High School History Teacher (Immediate Start - SY 21-22)
Company: Uncommon Schools
Posted on: January 12, 2022
Uncommon Schools is a nonprofit network of high-performing, public
charter schools providing an outstanding K-12 education in
historically under-resourced communities. We have proudly built
schools that reflect our student population, with more than 60% of
our teachers and staff across our network identifying as a person
of color. Uncommon currently manages 55 schools serving more than
21,000 students in six cities: Boston, Camden, New York City,
Newark, Rochester, and Troy. We are proud that Uncommon graduates
persist in and graduate from college at five times the rate of
their peers nationally. We achieve this by offering strong
academic, co-curricular, and social-emotional learning that
prepares students for success in college and beyond.
Troy Prep currently consists of three schools serving students in
grades K through 12. We believe in strong authentic relationships
between teachers and students, supported by effective school
systems and an engaging instructional model that enables students
to flourish academically and personally. Troy Prep schools are
consistently some of the city's top-performing, with our graduates
going on to attend top tier colleges and universities.
Uncommon High School History teachers work in department teams to
push students towards being self-guided learners. Our teachers
become experts in their course content and have a keen sense of how
to motivate and inspire high school students. History classes aim
to empower students' voices and develop them into global citizens
by emphasizing textual analysis, analytical writing, and discourse.
At the conclusion of high school, students are prepared for
academic autonomy and college preparatory work.
- You'll teach a curriculum that prioritizes analysis of World,
US History, American Government, and Economics in preparation for
Advanced Placement (AP) and collegiate level coursework.
- You'll facilitate student-led discourse of historical topics,
where students grapple with open-ended guiding questions, engage in
peer to peer debate, and synthesize arguments.
- You'll guide students to understand the author's claim and the
power of sourcing while developing the skills of argumentation,
corroboration, inquiry, and historiography through primary and
secondary source analysis.
- You'll build an inclusive and safe environment where students
are empowered to use their voices to express evidence-based
opinions and perspectives.
- You'll work with the History department to determine academic
and engagement goals for students.
- Data Analysis
- You'll meet weekly with your principal and/or instructional
coach to analyze and respond to trends in student work samples and
- You'll learn and implement strategies to differentiate
instruction for all learners in your classroom.
- School Culture
- You'll build positive relationships with students to ensure
they feel seen, loved, and heard.
- You'll partner with students' families to ensure appropriate
resources are available to support their child's learning
- You'll engage in practice-based professional development,
mentorship, and coaching sessions.
- You'll participate in weekly, school-wide meetings to cultivate
community, model our core values, and encourage student
- You'll partner with your grade level team to develop academic
goals and practice instructional strategies.
- A commitment to the mission of Uncommon Schools and investment
in our vision for being an anti-racist organization
- A demonstrated commitment to supporting students' social
emotional and academic development
- An enthusiasm for collaborating with internal and external
partners in the best interest of students
- A self-directed learner who solicits and implements feedback to
improve outcomes and achieve objectives
- Required Experience:
- A demonstrated interest in impacting K-12 students in urban
schools and communities (1-2 years experience preferred).
- Academic expertise in Education, History, Geography, Political
Science, Criminal Justice, Social Sciences, or the Humanities.
- Prior to the start of employment, you must have a bachelor's
degree from an accredited college or university. Certification is
not required to be hired at Uncommon, but you do need to meet NY
state certification eligibility requirements. To meet these
requirements, you must enroll in a teacher preparation program and
maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher during your employment with us if
you do not have a degree in education. Uncommon Schools teachers
are required to become certified in the state of New York within a
reasonable period after beginning employment.
Uncommon Schools offers salaries commensurate with experience and a
comprehensive benefits package. All staff members receive extensive
professional development, and are equipped with a laptop computer
and all necessary supplies.
Uncommon believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable
and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to
thrive. We are committed to building an exceptional team that
reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students.
We also strive to ensure an inclusive community by creating a space
for meaningful dialogue about issues of race and identity for our
staff and students. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire
without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national
origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran
status or disability. We also ensure that individuals with
disabilities receive all privileges and benefits associated with
employment and are provided reasonable accommodations for the
interview process and to perform core job functions.
Keywords: Uncommon Schools, Troy , High School History Teacher (Immediate Start - SY 21-22), Education / Teaching , Troy, New York
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