Position: Grade 6-8TH GRADE ELAR Teacher
Reports to: Principal
Location: Arlington STEM Academy
Hours: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
FLSA Status: Exempt
Days Worked: 187
Provide students with appropriate educational activities and experiences using STEM oriented project -based instruction (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) focusing on developing the whole student (intellectual, emotional, physical and social growth) and providing the necessary skillsets to be a productive member of society.
STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications.
Manara STEM Academy emphasizes high achievement through active learning, character growth, and teamwork. Core practices—active pedagogy, school culture and character, leadership and school improvement, and structures—work in concert and support one another to promote high achievement. Rigorous investigation of deep content, the creation of authentic products for an authentic audience, and effective instructional practices character growth and teamwork. What follows are brief descriptions of the core practices, and then the job responsibilities associated with each. Job requirements specific to each position are listed at the end of the document.
Teaching and learning are active and engaging in STEM classrooms. Effective instructional practices promote equity and high expectations: they make the content come alive, ensure that all students think and participate, and allow the teacher to know all students and their thinking well. Knowledge of each student’s level of understanding and participation leads teachers to differentiate instruction.
Culture and Character
The school culture is developed and sustained through practices that bring the community together, promote shared understandings, and encourage all community members to become crew, not passengers. Physical and emotional safety, respect and courtesy, and a disciplined environment characterize the school climate. Classrooms are managed through positive behavior supports, structure and organization, and logical consequences. Teachers foster student character through challenging academic work, service, and the expectation that students are courteous, respectful, and compassionate. School leaders, teachers, and staff are members of the community of learners. Professionals work together to share expertise, improve the school’s program, build background knowledge in their disciplines, and model collaborative learning for students. Staff culture is characterized by a respectful collegiality where teachers resist judgment and blame, and support each other in improving practice.
Leadership and School Improvement
Leaders create a professional community that focuses on curriculum and instruction as the primary vehicles for improving student achievement and school culture. Teachers and school leaders collect data to understand student achievement, assess teaching practices, and make informed decisions about instruction. The model, support, and praise strong character choices and create the culture of excellence on the campus.
The schedule and calendar serve instructional and curricular priorities. While the master schedule each year is unique to a school and its constraints, there are key features that all school schedules have in common: lengthened periods of class time, opportunities for integration of the disciplines, and common professional development time for teachers. The schedule accommodates project work, fieldwork, service learning, and flexible groupings of students. Time is scheduled during the school year and summer for whole-school professional development and collaboration across grade levels and subject areas. The calendar allows adequate time for orientation, professional development and related travel opportunities.
Ideal candidates will:
COMPENSATION AND DEVELOPMENT
Job Type: Full-time
Job Type: Full-time