Job Openings MS Science Teacher

About the job MS Science Teacher

Conservatory Lab Charter School seeks diverse teachers who are passionate about Expeditionary Learning, teaching and learning, and El Sistema, music integration, in symphony with colleagues. We seek innovative, collaborative, and community-oriented educators who desire to build a unique culture and improve practice through reflection, professional development, and coaching.

The science teacher will facilitate daily science instruction for students in grades five and six. The science teacher will provide opportunities for students to physically engage with science enabling students to read, write and think like scientists. The ideal candidate is in search of a school that embraces creativity in building engaging, project-based units that connect science to the local community, guiding students to think critically and empowering students to become change agents. The science teacher will work with the grade five-six team to build a supportive learning environment, encouraging shared responsibility and leadership for the school and community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and teach curriculum that is aligned with the academic standards of the school and the State of Massachusetts, as well as Expeditionary Learning practices;
  • Utilize the Massachusetts Science frameworks to develop dynamic units that support a range of learners;
  • Develop assessments in grade level teams that measure progress toward the academic standards;
  • Nurture, maintain, and communicate high academic expectations for all students;
  • Incorporate direct instruction, small group work, projects, and cooperative learning to engage all students;
  • Work in collaboration with support staff to problem solve and identify innovative, practical, and effective differentiation strategies to meet student learning needs and close achievement gaps by linking assessment to instruction;
  • Collaborate with support staff to develop instructional techniques and create classroom environments that align with the School’s curriculum;
  • Identify student needs and partner with support staff in assessing and supporting students’ health, social, and academic improvements;
  • Maintain regular communication with parents/caregivers about student progress
  • Collaborate with other personnel at the school;
  • Articulate school culture, vision, and mission to students and parents;
  • Share responsibility for celebrating grade level and school-wide activities;
  • Build a safe and supportive classroom culture, by teaching and overseeing daily “crew” to support community building and social emotional learning;
  • Serve on school-wide teams and committees as needed;
  • Reflect on practice, using feedback from coach and instructional team to refine practice and improve student learning;
  • Participate in regular sessions to look at student work (LASW), analyze data, and plan collaboratively; and
  • Other duties as assigned

Required:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related content
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Preferred:
  • 2-3 years of experience working with urban youth
  • Master’s Degree and certification
  • SEI endorsement
  • Experience in inclusion or Special needs classrooms