8th grade ELA Pre-AP Teacher - IDEA College Prep Pflugerville (20-21)

Location
Pflugerville, TX, United States
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 19, 2019
Ref
2019-398
Description
Position at IDEA Public Schools

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 (2021), 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 .

About our region:

Austin is a vibrant city filled with a rich cultural heritage and is ranked as the #1 Best Place to Live for the second year in a row by U.S. News & World Report. The city of Austin is the state capital and holds the ranking as the 11 th largest city in the United States. Currently, Austin is home to 10 of IDEA's schools and serves nearly 5,000 students at campuses in Austin, Kyle, and Pflugerville.

In a city that is a hub for knowledge, IDEA is working to support the community through education, which is the single most effective anti-poverty strategy we possess as a nation. This is why we focus on AP courses for all students, college acceptance, and matriculation. Only 1 in 8 Austin students graduate college ready. Changing this statistic is part of the promise IDEA makes to current and incoming students. Our goal is to add 16 more schools over the next 4 years, including IDEA's first health professions school, in support of our mission of college for all, positioning us to serve approximately 13,000 students by 2022.



Role Mission:

IDEA ELA teachers are responsible for the increasing student achievement and mastery of grade level content. ELA teachers deliver pre-AP instruction that provides students the knowledge and skills needed to access AP & HS level ELA curriculum. Teachers are tasked with delivering quality instruction and supports that facilitate student learning and comprehension, playing a critical role in students' path to and through college. Reading is state assessed in Texas for grades 6 th , 7 th and 8 th grades. Writing is state assessed in 7 th grade.

Responsibilities:
  • Implement state learning standards and IDEA curricula and assessments to meet ambitious academic expectations
  • L earn, master, and deliver content and grade level curriculum, core content objectives , and texts
  • Submit weekly lesson plans two weeks in advance for feedback
  • Implement formal and informal assessments to track each individual student's pro gress and learning needs, adjust lesson plans accordingly and update gradebook weekly
  • Communicate students' progress with student and family on a weekly basis
  • Effective facilitation and personal use of technology as a communication and educational tool to improve student achievement and manage work related tasks.
  • Implement a clear and consistent behavior management system that aligns to campus- wide initiatives while developing students' character and sense of community in the classroom
  • Help shape and develop a school wide culture that fosters a productive and enthusiastic learning environment for each student
  • Establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship with students and families based on trust, understanding and respectfor the communities in which they identify.
  • Host necessary tutoring sessions to meet all students' needs
  • Participate in weekly manager check-ins, grade-level meetings, before and after-school duties, and school wide meetings and functions
  • Engage in summer and year-long district, school and personal learning and development
  • Minimum of 40+ hours spent at school per week



We look for Team and Family who embody the followingvaluesand characteristics:
  • Believes and is committed to our missionand being an agent of change: that all students are capable of getting to and through college
  • Has demonstrated effectiveoutcomes 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
  • Works with urgency and purpose to drive student outcomes
  • 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
  • We believe in education asa professionand hold ourselves to high level of conduct, professionalism and behaviors as models for our colleagues and students.



Qualifications:
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year educational institution
  • Experience: Experience in a classroom setting preferred
  • Licenses or Certifications: State certification preferred but not required



Knowledge and Skills:
  • Aligned or relevant coursework that indicates experience or exposure to the ELA c ontent
  • Knowledge of core academic subject assigned and ability to pass a grade level aligned IDEA content assessment
  • Basic k nowle dge of curricula and instructional practices or implementation
  • Ability to instruct students and manage student behavior
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to adjust and adapt to a multitude of situations in the school environment



Compensation:
  • Salaries for this role typically fall between $50,050 for first year teachers .
  • This role is also eligible for various stipend opportunities and incentives through our Teacher Career Pathway Program.


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.

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