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High School Chemistry Teacher

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Feb 13,2020

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CalWest's client school, Bridges Academy, is seeking aHIGH SCHOOL CHEMISTRY-INTEGRATED SCIENCE TEACHER. THE HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE POSITION WILL BE COMPRISED OF 3 PRIMARY SECTIONS OF 11TH GRADE CHEMISTRY, ALTERNATING ACROSS 6 FIVE-WEEK COPERNIMESTERS. THIS IS A FULL-TIME POSITION. TO ROUND OUT THE POSITION, FACULTY WILL TYPICALLY BE ASSIGNED AN ADVISORY GROUP, AND/OR ELECTIVE AND/OR AN OPPORTUNITY TO MENTOR/COACH STUDENTS IN THE HIGH SCHOOL YOUNG EXPERT PROGRAM. CLASS SIZES RUN APPROXIMATELY 9-10 STUDENTS PER SECTION. CLASSROOM EXPERIENCE IS HIGHLY PREFERRED. BACKGROUND IN GIFTED AND/OR LD IS PREFERRED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL BE INTERESTED IN DEEPENING THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF TEACHING AND LEARNING AS REQUIRED BY THE NEEDS OF THE 2E POPULATION.nnBridges Academy is a small independent school specializing in the twice exceptional population. (2e) These are students are gifted or above average in ability and/or potential, and also have learning differences. Class sizes run between 8 - 12 students.nnChemistry is a focal point in the four-year integrated science sequence. Teachers work collaboratively, sometimes moving in an out of other classrooms to integrate curriculum and to develop a deeper and shared understanding of the departments goals and approach. Science and math operate in the context of a variation of STEM integration that emphasizes individual enquiry and study.nnPOSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:n* Commit to ongoing professional development in the discipline and in 2e principles and practices. n* Provide a positive environment in which students are encouraged to be actively engaged in the learning process. n* Facilitate activities and projects that incorporate social skills, communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking skills, and the skills of the discipline. n* Identify, select, and modify instructional resources to meet the needs of the 2e students with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and other special needs. n* Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with students, parents, and other professionals on a regular basis. n* Collaborate with administration and peers to enhance the instructional environment. n* Model professional and ethical standards when dealing with students, parents, peers, and community and meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as: meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating, etc. nnSKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:n* Expert level knowledge in their field and competency in related fields. n* Experience in project, problem-based models for gifted and LD. Training will be provided n* Background in gifted and/or learning disabilities is desirable. Training will be provided. n* Capable of facilitating the development of a broad range of skills tracking Blooms taxonomy. Fact/knowledge acquisition, understanding, application, analysis/evaluation and novel organization and use. n* Differentiated methods for developing presentation and writing skills to: improve written work and communication of their ideas; to assist students in finding their voice; and to learn to enjoy and take pride in the process as well as outcome. n* Excellent organizational skills and ability to coordinate multiple tasks and activities n* Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and an ability to keep multiple stakeholder groups, including parents, teachers, staff, and volunteers informed of critical issues, activities and schedules. n* Demonstrate an ability and enthusiasm for promoting the school and its mission to a broad and diverse group of people. nnTo be fully considered for this and all current and anticipated openings, we encourage you to upload your cover letter and resume to our website here: ****************************** (Current CalWest candidates need not apply here. Please email us at *****************************)n_Please note: While we appreciate your interest, due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to respond to all applicants or give individual application status updates; candidates selected for an interview will be notified._,

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