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High School Science Teacher

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Uncommon Schools

Clementon, NJ, US

4 days ago
full-time
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Job highlights

Qualification

A commitment to the mission of Uncommon Schools and investment in our vision for being an anti-racist organization. A demonstrated commitment to supporting students' social emotional and academic development. An enthusiasm for collaborating with internal and external partners in the best interest of students. A self-directed learner who solicits and implements feedback to improve outcomes and achieve objectives. Academic expertise in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or other related fields of study. Prior to the start of employment, you must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Teacher certification is not a prerequisite for consideration at Uncommon Schools in the state of NJ, but you do need to meet NJ state certification eligibility requirements (a final undergraduate or graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 for graduates on or after 9/1/16, or 2.75 if you graduated prior to 9/1/16). All instructional staff are required to become certified in the state of New Jersey within a reasonable period after beginning employment

Responsibility

Uncommon High School Science teachers work collaboratively across the network to prepare all students with the tools and knowledge to critically engage in the field of science and develop them into self-directed learners. At the heart of all Science courses is inquiry-based learning, including a robust focus on student discourse and the science practices. Science teachers employ a variety of instructional strategies to develop a passion for scientific questioning and analysis in their students. You 'll teach a curriculum that includes, but is not limited to, analysis of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Environmental Sciences that prepares students for Advanced Placement (AP) and collegiate level coursework. You'll develop students ' practices skills of questioning, modeling, constructing explanations, data analysis, argumentation, and planning and conducting interactive labs. You 'll create an environment where students feel confident using their voice to engage in scientific discourse. You will facilitate student-led discourse, during which students use evidence to make sophisticated claims and synthesize and critique arguments. You'll facilitate student-led inquiry of various scientific topics and engage students in lab and project-based performance tasks. You'll work with the Science department to determine academic and engagement goals for students. You'll meet weekly with your principal and/or instructional coach to analyze and respond to trends in student work samples and assessments. You'll learn and implement strategies to differentiate instruction for all learners in your classroom. School Culture. You'll build positive relationships with students to ensure they feel seen, loved, and heard. You'll partner with students' families to ensure appropriate resources are available to support their child's learning needs. You'll engage in practice-based professional development, mentorship, and coaching sessions. You'll participate in weekly, school-wide meetings to cultivate community, model our core values, and encourage student achievement. You'll partner with your grade level team to develop academic goals and practice instructional strategies

Benefits

  • We understand that individual qualifications can impact compensation rates, therefore, starting pay for this position Camden is between $55,000 to $71,000. based on factors such as professional experience, education, training, certifications, and location

    Job Description

    Description

    Company Description: Uncommon Schools is a non-profit organization focused on operating public charter schools aimed at providing high-quality K-12 education in historically underserved regions. The network has worked towards creating a student and staff demographic that accurately reflects its community, with over 60% of teachers and staff representing people of color. The network currently operates 53 schools located in five cities- Boston, Camden, New York City, Newark, and Rochester, catering to more than 20,000 students. Noteworthy is the fact that Uncommon alumni are five times more likely to enroll in and complete college than the national average, which the organization attributes to its commitment to academic, co-curricular, and social-emotional learning. Job Synopsis: Uncommon High School Science teachers work collaboratively across the network to prepare all students with the tools and knowledge to critically engage in the field of science and develop them into self-directed learners. At the heart of all Science courses is inquiry-based learning, including a robust focus on student discourse and the science practices. Science teachers employ a variety of instructional strategies to develop a passion for scientific questioning and analysis in their students. Our teachers prepare all students such that they have the choice to study and excel in any STEM discipline. We prepare all students to be citizen scientists that have the tools and knowledge to critically engage in the field of science regardless of their university major or professional career. Our teachers become experts in their course content and have a keen sense of how to motivate and inspire high school students. Responsibilities 1. Instruction • You 'll teach a curriculum that includes, but is not limited to, analysis of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Environmental Sciences that prepares students for Advanced Placement (AP) and collegiate level coursework. • You'll develop students ' practices skills of questioning, modeling, constructing explanations, data analysis, argumentation, and planning and conducting interactive labs. • You 'll create an environment where students feel confident using their voice to engage in scientific discourse. • You will facilitate student-led discourse, during which students use evidence to make sophisticated claims and synthesize and critique arguments. • You'll facilitate student-led inquiry of various scientific topics and engage students in lab and project-based performance tasks. • You'll work with the Science department to determine academic and engagement goals for students. 2. Data Analysis • You'll meet weekly with your principal and/or instructional coach to analyze and respond to trends in student work samples and assessments. • You'll learn and implement strategies to differentiate instruction for all learners in your classroom. 3. School Culture • You'll build positive relationships with students to ensure they feel seen, loved, and heard. • You'll partner with students' families to ensure appropriate resources are available to support their child's learning needs. • You'll engage in practice-based professional development, mentorship, and coaching sessions. • You'll participate in weekly, school-wide meetings to cultivate community, model our core values, and encourage student achievement. • You'll partner with your grade level team to develop academic goals and practice instructional strategies. Qualifications • A commitment to the mission of Uncommon Schools and investment in our vision for being an anti-racist organization • A demonstrated commitment to supporting students' social emotional and academic development • An enthusiasm for collaborating with internal and external partners in the best interest of students • A self-directed learner who solicits and implements feedback to improve outcomes and achieve objectives Required Experience: • A demonstrated interest in impacting K-12 students in urban schools and communities (1-2 years experience preferred). • Academic expertise in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or other related fields of study. • Prior to the start of employment, you must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Teacher certification is not a prerequisite for consideration at Uncommon Schools in the state of NJ, but you do need to meet NJ state certification eligibility requirements (a final undergraduate or graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 for graduates on or after 9/1/16, or 2.75 if you graduated prior to 9/1/16). All instructional staff are required to become certified in the state of New Jersey within a reasonable period after beginning employment. Additional Information: Our people are our unique attribute. To improve our ability to attract and retain talented individuals and recognize their capabilities, we believe that our compensation and benefits should represent our values of impartiality, transparency, and clarity. Our staff receives the best training, coaching, and support to manage mission-driven schools that deliver high-quality education to our students and their families. We understand that individual qualifications can impact compensation rates, therefore, starting pay for this position Camden is between $55,000 to $71,000. based on factors such as professional experience, education, training, certifications, and location. At our company, we believe that the well-being of our employees is paramount. Therefore, we provide a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that meets the unique needs of each individual employee. Our company values diversity and inclusivity, providing the necessary environment for our staff and students to reach their full potential. Our aim is to bring together a skilled group with a range of perspectives and backgrounds, while encouraging essential conversations surrounding race and identity. Our commitment to equity ensures we hire based purely on competence, irrespective of race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disabilities.