Feb 26, 2020
Description Position at IDEA Public Schools At IDEA Public Schools, we believe in college for ALL and we are committed to ensuring that all of our students graduate from college. IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States sending 100% of our students to college. 58% of our students graduate from college in 6 years - that's 8 times the national rate for students in our communities! IDEA was founded in 2000 as a single school with 150 students in the Rio Grande Valley. When interest exceeded building capacity, to meet the demands, IDEA's co-founders committed to serving more students in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and beyond. We now serve nearly 45,000 students across Texas and Louisiana. By 2022, IDEA will serve 100,000 students. Be on the lookout for IDEA schools opening near you-with continued growth in our current regions and new launches in Tarrant County (Fort Worth/Arlington), New Orleans, Houston (2020), Permian Basin (2020), and Tampa Bay (2021)! When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality. To learn more about IDEA, check out this video . Role Mission The mission of the Secondary Science Curriculum Manager is to design and manage a national science curriculum for Pre-AP and AP Physics and Chemistry at IDEA Public Schools. Working in a high- performing, rapidly expanding , and geographically dispersed charter network, the Curriculum Manager will create and manage the implementation of a comprehensive, user- friendly, research-based and aligned curriculum . Additionally, the Curriculum Manager will implement a teacher support system to drive teacher effectiveness and student results. Accountabilities: Create a suite of Science curriculum products, including a year-long plan, unit plans and instructional resources for Pre-AP / AP Physics and Chemistry , aligned to College Board CEDs , that the district achieves established student achievement goals. Design and post curriculum materials so that 95% of materials are posted according to curriculum "drop" dates (typically 5 weeks ahead of tier one classroom instruction) Align the curriculum to CB standards, while providing clear crosswalks for each of the states implementing (Texas, Louisiana, Florida and Ohio). Design, develop and deliver reliable and aligned assessments by posted bundle drop deadlines. C reate, refine, and edit mid- unit , end- of - unit , semester , and final assessments so that they are completed and administered with less than 3 errors. Design, create , and deliver high- quality and aligned assessments that are posted and visible by the bundle drop deadlines Deliver assessment documents and support materials so they are reviewed with Student Performance & Advocacy Team before posted deadlines Review assessment data with national and regional teams to inform instruction Conduct weekly assessment data analyses to provide curricular and instructional direction for all teachers, campus leaders, and district leaders Manage, support, and coach Course Leaders to design and deliver district trainings to improve all teachers' instructional practices so that 90% of participants rate trainings a 4 or higher out of 5 on the training survey . Rec ruit and develop Course Leaders for managed grade levels across all IDEA regions Coach Course Leaders on effective professional development planning and facilitation Evaluate Course Leader effectiveness using established criteria in order to make informed decisions regarding placement and role tenure Design and facilitate the delivery of New Teacher Institute Sessions to increase student achievement in novice teacher classrooms in 2020-2021. Work with cross-functional teams to create a robust teacher onboarding program during New Teacher Institute to increase new teacher effectiveness in the implementation of the district curriculum so that student achievement on Semester 1 Exam in new teachers' classrooms trends 5% higher than in previous years , where applicable. Design an effective training sequence so that 90% of participants rate New Teacher Institute a 4 or higher out of 5 on the training survey Design ongoing quality professional development sessions aimed at improving instructional practices and coach facilitators to deliver sessions so that 90% of participants rate sessions 4 or higher out of 5 on exit surveys. Design district-wide program trainings to build awareness of Science initiatives, state and national requirements, or other pertinent updates and best practices Lead quarterly C ourse C ollaboration preparation sessions during Course Leader Institute s Facilitate C ourse C ollaboration and other teacher/leader sessions when necessary. 6 . Work on a distributed team where much of the work is completed remotely. Attend and actively participate in weekly team meetings and monthly strategy meetings Provide feedback to colleagues and work collaboratively with other members of the Science team, members of the larger Program Team, and across multi-functioning HQ teams Travel approximately once a month for site visits and collaborative team workshops Conduct weekly campus observations within the region of residence 7 . Live values of IDEA Believes in and is committed to our mission: A ll students are capable of going to and through college Is driven by outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes Embodies IDEA's core values Competencies: Mission Focus - Focuses on IDEA's core purpose of getting all students into college , with a particular focus on designing an academic program that achieves that goal Record of Results - Holds high expectations for self and others to achieve and surpass intended goals Problem Solving - Able to synthesize, analyze, and prioritize data and opportunities to develop strategies for achieving quantifiable goals, with a particular focus on student achievement data Communication - E ffectively conveys information using a variety of channels and techniques Continuous Improvement - Proactively identifies opportunities to improve and consistently reflects on past actions to guide future decisions Qualifications: Education: Bachelor's degree required; Master ' s degree or advanced degree preferred ; Educator Certification Experience: A minimum of three years teaching experience in AP Physics and/or Chemistry (AP Chemistry preferred) . A strong record of student achievement results as a teacher and , if applicable, administrator Experience designing assessments and curriculum products in Science ; system-wide experience preferred Knowledge and Skills: Knowledge of College Board Physics and Chemistry CEDs required. Knowledge of NMSI (National Math and Science Initiative) resources and supports strongly preferred. Knowledge of the specific Texas, Louisiana and/or Florida standards preferred. A bility to design curriculum & assessments aligned to College Board . Extensive experience designing and facilitating teacher-facing training. Knowledge of effective, research-based instructional practices Compensation: Salaries for people entering this role typically fall between $ 67 ,000 and $ 82 ,000 commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications. This role is also eligible for a performance bonus based on individual and organizational performance and goal attainment. IDEA Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the organization's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact IDEA Human Resources at (956) 377-8000.
IDEA Public Schools Weslaco, TX, USA Full-time