, high-level curriculum
Support the school mission through active involvement in the school community, Morgridge College of Education, and the University of Denver
Build a positive relationships with parents, including proactive outreach on both positive aspects of learning and areas for improvement
Regularly post assignments, grades, and class materials in the LMS (Schoology)
Incorporate technology into classroom instruction and assessment
Support children in their holistic development through proactive social-emotional instruction and have a vested interest in gifted education
Set and participate in team goals and collaborative inquiry-action cycles, focused on student growth and supported by data
Collaborate with specialists and student support team members
Create professional goals and participate in professional learning communities, including coaching and self-reflection
Perform other responsibilities as necessary including chaperoning school events and assisting students on playgrounds and at break times
Other duties as assigned
Degree in Elementary Education
Valid teaching certificate/license in Elementary Education, or eligibility and willingness to obtain
Graduate hours or Masters in education of the gifted or special education with gifted coursework
Experience teaching gifted children and twice-exceptional students
Experience teaching in a cross-curricular, integrated program
Experience with Bridges to Mathematics, Reading / Writing Workshop (Teachers College), Guided Reading, and integrated curriculum development