Young Scholars Charter Schools

Mid-Year Middle School Social Studies/Global Citizenship Teacher

US-PA-Philadelphia
2 weeks ago
ID
2017-1019
# of Openings
1

Overview

Young Scholars Charter School is seeking a passionate and hardworking Middle School Global Citizenship/Social Studies teacher to join the Young Scholars Charter School family.  This is a mid-year position with an ideal start date in January 2018.

 

About Young Scholars Charter School

Young Scholars Charter School (YSCS) is a free, lottery-based, open-enrollment charter school serving students from across Philadelphia in grades 6-8. YSCS offers a rigorous college-prep curriculum designed to lay the foundation for success in college and career. 

Qualifications

  • Outstanding instructional skills and data-driven approach to instructional planning;
  • Mastery and enthusiasm for content/subject area;
  • The ability to motivate students and cultivate a culture of achievement;
  • A belief that ALL students should be held to high academic standards;
  • Resilience and professionalism;
  • Commitment to school transformation and continuous improvement;
  • Open to feedback and coaching;
  • Strong sense of personal accountability for student achievement;
  • Collaborative approach to problem solving.

Educational Background and Work Experience

  • Experience driving student achievement results;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field;
  • Must hold or be actively working to obtain PA teacher certification.

Responsibilities

 

  • Plan and provide excellent instruction, making every minute count in your classroom;
  • Develop detailed lesson plans, materials, homework assignments, and assessments based on state standards and school-wide goals for student achievement
  • Provide differentiated learning opportunities to support each student’s academic growth;
  • Set and reinforce clear expectations for student engagement;
  • Continuously improve based on feedback and coaching from school leaders;
  • Collaborate with other teachers to increase student engagement and achievement;
  • Reward positive student engagement and hold students accountable using school-wide systems;
  • Engage with family members regularly and participate in school-wide family engagement activities including phone calls to family members and school-based meetings with families;
  • Partner with other teachers and other education professionals to meet the needs of all learners;
  • Provide additional academic support to students after school for at least one hour per week.

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