3 May 2019

Contract High School AP World History Teacher (19-20)

Intrepid College Preparatory, Inc. – Posted by mhoward@intrepidcollegeprep.orgAnywhere

Job Description

Intrepid College Prep is a growing network of free, open-enrollment, high-performing public charter schools committed to preparing scholars to excel in selective colleges, earn professional opportunities, and graduate as financially literate professionals and positive leaders.  Our Blue Chip Team currently educates nearly 700 students across two schools – Opportunity Academy, serving students in grades 5-8 and Independence Academy, serving students in grades 9-11 in 2019-2020.

Intrepid College Prep achieves remarkable academic growth for all scholars through our commitment to high expectations and high-quality support. During the 2017-2018 school year, Intrepid earned a level 5 growth score as measured by the Tennessee Value- Added Assessment System and was distinguished as a Reward School by the Tennessee Department of Education. This is a particularly notable achievement as we serve one of the highest English Language Learner populations among Metro Nashville Public Schools.

Our work grows scholars academically, financially, and socially – providing the skill sets needed to be game changing leaders in every facet of the future.  Intrepid alumni will transform college campuses and the work force, raising expectations for academic excellence, financial acumen and ethical leadership.

Teach AP World History at Independence Academy

Independence Academy provides a liberal arts education, including the study of national and global histories and cultures. In AP World History students investigate significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in six historical periods from approximately 8000 B.C.E. to the present. Students develop and use the same skills, practices, and methods employed by historians: analyzing primary and secondary sources; developing historical arguments; making historical comparisons; and utilizing reasoning about contextualization, causation, and continuity and change over time. The course provides five themes that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places: interaction between humans and the environment; development and interaction of cultures; state building, expansion, and conflict; creation, expansion, and interaction of economic systems; and development and transformation of social structures.

Eligibility Requirements

Tennessee Certification in the appropriate content area, with track record of data-driven achievement.

AP World History Teacher Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lay the foundation for the development of our World History curriculum.
  • Collaborate with leaders and teachers over expanded summer professional development to create rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum including scope and sequence, long-term plan, unit plans.
  • Collaborate weekly with leaders and teachers to develop interim, midterm, and final assessments.
  • Share teaching strategies, visit peer classrooms and analyze academic achievement data daily to develop best practice pedagogy.
  • Demonstrated experience or willingness to engage in a community where teaching is public (i.e. engaging in classroom visits, publication and critique of curriculum, observation and feedback cycles).
  • Work with our ELL and Reading Specialists to support tremendous academic growth for ELL students and readers.
  • Collaborate with Scholar Support Team weekly to develop a plan to meet the needs of all learners.
  • Serve as a House Advisor for 10-12 students, including developing relationships with families, monitoring each student’s academic progress and fulfillment of requirements in the Pre-Collegiate Training program.
  • Availability to participate in after school and Saturday tutoring programs.
  • Availability and willingness to engage in a limited number of evening/weekend student recruitment and parent outreach events.
  • Have structured planning time (minimum of 100 minutes) built into the school day to plan the highest quality lessons.

Successful AP World History teacher candidates possess the following characteristics:

  • Intelligent, committed, gritty educators ready for challenge and the dogged pursuit of academic excellence.
  • Dedication to educational success for students of color and low-income youth.
  • Demonstrated evidence of the ability to reflect and articulate the lessons learned from past experience.
  • Demonstrated evidence of strong content knowledge in United States history and explain the importance of United States history in a well-rounded high school education.
  • Experience with or demonstrated desire in leading Socratic Seminars and utilizing the Harkness Method.
  • Demonstrated ability to formulate higher-order, open-ended questions to lead students in scholarly conversation.
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate the criteria for exemplary student work.
  • Demonstrated ability to help students overcome conceptual difficulties in a specific content area.
  • Demonstrated evidence of excellent classroom management skills and ability to cultivate a rigorous classroom climate.
  • Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred, but not required.
  • Highest commitment to improving curriculum and instruction through collaboration, best practices, regular assessment and data analysis
  • Effective communication skills with students, parents, and colleagues
  • Holds a B.A./B.S. degree with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0
  • Degree in subject area intended to teach (preferred)
  • Speaks Spanish or has experience working with bilingual students (preferred)
  • Belief in and alignment with Intrepid College Prep’s core beliefs and educational philosophy are non-negotiable.

The position will begin in July 2019.

Compensation

We offer a generous compensation package.  All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies. Compensation is highly competitive; teachers are eligible to participate in the MNPS Retirement System.

Commitment to Diversity

Intrepid College Prep is an equal opportunity employer. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

Please note that later stages of the application require a phone screen and video submission. For more information, contact our Hiring Team at bluechipcareers@intrepidcollegeprep.org.

How to Apply

To apply, submit your resume through our career site here.

Job Categories: Social Studies. Job Types: Contract. Job Tags: Advanced Placement, history, Secondary Social Studies, social studies, Teaching History, and world history. Job expires in 45 days.

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