Middle School ELA & Humanitites Teacher
Must hold a license issued by Utah State Office of Education.
The license must be in one of the following types: Elementary Education (1-8) (Level 1), Elementary Education (1-8) (Level 2), Elementary Education (1-8) (Level 3), Elementary Education (1-8) (ARL), Elementary Education (K-6) (Level 1), Elementary Education (K-6) (Level 2), Elementary Education (K-6) (Level 3), Elementary Education (K-6) (ARL).
"There is more in you than you think." Kurt Hahn MISSION Our mission is to provide a quality holistic education to all students by providing opportunities for them to be active, knowledgeable, creative, and conscientious individuals. GreenWood inspires a healthy balance in life through healthy eating habits, exercise, personal discovery, service learning, and environmental stewardship.
ABOUT THE SCHOOL GreenWood is the first school in Utah to focus on holistic education. GreenWood is a free public charter school serving grades K-8. GreenWood was chartered to educate students, engage parents and connect with our community to support a culture of healthy habits for our students to grow academically. From our mindfulness practices, to our school traditions, to our HEALTH Values, to our procedures and expectations, we ask that parents and families be knowledgeable and involved in the overall aim and mission of our school.
WHAT IS EL EDUCATION? EL Education (formerly Expeditionary Learning) is a national school transformation organization operating in 165 schools in 30 states and reaching over 45,000 students. EL partners with schools to improve student achievement through an inquiry and project-based approach. EL schools inspire the motivation to learn, engage teachers and students in new levels of focus and effort, and transform schools into places where students and adults become leaders of their own learning.
POSITION OVERVIEW Everything that we do at GreenWood Charter School is intended to meet the needs of students in their early adolescents. You must have the ability to develop meaningful connections with students, have strong classroom management skills, and have the skills to create classroom culture in which individuals are valued for what they bring to the group. As a humanities teacher, we hope that you feel excited about engaging students in learning about geography and world cultures along with providing explicit instruction of literacy skills. Social Studies and English classes are taught discretely but are connected through several interdisciplinary investigations and projects. You will collaborate with other teachers to build on these projects, investigations and expeditions already in place. We hope that you'll bring your own knowledge and interests to engage in this ongoing curriculum development. You will be expected to plan and deliver instruction aligned with the Utah Common Core standards for these two subjects and assess students’ mastery of the standards outlined for each. Teaching students the skills and strategies that will make them effective readers, writers, and thinkers is what matters most and we are looking for someone who can design curriculum that balances the teaching of literacy skills with higher order exploration and synthesis of content. We expect you to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of students at various ability levels to challenge them and help them improve as readers, writers, and critical thinkers. As a crew leader you'll lead a crew, similar to an advisory, of about 25 students. You will be the mentor/advocate for each student in your crew. You'll engage them in team building activities, facilitate social-emotional learning, guide the development of crew and individual goals, and prepare students for student-led-conferences and final Passage presentations.
Salary This position will receive medical benefits, retirement, and paid time off.
RESPONSIBILITIES ** Collaborate with colleagues to create highly engaging, authentic learning expeditions ** Employ a variety of teaching methodologies that guide students to engage in critical thinking: use of protocols, simulations, workshops, Socratic seminars, cooperative learning, experiments, hands-on projects, and other inquiry-based activities ** Employ total participation techniques to engage all scholars in learning during every moment of class ** Implement formative and summative assessments to track student progress; engage students in the assessment and tracking process ** Analyze data on student performance to effectively inform instruction ** Provide differentiated support including accommodations and modifications to ensure all students are given access to curriculum and instruction ** Coordinate and participate in day and overnight fieldwork including camping trips ** Integrate work with expert professionals during fieldwork, via video conferencing, or in person on site interview ** Participate in ongoing professional development including observations and feedback from an instructional coach ** Implement school-wide positive behavioral systems to effectively manage the classroom ** Continually communicate with students families regarding performance and progress ** Serve as a Crew advisor to approximately 25 students, which includes leading a daily advisory, called Crew, supporting advisees and regularly communicating with parents/guardians ** Serve as an active member of the GreenWood Community including attending evening celebrations of student learning **Support our Leadership elective for 6-8 graders.