Social Studies Teacher
Must hold a certificate issued by Florida Department of Education.
The certificate must be in one of the following types: Professional Certificate, Temporary Certificate, Statement of Status of Eligibility.
The certificate position area must be in one of the following areas: Economics, Geography, History - US, History - World, Humanities, Philosophy, Political Science/Government, Psychology, Social Studies (General), Sociology.
The certificate must be in one of the following grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th.
The certificate status must be active.
About EdisonLearning and NorthStar Academies NorthStar Academies (NSA) are public charter schools governed by the Governing Board of NorthStar Academies. The NSA board has entered into an agreement with EdisonLearning to manage the NSA Schools.
EdisonLearning brings together best practices in instruction, developed over three decades of supporting schools, with blended solutions designed by educators to meet students where they are and deliver the education they need and deserve. The company’s comprehensive content, resources and support include 150+ full eCourses in core and elective subjects, plus career and technical education and social-emotional learning; actionable learning analytics dashboards and blockchain-enabled micro-credentials; and instructional services teachers and advisors who provide personalized student support. The guiding purpose behind all of EdisonLearning’s work is to ensure equitable access and opportunity for each and every learner.
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Job Summary: As a member of the instructional team, the Social Studies Teacher will be responsible for facilitating student learning and supplementing direct instruction with computer-based instruction as needed. The Social Studies Teacher uses a variety of instructional methodologies and curriculum resources to teach content and skills to students in small- or pull-out groups. The Social Studies Teacher regularly meets with students to advise and plan for students’ individual learning plans, providing coaching and mentoring in an advisory capacity. The Social Studies Teacher is responsible for the daily instructional delivery of curriculum, assessment, and classroom management that aligns with the school’s vision, mission, and values while also meeting state and national academic standards. The role will be responsible to understand and demonstrate the importance of effective communication with students, school personnel, and parents. The Social Studies Teacher works as a part of the instructional team in order to meet the needs of all students. The building of relationships are a critical component of this learning environment, the team works together to identify student needs that may be barriers to success. Teachers collaborate with team members to analyze different means of meeting student needs and communicates with students, parents, and other team members about student progress and plans for next steps.
Teaching Responsibilities: • Grade essays, research papers, and open-ended response items while providing feedback to students; • Engage students to ensure a lively classroom atmosphere; • Execute lessons effectively and efficiently using different styles of teaching depending on the content; • Assessing students literacy level and design and implement a plan to help students learn more efficiently; • Teach students to think critically when studying the literature; • Identify and select appropriate instructional materials aligned to content standards; • Implement relevant information from research and professional literature on best practices in instruction; • Demonstrate knowledge of state standards, testing requirements, and graduation requirements within the core content; • Analyze formal and informal data and accurately complete student data assessment analysis and provide informative reports regarding student instruction and achievement; • Provide small group instruction to students enrolled in an alternative school setting; • Keep student attendance; • Compose lesson plans that correlate with student needs; • Plan and follow daily classroom instruction activities; • Work closely with teachers and other colleagues to develop and build teaching skills; • Collaborate with colleagues on curriculum, student needs and assessments; • Assist in the development and implementation of individual education service plans for students; • Provide essential supervision to students in their education requirements; • Administer assessments to ascertain academic needs of students enrolled in an alternative setting; • Monitor academic progress of students in their coursework; • Monitor student progress towards graduation; • Maintain ongoing communication with parents, staff, and community as needed; • Become proficient in the use of computer based instruction and software; • Keep accurate documentation regarding student progress, needs, strengths, grades, observations, anecdotal records, and other related data; • Maintain student records and files in a confidential manner; • Manage the learning environment and coach students as an advisor and mentor; • Contribute to a culture of professionalism among team members; • Any other duties as assigned by the Principal;
Skills and Knowledge: • Demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment toward the position and the mission of EdisonLearning; support the company’s values in the strategic areas of academic excellence, operational performance and superior culture; • Possesses strong time management and organizational skills and the ability to prioritize effectively ; • Displays excellent interpersonal skills and display such to all stakeholders; • Knowledge and experience using technology for communication, data analysis, gathering and organizing information for presentations; • Maintain confidentiality; • Ability to demonstrate and maintain positive relationships with colleagues and building principal; • Ability to maintain strong classroom management and hold students accountable for upholding school rules, collaboratively-developed norms, and classroom expectations; • Experienced in collaborating with teacher teams and adapting work to the needs of teachers and students; • Knowledge and demonstration of using innovative skills in instruction (analytical thinking, problem solving, communicating, collaborating, and finding and evaluating information) • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to utilize technology for communication and instruction to work with parents, students, and other service agencies • Demonstrate organizational skills and initiative for working with minimal direct supervision while prioritizing workload • Demonstrate a strong sense of urgency through prioritizing and following through on commitments • Evidence of ongoing professional learning and reflective practice to continuously improve student and adult learning • Mastery of and enthusiasm for academic subjects including proven track record of high achievement in the classroom; • Knowledge and demonstration of using innovative skills in instruction (analytical thinking, problem solving, communicating, collaborating, and finding and evaluating information); • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to utilize technology for communication and instruction to work with parents, students, and other service agencies; • Evidence of ongoing professional learning and reflective practice to continuously improve student and adult learning; • Ability to meet deadlines; • A working knowledge of current research and resources in instruction;