Teacher – Career & Technology Education (CTE) – Engineering
(High School) Pool 2020-2021 JobID: 4308
Instructional: High School/ Career and Technology Teacher
To Be Determined
Open Until Filled
Teacher- Career & Technology Education (CTE) - Engineering (High
2020-2021 School Year
Reports to: School Principal
Salary: Teacher Salary Schedule
Duty Days: 187
Your future is in our classroom
Fort Worth ISD is recruiting talented, compassionate teachers
dedicated to helping every student in the district succeed.
Successful applicants for the 2020-2021 school year will
share a commitment to excellence in the classroom and a belief that
great teaching is the key to unlocking student success.
Fort Worth Independent School District is hiring teachers in all
subject areas particularly for high need areas such as bilingual,
math and science for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. By filling
out one application, you will gain access to opportunities across
all Fort Worth schools.
Teaching in Fort Worth is more than a career. It’s a calling.
Answer the call today and join an exceptional team of teachers
shaping the leaders of tomorrow. Certified teachers as well as
career changers can see a complete listing of opportunities
Delivers rigorous instruction to students in order to promote
intellectual, social, and physical growth; ensures that regardless
of socioeconomic factors every child is prepared for accelerated
learning to compete in a global economy. Provides standards-based,
data-driven, differentiated instruction that engages students.
Creates a safe, supportive learning environment to maximize student
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Instructional Planning & Delivery
Teaches knowledge and skill concepts in Engineering in
accordance with the required Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills,
curricula, and industry standards.
Designs clear, well organized, sequential lessons that build on
students’ prior knowledge; provides opportunities for enrichment as
well as differentiations and project-based learning to provide for
collaboration, creative thinking, and extended interaction among
Creates developmentally appropriate, standards-driven lessons
that reflect evidence-based best practices.
Develops lessons to meet the needs of diverse learners, adapting
methods as needed.
Communicates clearly and accurately; engages students in a
manner that encourages students’ persistence and best efforts.
Promotes complex, higher-order thinking, leading class
discussions and activities that provide opportunities for deeper
Ensures student understanding by consistency monitoring, giving
immediate feedback, and making lesson adjustments as
Assesses and documents student mastery of curriculum objectives
and student progress using frequent, appropriate, on-going, and
multiple assessment tools; employs interventions and
formal/informal assessment procedures, including standardized
tests, formative assessments, performance tasks, enrichments, and
Instructs students in the proper use and care of professional
equipment, technology, and other professional materials.
Prepares students for industry certification exams within the
program focus, in accordance with CTE guidelines.
Knowledge of Students & Student Learning
Reinforces and demonstrates the belief that all students have
the potential to achieve at high levels; supports all students in
their pursuit of social-emotional learning and academic
Acquires, analyzes, and uses background information (such as
familial, cultural, educational, linguistic, and developmental
characteristics) to engage students in the learning process.
Facilitates each student’s learning by employing evidence-based
practices and concepts related to learning and social-emotional
Content Knowledge & Expertise
Understands the major concepts, key themes, multiple
perspectives, assumptions, processes of inquiry, structure, and
real-world applications of assigned grade-level and subject-area
Designs and executes quality lessons that are consistent with
the concepts of assigned discipline; aligns to state standards and
demonstrates content expertise.
Demonstrates content-specific pedagogy that meets the needs of
diverse learners using engaging instructional materials to connect
prior content knowledge to new learning.
Creates a mutually respectful, collaborative, and safe community
of learners by using knowledge of students’ development and
Establishes, implements, and communicates consistent routines
for effective classroom management, including clear expectations
for student behavior.
Leads and maintains the classroom where students are actively
engaged in learning as indicated by their level of motivation and
Executes and continues appropriate student-centered discipline
techniques and effective classroom management strategies to
maximize student learning and time-on-task; ensures that student
conduct conforms to the school’s standards and District’s
Selects and requisitions appropriate books, instructional aids
and other supplies and equipment; maintains inventory records and
ensures equipment is in good working order.
Implements both formal and informal methods of measuring student
Sets individual and group learning goals for students by using
preliminary data; communicates these goals with students and
families to ensure mutual understanding of expectations.
Collects, reviews, and analyzes stat to monitor student progress
on a regular basis.
Accesses collected data to analyze and inform instructional
strategies; adjusts short- and long-term plans accordingly.
Administers and proctors the course assessments as well as
industry certification exams specific to the program focus in
accordance with FWISD CTE policies.
Professional Practices & Responsibilities
Serves as an advisor of a co-curricular Career & Technical
Student Organization (CTSO) and involves students with professional
associations affiliated with their career pathway.
Ensures students understand the requirements of future
coursework and the procedures for earning and maintaining industry
certifications post-graduation; confirms students have knowledge of
the rules and regulations of the classroom, school, college,
industry, and accrediting agencies.
Monitors classroom and online instruction, activities, grades
Reflects on teaching practice to improve instructional
effectiveness; engages in continuous professional learning to gain
knowledge/skills to refine professional judgment.
Collaborates with colleagues and exhibits self-awareness in
Invites constructive feedback from peers and administrators.
Seeks out opportunities to lead students, other educators, and
community members within and beyond the classroom.
Models ethical and respectful behavior; demonstrates integrity
in all situations.
Remains current on state and industry requirements/standards;
updates all stakeholders of changes.
Upholds accurate and efficient record-keeping of official
attendance records, grade reports, student files, documentation of
state and local assessment preparation, travel paperwork and
work-based learning documentation, and other appropriate
Engages parents and families in the academic and behavioral
progress of their child by initiating parent conferences and
providing opportunities for parents to continually support student
learning and school programs.
Participates in faculty and committee meetings, as well as,
school events during and outside regular school hours as
Works with counselors and students to verify that schedules,
6-year plans, and portfolios are updated and accurate to ensure
students are on track to meeting goals and graduation
Performs preventive maintenance on tools and equipment and
ensures equipment is in safe operating condition.
Follows established safety procedures and techniques to perform
job duties including lifting and climbing, drills and lockdowns;
operates tools and equipment according to established safety
Corrects unsafe conditions in work area and promptly reports any
conditions that are not immediately correctable to supervisor.
Observes student behavior outside the classroom at designated
times, between classes, and at assigned duty stations; takes
necessary action when appropriate.
Personal Work Relationships
All Fort Worth ISD employees must maintain a commitment to the
District’s mission, vision, and strategic goals.
Exhibits high professionalism, standards of conduct and work
Demonstrates high quality customer service; builds
rapport/relationship with the consumer.
Demonstrates cultural competence in interactions with others; is
respectful of co-workers; communicates and acts as a team player;
promotes teamwork; responds and acts appropriately in
Other Duties as Assigned
Performs all job-related duties as assigned and in accordance to
the Board rules, policies and regulations. All employees are
expected to comply with lawful directives in rare situations driven
by need where a team effort is required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of federal and state laws and guidelines, and District
policies and procedures regarding education and students.
Knowledge of current CTE teaching methods and educational
pedagogy, as well as differentiation of instruction based upon
student learning styles.
Knowledge of assigned content facts, concepts, theories, and
principles that are being taught, as well as industry standards
that lead to licensure for careers or post-secondary
Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis, and the
formulation of action plans.
Knowledge of how to actively advise and effectively prepare
students for participation in a Career and Technical Student
Knowledge of equipment and software programs used within the
Skill in planning and providing professional learning; lesson
planning with multiple teachers.
Skill in talking to others to convey information
Ability to provide information and assist office personnel,
parents, and students related to District programs and
Ability to organize and coordinate work, and work effectively in
Ability to effectively conference with teachers, parents, and
Ability to establish and maintain community relationships to
help improve programs and secure employment for students.
Ability to use software to access databases, email, create
spreadsheets, and do word processing.
Ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written
Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance
and professional growth.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working
relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings
Travels to student workplace, industry partnership locations,
professional development, industry competitions, skill training,
and/or possible vendor locations as needed.
Physical & Mental Demands, Work Hazards
Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment, including
computers, power tools, electronics, peripherals, and standard
instructional equipment such as interactive teaching screens.
Posture: Prolonged standing; frequent stooping, squatting,
kneeling, bending, pushing/pulling, and twisting.
Motion: Frequent repetitive hand motions, including keyboarding
and use of mouse; frequent walking; occasional reaching.
Lifting: Frequent light lifting and carrying (less than 10
pounds); occasionally up to 35 pounds; may lift and move textbooks,
classroom tools, and lab equipment.
Vision: Performs tasks requiring close vision.
Environment: Works inside; standard classroom/lab school
building environment; frequent exposure to noise; frequent talking
and listening; may require occasional irregular and/or prolonged
Attendance: Regular and punctual attendance at the worksite is
required for this position.
Mental Demands: Maintains emotional control under stress; works
with frequent interruptions.
Minimum Required Qualifications
Education: Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or
Major in Education or a field related to subject being taught
Certification/License: A plus B below
Teaching Certification Required Valid Texas Teaching
Certification in Mathematics/Physical Science/Engineering; Science,
Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM); Secondary Industrial
Arts; Secondary Industrial Technology; Technology Education;
Acceptance in an approved Alternative Certification Program
(ACP) and have passed the required prerequisite examinations for
subject area and grade-level;
Other Requirements Credentialed with experience in teaching
Engineering curriculum preferred;
OR Ability to complete required curriculum training, applicable
to the program being taught, within one year of hire date.
Experience: Teaching experience preferred;
Engineering experience preferred;
Experience working with diverse student populations
This document is intended to describe the general nature and
level of work being performed by people assigned to this job and is
not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may
be assigned or skills that may be required.
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