Upper Elementary Project Based Learning Teacher

Location
Wilson, Arkansas
Salary
50,000
Posted
Jun 07, 2019
Job Type
Full-Time

The recently founded Delta School is looking for an Upper Elementary teacher. (grades 3-5)

We Seek: Innovators who can lead and support our students and embrace our program.

What we will provide for you:

  • Training in project based learning and Human Centered Design
  • An ample budget to accommodate your project needs
  • Time to plan, construct and project before taking on students of your own
  • Rent free Housing for the first year
  • Help with moving expenses
  • Health Insurance
  • Retirement contributions
  • An exciting and intentional learning community that supports your creativity
  • A competitive salary
  • A voice in our developing program

Qualifications: 

May have varied professional experience, may have expertise from in classroom settings or outside of schools. Former entrepreneurs encouraged, having demonstrated ability to independently develop professional connections and skills. Interest and strengths in research, innovative learning, engineering, Maker’s Movement, Gardening, or Design Thinking a plus. Strong desire to research.

As an Elementary teacher you will:

  • Plan a program that helps each student achieve learning objectives and curriculum goals utilizing Project Based Learning and The Stanford Design Process
  • Prepare lesson materials and resources using the design process and Project based learning
  • Participate in extensive and ongoing project based learning and Human Systems Design training
  • Adapt standard teaching methods to meet different student needs and interests
  • Create a positive and appropriate classroom environment that is conducive to learning
  • Develop and implement a suitable classroom management system.
  • Establish and effect rules for acceptable behavior
  • Apply and follow up on approved disciplinary interventions
  • Make referrals for assistance where necessary
  • Observe, evaluate and record children's social and academic progress
  • Provide constructive feedback to parents, guardians and administration
  • Plan and order classroom equipment and supplies
  • Ensure equipment and facilities are clean and safe
  • Collaborate with other staff members to promote the general health of the school
  • Perform required administrative duties including attending staff meetings
  • Uphold the school code of conduct and all school policies, rules and procedures in a supportive and positive manner

Key Competencies

  • Communication skills
  • Creativity
  • Planning and organizing
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Judgment
  • Patience
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Creativity
  • Team member

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in elementary education or equivalent
  • Knowledge of social constructivism, the Reggio Approach, project based learning or Montessori education
  • Previous teaching experience preferred
  • Understanding and proficiency in relevant technology
  • Knowledge of current educational and instructional methodologies and techniques
  • Knowledge of theories and practices of child development

The Delta School strives to create a school and working environment that is affirming and inclusive. The Delta School respects and values its diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of differences in age, ethnicity, family structure, national origin, physical attributes, race, religion, sexual orientation or socioeconomic background.

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