Teacher World Studies Teacher
This position could include: Middle School World Studies, High School History, High School Geography, US History, World History, Civics, Government, Chicano Studies
STRIVE Prep is a Denver-based community of public charter schools that challenges every student to strive for college and thrive throughout life by helping them to discover and develop the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to succeed in college and beyond.
Our inclusive and transformative community seeks World Studies Teachers for the 2020-2021 school year.
Objective: STRIVE Prep Middle School World Studies Teachers will create exceptional outcomes and opportunities for students by providing high-quality, rigorous and engaging instruction.
We seek dedicated educators that live STRIVE Prep’s core values every day:
Core Beliefs – Achievement
- Commitment 1: I commit to celebrating academic and personal success for all.
- Commitment 2: I commit to holding myself and others accountable to high expectations.
- Commitment 3: I commit to bringing passion and joy to my work.
Core Beliefs – Justice
- Commitment 1: I commit to intentionally disrupt inequity, bias, and systems of oppression.
- Commitment 2: I commit to creating an environment of safe body, mind, and heart.
- Commitment 3: I commit to building a community where each person can bring their full, authentic self.
- Commitment 1: I commit to the belief that we grow and get smarter through effort and by making mistakes.
- Commitment 2: I commit to showing up Con Ganas, where we never give up even when the work is hard.
- Commitment 3: I commit to showing up with integrity and doing the right thing even when the road is tough.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Analyze student assessment data and use network-aligned unit and interim assessments to track student growth.
- Build and revise curriculum to best meet the needs of students.
- Provide fair, accurate, and constructive feedback to students on their progress.
- Collaborate with other teachers, school leaders, curriculum specialists, and the special education team to ensure that instruction is always meeting the needs of all learners.
- Plan and teach one section of Reader’s Workshop or a specific intervention course (Math, ELA, or ELD).
- Submit lesson-plans on a weekly basis.
- Establish systems and routines in order to create a safe, purposeful and welcoming classroom environment.
- Communicate regularly and often with families to both solicit their input and share student social and academic progress.
- Provide supervision of students during a daily break or lunch duty.
- Lead a student advisory at the beginning and end of each school day, and serve as the main point of contact and advocate for students in your advisory.
- Assist in planning and support of school-wide events including community/morning meetings, dances, and field trips.
- Participate in STRIVE Prep’s Summer Training Institute in July as well as professional development throughout the school year.
- Attend and participate in weekly staff and/or grade level meetings.
- Participate in regular instructional coaching meetings.
- Bachelor of Arts or Sciences degree
- Achieve Qualified Teacher status (teacher’s license not required) within six weeks of starting through one of the following channels outlined by the Colorado Department of Education:
- A valid Colorado Teacher License in the applicable endorsement area;
- Sufficient college coursework (or degree in content area);
- Passing score for the applicable Praxis ii or Colorado PLACE exam.
- Read more about the available pathways to becoming a Qualified Social Studies Teacher.
In addition, we strongly prefer the following:
- Speaks Spanish and/or has experience working with English Learners
- Demonstrated success working with students of color
What We Offer Our Network Staff:
- Competitive compensation package.
- Annual performance-based raises.
- Participation in the Colorado PERA retirement program, including a PERA 401k contribution option.
- Funding of 100 percent of individual medical benefits and a wide range of insurance plans.
- Approximately eight weeks of summer vacation, approximately four weeks of school holidays and vacations, and eight days of paid time off annually.
Join This Movement:
STRIVE Prep educators inspire and encourage our students to think critically, communicate clearly, and collaborate openly, both in and outside of the classroom. By bringing together challenging academics with celebration and joy, we fuel a sense of curiosity, creativity and lifelong possibility in our students and our teachers. No matter where you join us in your career, we welcome our teachers to help make STRIVE Prep a place where everyone in our community can STRIVE and THRIVE.
Equity and Inclusion
STRIVE Prep works to make a college preparatory education for all students in our community the norm, rather than the exception. We must challenge ourselves as educators on what it means to serve all students, families and each other through a lens of Dignity for All, all the time. To us, Dignity for All means honoring and respecting the rich diversity of who we are and the unique gifts and talents that each of us bring. To achieve this we are committed to building and sustaining a diverse team by maintaining hiring and recruiting processes that are free from bias and seek to provide each candidate with a unique and equitable opportunity for employment.