6th Grade Humanities/Crew Lead Teacher

Job description

Is this the right position for you?

Use this list to help you learn about our school and consider this amazing opportunity! If many of your values, experiences, and skills align, we encourage you to apply!

 You are philosophically aligned with Odyssey & EL Education’s Core Practices.

You have experience teaching in either an EL school OR a school with similar tenets. Maybe you are new to the craft of teaching, but our mission and EL’s core practices align with your own beliefs about teaching and learning.  

⬜  You have a passion for Reading, Writing and Humanities.

You love reading and writing, and want to share this passion with students.  You believe that kids need to immersed in rich reading and writing experiences every day, and for a variety of purposes.  You incorporate the common core shifts within you long and short term plans.   You have experience empowering students to identify as readers and writers, so they can develop top-notch reading and writing skills

⬜  You think middle school students are the best!

You have a strong understanding of child development and the reasons for why students act as they sometimes do. You believe that middle school students can do rigorous, collaborative, and high quality work while being their best selves. You value family involvement and have experience working directly with parents/guardians.

⬜  You are a skilled at teaching a diverse group of students.

You believe in inclusive learning environments and have experience working with diverse learners. You believe in the need to hone your instructional practice to maximize the engagement and academic growth of all students.  

⬜  You are skilled at using data to inform instruction and decision-making.

You understand that just because you taught it, doesn’t mean that your students learned it. You have experience reviewing and analyzing formative and summative assessment results and working to build action plans or identify next steps. You also value analyzing other data points to inform decision-making, professional development, and student support processes (e.g. Response to Intervention).

⬜  Your organizational skills rock!

Need to find that set of papers you collected yesterday? No problem!  Need to help a students create and maintain systems to stay on top of their supplies? You have this!  You have systems and structures to keep your own work and thinking organized.

⬜  You create a culture that nurtures the philosophy “Crew Not Passengers.”

You are skilled at building a culture of respect, responsibility, caring & fun.  Your students own the phrase “crew not passengers,” and are committed to collaborating toward quality work and citizenship.   

⬜  You are a tenacious learner.

As much as you love teaching students, you also love learning.  You are ready to stretch yourself, try new things, share ideas, and spread your adventurous nature through the Odyssey community, whether on camping trips, during professional development, or in the classroom.   

 

Overview of Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement two learning expeditions per year aligned with the Odyssey curriculum map and the EL core practices.
  • Design and implement language arts curriculum aligned with the EL core practices and the Common Core State Standards.
  • Develop strong relationships with students, families and staff.  
  • Consistently use instructional practices that are engaging and promote equity and high expectations.
  • Utilize effective assessment practices to understand learning and to shape instruction.
  • Help students understand, reflect on, and take responsibility for their own learning.
  • Work with your teammate, intervention staff & administration to meet needs of ALL students.
  • Communicate effectively with students, parents/guardians and other staff members.
  • Demonstrate and foster a commitment to character through challenging academic work, service, adventure trips and crew.

Requirements

Qualifications

  • Must be highly qualified as defined by NCLB requirements
  • Bachelor's degree

Benefits/Compensation

  • Health benefits (Odyssey covers 80%)
  • Long and Short term Disability Insurance (Odyssey covers in full)
  • Dental Insurance (Odyssey covers in full)
  • School Term: The term of employment consists of approximately 195 working days (as described in the school calendar) between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019. Employment hours will be approximately 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. five days per workweek. Staff business, professional development, adventure and school events may necessitate longer hours.
  • Payday is on the 15th of every month
  • Compensation range:  Depends on Experience