Envision Education
  • 24-May-2017 to 17-Jul-2017 (PST)
  • Hayward, CA, USA
  • Based on Experience
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Excellent benefits package

7th-8th Middle Grades Teachers

Impact Academy of Arts and Technology

Hayward, California

Our mission is to transform the lives of students'especially those who will be first in their family to attend college'by preparing them for success in college, in careers, and in life.

Who We Are at Impact Academy Middle Grades

We are an innovative community, building our first ever Middle Grades at Impact Academy.  In 2016 we founded our 7th grade, and in 2018 we are opening our 8th grade.  Our students will enter our award winning Impact Academy High School, located on the same campus, which opened in 2007 and graduates 80% of students prepared for 4-year college success.

At Impact Academy Middle Grades we:

  • Advise small groups of students
  • Teach common-curriculum focused on adolescent development, team-building games, growth mindset, social-emotional learning, and brain science
  • Reflect frequently with students to prepare for portfolio defenses
  • Provide small-group instruction and student support during Flex Time
  • Leverage student-facing data, technology, and web-based programs to guide students in their own learning
  • Use design thinking in order to iterate ideas and improve student outcomes
  • Laugh and have fun!

Our English and Math teachers:

  • Empower students with a sense of agency as they build reading/writing or numeracy/mathematical problem solving skills to enter high school reading at grade level or prepared for Algebra or higher
  • Teach daily station rotation courses through the use of our 1-1 Chromebook program
  • Implement adaptive online tech for personalized reading or numeracy skill building.
  • Build and implement an engaging and rigorous course based on CCSS
  • Collaborate with the Science and Humanities teachers to practice skills students apply in their project based learning blocks
  • Collaborate with a "Guide," who supports students' progress in class
  • Serve as an advisor and teach daily advisory curriculum for a small group of students

Our Science, Humanities, and Visual Arts teachers will:

  • Facilitate labs, inquiry, projects, or simulations which help students construct deep knowledge and skills in Science/STEM, Humanities, or Visual Arts
  • Teach relevant, hands-on project based learning blocks
  • Link projects to CCSS or Next Generation Science Standards
  • Collaborate with our Math and English teachers to integrate skills into projects
  • Collaborate with a "Guide," to support students' progress in class
  • Lead exhibitions of student learning
  • Serve as an advisor and teach daily advisory curriculum for a small group of students

All Envision teachers can expect the following:

  • Small school environment
  • Classrooms with an LCD projector, student laptops, and a laptop for professional use
  • Membership in a professional learning community that fosters respect, trust, risk-taking, and openness to learning and the sharing of ideas, and continuously improving practice
  • To know their students well, develop a strong sense of community in the classroom, and personalize each student's learning experience
  • To meet cooperatively with parents on a scheduled basis to share information about their students and the school

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • English Language Learner authorization or in process
  • Valid California Single Subject Teaching Credential or out of state equivalent with ability to transfer

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive based on credential, education, and experience
  • Paid sick leave
  • Retirement system through the California State Teacher Retirement System (CalSTRS)
  • Excellent benefits package with employer contribution to benefits
  • Optional Flexible Benefits Plan, 403b Plan; and Commuter Check Plans
  • Life Insurance at no cost to Employee

Envision Education

At Envision Education, our approach is specifically designed to increase student engagement, deepen integration and understanding, promote active learning, and ensure college success for all students -- and especially those who will be the first in their families to graduate from college. Our educators implement project and problem based assignments that challenge students to use the 21st Century skills of thinking critically, solving problems resourcefully, and collaborating productively that are needed to thrive in college, in future careers, and in life. Students have an opportunity to use these skills and show what they know through portfolio presentation and defenses. Similar to a dissertation, these presentations are required to graduate and are invaluable in preparing for life after high school. Read about our approach here: http://www.envisionschools.org/our-approach/  For more information about Envision Schools, visit: http://www.envisionschools.org/our-schools/

As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.

Envision Education
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