IDEA College Prep teachers instruct students in grades 9-12 in core and elective content. All IDEA College Prep teachers are responsible for ensuring that every IDEA student masters the academic and social skills necessary to succeed in college, while also embodying IDEAs values daily. IDEA College Prep teachers set ambitious goals for student achievement and diligently track student data to inform dynamic and effective daily lesson plans. IDEA College Prep teachers seek feedback and continue to develop their teaching practice to better serve IDEA students.
We strive to accomplish goal in two ways: by giving students the chance to experience rigorous and challenging material in high school and by giving them the opportunity to gain college-credit through dual-enrollment, AP, or IB courses.AP courses at IDEA include: 9th grade- AP Human Geography10th grade- AP World History, AP Spanish Language11th grade- AP US History, AP Physics, AP English Language12th grade- AP Biology, AP Environmental Science, AP Chemistry, AP Calculus, AP English Literature, AP Government, AP Microeconomics, AP Spanish Literature, AP Studio ArtResponsibilities: Maintain a strong belief in the commitment of AP for All initiativeImplement IDEA curricula and assessments to meet ambitious academic expectationsSubmit weekly lesson plans two weeks in advance for feedbackImplement formal and informal assessments to track each individual students progress and learning needs, adjust lesson plans accordingly and update gradebook weeklyCommunicate students progress with student and family on a weekly basisImplement a clear and consistent behavior management system that aligns to campus- wide initiatives while developing students character and sense of community in the classroomHelp shape and develop a school wide culture that fosters a productive and enthusiastic learning environment for each studentHost necessary tutoring sessions to meet all students needsParticipate in weekly professional development, grade-level meetings and activities, and school wide meetings and functionsA Typical Day at IDEA: IDEA College Prep teachers are on duty for the extended school day of 7:45 am to 3:45 pm, however IDEA College Prep teachers typically arrive at 7:00 am and leave at 5:00 pm according to their duty, tutoring, and meeting schedules. IDEA College Prep teachers typically teach 4 periods a day (this looks different for elective and hybrid teachers). Certain Saturday school sessions throughout the school year are also attended by IDEA College Prep teachers. Though they face demanding schedules, all IDEA teachers are strongly supported by dedicated leadership and staff.Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It: Increase student achievement in content area which will allow them to be well-prepared to succeed in college-level courses.Provide equity of access to rigorous and challenging coursework for all studentsMeet desired goals and benchmarks set at the campus and network levelEnsure development and demonstration of IDEA valuesCreate a culture of Joy and love of learning for studentsHelp lead the efforts for student to enter their first year of college without the need for remedial courses in any content areaMinimum Qualifications: Bachelors Degree from an accredited four-year educational institutionValid State Teaching Certification is helpful but not required UNLESS applying for a Special Education positionExperience in a classroom setting is preferred with the experience working with low-income studentsStrong knowledge of subject areaProven track record of success in a professional settingBelief in and alignment with IDEAs mission and values is non- negotiableValues and Mindsets: Unwavering belief that a college education is possible for all childrenStrong work ethic and drive to do whatever it takes to meet student achievement goalsOpenness to observation and critical feedback with a desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a teacherComfort with extensive data collection used to inform instructionExcitement about working for a school system that is changing the status quo of education in the United StatesA few good reasons to join our Team: Starting salary in Austin for teachers with zero years of experience is $48,500Teacher Career Pathway with bonuses, classroom stipends, and differentiated professional development awarded for effective teaching and impressive student achievementComprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, vision, life, and disability, plus Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) of $1000 a yearRetirement programs, including the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and optional 403 (b) planUp to 8 weeks paid family leaveSupportive career environment with an extensive onboarding plan for new to IDEA teachers, planned professional development days, and once a week coachingAll teachers receive IDEA cell phones to conduct communication with IDEA students and familiesPerkspot- a program offering exclusive discounts at national and local merchantsSelection Process: After submitting your online application, IDEA will review your materials.
Candidates with a track record of success who pass the initial application screening will be invited to a video interview. Candidates who are successful with the video interview will be invited to an in-person interview and sample teaching session with the principal and a hiring committee of the school at which they are under consideration. Application screening occurs on a continual basis throughout the year