K-12 Agriculture/Life Science Teacher
Project Impact STEM Academy •Southwest / Boise •Classroom Teacher •Not Applicable •Full Time •Apply no later than 4/7/2023•Posted 1D ago
About this job
Our school supports Agriculture education K-12. We are currently seeing a candidate that is interested in developing a K-12 program of agriculture education.
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.
Programs being implemented within our K-8 Ag classes include content from the Idaho Farm Bureau Foundation, 4-H, Ag in the Classroom, and other sources. Our 9-12 Ag classes include CASE agriculture curriculum, integrating scientific probeware, drones, etc.
Pi STEM Learning Environment:Teaching at Pi STEM is unlike teaching in a traditional environment. By design, our school is made up of small communities where every student is known. Our teachers know the individual strengths and growth areas for each student. We empower students to own their learning.
Pi STEM teachers do not see themselves as disseminators of knowledge but instead as facilitators and coaches to their students. When teachers are planning their lessons they 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.
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:
● Current Idaho CTE Teaching Certificate in any one of the following (Agriculture Production, Agriculture Science & Technology, Agriculture Leadership, Agribusiness, Natural Resource Management) OR the ability to get an Idaho CTE Teaching Certificate in any of the above areas through the agriculture industry experience and a degree in the sciences that would provide for the opportunity to apply for CTE certification in Agriculture. Note: A Biology/Life Science Certified candidate could also be certified in CTE Agriculture Sciences.
● Experience or willingness to engage in Grant Writing is a plus.
● Interest in curriculum writing is a plus.
● Interest in and experience with technology including coding is a plus.
● 3+ years of teaching experience is a plus.
● Clear health and background check
Who You Are:
You maintain high expectations for all students and believe all students can find success in school, college, and life.
You are 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 are 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 are 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 sharing successes'.
You use data to track and provide updates on student achievement to faculty, directors, and families.
An offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of a background check.
TO APPLY PLEASE SUBMIT: Cover Letter, Resume, and answer to questions found at https://www.pistem.org/join-our-team.html .Job Types: Full-time
ContractPay: $40,742.00 - $63,000.00 per year (will adjust up with new career ladder adoption later this spring)
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