Job Purpose: To plan, organize and present instruction and instructional environments that help students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute to their educational and social development
The High School Science Teacher/Crew Leader will fulfill the following responsibilities:
- Prepare for and teach all scheduled classes as determined by the daily school schedule and the Director.
- Implement multi-disciplinary, experiential model into lessons and curricula that spans grade levels and content areas.
- Submit weekly / daily lesson plans including learning targets, if asked by the Director or Instructional Guide.
- Prepare for and implement at least 30-days of effective, travel-based fieldwork that is multidisciplinary in design and execution and collaborative with teaching team and students.
- Ensure that standards, curriculum, instructional practices, and assessments are aligned to support the school mission and goals.
- Create, document, and submit a scope and sequence for experiential and expedition-inspired lessons using a model agreed upon by the faculty, Instructional Guide, and Director.
- Coordinate with experts, teachers, and other faculty to design and implement learning expeditions for multiple grade levels.
- Regularly track, document and communicate student performance/achievement using agreed-upon assessment and evaluation instrumentation as directed by the Instructional Guide and Director.
- Administer diagnostic assessments to identify specific areas of students’ need (i.e. literacy remediation, recovery and intervention.) Designate targeted goals and objectives for student improvement in specified areas of need.
- Complete quarterly, narrative progress reports as determined by the annual school calendar and in accordance with the template used by the school.
- Participate in multi-grade passage processes aimed at evaluating student competencies, content mastery, and readiness for grade-level advancement.
- Be proactive in communicating with parents individually and collectively via meeting, phone, or email.
- Develop and update a class and/or crew web portal consistent with other modes of communication, as agreed upon by the faculty and Director.
- Support the messaging, vision, marketing of TEA within the community, country, and world.
- When issues arise (behavioral, emotional, psychological, family crisis, community crisis, etc.) be active in addressing the issues with school counselor in a supportive role.
- Reflect upon performance as a TEA teacher using the teacher evaluation rubric and assessment practices driven by Director and Instructional Guide.
- Identify and regularly participate in professional development opportunities that promote self-efficacy and the development of one’s skill set.
- Exhibit positivity about the School, Faculty, Staff, Parents and Students.
- Abide by TEA’s internal procedures including but not limited to finance, transportation, HR, admissions, marketing, fundraising, etc.
- Attend Faculty/Staff Meetings and participate in school-wide events occasionally after hours.
- Devote a reasonable amount of time to completing additional duties as assigned by the Director or designee.
- Agree to and abide by the expectations outlined in the Tahoe Expedition Academy Employee Handbook.