INDEPENDENT STUDY TEACHER (K-8) (COMPTON LOCATION)

Ingenium Schools

Claremont , CA

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Independent Study (K-8) Teacher

   School site: Wings Independent Study

 

About Ingenium Schools

Ingenium Schools transforms education by restoring the right to joy and meaning in learning. Since 2009, Ingenium Schools has helped students build confidence, leadership, and a lifelong love of learning with the Ingenium Learning System, an easily replicable, standards-based educational model that promotes personal mastery. Ingenium Schools currently operates four charter schools serving students in Compton, Maywood, Canoga Park, and Winnetka.

 

Ingenium Wings is a free non-profit public independent study charter school serving students in grades K-12 who have fallen behind in their credits, want to graduate early, or are finding that they need an alternative to a traditional seat based program.

 

Wings offers a flexible, personalized educational environment to support parents with students in K-8 who want to home school their student. Wings offers blended learning where students can come in for enrichment classes and social interaction for K-5. Students in grades 6-8 will be moving from the home support model to true independent study with the structured support of their teacher.

 

Wings is seeking competent, energetic, student-centered educators with good resource center management and organizational skills, are able to motivate students, set and hold high expectations, welcome accountability and coaching, and are strong team players.

 

DEFINITION

Ingenium teachers develop Profound Learning Experiences ("PLEs"). PLEs are enticing, intriguing, fun, challenging, and meaningful learning experiences that drive students to deeper meaning and understanding. Teaching with PLEs is similar to project-based learning, in that teachers design experiential units of learning that are hands-on and meaningful to students' real world experience. Teachers will both implement existing PLEs and develop their own PLEs that scaffold and guide learners from basic information, to higher levels of thinking. PLEs are tied directly to Common Core and NGSS standards. All PLEs and other teachings provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences designed to fulfill students’ potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Ingenium teachers create PLEs that are differentiated based on written curriculum and assessments that are tailored to meet the needs of their own students. Teachers differentiate for English learners, students with special needs, and other subgroups of students.

 

REPRESENTATIVE ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

 

Support Ingenium Goals:

  • Support the mission, vision, and core values of Ingenium Schools

  • Strive to implement, by instruction and action, Ingenium Schools’ philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives

  • Continuously maintain and improve professional competence

  • Attend mandatory trainings, professional meetings, and educational conferences, as required

 

Position Goals and Tasks:

CLASSROOM CULTURE

  • Encourage students to set and maintain minimum standards of classroom behavior, measuring progress through individual and class goal setting

  • Create a safe, developmentally appropriate classroom environment conducive to learning and based on student interests and goals

  • Implement and support school/organizational policies governing student life and conduct

ACADEMIC

  • Instruct students individually and in groups using various teaching methods: lecture, discussion, demonstration, student-led instruction, etc.

  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ differing needs and interests

  • Prepare and implement intervention programs for students requiring extra help

  • In harmony with curriculum goals, establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students daily

  • Prepare materials and classroom for class activities

  • Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, and guide students in learning from activities

  • Design, implement, and monitor the learning experiences of each student

DATA INFORMED

  • Consistently and accurately observe and assess students’ performance, behavior, social development, and physical health, both formally and informally, through observation, authentic performance, and written evaluation

  • Provide frequent and timely feedback to students and parents on student progress

  • Recommend resources to parents for additional student growth

  • Timely deliver accurate and complete written and oral progress reports

  • Maintain and accurate and complete student records as required by law and Ingenium Schools’ policies

  • Maintain individual and class goal folders to set learning goals, action plans, and to track learning progress
  • Maintain student confidentiality

COLLABORATION

  • Confer with students and parents outside of the instructional day to resolve students’ behavioral and/or academic issues, as needed

  • Maintain and improve professional competence and participate in professional development opportunities

  • Actively participate in team meetings and serve on staff committees, school-wide events, parent workshops, and community partnership events

  • Assist with school/organizational events, general supervision, extra-curricular support, tutoring, etc., as needed

  • Perform related duties as assigned

 

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:

  • Independent study experience preferred, and must have the capcity to learn how to be successful working in an independent study environment
  • Highly effective teaching strategies for all student subgroups

  • California Common Core State Standards curriculum and instruction

  • Principles and methods of curriculum design

  • Effective measurements of learning/assessments, including diagnostic, formative and summative, performance tasks and project evaluation

  • English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar

  • Mathematics, including arithmetic, geometry, algebra, etc.

  • Child cognitive development and learning styles

  • Learning and motivational strategies that extend all students towards high academic and personal achievement

  • Computer application and Internet search skills

Ability to:

  • Establish a culture of high expectations based on the belief that all students can be successful

  • Develop and implement lesson plans and classroom activities aligned with Common Core State Standards and Ingenium Learning System 

  • Analyze qualitative and quantitative student data; create and track efficacy of data-driven action plans

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

  • Use computers, audiovisual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement student learning

  • Effectively collaborate with colleagues, parents, and community

  • Manage student behavior to ensure every student is fully engaged, productive, and safe

  • Maintain positive attitude

  • Maintain regular attendance

 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Required Licenses and Certificates:

  • Valid California teaching credential or permit authorizing instruction in K-6 classrooms

  • English Language Learner Authorization

  • CPR/First Aid (provided by Ingenium post-hire)

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

Environment:

Majority of duties performed indoors in a classroom; some activities require outdoor supervision

 

Physical Demands:

    • Ability to lift 40 pounds
    • Ability to communicate and comprehend orally and in writing
    • Near and far vision
    • Selective attention: ability to concentrate on a task without being distracted
    • Time sharing: ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information
    • Memorization: ability to remember information such as words, numbers, and procedures
    • Problem Sensitivity: ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong
    • Deductive and inductive reasoning skills
    • Ability to plan and deliver effective instruction to students
    • Ability to walk and/or stand for extended periods of time
    • Some kneeling, squatting, bending, required
    • Dexterity of hands to demonstrate activities may be required
    • Mathematical reasoning
    • Ability to use a computer, mouse, and monitor
    • Ability to use computer software and timely respond to emails
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