Host Teachers

Upcoming Learning Opportunities: Here are a couple ideas to get you thinking….learning opportunities are not limited to those listed below.

Building Math Minds Online Courses

  • This opportunity involves online courses for teaching Number Sense in grades K-6th as well as the Foundations of Fractions for 3rd-6th. We’ve had several teachers in our district already take the Number Sense courses. If you’d like more information, feel free to talk to any K-6th grade special education teacher!

Literacy and Learning Symposium

  • This is a workshop hosted at the AEA. The symposium will be held on August 17, 2018 from 8:00-4:00

Special Education Symposium

  • This event is hosted by the Iowa Department of Education and will be held in Des Moines on June 11th-12th, 2018

5th Annual Drake Symposium on Standards Based Grading

  • This symposium is obviously hosted by Drake University and will be held in Des Moines on June 21, 2018. I have not received the registration information yet, but will keep you all posted!

Professional Learning Communities at Work

  • This Solution Tree Institute will be held in Des Moines on October 24-26, 2018. PD Facilitators attended this institute a couple of years ago…many found it energizing and well worth their time!


Job Description:

  • Potential Host Teachers will submit a proposal explaining how their new learning opportunity is in line with the items listed below.
    • District Initiatives
    • Building Initiatives
    • Individual Career Development Plan
  • If the proposal is accepted by the SBRC, the teacher will participate in new learning (this could be a workshop, conference, or other form of learning). Following the completion of the learning phase, the teacher will serve as a host teacher to share how the new learning has been implemented in his/her classroom. Teams will be considered for participation if applicable.

Performance Responsibilities:

  • Teach full-time
  • Provide teachers with research-based instructional strategies to address student variance
  • Maintain confidentiality of students, teachers, and schools
  • Support instruction and learning through the use of technology
  • Study research-based instructional strategies (aligned to district/building goals) and continually explore and share instructional methodologies
  • Serve as a model of exemplary teaching practice, allow colleague observations in the classroom (classroom open for all teachers in the district)
  • Model to other teachers how to realize the building mission, strategic plan and district goals to conduct the work of the teacher according to the values of Central DeWitt CSD
  • Communicate effectively and appropriately with adult learners; able to establish positive relationships
  • Potentially meet with other PLCs to share new learning and ideas
  • Share new learning through professional development opportunities for colleagues


  • Holds a valid Iowa Teaching License.
  • Has worked as a certified employee for a minimum of one year in the Central Community School District
  • Has evidence of continued professional growth, experiences collaborating with colleagues, involvement in leadership opportunities, and evidence of working with adults.
  • Has demonstrated organizational skills.
  • Has submitted a proposal for approval by the SBRC

 Terms of Employment:

  • Stipend: $200 to serve a a host classroom for 9 weeks following a learning opportunity
  • Position paid from Teacher Leadership and Compensation funding and is dependent upon receipt of state TLC funding

Reports to:

Building Principal