Elementary Teacher (pool)

Project Impact STEM Academy Southwest / Boise Elementary Primary Full Time Apply no later than 8/15/2022Posted 1Y ago

About this job

Job descriptionOur elementary teachers work as a multidisciplinary team and provide support in multidisciplinary instruction, but are able to focus their instruction on a specific content area such as ELA, Math, or STEM education across a three grade-levels, either 4th-6th or 1st-3rd.We are currently seeking (2) elementary teachers, passionate about ELA instruction, using methods embodied by the Science of Reading.At the core of our entire program is our STEM-focused Project-based Learning. All of our teachers help to deliver content focused on a Driving Question. Curriculum materials that have been selected are consistent with our STEM mission. We use Science of Reading focused and Orton-Gillingham based reading materials, including All about Reading readers, Reading Horizon digital support, and Logic of English core curriculum as well as an additional writing program.Pi STEM Learning Environment:Teaching at Pi STEM is unlike teaching in a traditional environment. Our teachers know the individual strengths and growth areas for each student. We empower students to own their learning.By design, our school is made up of small communities where every student is known. Our school is intentionally heterogeneous and reflect the diverse demographics of the community.Pi STEM teachers plan by deeply understanding student data and determining what group and individual supports are needed for their students to move forward on complex projects.This planning requires teachers to consider not only how students are integrating content information into their projects but also how they are applying cognitive skills (e.g. hypothesizing) that stretch across all content areas and the habits of success (e.g. perseverance) that allow them to prepare for the world beyond the classroom.Pi STEM teachers do not see themselves as disseminators of knowledge but instead as facilitators and coaches to their students.We are committed to continual growth at Pi STEM. We Prioritize developing leaders from within and are dedicated to providing professional development opportunities built into the academic year. We equip teachers with the tools necessary to improve their practice and tackle challenging issues.What You Need:• K-8 Elementary Teaching Credential in Idaho or the ability to get Idaho Teaching Credentials• Bachelor’s Degree• Clear health and background check• Elementary teaching experience required.Other Skills that would be helpful:• Experience in implementing Orton-Gillingham-based reading instruction.• Experience with Speech Therapy.Who You Are:• You maintain high expectations for all students and believe all students can find success in school, college, and life.• You’re deeply motivated by the challenge and impact of teaching in working to close achievement gaps.• You are enthusiastic about STEM experiences.• You embrace STEM education as a culture that crosses multiple disciplines.• You facilitate learning experiences, using a variety of methods: project-based learning, direct instruction, small group and individual tasks, formative and summative assessment, direct teacher feedback, public presentation, and more.• You’re passionate about serving as a mentor and advocate for a group of students that you’ll follow year to year.• You thrive in innovative environments and are comfortable with the ambiguity that can come with a dynamic and progressive workplace.• You are a leader and actively participate as a member of weekly faculty meetings.• You’re committed to continuous improvement and have a growth mindset.• You thrive while collaborating and are excited to work with colleagues to maintain the academic integrity of planned lessons and learning experiences for students.• You find positivity in share successes.• You use data to track and provide updates on student achievement to faculty, directors, and familiesAn offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of a background check. Pi STEM is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Pi STEM to afford equal employment and advancement opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, medical condition, or any other classification that is protected under applicable local, state or federal law.TO APPLY PLEASE SUBMIT: Cover Letter and Resume.Job Types: Full-time, ContractPay: $40,800.00 - $63,000.00 per year

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