High School ELA Teacher (SY 2020-21)
New Visions for Public Schools
About the organization
New Visions for Public Schools was founded in 1989 and is dedicated to ensuring that all New York City public school students, regardless of race or economic class, have access to a high-quality education that prepares them for the rigors of college and the workforce. New Visions has been a driving force behind some of the most significant reforms to public education in New York City, including pioneering the model of small high schools in New York City and creating nearly 150 new small schools; producing free open-source curriculum used by thousands of teachers in New York State and across the country; and launching a nationally-recognized Urban Teacher Residency program to train new teachers.
New Visions currently supports 709 schools citywide with school management tools, instructional resources and coaching, and more. This includes 10 charter high schools in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens; and 71 district high schools in all five boroughs that are part of our Affinity network.
English Language Arts teachers at New Visions schools work with a diverse range of students to develop content knowledge and skills through exploration/experimentation, reading, discussion, and writing. While ELA teachers at New Visions are expected to prepare all students for success with New York State Regents English exams, they place an equal emphasis on developing critical thinkers by inviting students to ask questions, carry out discussions, and analyze texts. New Visions ELA teachers’ ultimate goal is to help students to master core academic content, think critically and solve complex problems, work collaboratively, communicate effectively, learn how to learn, and develop academic mindsets.
New Visions seeks the most talented and dedicated educators to bring their skills, experience, and energy to a collaborative and innovative learning environment where teachers are empowered to meet each student's unique learning needs and open the doors to new and rich opportunities. Our teachers are dynamic and innovative pedagogues who are committed to urban students and the issues they face every day.
Every New Visions teacher can expect to receive enhanced instructional support, a range of professional development opportunities and the opportunity to be part of a passionate team of colleagues. If you have the following qualities, credentials, and experience, please consider joining our team.
Successful New Visions teaching candidates will:
Approach learning via growth mindset
Be reflective, seek feedback, learn from those around them, and effectively apply feedback
Make informed decisions, based on evidence and data, about their lesson planning
Demonstrate strong content knowledge and be familiar with the Common Core State Standards
Have a proven track record for planning lessons with clear learning objectives and a means for assessing whether those objectives have been met
Have a proven track record of engaging students in their own learning
Have strong organizational and communication skills
Have demonstrated success in tailoring instruction to the needs of diverse learners
Be committed to serving all students and respect children from all backgrounds
Demonstrate ability to work collaboratively with others to achieve common goals
Additionally, candidates must have at least a Bachelor’s degree, hold valid New York State certification*, and must be cleared for employment by fingerprint-supported background checks. We are committed to diversity in our hiring and employment practices, and encourage all qualified candidates to apply.
Salary commensurate upon experience
Equal Opportunity Employment
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