High School Science Teacher (Immediate Start - SY 21-22)

Uncommon Schools

About the organization

Uncommon Schools is a nonprofit network of high-performing, public charter schools providing an outstanding K-12 education in historically under-resourced communities. We have proudly built schools that reflect our student population, with more than 60% of our teachers and staff across our network identifying as a person of color. Uncommon currently manages 55 schools serving more than 21,000 students in six cities: Boston, Camden, New York City, Newark, Rochester, and Troy. We are proud that Uncommon graduates persist in and graduate from college at five times the rate of their peers nationally. We achieve this by offering strong academic, co-curricular, and social-emotional learning that prepares students for success in college and beyond.

Duties

1. Instruction

You’ll teach a curriculum that includes, but is not limited to, analysis of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Environmental Sciences that prepares students for Advanced Placement (AP) and collegiate level coursework.
You'll develop students’ practices skills of questioning, modeling, constructing explanations, data analysis, argumentation, and planning and conducting interactive labs.
You’ll create an environment where students feel confident using their voice to engage in scientific discourse.
You will facilitate student-led discourse, during which students use evidence to make sophisticated claims and synthesize and critique arguments.
You'll facilitate student-led inquiry of various scientific topics and engage students in lab and project-based performance tasks.
You'll work with the Science department to determine academic and engagement goals for students.

2. Data Analysis

You'll meet weekly with your principal and/or instructional coach to analyze and respond to trends in student work samples and assessments.
You'll learn and implement strategies to differentiate instruction for all learners in your classroom.

Qualifications

A demonstrated interest in impacting K-12 students in urban schools and communities (1-2 years experience preferred).

Academic expertise in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or other related fields of study.

Prior to the start of employment, you must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Certification is not required to be hired at Uncommon, but you do need to meet NY state certification eligibility requirements. To meet these requirements, you must enroll in a teacher preparation program and maintain a GPA of 2.75 or higher during your employment with us if you do not have a degree in education. Uncommon Schools teachers are required to become certified in the state of New York within a reasonable period after beginning employment

Salary

Competitive

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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