Teachers


Our teachers take time to plan, organize and implement appropriate instructional programs; guiding and encouraging students to develop and fulfill their academic potential.

The Big Oak Flat/Groveland Unified School District is proud of all our teachers. Their responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences
  • Develop work and lesson plans
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities
  • Prepare classroom for class activities
  • Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities
  • Identify and select different instructional resources and methods to meet students’ varying needs
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment
  • Use relevant technology to support instruction
  • Observe and evaluate student’s performance and development
  • Assign and grade class work, homework, tests and assignments
  • Provide appropriate feedback on work
  • Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development
  • Update all necessary records accurately and completely as required by law, district policies and school regulations
  • Prepare required reports on students and activities
  • Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures
  • Maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school
  • Apply appropriate disciplinary measures where necessary
  • Perform certain pastoral duties including student support, counseling students with academic problems and providing student encouragement
  • Participate in extracurricular activities such as social activities, sporting activities, clubs and student organizations
  • Participate in department and school meetings, parent meetings
  • Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress and student needs
  • Keep updated with developments in subject area, teaching resources and methods and make relevant changes to instructional plans and activities

Teacher Education and Experience

  • Bachelors degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • Single subject teaching credential or certification if teaching a specialized subject
  • State certification
  • Relevant teaching experience
  • Knowledge of relevant technology

Additional Knowledge

  • Self motivation
  • High energy level
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • High work ethics and standards
  • Problem solving skills
  • Decision-making
  • Organizing and planning
  • Critical thinking
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Initiative

TEACHER RESOURCES

Science and Mathematics

  1. CK12.org — A pioneer in open resources providing secondary math and science Flexbooks including Flexmath content originally developed at Leadership Public Schools.
  2. HippoCampus.org — Over 5700 free videos in 13 subject areas.
  3. NROCmath.org — A great Hewlett Foundation-funded open Algebra 1 course and a developmental math sequence, guided by input from instructors, administrators, and students nationwide.
  4. Educurious — A Bill Gates-funded OER and project-based learning (PBL) curriculum designed to align with Common Core State Standards.

Comprehensive Modular Resources

  1. Curriki.org — A big library of shared courses and content.
  2. OERcommons.org — A dynamic digital library and network. Explore open education resources and join our network of educators dedicated to curriculum improvement.

Grade-Level Collections

  1. Gooru — This learning navigator supports teachers to personalize learning for their students and students to take ownership of their learning.
  2. Power My Learning — FREE K-12 platform enables personalized instruction and self-directed learning; educational activities for parents and teachers.

History

  1. Big History Project — A Bill Gates-funded thematic interdisciplinary project with 13.8 billion years of history told through engaging videos, animations, articles, and classroom activities targeting middle- and high-school students.

Mostly Higher Education

  1. OpenStax — View and share free educational material in small modules that can be organized as courses, books, reports or other academic assignments.
  2. Open Courseware Consortium — A global network of educational institutions, individuals and organizations that support an approach to education based on openness, including collaboration, innovation and collective development and use of open educational materials.

Additional Resources

  1. Google in Education and Google Course Builder provide great professional dvelopment and learning resources for educators to create and collaborate in the classroom.
  2. YouTube EDU — More than 1,000 educational channels.
  3. PBS LearningMedia — Provides tens of thousands of digital resources for educators and is especially valuable to the flipped classroom.