Expeditions Teacher for: STEM / Ethnic Studies / Music / Cooking

Summit Public Schools

About the organization

At Summit, students unlock the power within themselves to gain the knowledge, habits, and skills to successfully navigate college and careers. Summit’s research-based instructional approach informs everything we do and helped us create an educational experience unlike any other — one that supports the whole student throughout the school day.

The Teacher’s Role
Teachers are at the heart of every Summit classroom serving as content experts, mentors, and leaders. They ensure that students have the right supports to meet and exceed grade-level expectations; help students practice self-direction, an invaluable skill that students will use in all parts of their lives; and provide mentoring and coaching to help students reach their goals.


The Summit approach to elective courses - in the form of Expeditions - is unique. Expeditions occur at each school site four times throughout the year in two-week intervals. Students take a morning and afternoon course every day for two and a half hours each for a daily, immersive experience in the area of study that they would like to explore or already have passion for. They continue this exploration for each two-week Expeditions interval in a school-year.

The areas of study, or clusters, which students can explore include but not limited to:

- Ethnic Studies
- STEM-Related courses
- Journalism
- Cooking
- Visual Arts
- Music

Over the course of their time at Summit, students have the opportunity to explore passions across these clusters or to craft a pathway of deep study that may lead to an internship or independent study.

With your own passion and expertise, you will execute this vision by doing the following:

- Designing and teaching a high-quality, challenging, project-based curriculum which guides students towards explorations of potential passions.
- Facilitating learning experiences that lead students through a deep exploration of fields of study connected to potential majors, hobbies, and careers.
- Creating and guiding students through real-life experiences in the field, through guest speakers, field trips, and other authentic connections to the real world.


What you need:

- Commitment to uphold Summit’s values, belief that all children deserve a rigorous and equitable education that prepares them for college and for life
- Teaching Credential or CTE Credential in California or another US State, or currently enrolled in program
- Bachelor’s Degree (a Master’s Degree in Education is preferred but not required)
- Clear health and background check
- Teaching experience in your subject preferred but not required
- Experience in and ability to design and execute courses in the chosen “cluster”



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