High School Science Teacher at Maya Angelou PCS
Maya Angelou Public Charter School (MAPCS) is seeking a Science Teacher. Our teachers often work in classrooms with special education teachers in order to serve special education students in an inclusive setting. Content teachers are expected to collaborate with special education teachers. Some students may have identified special education needs. Other students may require academic remediation and need creative and careful instruction to accelerate their learning.
Teachers at MAPCS are expected to support the school-wide goals of emphasizing literacy and numeracy, helping students develop their critical thinking abilities, driving all students toward mastery and understanding, and helping students find their strengths and talents to use them to address weaknesses and overcome fears. There is an emphasis upon collecting and utilizing a broad range of data to drive instruction, upon weaving social justice themes into instructional content and assessment, and collaborative team teaching to meet the needs of all of our students. Students are engulfed in a blended learning program in which the traditional and digital methods of instruction are combined based upon the individual needs of students. In addition, MAPCS embraces a competency-based instructional program where students develop key skills and competencies to prepare them for postsecondary and career success.
Plan backward to align all lessons, activities, and assessments
Design in-person instruction that is enriched (developing higher-order thinking skills) and personalized (reflecting learning levels and interests of individual students)
Design assessments that accurately assess student progress and/or incorporate digital assessments
Create physical classroom environments conducive to collaborative and individual learning
Identify and address individual students’ social, emotional, and behavioral learning needs and barriers
Monitor and analyze student assessment data to inform personalized, enriched instruction by teacher, follow-up tutoring by tutor(s), and changes in digital instruction
Communicate with students and keep them informed of their progress
Maintain regular communication with families
Collaborate with other teachers, tutors, and lab monitor(s) to analyze data, group students, teach, and assign interventions
Participate in internal and external professional development opportunities
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in education or a specialized content area
Eligibility for teaching certification or credential
Teaching experience with youth at the secondary level
Familiarity with research-based instructional methods and curriculum development
Ability to work collaboratively to support student academic and personal development
Knowledge of student-centered instruction, performance-based assessments, and youth development principles
Salary and Benefits
Our salaries are comparable to those of other schools in the District of Columbia area. In addition, See Forever offers a robust benefits plan, including health care coverage, FSA/HSA accounts, dental and vision plans, commuter benefits, a 401k retirement savings plan, student loan refinancing options, and the opportunity to positively impact students with a broad range of experiences and backgrounds.
See Forever is an equal opportunity employer. We believe a diverse staff is a better, more effective staff.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter here: https://www.seeforever.org/careers/teachers/