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OUTDOOR LEARNING & COMMUNITY GARDEN EDUCATIONAL TECHNICIAN III -1 YEAR ONLY

Portland Public Schools (ME) (learn more)

Portland Public Schools

Portland, ME (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3635028
  • Application Deadline: December 10, 2021
  • Re-posted: November 23, 2021

Job Description

At the direction of the principal, provides outdoor learning programming that includes leveraging access to outdoor spaces, and the Longfellow community garden.  Duties involve collaborating with teachers and working with full classes of students, engaging them in curriculum aligned to outdoor learning experiences.

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE:

Approval as an Educational Technician III by the Maine Department of Education.  In the alternative, Maine provisional or professional teacher certification.
Preference will be given to candidates with a college degree that includes nine credit hours related to an education field such as behavior management or classroom strategies, and to candidates who have at least one year of experience working with students in structured settings.

CREDENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:  
Maine State fingerprint (CHRC) authorization.  Website:  http://www,maine.gov/doe/cert/fingerprinting/index.html
Maine State Educational Technician 023 & 028 authorization.  Website:  http://www.maine.gov/doe/cert/initial/edtech/index.html
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category: Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
  • Employer Description

    Maine’s largest school system has 10 elementary schools, three middle schools
    and four high schools serving nearly 7,000 students in kindergarten through grade 12
    and about 4,700 adult learners.

    The district takes full advantage of its location in a vibrant city with a thriving arts life. Schools draw on the resources offered by museums, theaters, local businesses and the city’s colleges and universities.

    Portland has a highly trained teaching staff. Many teachers hold advanced degrees. All of the district's teachers continue their education by pursuing professional development activities on a regular basis.

    The district provides technology to support instruction, including laptops for each student in grades seven through 12 and wireless access at all schools.

    Volunteers, parent-teacher organizations and businesses donate generously of their time and money to the district – an estimated 100,000 hours per year.

    Graduates of the Portland Public Schools attend the country’s top colleges and universities. See www.portlandschools.org for colleges attended by recent graduates.

    The Portland Public Schools gives parents an array of program choices. The district as one of the first in the country to offer project-based Expeditionary Learning from kindergarten through 12th grade.

    High school students have access to one of the broadest selections of Advanced Placement courses in Maine. Qualified high school students may take up to two college courses with tuition paid by the state. A regional arts and technology high school provides hands-on courses in growth fields such as health care, robotics and “green” construction.

    More than 60 languages are spoken by students attending the Portland Public Schools. Multilingual students represent about a quarter of the district’s enrollment. The district’s diversity prepares all students for their roles as world citizens.

    Portland residents can pursue lifelong learning and professional success through the academic, jobs skills and enrichment courses offered by Portland Adult Education.

    Most of Portland’s middle and high school students participate actively in co-curricular activities such as athletics, drama, music and service clubs. Portland students regularly excel in academic and athletic competitions at the regional, state and even national level.

    See a list of recent honors, awards and recognition for the Portland Public Schools at: www.portlandschools.org. Join Portland ME Public Schools on Facebook. A focus on service learning-- connecting the schools to the wider community—results in students undertaking many projects that benefit greater Portland. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Portland Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Contact Information

    • Barbara Stoddard, HR Director
    • 353 Cumberland Ave
    • Portland, Maine 04101

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