STEAM INNOVATION PROGRAM - ELA TEACHER, SY 18-19

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Greater Lawrence Technical School

Andover, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2972636
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : July 10, 2018
  • Starting Date: August 2018

Job Description

DEFINITION: Reporting to the Principal the STEAM Innovation Program Teacher’s role is to help students learn subject matter and skills in the STEAM Program. The Program will foster a working environment that (1) Encourages teachers and staff to be entrepreneurial; (2) Empowers them to think and work ‘outside the box’; and (3) Promotes a professional learning network within the school that transcends to neighboring school districts and schools throughout the world.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Create lifelong, independent learners who are undaunted by the world around them, who can teach themselves new skills as needed, adapt to the changes they will face, and will flourish in a world that constantly creates new opportunities for employment and scientific and technology exploration.
Teaches district approved curriculum; prepares lesson plans accordingly.
Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated.
Plans a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of the students.
Give students critical thinking habits, problem-solving skills, and an interdisciplinary way of looking at the world that will enable them to be creative problem-solvers.
Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interest of the students.
Enable students to put ideas into practice by applying classroom learning to challenging, real-life projects.
Encourages students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior.
Project-based learning and the encouragement of creativity will also be large parts of teacher life; teachers should be comfortable in a project-based learning environment.
Group projects occur in action learning labs - periods set aside for students to work together solving problems and developing solutions that put to use the ideas and concepts they learn in core/crash courses.
Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and --in harmony with the goals--establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects and the like to communicate these objectives to students.
Help students uncover aspects of intellectual life that excite them and invite immersion.
Evaluates pupils' academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records and prepares progress reports.
Is available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day.
Keeps current in discipline and teaching techniques.
Any other relative teaching duties as assigned.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

The ideal STEAM Program teacher will be:
Pedagogically agile; able to model learning.
Reflective and enthusiastic about exploring new approaches to pedagogy.
Flexible and able to be comfortable in a non-traditional learning environment.
Dedicated to improving one’s own practice.
Closely collaborative with all Academic and CTE colleagues to thoroughly integrate all academic coursework with the hands-on learning.
Comfortable with learning technology.
Committed to the Core Values of Growth Mindset, High Expectations, Supportive Environment, and Life-long Learning.

STEAM teachers will be able to model the following:
Transfer knowledge to novel situations
Be comfortable with pushing themselves outside of their comfort levels to achieve new levels of learning
Use a growth mindset to break through barriers and exceed expectations
Use multiple personal and domain-specific perspectives to problem solve
Connect domain-specific knowledge to broad and relevant real-world contexts and issues
Collaborate with other others using contagious enthusiasm, passion, and compassion
Reflect on their processes and products to gain deeper insights for possible improvement
Create goals for themselves that push them towards their best, based upon reflection and analysis
Be flexible in their thinking to allow for creativity and innovation
Engage in iterative processes of researching, experimenting, deducing, improving, and re-evaluating.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises the classroom, students and Paraprofessional assigned to the classroom.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > English & Language Arts
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    It is the policy of the Greater Lawrence Technical School District to prohibit discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, compensation, benefits, job training or any other terms and conditions of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, veteran status and national guard or reserve unit obligations, handicap, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetics, or any other basis protected by applicable, federal, state or local laws.

    Job Requirements

    • D.E.S.E. licensure in English 9-12 is required; SEI endorsement is strongly preferred.

      STEAM Candidates are encouraged to review the STEAM documents on our GLTS.net website: STEAM Innovation Plan; STEAM Guiding Principles.
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Juliet Joubert-Silvey , Executive Assistant to the Principal
    • 57 River Road
    • Andover, Massachusetts 01810
    • Phone: 978-651-2707 Extension 1024
    • Fax: 978-687-6209
    • Email: click here

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