About The School for the Deaf & Blind: The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) is a state public school available at no cost to eligible pre-K and K-12 students who are deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired or deafblind, including boarding and transportation services. FSDB is nationally recognized for its comprehensive educational services, designed for the unique communication and accessibility needs of students. FSDB also provides educational outreach programs for children ages 0-5 and their families. The FSDB experience provides students with the edge to do more, be more, and achieve more, fulfilling our vision of preparing them for a lifetime of success.
The mission of FSDB is to utilize all available talent, energy, and resources to provide free appropriate public education for eligible sensory impaired students of Florida. As a school of academic excellence, the school shall strive to provide students an opportunity to access education services in caring, safe, unique learning environment to prepare them to be literate, employable, and independent lifelong learners. The school shall provide outreach services that include collaboration with district school boards and shall encourage input from students, staff, parents, and the community. As a diverse organization, the school shall foster respect and understanding for each individual. (Section 1002.36, Florida Statutes)
Description: Teach sensory impaired students in a state-mandated academic program. Conduct and direct student learning experiences using written lesson plans that cover the requirements of the State with regard to the Florida State Standards and course descriptions. Use required instructional materials with fidelity to introduce and develop concepts. Develop and maintain a classroom management program. Identify/develop, implement, use, monitor and evaluate long and short-term objectives based on students’ IEPs. Analyze and utilize student data to drive instruction. Monitor student progress based on the goals of the IEP, and FSDB and State mandated objectives. Record and report data on individual students, i.e, keep grade books, report cards, progress monitoring reports, incident reports, interim reports, attendance records, etc. Document and correct disruptive student behavior in accordance with school policies and procedures. Maintain a professional relationship with students, parents, and other staff members. Attend trainings/meetings and implement skills acquired during professional development activities as required by Federal, State and FSDB mandates.
Knowledge of the educational needs of deaf/hard-of-hearing and/or blind/visually impaired students. Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective communications. Knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques of teaching. Knowledge of the principles of human learning, behavior, and counseling. Knowledge of the principles and techniques of curriculum development. Ability to teach individuals in a classroom setting using the principles of differentiated instruction. Ability to prepare teaching plans, courses, activities and learning experiences for a variety of students. Ability to develop appropriate curriculums. Ability to handle problems, concerns and emotional distress with sensitivity and tact. Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques. Ability to work independently. Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures relating to classroom teaching. Ability to plan, establish priorities and implement activities for maximum effectiveness. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to maintain certification in the appropriate content/subject area. Ability to maintain certification in the appropriate sensory impaired area. Ability to apply the principles of Response to Intervention. Ability to pass training and administer skills acquired during CPI and CPR. Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree
- Florida Department of Education certification in Math 9-12 (or eligible for certification upon hire)
- Current certification in Visually Impaired K-12 (or eligible for certification upon hire)
- Current ESOL Endorsement (or eligible for certification upon hire).
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