Science Teacher (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)Posted by: Partnership for Los Angeles Schools
Posted date: 11/05/2013
Location: Los Angeles, CA
The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools is hiring Science teachers!
The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools has openings in Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) and we are seeking highly qualified teachers that have a strong belief in dramatically transforming teaching and learning for all students.
Are you a credentialed teacher with the following priorities?
- Passionate about accelerating student achievement for Los Angeles’ highest-need populations
- Unrelenting desire to improve your teaching practice by engaging in self-reflection and being open to feedback
- Willing and able to use various forms of student data to inform your instructional choices
- Excellence in all areas of work: a clear communicator, thorough planner, an efficient problem solver
- Cultivation of positive, supportive relationships with students, families, and colleagues
If you meet the above criteria, are mission driven, and believe you can make a difference in the lives of students through effective teaching and learning practices, we encourage you to apply.
Credentialed, driven teachers are needed to begin teaching assignments in Partnership schools immediately. All Partnership schools are on traditional calendars.
The Partnership for LA Schools is a non‐profit organization focused on turning around LA’s lowest performing public schools and on piloting innovations that can be scaled across the Los Angeles Unified School District, (LAUSD). Launched in 2008, the Partnership is a collaboration of LAUSD, the City of Los Angeles and the philanthropic sector, and today it serves 16,000 students across 17 campuses in Watts, Boyle Heights and South LA. The Partnership is the same size as the Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and Malibu school districts combined, and is one of the largest public school turnaround initiatives in the nation. Last year, the Partnership schools outperformed the district and state in every subject area covered by the California Standards Tests, (CSTs). Moreover, the Partnership was the # 1 improving mid‐ to large‐size school district in the state last year, the year before that, and over the last five years according to the Academic Performance Index, (API).
To learn more about the Partnership please visit our website at: www.PartnershipLA.org.
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES & QUALIFICATIONS
- Design standards based activities that engage students in cognitively challenging work
- Plan lessons that use resources that will promote high levels of learning and student engagement
- Build relationships with staff and parents
- Create a classroom culture that reflects clear and high expectations for students.
- Support a classroom environment that is safe and supportive where risk-taking is encouraged
- Diagnose the needs of individual students and determine instructional objectives which will best prepare students to meet their identified needs
- Use appropriate assessment techniques to ascertain degree of student success in achieving objectives
- Provide activities through which students may develop attitudes, work habits, and personal qualifications essential to effective learning
- Maintain proper control and a suitable learning environment in assigned classes and cooperate with the school administration and staff in providing such control and environment in buildings and on the grounds
- Experience working with students with diverse needs
- Evidence of proven successful pedagogy
- Ability to be a team player with all stakeholder groups: teachers, parents and school staff
- Ability to work independently and with grade level and department chairs
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS (must be met on or before the filing deadline)
- Valid California Teaching Credential in Science
- “Meets Standards” performance rating
- Must have NOT received any Notice of Unsatisfactory in any section of evaluation at any point of teaching career
- Ability to modify instruction to meet student needs and to assess students' progress in a variety of ways
- Ability to cooperate with the school faculty and administration in the development of an articulated program of instruction
- Ability to work effectively with students, parents, District personnel and community representatives in providing a suitable educational program.
- Understanding of the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional growth patterns of students
Health Physical and mental fitness to engage in teaching service as certified by a licensed physician and surgeon or medical officer pursuant to Education Code Section 44839 and evidence of freedom from active tuberculosis pursuant to Education Code Section 49406.
A California credential or credential combination authorizing teaching service in the area and at the level of this class description must be in force and on file in the Office of the Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools.
For complete credential requirements please refer to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing at one of the following links:
California prepared candidates: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets /cl560c.pdf
Out-of –state prepared candidates: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl560.pdf
Out-of-country prepared candidates: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl870.p df
Compensation is based on LAUSD’s Teacher Salary Table-
Teachers hired will be employed through the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and will be rated in based on years of experience. Selected candidates will earn seniority right to a teaching classification based on processing status.
For detailed information about teacher salaries, log onto: http://certificated.lausd.k12.ca.us/Research/documents/salarytabl es/ttable. pdf
Please visit www.partnershipla.org/Careers and click on “Start an application for employment” or directly visit https://www.applitrack.com/partnershipla/onlineapp/_ application.aspx?posjobcodes=135&posfirs tchoice=high%20school%20teaching&posspec ialty=science%20-%20general
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For more information, check out our website at www.partnershipla.org contact us at the above email address, or call (213) 201-2000 ext. 248.