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Lighthouse Academies Hiring Event!
Date: Friday, October 2, 2020
What We're Hiring For
Teaching Certificate Preferred
The interview will take place on Indeed's virtual interviewing platform. After RSVP, you will find a link in your email that will lead you directly to the video interview lobby during the event. Try to find a quiet place with good lighting and a stable internet connection.
What to bring to this event
An electronic copy of your resume
Completing our online application prior to the event is strongly encouraged and will speed up the process.
What to wear
Dress code is Casual (come as you are, but please be presentable).
About Lighthouse Academies
It’s our people who make all the difference. Lighthouse Academies is a K-12 school network seeking caring, motivated professionals who share our passion for improving the lives of young people through education. We support a conscientious approach to the development of our scholars as well as our professional team. If you think you have what it takes to be a positive influence on a child, we invite you to apply for a position as a member of our dynamic, results-oriented education team.
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Arkansas Lighthouse Academy Charter Schools are seeking applications for Long-term Substitute Teachers. This position will start immediately and will run up to 12 weeks. This candidate should be available daily.
Lighthouse Academy (LHA) teachers are more than instructional staff members and classroom managers. They help transform children’s lives by creating opportunities for a brighter future. We are seeking Teachers who will make the commitment to teach with determination, integrity and purpose, embodying these essential qualities:
Past experiences and actions reflect a commitment to the LHA mission, vision, core values
A passion and ability to build and sustain the LHA K-12 model in a high need, urban environment
Work in schools that demonstrates a sense of urgency and the relentless pursuit of high academic student achievement
Reflective, self-aware and adaptable to communication and work styles of others
Critical thinker and problem solver who takes initiative
Belief in the power of collaboration and works to build a collaborative culture with LHA network, community, staff, families and students
A Lighthouse Academy teacher works to create and enhance a culture of achievement and respect where high expectations and results are the norm. All teachers are responsible for demonstrating significant and measurable academic gains with the students they teach. All teachers’ actions must always be aligned with our mission, vision, core values and education program. The essential functions for our Spanish teachers are as follows:
I. PLANNING for INSTRUCTION
Use the state standards and curriculum to create a rigorous, objective-driven, arts-infused Spanish program.
Identify in each lesson what thinking skills will be explicitly taught and practiced; what physical, social, or content skills students will be able to do and how students will know if they can do it.
Differentiate for individual students based on their unique learning needs so all students are appropriately engaged and challenged.
Ensure students are engaged through activities and technology that accommodate various learning styles, personality styles, and the need for physical movement.
Collaborate with classroom teachers to create interdisciplinary units that teach grade level content knowledge and skills through Spanish.
II. DELIVERY of INSTRUCTION
Explicitly introduce learning objectives to activate students’ prior knowledge as it relates to the objectives, and conclude the lesson by revisiting the learning objective and having students apply it in context.
Present content through a variety of instructional strategies to reach all learners.
Provide many and varied opportunities for students to achieve mastery while working to promote achievement by all students without exception.
Develop standards-aligned, measurable, ambitious big goals that will increase student opportunities for achievement; assess and track performance against these goals.
Measure student achievement of, and progress toward, the learning objectives and big goals with formative and summative assessment tools.
Provide ongoing and timely feedback to students on their progress towards meeting big goals by frequently checking for understanding and listening.
Use data to reflect on the effectiveness of lessons and student achievement progress in order to improve instruction and personal practice.
Create a focused environment of fairness and respect that encourages students to take risks and strive to reach goals.
Communicate and enforce high expectations and standards for behavior and academic performance, aligned with the LHA School Culture Guide and Responsive Classroom/DDMS, to create a strong culture of achievement and respect.
Establish, model, practice, and reinforce age-appropriate rules and logical consequences; create and consistently use individual behavioral management plans, as needed.
Implement classroom procedures, systems, and routines that provide structure for students and maximize instructional time.
FAMILY and COMMUNITY RELATIONS
Communicate respectfully and thoughtfully with parents/guardians remaining sensitive to different families’ cultures, values and needs.
Initiate and maintain timely communication with all parents/guardians concerning student progress and to provide a clear picture of the curriculum and high expectations.
Work collaboratively with parents/guardians, families, and other members of the community to involve them in activities and to support the success of the student.
Collaborate with colleagues (school-wide meetings, professional development days, the professional development institute) to continuously improve personal practice, instruction, assessment, and student achievement, as well as the overall goals and mission of the school and the network.
Access meaningful learning experiences (current theory, research, and developments in relevant academic disciplines, professional development opportunities, and ideas from colleagues and supervisors) and exercises judgment in accepting findings as valid for application in classroom practice and teacher improvement.
Reflect critically upon teaching experience; identify areas for further professional development as part of a professional development plan that is linked to grade level, school, and network goals; access meaningful learning experiences; and listen thoughtfully to other viewpoints and respond constructively to suggestions and criticisms.
Use feedback to update Individual Professional Development Plan.
Fulfill all outlined and related functions professionally, timely and thoroughly.