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Middle School Science Teacher 2023-2024

Company: Family Life Academy Charter Schools
Location: Bronx
Posted on: May 22, 2023

Job Description:

Position Overview: -Under the supervision of the school principal, the middle school science teacher engages students in an integrated phenomenon-based, scientific inquiry and research instructional model using the FLACS middle school curriculum, aligned with the New York State Next Generation Learning Standards. The middle school science teacher actively engages students in scientific inquiry in areas of life, physical, and the earth sciences through experimentation, modeling, reading, and inquiry. The science teacher facilitates the successful implementation of rigorous standards-based curriculum to ensure students master the common core standards and meet the academic goals, and is responsive to diverse learning needs of all students including general education, students with disabilities, and English Language Learners. The science teacher works with the school administrators to implement school procedures and policies and communicates with students' parents, guardians, and/or caregivers. - -Key Responsibilities:

Demonstrates knowledge of grade-level science content curriculum to engage students using strategies of scientific inquiry through experimentation, modeling, and reading to develop mastery in areas of life, physical, and earth sciences.Develops innovative instructional methodologies to teach middle school students scientific concepts using Amplify Science and FLACS network developed curriculum maps as a blueprint, to enable the successful implementation of rigorous standards-based curriculum.Plans, prepares and facilitates daily standards based lessons that utilize a variety of instructional strategies which differentiate teaching based on the diverse and individual needs of all students including general education, students with disabilities and ELLs.Establishes a culture of learning to engage students in rigorous standards based science curriculum to ensure students master the state standards and are prepared to enter high school.
Focuses on integration of literacy skills across science content, which includes explicit vocabulary development, reading, writing, speaking and listening standards.Integrates technology into the curriculum and classroom.Designs and implements assessments that measure progress towards academic standards.Uses assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices to create a classroom culture of data driven decision making to close the achievement gap for all students including general education, students with disabilities and ELLs.
Creates a classroom environment of respect and rapport to ensure a safe, caring and orderly school environment which nurtures the unique needs of each student.Participates in collaborative curriculum and professional development, professional learning communities, grade-level activities and school wide functions. - -Seeks to actively know students' strengths and challenge areas and communicates effectively with parents. -Professional Responsibilities:
Upholds the FLACS mission, core beliefs, and educational philosophy.Embodies the FLACS Middle School core values of scholarship, integrity, empathy, grit, and global citizenship.Reflects on their practice and is a lifelong learner who strives to improve instructional effectiveness and guide professional growth.Engages and collaborates with colleagues and the community to develop and sustain a common culture that supports high expectations for student learning.Establishes ongoing communication with families, guardians and caregivers to enhance student development and success.Demonstrates self-motivation and willingness to be a team player. -Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree is required; master's degree is preferredPrior satisfactory teaching experience preferredNew York State Certification in Biology (grades 7-12) and/or Biology (grades 5-9)and/or Chemistry (grades 5-9) and/or Chemistry (grades 7-12) and/or Generalist in Middle Childhood Education (grades 5-9) and/or Physics (grades 5-9) and/or Physics (grades 7-12) and/or Earth Science (grades 5-9) and/or Earth Science (grades 7-12)Dual certification in English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) or Students with Disabilities is a plus
Clearance for fingerprint and criminal background check
-It is the policy of FLACS to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, alienage and citizenship status, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex) or prior record of arrest or convictions (except as provided by law), and to maintain an environment free of discriminatory harassment, including sexual harassment, or retaliation, as required by civil rights law. -Powered by JazzHR

Keywords: Family Life Academy Charter Schools, New Rochelle , Middle School Science Teacher 2023-2024, Education / Teaching , Bronx, New York

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