Provide ELA instruction to high school students and support them in organizing their studies and guide their academics.
Location(s): Menlo Park
Reports To: Executive Director, Associate Director
Supervises: Classroom Learning Guides
Pay: $35-50/hr, depending on experience
Work Status: Part Time (potentially 10-20 hours a week)
Content specialists are madly in love with teaching and passionate about their area of specialization. You will scope and sequence novel studies, assign supplemental material for grammar and writing activities and create opportunities for hands-on design and projects. The ELA class is 1.5 hours of daily instruction which can be done virtually or in person. Syllabus must be created for each 10-12 week quarter and all materials must be uploaded to google classroom two weeks in advance. A weekly summary of work and homework should be shared and monthly newsletters to highlight projects, novels, and due dates are expected to support strong and clear family communication. Grading should be ongoing and up to date, progress updates are submitted quarterly, along with feedback on student goal areas. ELA teachers are expected to be present and engaging at Conferences, Back to School Nights, and Open Houses.
You’re a confident educator who is completely open to learning new interventions, curriculum, and platforms. You are comfortable and experienced using published curriculum, you have an internal drive to positively impact policy and community, and you are compassionate when working with a multitude of learners. You are knowledgeable about CA common core state standards for ELA and you have experience and interest in teaching them all. You’re well versed in classroom management strategies and you enjoy being structured and clear with your expectations while remaining flexible. You’re diligent, flexible, kind, and committed. You thrive in growing and energetic environments where every day brings new challenges and opportunities to serve students, their families, and the wider community. You are organized in the classroom and you feel comfortable with technology including google classroom, using an Echo, administering assessments, and co-teaching with content specialists when applicable (i.e. scientists, published authors, experts, etc.). You are energized to develop cross curricular projects with music and art teachers. You are experienced with Back to School Nights, Open Houses, and Family Conferences. You are kind hearted, open minded, and have an unmatched love for teaching and learning.
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About Open Mind School
Open Mind School is an inclusion nonprofit school in Menlo Park focused on rigorous academics, hands-on collaborative passion projects, and individualized learning experiences. Our world-class team of educators, entrepreneurs, and specialized service providers use data analytics to make informed decision making on school learning environments. We're dedicated to creating and providing a child-centered, personalized experience that leverages local experiential learning opportunities. Open Mind School's mission is for students to access high quality education, enrichment opportunities, and social experiences in an inclusive and diverse school environment.
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$35 - $50 per hour