Jun 26, 2020

Computer Science Teacher (SY20-21)

  • TrulyHired
  • Boston, MA, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description

School Description
Dearborn STEM Academy is a Boston Public School and BPE Teaching Academy serving grades 6-12. Our students are being prepared to graduate with the necessary skills required for college and career success. The school bridges rigorous academics with career readiness, and leverages Boston's unique position in higher education and industry to provide students with access to authentic real world experiences, while cultivating critical thinking and communications skills.

Dearborn is a part of a PreK-12 neighborhood school pathway that includes the Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School (PreK-5). Our schools serve as training sites for aspiring teachers participating in the Boston Teacher Residency. In addition, the school is home to a full inclusion Emotional Impairment program and a Cape Verdean Creole SEI and SLIFE program. All of our students participate in intentionally designed STEM exposure, exploration, and engagement experiences in grades 6-12. All staff work collaboratively to enact ambitious teaching and learning in service of student achievement goals.

We are currently seeking a computer science educator.

Dearborn Principles of Instruction. Our core beliefs about good teaching are:
1) The measure of good teaching is student learning.
2) Good teaching requires knowledge of content, knowledge of how students typically learn and interact with particular content, and setting of clear instructional goals.
3) Teachers must treat all students as sense-makers.
4) Teachers must know all students as individuals and as learners.
5) Teachers must design instruction for all students to do complex thinking and academic work.
6) Teachers must enter into collaborative relationships with families and communities in service of student learning.

Responsibilities:
Professional Climate & Culture
-Promote a culture of excellence, characterized by high levels of transparency, shared responsibility, collaboration, organization, and efficiency.
-Serve as a collaborating mentor to residents in a yearlong apprenticeship as they work to develop their craft and engage in the process of becoming outstanding classroom teachers.
-Demonstrate deep commitment to professional learning and participate actively in the design and implementation of professional development that is focused on driving exceptional outcomes for students.
-Work under the guidance of the leadership team, including Directors of Instruction, on curriculum, instruction, assessment, and using data to inform practice.

Student Achievement & Character Development
-Set and hold students to extremely high academic standards; ensure that each student achieves a minimum of one year of academic progress per school year.
-Teach with the mindset of preparing students to attend and complete a four-year college degree. Identify intellectual, physical, social, and emotional needs affecting students' success in school, and take steps to collaboratively create a plan to address student needs.
-Discuss, celebrate, and reinforce character, the habits of mind and the development of social-emotional skills.

Core Instructional Excellence
-Place student thinking at the center of teaching practice by guiding students to refine and communicate their reasoning and respond constructively to the reasoning of others.
-Demonstrate and continue to develop strong content knowledge. Model responses and provide visual anchors; lead students through guided and independent practice.
-Meet needs of a range of learners, providing extra support, enrichment, or variation of work.
-Weave language acquisition, reading, and writing throughout the content.

Classroom Culture
-Create a welcoming environment where every student matters and participates.
-Establish classroom norms and routines that foster civility, mutual respect and provide for equitable participation in classroom discourse.
-Design classroom space that reflects high expectations for teaching and for learning, is reflective of student achievement and work, and provides learning resources that are co-created by teachers and students.

Planning and Data Analysis
-Work collaboratively in a team of teachers to develop and track specific and ambitious yet attainable goals for each student.
-Evaluate student performance on established scoring rubrics that measure either academic growth or mastery of content objectives.
-Use data from assessments, quizzes and informal assessments to evaluate student understanding and inform instructional practice and decisions.

Student, Family, and Community Relationships
-Communicate in a positive, engaging, and meaningful way with students, families, and colleagues. Invest parents and families in their children's academic success and the creation of high expectations for student achievement through regular communication of successes and challenges.
-Create opportunities for families to share what they know about their students and also provide feedback, concerns, and questions. -Generate authentic opportunities to engage the community and families with the school so that rich learning environments and holistic services are provided for students.

Qualifications:
-A valid Massachusetts certification in the appropriate content area and grade by the first day of school; additional licensure in ESL and SPED strongly preferred.
-SEI endorsement required.
-Minimum of three years teaching in an urban public school with a record of high student achievement (preferred).
-Ability to teach a wide range of student skill, ability, and developmental levels in mixed-grade setting. Strong instructional and classroom management skills
-Demonstrated mastery of and enthusiasm for subject matter
-Unyielding commitment to continuous learning and development Believer in growth mind-set and enthusiastic to reflect and grow as a teacher via coaching and feedback.
-Current authorization to work in the United States - Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment.

Compensation: Dearborn teachers are compensated in accordance with the terms of the BPS/BTU Salary Scale. Generous benefits package is detailed in the BPS/BTU Collective Bargaining Agreement.

The Dearborn STEM Academy, a BPS/BPE School, is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.

To Apply: Please apply through BPE Careers page: www.bpe.org/bpe/careers
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
Job Categories: Career Education > Computer Science
Classroom Teacher > Computer Science
Welcome to Dearborn STEM Academy!
Dearborn STEM Academy is a Boston Public School and BPE Teaching Academy serving grades 6-12. We are committed to preparing students to successfully enter the 21st century global workforce. The school bridges rigorous academics with career readiness, and leverages Boston's unique position in higher education and industry to provide students with access to authentic real world experiences, while cultivating critical thinking and communications skills. Dearborn is a part of a PreK-12 neighborhood school pathway that includes the Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School (PreK-5). Our schools serve as training sites for aspiring teachers participating in the Boston Teacher Residency. All staff work collaboratively to enact ambitious teaching and learning in service of student achievement goals. Learn more about us...

Equal Opportunity Employer
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Job Requirements
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
Contact Information
  • Emily Harris, Director of Talent
  • 550 Dudley St
  • Boston, Massachusetts 02119

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