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15 Mar 2021

Teacher 7th/8th Grade Math Teacher & Crew Lead

Odyssey School of Denver
 Denver, Denver County, Colorado, United States

Job Description

Odyssey School of Denver is a diverse, K-8 Expeditionary Learning (EL) charter school. We believe in teaching students how to learn through a focus on academic achievement, critical thinking, and social responsibility, preparing them for high school and beyond. Our EL curriculum is supported by a robust outdoor Adventure program in which all students and staff participate. The seventh/eighth grade Math Teacher and Crew Lead works with staff and students to design, implement, and support the educational program of the Odyssey School of Denver in a manner that is true to the principles of EL Education and the mission and vision of the school.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Building Crew & Character
    • Build school culture and foster character through practices that bring the community together, promote shared understanding, and encourage all community members to become crew, not passengers
    • Ensure equity and have high expectations by creating and adapting structures to ensure that all students have access to comprehensive and challenging curriculum
  • Planning, Instruction, & Assessment
    • Develop compelling unit and daily math lesson plans while being a critical consumer of curriculum.
    • Consistently use instructional practices that are engaging and promote equity and high expectations through reading and writing across the disciplines, utilizing inquiry-based approaches, and effective instructional practices that make rich content come alive, ensure all students think and participate, and allow the teacher to know all students and their thinking well.
    • Utilize effective assessment practices to analyze student work and evidence of student thinking to understand learning and to shape instruction.
  • Family Communication
    • Make families welcome, know them well, engage them actively in the life of the school, and communicate regularly with them.
    • Make use of effective classroom management practices and communicate challenges and celebrations with parents
  • Professionalism & Responsibilities
    • Participate in a strong professional culture that is sustained via collective leadership and action.
    • Observe and support the Odyssey staff community courtesies and Habits.
    • Work with the Adventure Director to schedule, plan, and support facilitation of two overnight trips per year, as well as a variety of Adventure days throughout the year, and coordinate parent chaperones.
    • Attend and participate in all Staff Council and professional development meetings. Avoid scheduling conferences, medical appointments, etc. during these times.
    • Be prompt for school, meeting and supervision responsibilities

How to Apply

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Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Teacher.