HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR EXPEDITION (CAPSTONE) TEACHER -- IMMEDIATE HIRE (#8331)

Capital City Public Charter School

Washington, District of Columbia ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3730192
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 5, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Why teach at Capital City?
•Work hard and achieve results, together! At Capital City, teachers work on collaborative teams that grapple with challenges, celebrate successes, and support and learn from one another.
•Diversity, equity, and inclusion aren’t just buzzwords. We believe the diversity of our staff and the students we serve is our greatest asset. We take seriously the responsibility to achieve equity for our students and build a culture where staff engage in dialogue about race and work to build an inclusive culture.
•Invest in your own learning. Capital City prioritizes the professional growth and learning of our teachers through weekly internal professional development and opportunities to learn from experts around the country. Campus and school-wide leadership opportunities are available for teachers who want them.
•Make your classroom and curriculum your own. Our teachers value the autonomy they have at Capital City to design a curriculum that is dynamic, personal and exciting. There is a culture of innovation that is supported by Principals and Instructional Coaches.

High School Senior Expedition/Capstone Teachers at Capital City:

Capital City is looking for a dedicated and talented High School Expedition Teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. Experience with teaching AP Capstone or IB Writing is preferred.

The many and varied responsibilities of high school teachers at Capital City include:

· Planning/teaching daily classes for 60-85 students taught in five periods per day (class size 12-20 students).
· Utilizing a workshop model to differentiate instruction and promote student engagement
· Developing learning expeditions, curriculum, and projects
· Regularly assessing student progress and using data to plan for instruction
· Meeting and planning at least weekly with a grade-level team
· Serving as an advisor to 12-13 students that involves leading a daily advisory, helping to develop the social curriculum, supporting advisees with college planning and regularly communicating with parents
· Collaborating with staff and students to implement consistent structures and develop traditions at our school
· Supporting students with completing their Senior Expedition Graduation requirements
· Attending a summer institute and weekly professional development sessions
· Completing narrative progress reports
· Certification to teach AP English/Writing/Capstone courses is highly desired
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Middle Grades
  • Location Description

    Capital City was founded in 2000 and now serves 993 students in grades PK-12. In 2012, the entire school relocated to a newly renovated single campus in Ward 4. Capital City has been a model for school reform in the District. The school implements the EL Education model (www.elschools.org). Through this model teachers craft expeditions that incorporate projects, research, fieldwork, and service to support students in meeting rigorous standards. Capital City’s program also emphasizes a strong social curriculum, a commitment to diversity, a strong inclusion model and the integration of arts into the curriculum. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Capital City Public Charter School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Capital City seeks to employ experienced, credentialed teachers. Ideal candidates have a Master’s degree and 2+ years of full-time teaching experience.

      This position is subject to the DC Mayor's Order 2021-109, requiring all adults regularly in schools to be vaccinated for Covid-19.

      Minimum required qualifications: At least two of the following:
      •Masters degree in education or field of instruction
      •2+ years of full-time teaching experience
      •Standard teaching certification
      •Secondary teachers must also have an undergraduate or graduate major in their field of instruction OR have passed the required Praxis II exam for their discipline.
      •Experience with teaching AP Capstone or IB Writing is preferred.

      Additionally strong candidates have:
      •A commitment to meeting the needs of a diverse population
      •Experience working in urban environments
      •Strong knowledge of pedagogy and experience teaching in a constructivist way
      •Proven ability to work as a member of a team
      •Strong leadership capabilities
      •A commitment to their own learning.

      In addition to the above requirements, teachers must meet the requirements of all hires at Capital City including a criminal background check and a negative TB test.
    • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • CCPCS Jobs
    • 100 Peabody Street NW
    • Washington, District of Columbia 20011

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