Promoting Professional Development and Best Practice in EE
Middle School English/History Core Teacher (2017 - 2018 Academic School Year)
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Website:Environmental Charter Schools
Environmental Charter Schools is a growing network of free public schools in South Los Angeles that is graduating college bound leaders who care about their communities. ECSs vision is that our students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to graduate from college, inspired to discover their own sense of purpose, and empowered to become quality stewards of their communities. ECSs mission is to create and deliver vibrant, innovative, interdisciplinary learning opportunities using the environment to engage students and connect them to the wider world.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Demonstrate knowledge and support of the schools mission, vision, policies and procedures, and charter petition.
- Deliver instruction designed to achieve schools Expected Schoolwide Learning Results.
- Effectively instruct students as prescribed by the schools Best Practices Rubric.
- Contribute to a positive classroom and school environment that promotes the exchange of ideas and strategies and the development of the school and organization.
ECS teachers accomplish our mission through our Best Practices.
Small Learning Communities
- Communicate and model high standards for student behavior. Teach and practice Tribes Agreements
- Use schools community building strategies to teach content and collaboration.
- Establish learning environments that are safe and engaging for all students.
- Abide by all state and federal mandates in reporting sexual or physical abuse and neglect.
Authentic and Interdisciplinary Curriculum & Assessment
- Constructively contribute to interdisciplinary curriculum design and implementation.
- Develop short and long term plans aligned to themes, essential questions, & big ideas and coordinated with the work of grade level teams.
- Design and implement traditional and authentic assessments and use assessment data to inform instruction which is responsive to all students needs.
Relevant, Engaging Instruction
Deliver instruction that aligns to schools best practices, including
- using instructional time effectively;
- ensuring students interact with learning in a variety of ways;
- providing opportunities for student inquiry;
- delivering instruction which is developmentally and culturally relevant, offers access to multiple learning modalities, and provides equitable access for all students.
- Create and deliver curriculum that is aligned to ECS and school site missions.
- Use the environment as an integrating context for instruction, including teaching and modeling sustainable practices in the classroom.
- Promote critical thinking through inquiry, problem-solving, and reflection in lessons.
- Provide content-rich educational experiences for students beyond the classroom walls and with community partners, connecting learning to real life.
- Participate in annual overnight field trip.
Collaboration with Partners
- Follow and support school procedures and policies.
- Engage in timely, professional and effective communication with all stakeholders, including families, partners, colleagues, staff and administrators.
- Work effectively with colleagues to develop curriculum, plan instruction and assessment and fulfill other duties.
- Attend team meetings and department meetings
- Reflect on own teaching and actively engage in teacher development processes.
- Set & make progress towards challenging goals that are based on self-assessment and student needs.
- Positively offer, receive and use constructive feedback.
- Actively and productively contribute to meetings and professional development workshops.
- Engage community partners to support instructional program and to provide resources and/or experiences for students/staff.
- Work with families to support student learning and provide consistent and timely communication.
- Participate in accreditation committees
- Commitment to achieving the mission of ECS for every student in our community
- California teaching credential in your subject area(s); Intern and Preliminary credential holders considered
- Excellent communication skills, oral and written
- Experience working with middle or high school students
ECS does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of age, actual or perceived race, actual or perceived gender, ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability, or sexual orientation. ECS complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to all qualified individuals with a disability. Only completed applications will be considered.
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$48,000 - $75,000 annual salary