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Founding 5th Grade Humanities Teacher
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Brooklyn
NY

Start Date: July 2017
Location: Brooklyn


Join Us in Building the School of the Future 
In 2015, Achievement First opened two new innovative schools that we are calling Greenfield schools. The Greenfield schools set an exceptionally high bar for academics, habits of success and enrichment, grounded in several core practices:
  1. Integration of small group, large group, and individual learning
  2. High frequency feedback from staff and peers
  3. Regular goal setting and reflection with peers, staff, and family/community
  4. Personalized Learning Plans that allow for individualized, competency-based advancement
  5. Engaging students in hands-on, experiential learning through expeditions with external partners

Our Greenfield schools embody our best thinking about the school of future. We’re looking for entrepreneurial teachers, leaders and team members who want to help us deliver accelerated outcomes for students and build a school that looks like no other.


 
Responsibilities
Greenfield Humanities Leads guide an exemplary humanities program that prepares students to be the best readers, thinkers and writers who love to learn, read, and write.
 
Lead
  • Manage and coach Humanities instructors towards their goals
  • Lead weekly Intellectual Preparation Protocols for close reading and writing
  • Ensure self-directed learning, independent reading, and writing instructors are hitting their goals
  • Lead the overall strategy for instruction in Humanities
 
Teach
  • Lead close reading in conjunction with the close reading instructor.
  • Lead a weekly humanities seminar that pushes students to more sophisticated levels of thinking, and prepares them for their weekly essay.
  • Lead “Looking At Student Work” protocols to assess learning and inform instruction
  • Own introduction, hyping up and roll-out of whole class and choice novels
 
Coach
  • Ensure all students can articulate dreams and goals a goal that matters to them, can describe how that goal relates to their dreams, and are taking aligned steps toward that goal.
  • Create a community in which scholar’s know each other’s goals / strengths / grows and in which the team meaningfully celebrates progress together and transparently tackles challenges.
  • Build relationships and regularly engage with students’ Dream Teams to ensure students’ influencers are equipped with concrete strategies for supporting them
 
Innovate
  • Meet with the Greenfield design team 1-2xs a month to share feedback on the model to inform long term and short term curriculum improvements.
 
 
Skills and Characteristics
Working at Achievement First Greenfield: 
Achievement First Greenfield is an ideal workplace for an individual with a deep passion for education and innovation, who is eager to chart the course for our new school model. 
 
Skills and Characteristics:
  • Enjoys innovating and thinking creatively about how to best maximize learning for kids
  • Understands our ultimate outcome is for students to own their own learning and lead their paths 
  • Embraces change, is flexible and adaptive
  • Hungers for their own continuous learning and desires feedback  
  • Enjoys working with data to surface insights and drive outcomes
  • Considers our school community (parents, families) to be part of their extended family
 
Educational Background and Work Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of at least 3.0 from a competitive college or university highly preferred.
  • 3+ years of teaching experience preferred with a proven record of high student achievement
  • Previous experience in coaching and developing educators preferred
  • NY: If not currently certified, a commitment to obtaining necessary New York certification is required.
Compensation
Salary for this position is very competitive and commensurate with experience. Additionally, Achievement First offers a comprehensive benefits package. Teachers receive funds for supplies and materials as well as a laptop computer. 
 
 
 
 
Achievement First is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Spanish language proficiency is a plus. You can learn more about diversity at Achievement First here: http://achievementfirst.org/about-us/diversity/

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