Social Studies Teacher (Maternity Coverage)
- Teacher Job Description and Hiring Process
Based on a nationally recognized and award-winning model for secondary education, Envision Schools is hiring a Social Studies Teacher for Envision Academy of Arts and Technology High School in Oakland for a maternity coverage March-June 2010. This is a 0.8 position, teaching 3 sections of Economics and U.S. History.
Envision Schools is dedicated to helping students achieve personal and academic success. By using proven best practices for teaching and learning, Envision School graduates will demonstrate:
Knowledge and academic skills necessary for success in college and career
Habits and skills associated with academic excellence, innovation, creative expression, problem solving, and entrepreneurship
Mastery of leadership, artistic, and technological skills
Envision Schools is seeking smart, experienced and passionate teachers who want to work in a student-centered environment of respect and trust with high expectations for all members of the community.
Key Qualities and Expectations of an Envision Schools Teacher:
Understands and applies effective strategies and best practices to ensure student success
Implements project, problem and/or inquiry-based instruction aligned with standards and outcome based/performance assessments
Provides active & rigorous experiences for students
Plans for various student needs (including use of developmentally appropriate materials)
Uses & integrates arts and technology in classroom and project instruction
Demonstrates a clear commitment to adult development and learning, dialogue, collaboration and growth in his/her professional practice
In addition to teaching responsibilities, all Envision Schools teachers are also required to serve as an advisor to a small group of students. Advisor responsibilities include:
Know students well; act as an advocate for students' needs with family members and within the school community.
Accept responsibility for monitoring students' progress toward graduation
Mentor and supports students' development of the academic and social skills, practices and attitudes necessary to be successful in college and the workplace, emphasizing an increasing proficiency in 21st Century Leadership Skills
At Envision Schools, we strive to make our schools an exciting place to work, teach, learn, create and innovate by actively fostering an environment where all staff are part of a professional learning community and a larger student and parent community that honors respect, trust, risk-taking and openness to learning.
All Envision Schools teachers can expect the following:
24:1 student to teacher ratio
Classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art-technology and a laptop computer for professional use
Membership in a professional learning community that fosters respect, trust, risk-taking, an openness to learning and the sharing of ideas, and continuously improving practice
Collaboration as a member of a team that often includes guest artists and/or experts from the community in the designing of projects, curriculum and student outcomes
Planning time to support a collaborative teaching and learning environment
To teach their subject area course, serve as an advisor to approximately 20 students, and teach one elective course or supervise a student club
Design and implement project-based curriculum around current events, personal backgrounds, historical realities while integrating academic competency with 21st century skills
To know their students well, develop a strong sense of community in the classroom, and personalize each student's learning experience
Accountability and support for student performance toward identified standards
To meet cooperatively with parents on a scheduled basis to share information about their students and the school
A demanding learning environment that requires staff to be flexible and problem-solvers who manage ambiguity and adversity well
Dedication to the vision and best practices of Envision Schools, both in the classroom and as a professional learning community
Salary and working conditions:
Salary: Commensurate with experience and success in the classroom
Valid California Teaching Credential in History/Social Studies
Teaching experience in an urban setting
1. Please submit the following via e-mail to Envision Schools at jobs@...:
2. Candidates who are invited to interview will be expected to:
Provide Envision Schools with college or university transcripts
Provide proof of California Credential
Complete an Envision Schools Employment Application
Provide letters of reference and/or reference contact information (applicants are encouraged to include letters from supervisors, teaching colleagues and students)
Conduct a demonstration lesson and/or submit a videotape of their classroom
About Envision Schools:
Envision Schools was founded as a 501(c)(3) charter school management organization in 2002 to bring high quality college preparatory education to communities with the greatest need. Although Envision Schools focuses on students who will be the first in their families to attend college, the organization's goal is to send all its students to college. Each Envision school is academically rigorous and integrates art and technology across the curriculum to instill the critical thinking, life experience and creative skills necessary for students to be successful in college and beyond. Today, Envision Schools operates four schools in the Bay Area two in San Francisco, one in Oakland, and one in Hayward.
For More Information:
Visit the Envision Schools website: www.envisionschools.org, email jobs@..., or call Joelle Barrios, Recruiting Manager at 415-348-9955 ext 121.
As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.