East Side Community High School Has Science Opening
East Side Community High School is seeking a passionate 9th grade Science Teacher Candidates should embrace working closely with colleagues in weekly coaching sessions, ICT partnerships, and as part of a highly collaborative science team.
The current 9th grade curriculum is a semester of biology followed by a semester
of sustainability themes through a physical science and engineering lens. Both semesters aim to prepare students for their PBATs in 11th or 12th grade.
ABOUT THE SCIENCE TEAM: Learn more about East Side Science, curriculum, and teachers at eastsidescience.weebly.com and check out our series of successful Diversity in Science Nights:
SCIENCE TEAM MISSION STATEMENT: We are a team of teachers passionate about science. We believe a solid understanding of science concepts and scientific thinking is essential to being a good citizen who can make informed decisions about a variety of complex and ever-changing issues. We also believe that cultivating scientific literacy will help our students lead healthier, happier, and more successful lives.
As a science team we want students to fall in love with science as a way of knowing more about themselves and their world. We believe that all students are born scientists who are naturally curious about how the world around them works. We teach students to ask scientific questions and then how to seek answers to those
questions using the same tools, techniques, and technology used by scientists. We coach students in how to think critically, analyze deeply, and communicate their understanding of scientific principles.
We believe that every student is entitled to a rich and engaging science curriculum that prepares them for the dynamic and demanding challenges of college science courses or their career choice. To help students develop as scientifically literate citizens we design our own curricula that emphasize the interconnectedness of science concepts across disciplines. These cross-cutting concepts strengthen connections between science, technology, engineering, and mathematics so that they are prepared for the increasingly complex combination of skills required in college and career. We prepare our students to become environmental stewards of the Earth and make sustainable decisions. Most of all we love and look forward to getting our students excited about science!
ABOUT EAST SIDE : We are a small 6th-12th grade school dedicated to the belief that all students can, must and will learn and succeed academically. We set high standards for each of our students and help them meet these standards by providing personal attention, a safe and respectful environment, a strong sense of community, and curricula that is both challenging and engaging.
We are a member of the NY Performance Standards Consortium and graduate students using performance-based assessments. We believe that students are best assessed through the completion of meaningful projects and tasks that challenge students to creatively and thoughtfully apply what they have learned.
Students, staff, families and community members all see themselves as part of a team whose main goal is the success of every individual student. The goal of the school is to create a community of highly skilled students, lifetime learners and critical thinkers who, upon graduation, will be prepared to go to college and enter the work world.
Our commitment to socio-emotional learning is highlighted in Learning by Heart: Six American High Schools Where Social and Emotional Learning Are Core by Kathleen Cushman.
We are a small school, which allows teachers to work in grade teams consisting of one teacher in each subject area (Math, History, English, Science, and a Learning Specialist). Each team teaches the same cohort of students and is led by a team leader (a teacher elected from and by the team). As a result of our grade structure, our class size is small—average class size is less than twenty-five students.
Strong candidates for any East Side position are capable of:
● Creating dynamic lessons and differentiating for heterogeneous classes
● Developing authentic and backward planned curriculum
● Designing, implementing, and evaluating exhibitions and projects using rubrics.
● Building content knowledge through strong literacy practices
● Utilizing cutting-edge technology in formative and project based assessment
● Developing 21st century skills, such as problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, technology, and
written and oral presentation skills
● Teaching for understanding and depth using constructivist learning, rather than "coverage" of topics.
● Participating in a variety of professional development and reflective practices - such as peer learning groups, observation, curriculum development workshops, conferences, etc.
● Serving as a supportive Advisor to a small group of students.
● Communicating regularly with parents and students around issues concerning students' academic development and emotional well-being.
To Apply : Certified candidates should send a resume and a cover note (indicating how they learned about the position), and include contact information for references. Interested candidates should send their resumes to Joe Vincente, Math and Science Team Leader, at firstname.lastname@example.org