You will be expected to plan and deliver instruction aligned with recognized standards for middle school-level world languages and assess students mastery of the standards outlined for each. Helping students develop the skills and strategies to start on the pathway toward being effective and culturally literate readers, writers, listeners and speakers of Spanish is what matters most. We expect you to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of our diverse student body.As a staff member you will support a crew, similar to an advisory, of about 12 students. You will work with the crew leader to mentor/advocate for each student in your crew — like their McAuliffe parent away from home.
You’ll engage them in team building activities, facilitate social-emotional learning, guide the development of crew and individual goals, and help prepare students for student-led-conferences and final Passages presentations.Candidates with fluency in Portuguese in addition to Spanish will be given preference.TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES** Employ a variety of teaching methodologies that guide students to engage in language and cultural learning, including cooperative learning, use of protocols, simulations, workshops, hands-on projects, and other inquiry-based activities** Employ total participation techniques to engage all scholars in learning during every moment of class** Implement formative and summative assessments to track student progress** Analyze data on student performance to effectively inform instruction** Provide differentiated support including accommodations and modifications to ensure all students are able to meet and exceed standards** Coordinate and participate in day and overnight fieldwork including camping trips** Integrate work with expert professionals during fieldwork, via video conferencing, or in person on-site interview** Participate in ongoing professional development including peer observations** Implement school-wide positive behavioral systems to effectively manage the classroom** Continually communicate with students families regarding performance and progress** Serve as a Crew co-adviser to approximately 12 students, which includes leading a daily advisory, called Crew, supporting advisees and regularly communicating with parents/guardians** Serve as an active member of the McAuliffe community including attending evening celebrations of student learningQUALIFICATIONS** Competence in Spanish. Knowledge of Portuguese highly desirable.** Collaborative mindset. Experience with co-teaching models appreciated.** Detail-oriented.** Strong interpersonal skills; connects with adults and young-adolescents who have diverse interests and backgrounds.** Appreciation for the mission of the school and the Expeditionary Learning (EL) design model — commitment to develop curriculum and implement EL core practices, including in-depth learning expeditions.** Appreciation for the life and mind of the adolescent scholar.** Personal qualities that exemplify the schools emphasis on character development and community.** Teaching experience (ideally in grades 5 through 9) consistent with McAuliffes progressive, constructivist, exploratory and project-based educational philosophy.** Strong subject area background; highly qualified or ready to get qualified; licensed in Massachusetts with relevant content area expertise.** Reader, writer, critical thinker and attentive to current events and opportunities to create curriculum that guides scholars to make sense of the world.** Skillful at using a variety of assessment methods and data to pinpoint students strengths and weaknesses and skillful at applying instructional practices to address diverse learning needs.** Strong interpersonal skills, commitment to teamwork, and readiness to reflect and grow.** Values a collaborative approach to working with a diverse population of children and adults.** Sense of humor and a high level of energy, enthusiasm, flexibility, and spontaneity.** Exemplary organizational skills including ability to prioritize, complete tasks (such as grading) efficiently, keep gradebook up to date, and document lessons, materials, and assessment.MISSIONThe mission of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School is to cultivate within each member of a diverse student body an intense commitment to self and community, the courage and insight to set high standards for academic and personal success, and the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to achieve those standards.ABOUT THE SCHOOLThe Christa McAuliffe Charter School is an EL Education school for 400 scholars in grades 6-8 with a hands-on curriculum that inspires achievement through active learning, character growth, and teamwork. McAuliffe is a community of engaged, motivated learners students and adults alike.
At McAuliffe, students take ownership of their learning, guided by creative, passionate adults who adeptly navigate the ever-present balancing act of challenge and support. A spirit of adventure pervades the school, and the energy is seemingly boundless. McAuliffe is the rare middle school where it really is ok to be yourself. The community values independence and individuality while practicing collaboration, inclusivity, and acceptance.
WHAT IS EL EDUCATION?EL Education (formerly Expeditionary Learning) is a national school transformation organization operating in 165 schools in 30 states and reaching over 45,000 students. EL partners with schools to improve student achievement through an inquiry and project-based approach. EL schools inspire the motivation to learn, engage teachers and students in new levels of focus and effort, and transform schools into places where students and adults become leaders of their own learning.