TEKS Resource System: Biology Cadre

Contractor

Job ID: 2494

Reports To: TEKS Resource System Science Coordinator and Science Specialist

Salary: Travel Expenses for face-to-face meetings (possible opportunity for paid contract work)

Primary Purpose: Collaborate withTEKS Resource System science development team to inform the refinement of Biology curriculum and assessment by providing constructive feedback and sharing ideas for ongoing development and resources, and develop networking relationships with others throughout the state.
  • TEKS Clarification (breakout and specificity of standards)
  • Year at a Glance (bundled and sequenced standards)
  • Instructional Focus Documents (overview of each unit, performance assessments and rubrics, overarching and unit understandings/questions/concepts, vocabulary, misconceptions, etc.)
  • Assessment
  • Sample Guiding Questions
Education/Certification:
  • Texas Teacher Certification (required)
  • Bachelor's degree in Education (required)
Experience:
  • Biology classroom teaching experience (required)
  • Experience with curriculum design/writing (preferred)
  • Familiarity with TEKS Resource System curriculum components (preferred)
Special Knowledge/Skills:
  • In-depth knowledge of Biology Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
  • Comprehensive and specific course knowledge (e.g., pedagogy, reading levels, appropriate assessments, etc.)
  • Exceptionally strong command of the English language including conventions of grammar and mechanics with strong revising and editing skills
  • Knowledge of applicable copyright and fair use regulations for educational products
  • Skills in Microsoft Office Suite (required) and other online technologies such as OneDrive and Google Drive (preferred)
Responsibilities:
  • Serve as a representative of ESC Region 13, displaying courtesy, tact, consideration and discretion in all interactions with other members of the educational community and with the public
  • Collaborate and clearly communicate ideas for the refinement of Biology curriculum and assessment, including development efforts, areas of concern, and potential solutions to the science development team.
  • Provide constructive feedback with integrity and professionalism
  • Attend, as necessary, all meetings/trainings which may be delivered in-person, online/video, and/or by phone (face-to-face meeting July 10, 2019 at Region 13 Austin, TX, and five virtual meetings throughout the school year)
  • Work productively in a virtual environment with reliance on video conferencing, email, and phone as primary forms of communication
Equipment Used:
  • Computer with speaker and microphone (or a headset with microphone)
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Reliable internet connection
  • Software for virtual meeting capabilities
Working Conditions

Physical Demands:
  • Periodic overnight travel may be required to ESC Region 13 in Austin, TX
  • Hearing, speaking, and visual acuity
Mental Demands:
  • Maintain emotional control
Environmental
  • Ability to sit at a desk and/or work on computer for prolonged periods
The above statements are intended to describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this group and are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required.
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