Responsible for maintaining up-to-date teaching techniques to provide middle school science students with a quality educational experience in a life science class. This includes the development of and execution of middle school science curricula that focus on inquiry based experiences, multiple levels of material engagement and the use of scientific tools and technology. There is an emphasis on hands-on work that includes data collection, results communication and conceptual synthesis and individual student projects with an aim to exploring the life sciences..
Science teachers report to their respective Principals and to the Science Department Chair. The Science Department is responsible for the education of students in grades 3 - 12.
The work year is 179 days (or as stipulated in the Faculty Association contract).
Anticipated start date for this position is 9/1/2018.
Responsible for maintaining up-to-date teaching techniques to provide middle school science students with a quality educational experience in a life science class. This includes the development of and execution of middle school science curricula that focus on inquiry based experiences, multiple levels of material engagement and the use of scientific tools and technology.
Teachers are expected to work collaboratively with other teachers in the Science Department to insure that curricula are developmentally appropriate and work synergistically with the science departmentâ™s scope and sequence.
The science teacher is also expected to work in collaboration with their own faculty and interact productively with colleagues outside their faculty, other professionals, staff and administrators, and parents.
All teachers are expected to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and are expected to work the required days as stipulated in that agreement.
Ability to be agile and flexible required
Ability to interact with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and parents required.
Knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion issues and dynamics in the classroom and in developing healthy, supportive relationships with all students
Strong knowledge of course subject matter required
Knowledge of instructional methodologies and progressive educational principles required
Strong knowledge of child development required
Ability to develop curricula, lesson plans and assessment tools required
Analytical skills required
Problem-solving skills required
Decision-making skills required
Attention to detail required
Organizational skills required
Computational skills required
Verbal and written communication skills
Interpersonal skills required
Ability to work independently and as part of a team required
Ability to manage stressful situations required
Ability to maintain confidentiality required
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines required
Ability to think strategically required
Strong knowledge of course subject matter required.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelor's degree in a field of science or related required.
Biology degree and/or advanced degree in a field of science or related field preferred.
At least three years of experience teaching science required, preferably at the middle school level.
Experience in developing curriculum strongly preferred.
Comfort level teaching middle school science required.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Ability to move class-related equipment/tools, as appropriate, around school property.
Ability to escort children from one classroom to another, in and out of building during arrival and dismissal (where required), and in an emergency situation. This may include climbing stairs of up to 2 stories, where appropriate with younger children.
Ability to physically demonstrate lessons, where appropriate.
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