Georgia Charter Schools Association http://www.gacharters.org Plant a Charter. Grow a Kid. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:20:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.2 KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools – Lead Teacher http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/kipp-metro-atlanta-schools-lead-teacher/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/kipp-metro-atlanta-schools-lead-teacher/#respond Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:20:05 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=14517 Start Date Job: June 29, 2016

Description Job:

KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) is a national network of free, open enrollment, college preparatory schools dedicated to preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life. There are 183 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia serving more than 70,000 students. KIPP Metro Atlanta currently operates eight KIPP schools including three elementary schools, four middle schools, one high school as well as the KIPP Through College Program which supports students on their journey “to and through” college. When our schools are all fully grown we will be serving approximately 3,300 students (K-12) in the Metro Atlanta area. To find out more about why great teachers join KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools, please visit our website.

Responsibilities
Curriculum and instruction

  • Be present and willing to do whatever it takes from 7:15 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, occasional Saturdays, and 2-3 weeks during the summer to ensure that all students are on track to enter into competitive high schools and colleges
  • Assist in development of curriculum standards and mapping across the school
  • Create and execute a scope and sequence and long-term plans in conjunction with other school faculty
  • Develop and execute daily/weekly lesson plans to ensure student learning in accordance with Common Core and Georgia Performance Standards
  • Differentiate instruction to ensure that all students are progressing
  • Work to ensure that all IEPs and student needs are met both within and outside of the classroom
  • Create a classroom environment that is conductive to learning and is developmentally appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students
  • Provide time in the evening, by phone, for questions and concerns that students and/or parents may have regarding education-related issues that could not be handled during the school day
  • If necessary, plan and supervise a purposeful assignment for teaching fellow(s) and co-teacher(s) while helping coach and supporting their professional growth

Data, reflection, and constant learning

  • In addition to classroom assessments, administer KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools interim assessments in conjunction with the other KIPP schools in the Atlanta region.
  • With support from school leaders, use data to drive instructional practices to constantly improve student achievement and instruction
  • Seek to constantly develop and improve teaching practices through ongoing feedback conversations with School Leaders and other school faculty within KIPP Metro Atlanta
  • Participate in coaching and professional growth opportunities to improve your instructional practice and support others to improve their craft

School culture and professionalism

  • Help to envision and create a positive learning environment and exhibit positive rapport with students, parents and staff
  • Hold high expectations for each student
  • Implement school-wide positive behavior support system consistently with all students
  • Model the values of KIPP Metro Atlanta and setting the standard for professional behavior
  • Have fun!

Above and beyond

  • Be prepared to do whatever it takes for all students to excel

Qualifications/Experience/Education:

  • At least two years teaching experience (preferred) Experience in Urban Education
  • A passion for being a part of a team-oriented, mission-driven school culture
  • Demonstrated success in raising the achievement levels of traditionally under-served students
  • Excellence, Perseverance, Teamwork, Social Responsibility, Integrity and Joy
  • Reflective, Hard-working, Dedicated, Strategic Thinker, Organized
  • Values Parental Input and Feedback

Application Process: Our application can be found online here: http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0Xd00000064NeOEAU&site=Atlanta

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KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools – Special Education Lead Teacher 2016-17 http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/kipp-metro-atlanta-schools-special-education-lead-teacher-2016-17/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/kipp-metro-atlanta-schools-special-education-lead-teacher-2016-17/#respond Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:17:45 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=14527 Start Date Job: June 29, 2016

Description Job:

KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) is a national network of free, open enrollment, college preparatory schools dedicated to preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life. There are 183 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia serving more than 70,000 students. KIPP Metro Atlanta currently operates eight KIPP schools including three elementary schools, four middle schools, one high school as well as the KIPP Through College Program which supports students on their journey “to and through” college. When our schools are all fully grown we will be serving approximately 3,300 students (K-12) in the Metro Atlanta area. To find out more about why great teachers join KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools, please visit our website.

Responsibilities
Curriculum and instruction

  • Be present and willing to do whatever it takes from 7:15 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, occasional Saturdays, and 2-3 weeks during the summer to ensure that all students are on track to enter into competitive high schools and colleges
  • Assist in development of curriculum standards and mapping across the school
  • Create and execute a scope and sequence and long-term plans in conjunction with other school faculty
  • Develop and execute daily/weekly lesson plans to ensure student learning in accordance with Common Core and Georgia Performance Standards
  • Differentiate instruction to ensure that all students are progressing
  • Create a classroom environment that is conductive to learning and is developmentally appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students
  • Provide time in the evening, by phone, for questions and concerns that students and/or parents may have regarding education-related issues that could not be handled during the school day
  • If necessary, plan and supervise a purposeful assignment for teaching fellow(s) and co-teacher(s) while helping coach and supporting their professional growth
  • Provides quality instruction/services to special education students based on IEPs and conducts regular progress monitoring to address adequate yearly progress and school targets.
  • Collaborates with general education teachers and support personnel to ensure implementation of required IEP services and accommodations.
  • Maintains verbal/written communication regarding student academic progress and/or behavioral concerns with parents, classroom teachers, students, and building administrators.  Determines additional support/strategies needed for student success. Communicates to appropriate personnel for implementation of strategies. 

 Data, reflection, and constant learning

  • In addition to classroom assessments, administer KIPP Metro Atlanta interim assessments in conjunction with the other KIPP schools in the Atlanta region.
  • With support from School Leaders, use data to drive instructional practices to constantly improve student achievement and instruction
  • Seek to constantly develop and improve teaching practices through ongoing feedback conversations with School Leaders and other school faculty within KIPP Metro Atlanta
  • Participate in coaching and professional growth opportunities to improve your instructional practice and support others to improve their craft

 School culture and professionalism

  • Monitors and adheres to re-evaluation and IEP annual review due dates by scheduling and conducting meetings proactively
  • Help to envision and create a positive learning environment and exhibit positive rapport with students, parents and staff
  • Hold high expectations for each student
  • Implement school-wide positive behavior support system consistently with all students
  • Model the values of KIPP Metro Atlanta and setting the standard for professional behavior
  • Have fun!

 Above and beyond

  • Be prepared to do whatever it takes for all students to excel
  • Completes any other duties that may be assigned by the Department of Special Education and/or building administrator

Qualifications/Experience/Education:

  • A minimum of two years teaching experience (preferred)
  • Certified in Special Education
  • Experience in Urban Education
  • A passion for being a part of a team-oriented, mission-driven school culture
  • Demonstrated success in raising the achievement levels of traditionally under-served students
  • Excellence, Perseverance, Teamwork, Social Responsibility, Integrity and Joy
  • Reflective, Hardworking, Dedicated, Strategic Thinker, Organized
  • Values Parental Input and Feedback

Application Process: Our application can be found online here: http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0Xd00000064NexEAE&site=Atlanta.

 

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KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools – Elementary Partner Teacher 2016-17 http://www.gacharters.org/uncategorized/kipp-metro-atlanta-schools-elementary-partner-teacher-2016-17/ http://www.gacharters.org/uncategorized/kipp-metro-atlanta-schools-elementary-partner-teacher-2016-17/#respond Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:15:58 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=14521 Start Date Job: July 29, 2016

Description Job:

KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) is a national network of free, open enrollment, college preparatory schools dedicated to preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life. There are 183 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia serving more than 70,000 students. KIPP Metro Atlanta currently operates eight KIPP schools including three elementary schools, four middle schools, one high school as well as the KIPP Through College Program which supports students on their journey “to and through” college. When our schools are all fully grown we will be serving approximately 3,300 students (K-12) in the Metro Atlanta area. To find out more about why great teachers join KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools, please visit our website.

Responsibilities
Curriculum and instruction

  • Be present and willing to do whatever it takes from 7:15 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, occasional Saturdays, and 2-3 weeks during the summer to ensure that all primary students are on track to enter into competitive high schools and colleges
  • Assist in development of curriculum standards and mapping across the school
  • Create and execute a scope and sequence and long-term plans in conjunction with other school faculty
  • Develop and execute daily/weekly lesson plans to ensure student learning in accordance with Common Core and Georgia Performance Standards
  • Differentiate instruction to ensure that all students are progressing
  • Work to ensure that all IEPs and student needs are met both within and outside of the classroom
  • Create a classroom environment that is conductive to learning and is developmentally appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students
  • Provide time in the evening, by phone, for questions and concerns that students and/or parents may have regarding education-related issues that could not be handled during the school day

Data, reflection, and constant learning

  • In addition to classroom assessments, administer KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools interim assessments in conjunction with the other KIPP schools in the Atlanta region.
  • With support from school leaders, use data to drive instructional practices to constantly improve student achievement and instruction
  • Seek to constantly develop and improve teaching practices through ongoing feedback conversations with School Leaders and other school faculty within KIPP Metro Atlanta
  • Participate in coaching and professional growth opportunities to improve your instructional practice 
  • Partner teachers will develop new skills while co-teaching with a lead teacher

School culture and professionalism

  • Help to envision and create a positive learning environment and exhibit positive rapport with students, parents and staff
  • Hold high expectations for each student
  • Implement school-wide positive behavior support system consistently with all students
  • Model the values of KIPP Metro Atlanta and setting the standard for professional behavior
  • Have fun!

Above and beyond

  • Be prepared to do whatever it takes for all students to excel

 Qualifications/Experience/Education:

  • Less than two years teaching experience
  • Experience in Urban Education or working with children
  • Excited to co-teach in the classroom
  • A passion for being a part of a team-oriented, mission-driven school culture
  • Demonstrated success in raising the achievement levels of traditionally under-served students
  • Excellence, Perseverance, Teamwork, Social Responsibility, Integrity and Joy
  • Reflective, Hard-working, Dedicated, Strategic Thinker, Organized
  • Values Parental Input and Feedback
  • A strong desire to become a better teacher by joining the KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools team and family
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Application Process: Our application can be found online here: http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0Xd00000064NedEAE&site=Atlanta

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KIPP STRIVE Academy Wins Georgia Charter School of the Year Award http://www.gacharters.org/press-releases/14509/ http://www.gacharters.org/press-releases/14509/#respond Fri, 05 Feb 2016 20:32:49 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=14509 For Immediate Release:

Feb. 5, 2016

KIPP STRIVE Academy in Atlanta wins the Georgia Charter School Association’s 2016 Georgia Charter School of the Year Award. The Coca-Cola Foundation sponsored the $50,000 award for the fifth straight year.

KIPP STRIVE Academy is a college preparatory charter school in the national Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP). The public charter school was founded in 2009 and serves more than 300 students in grades 5-8. KIPP STRIVE Academy believes all students can succeed academically. More than 95 percent of those who attend the Academy are African American, and 78 percent are eligible for the free and reduced lunch program.

“We’re extremely honored to receive this award. I’m so proud of the staff, parents and students at KIPP STRIVE Academy,” said Christy Harris, Principal KIPP STRIVE Academy. “They prove the possible everyday.”

The honor comes just months after KIPP STRIVE Academy was recognized as a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes outstanding schools that have demonstrated overall academic excellence or who have managed to close the achievement gaps among subgroups.

KIPP Strive Academy was selected for the honor from a group of four other finalists: DeKalb PATH Academy, Lake Oconee Academy, Oglethorpe Charter School and The Museum School of Avondale Estates. 

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Ivy Preparatory Academy, Inc. (Kirkwood Girls) – 2nd & 3rd Grade Teachers http://www.gacharters.org/uncategorized/ivy-preparatory-academy-inc-kirkwood-girls-2nd-3rd-grade-teachers/ http://www.gacharters.org/uncategorized/ivy-preparatory-academy-inc-kirkwood-girls-2nd-3rd-grade-teachers/#respond Tue, 02 Feb 2016 21:25:45 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=14504
Ivy Preparatory Academy, Inc. is an all-girls K-8 grade charter school located in Kirkwood in Dekalb County. Ivy Prep is seeking passionate and enthusiastic educators who will consistently implement high quality and rigorous instruction daily.
 
Positions Available: 2nd & 3rd Grade Teachers
Date Posted: February 2, 2016
Date to be removed: Until Filled
 
Ideal candidates will possess a valid Georgia teaching certification.
 
Application Process: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Mrs. Sherry Miller, Interim Principal at smiller@ivyprepacademy.org. 
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GCSA Conference to Feature Tim King, Education Funding Reform Panel http://www.gacharters.org/press-releases/gcsa-conference-to-feature-tim-king-education-funding-reform-panel/ http://www.gacharters.org/press-releases/gcsa-conference-to-feature-tim-king-education-funding-reform-panel/#respond Tue, 02 Feb 2016 21:12:01 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=14498 For Immediate Release: 
Feb. 2, 2016                                                                                                                                   

Atlanta, GA – Hundreds of Georgia charter school teachers, leaders and authorizers will gather for the 13th annual Georgia Charter Schools Conference on Feb. 3-5 at the Marriott Century Center at 2000 Century Blvd. N.E. This year’s keynote speaker is Tim King. King is founder, president and CEO of Urban Prep Academies, a nonprofit organization operating a network of public college-prep boys’ schools in Chicago. 100 percent of Urban Prep graduates have been admitted to four-year colleges and universities. King will speak at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4.

Attendees will also hear a panel discussion regarding education funding formula recommendations recently made by the Governor’s Education Reform Commission and their potential impact on Georgia charter schools on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 12:30 p.m. The panel discussion will feature Erin Hames, President of ReformEd; Hannah Heck, Vice Chair of Westside Atlanta Charter School; Cynthia Kuhlman, Director of Educational Achievement for the CF Foundation, Inc. and Kennesaw State University professor Ben Scafidi.

In addition, those attending the conference hosted by the Georgia Charter Schools Association will learn more about weighted lotteries during a breakout session at 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4. The discussion comes after Georgia lawmakers passed legislation last year that allows some charter schools to give more weight in admission lotteries to students who are educationally or economically disadvantaged. Supporters say the method allows charter schools to create student bodies that are more socioeconomically diverse. Those opposed say weighted lotteries would leave fewer spots for those who live in the attendance zones of certain charter schools.

Other breakout session topics include: what role charter schools can play in solving Georgia’s graduation dilemma, the importance of well trained teachers and what options charter schools have when seeking facilities. The conference will also feature the 2016 Georgia Charter School of the Year Award. Please see the attached schedule for more information on the entire conference.

The Georgia Charter Schools Association is the nonprofit membership organization for Georgia’s charter school operators and petitioners. The mission of GCSA is to improve student achievement and promote educational choice by serving and advancing Georgia’s charter school sector. 

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Contact:
Michelle Wirth
Director of Communications
Georgia Charter Schools Association
404-835-8903 (Office)

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Save The Date For GSCA’s Annual Atlanta Job Fair http://www.gacharters.org/featured/save-the-date-for-gscas-annual-atlanta-job-fair/ http://www.gacharters.org/featured/save-the-date-for-gscas-annual-atlanta-job-fair/#respond Tue, 02 Feb 2016 19:47:05 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=14495 Save the date for the annual Georgia Charter Schools Association Atlanta Job Fair on March 12, 2016. Teacher candidates please register below. Schools interested in being a part of this year’s job fair, please email Jhanelle Adams at jadams@gacharters.org or call her at 404-428-5844. The GCSA job fair is intended to fill teacher vacancies for the 2016-2017 school year.

Location:

Charles R. Drew Charter School

Address: 301 E Lake Blvd SE, Atlanta, GA 30317

Date: Saturday, March 12, 2016

Registration Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/gcsaatlantajobfair

 

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Latin Grammar School – Teachers 2016-2017 School Year http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/latin-grammar-school-teachers-2016-2017-school-year/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/latin-grammar-school-teachers-2016-2017-school-year/#respond Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:09:05 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=14489 Job Description:

If you are relentless about seeing disadvantaged students achieve at high levels and have the vision and capacity to turn your passion into tangible results, then working at a Latin Grammar School is the right choice for you. Latin Grammar School is looking for highly qualifed Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade teachers.

For more information about Latin Grammar School: https://youtu.be/44bQiDVoudk

To Apply: Please visit our school website at latinschoolsfultoncounty.org

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Liberty Tech Charter School – Special Populations Coordinator http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/liberty-tech-charter-school-special-populations-coordinator/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/liberty-tech-charter-school-special-populations-coordinator/#respond Mon, 01 Feb 2016 22:04:38 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=14483 Peachtree City, Ga.

2016-2017 School Year, Job Start: July 31, 2016

Job Posting: January 31, 2016

Overview:

About Liberty Tech

At Liberty Tech, we intend to redefine what’s possible in public education. We will accept students from anywhere in the state of Georgia for a rigorous and engaging Classical/STEM K-12 education. We do that by making learning active and relevant, placing a focus on virtue, and introducing students to what is possible through hard work during a 210 day school year. We will serve as a catalyst for education reform nationwide so that all students can have access to high-quality schools.

Liberty Tech Charter School is dedicated to academic excellence, virtuous character, and understanding the relevance of education to the world with our end goal being the creation of virtuous leaders equipped to compete on a world platform. In all grades, K through 12, our approach to learning focuses on the whole child and includes music, hands-on learning, service to others, collaboration, foreign language, computer programming, and other specialized subjects that engage students and foster a lifelong love of learning.

We also pride ourselves on developing a truly cohesive school community of parents, teachers, leaders, partners, staff, and scholars. Parents, students, and teachers all sign contracts outlining their responsibilities towards the student’s education, and the student signs an honor code which remains hanging in a prominent location for as long as the student remains in the school. We use the American School of Protocol’s curriculum to teach etiquette daily, K-12, and Aristotle’s Cardinal Virtues as barometer to measure virtue in ourselves and the figures we study.

We believe all children can achieve at extremely high levels, and we believe this starts with the dedication of exceptional and diligent adults. We are building a movement to transform public education. It’s no easy feat, but we can promise it will be one of the most rewarding you have ever been part of. Are you ready to join?

We are seeking a Special Needs Coordinator who is results-oriented, relentless, and takes a “Beyond Z” approach in delivering rigorous, engaging, and high quality instruction.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The ideal candidate will:

Have a Masters Degree in Special Education and certification in Special Education; or a Bachelors Degree and certification in Special Education.

Certifications in Gifted and Talented and ESOL

Have 3-5 years of successful classroom teaching experience as a special education teacher.

Demonstrate an advanced understanding of instructional strategies for students with autism, developmental delay, specific learning disabilities, and behavior disorders.

Extensive background knowledge with IEP and RTI

Demonstrate strong skills in partnering with families.

Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of colleagues, parents, families, and community members.

Be committed to meeting the needs of a diverse student population.

Have a track record of being a team player and community minded.

Be committed to their own learning.

Have excellent time-management skills, attention to detail, and ability to work independently.

Adhere to a high level of professional and ethical standards.

Demonstrate strong ability to manage teachers and outside contractors.

SPECIAL POPULATIONS COORDINATOR

Liberty Tech maintains an inclusive model for all special populations including gifted and talented and ESOL. Teachers will maintain certifications in these areas as oversight and strategic planning to ensure the success and inclusion of these students. These teachers, as well as the Student Teacher Success Specialist will report student progress directly to the Special Populations Coordinator.

College students will be utilized as tutors and mentors to struggling students. Teachers who identify students who would benefit from this service will make arrangements through the coordinator. College students will receive general training through the Coordinator and specific duties will be administered by the teacher.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Overseeing / managing a caseload of special education students and the implementation of their IEP/504 plans in: inclusive settings. In addition, gifted and talented and ESOL populations will be managed.

Ensuring appropriate delivery of both special education instruction and related services as stipulated on IEPs/504 plans.

Ensuring compliance by the school with all local and Federal laws and regulation relating to students with IEPs/504 plans and students referred to special education.

Ensuring that services provided by contractual personnel are of high quality and are aligned with students’ IEPs/504 plans.

Effectively communicating to parents and guardians the special education process including process for referrals, evaluations, annual IEPs/504 plans, and re-evaluations as well as parental rights granted by IDEA as well as ESOL services.

Facilitating IEP meetings using a strengths based and family centered approach

Coordinating with student’s special education team to ensure all documents are completed in a timely manner (according to state, local, and school policies and procedures) prior to meeting. Connect with special education team to ensure all team members (including parents) are prepared for the content of the meeting.

Coordinating with special education team to complete quarterly IEP progress reports and provide quarterly IEP progress reports to parents/guardians.

Maintaining student files (paper and electronic) according to school and state standards.

Providing training and technical assistance to case managers, teachers, related service providers and support service professionals on all aspects of cases management: use of computer systems for the special education process, goal writing, progress reports, annual reviews and parent communication.

Ensuring IEPs are developmentally appropriate, curriculum/standards -based, strength based, and relevant to individual students.

Working to maintain school tracking and data system.

Integrates new developments, research findings and best practices into ongoing programs and

new initiatives for all special populations.

Serves as a subject matter expert in contact with OSSE, Federal Agencies and non-profits concerning special populations.

Overseeing special education inventory of equipment / materials.

Identifying and develops appropriate curriculum and school based assessments to support the academic growth of students with IEPs/504 plans, students with gifted and talented designation, and ESOL designations.

Advocating for special populations with school leadership.

Facilitating workshops / meetings for parents, as well as identifies resources for parents of special populations.

Engaging parents and families in their student’s learning and acting as an ambassador for the school in the community.

Maintaining confidentiality of student records and student information

To Apply:

For more information about the school and the hiring process visit our website at http://www.libertytechcharter.org/#!hiring/c1a87

 

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Liberty Tech Charter School – Computer/Technology Teacher http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/liberty-tech-charter-school-computertechnology-teacher/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/liberty-tech-charter-school-computertechnology-teacher/#respond Mon, 01 Feb 2016 22:01:04 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=14481 Peachtree City, Ga.

Job Posting: January 31, 2016

Job Start Date: July 25, 2016

Overview:

About Liberty Tech

At Liberty Tech, we intend to redefine what’s possible in public education. We will accept students from anywhere in the state of Georgia for a rigorous and engaging Classical/STEM K-12 education. We do that by making learning active and relevant, placing a focus on virtue, and introducing students to what is possible through hard work during a 210 day school year. We will serve as a catalyst for education reform nationwide so that all students can have access to high-quality schools.

Liberty Tech Charter School is dedicated to academic excellence, virtuous character, and understanding the relevance of education to the world with our end goal being the creation of virtuous leaders equipped to compete on a world platform. In all grades, K through 12, our approach to learning focuses on the whole child and includes music, hands-on learning, service to others, collaboration, foreign language, computer programming, and other specialized subjects that engage students and foster a lifelong love of learning.

We also pride ourselves on developing a truly cohesive school community of parents, teachers, leaders, partners, staff, and scholars. Parents, students, and teachers all sign contracts outlining their responsibilities towards the student’s education, and the student signs an honor code which remains hanging in a prominent location for as long as the student remains in the school. We use the American School of Protocol’s curriculum to teach etiquette daily, K-12, and Aristotle’s Cardinal Virtues as a barometer to measure virtue in ourselves and the figures we study.

We believe all children can achieve at extremely high levels, and we believe this starts with the dedication of exceptional and diligent adults. We are building a movement to transform public education. It’s no easy feat, but we can promise it will be one of the most rewarding you have ever been part of. Are you ready to join?

We are seeking a Computer teacher who is results-oriented, relentless, and takes a “Beyond Z” approach in delivering rigorous, engaging, and high quality instruction.

Teaching at LT:

At LT, we believe that given the right resources and learning environment, every student can succeed. The most important key resources are excellent teachers. At Liberty Tech, we believe that highly effective teachers are not always certified and for those interested in teaching, a path to certification can be established.

We have a unique opportunity to build a school from the ground floor and in doing so, intend to change education for students in the South Atlanta region. It won’t be easy, but it just may be the most meaningful work you will ever do. In order to do so, we need the nation’s best teachers to join us.

What LT Offers Our Teachers:

  • A culture of excellence and support that throws out the idea of a teacher in isolation
  • Flexibility over curriculum – we focus on results
  • Autonomy to lead in the classroom – with regular non-bureaucratic feedback from campus leadership
  • School-based professional development in addition to personal development options of choice for excellent teachers
  • A collaborative and supportive teaching environment among achievement-oriented and student-centered colleagues
  • Opportunities for growth and leadership development
  • A commitment to hiring a diverse team, reflective of our student body
  • Competitive and performance-based compensation with Teacher Retirement, health benefits, and paid time off.

QUALIFICATIONS:

This position is part time year one and becomes full time year two.

The position interacts with students K-12

Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field. Certified is not required, looking for highly qualified.

Have successful classroom teaching experience as a computer teacher (preferred)

Demonstrate an advanced understanding of computer science and related technological areas

Be comfortable working with computer hardware, software, networking and information delivery systems

Proficient in math

Possess strong analytical and critical thinking skills

Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of colleagues, parents, families, and community members.

Capable of working with various students at different levels

Be willing to work with other teachers to integrate specific computer skills taught in your class to support others

Willing to teach keyboarding

Comfortable with Chrome and Lenux

Willing to teach Code and Scratch at younger ages, Computer Certification classes for older students preparing students to pass certification exams.

Willing to serve as a project facilitator for mixed age group students

Have a track record of being a team player and community minded.

Be committed to their own learning.

Have excellent time-management skills, attention to detail, and ability to work independently.

Adhere to a high level of professional and ethical standards.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Creating lesson plans that are appropriate for the age and abilities of the students

Developing and updating curriculum for the classroom

Evaluating student performances in class and on tests and providing feedback.

Assigning special projects to students

Communicating students’ progress to parents effectively                                      

Maintaining a computer lab and keeping inventory of supplies

Maintaining accurate record of students’ performance

Ensuring that computer equipment is functioning properly

Maintaining an orderly classroom

Ensuring that the internet is only used for appropriate educational purposes.

Staying up to date on changes and advancements in computer technology as taught in the classroom.

Serving in IT capacity for school computer system (for simple issues)

TO APPLY:

Visit the Liberty Tech website for instructions on setting up your portfolio.

http://www.libertytechcharter.org/#!hiring/c1a87

Positions should be filled by April 15.

 

 

 

 

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