Institute for Collaborative Education: Openings for the Fall
The Institute for Collaborative Education is seeking teachers for the 2019-20 school year.
The Institute for Collaborative Education is a small school for students in 6th through 12th grades. I.C.E. is a magnet school where we screen students for affinity to inquiry-driven learning and a desire for intense collaboration and community. Our students come from diverse backgrounds and represent all identities across race/ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, academic skills and interests. Our academic program focuses on inquiry-driven instruction and project-based assessment using tasks that are authentic to each discipline. As a member of the New York State Performance Standards Consortium I.C.E. is able to assess student proficiency using Performance Based Assessment Tasks (PBATs) in lieu of the mandated state tests. PBATs are long term-projects that demand background research, unique arguments and strategies, use of evidence, data analysis and extensive writing and revision.
Teachers at I.C.E. are given great freedom, and must be comfortable designing their own curriculum so that their students develop the skills and habits required for the completion of these college level graduation requirements. All faculty advise a cohort of students whom they also teach. We use the detailed knowledge of our students’ strengths and weaknesses to design our academic program to be demanding for each individual according to their abilities. I.C.E. teachers and students are given increased freedom as well as increased responsibility in running our dynamic school community. As a teacher here you will be expected to collaborate with several teams to monitor student progress, design curriculum, and engage in inquiry into best instructional practices.
If you would like to work in an environment that values your creativity and demands unique curriculum design from all teachers, please send your resume to Principal Peter Karp at firstname.lastname@example.org.