Citizens of the World Los Angeles

Teaching Associate (2017-18 School Year - Part-Time)

US-CA-Los Angeles
Job ID
2017-1011
Category
Classroom (Support)

Overview

The ideal Teaching Associate is a collaborative and innovative Transitional Kindergarten - 8th grade educator who is energized by our unique charter school environment. Teaching Associates will be expected to work with a Lead Teacher to implement a high-quality, rigorous, and engaging academic program. In addition, Teaching Associates must have a passion for and interest in pedagogical practices grounded in constructivism, project-based learning and the multiple intelligences theory.

Responsibilities

  • Ongoing assessment of student progress and achievement using a variety of means to collect and report on academic data
  • Use of data to tailor instruction to meet individual student academic and social needs
  • Support the creation of a strong classroom culture that is developed through CWC’s social emotional learning focus, and contributes to the broader school community
  • Participation in professional development activities, both internal (led by the principal, lead teachers and visiting experts) and external (visiting other schools, attending conferences, and engaging in best practice sharing with others in the charter school community, etc.) 
  • As coordinated and led by the Lead Teacher, maintain frequent communication and engagement with students’ families, colleagues, and other school stakeholders
  • Participate as an active member of the community to provide stewardship of the school and adherence to its mission and guiding principles
  • Maintaining a high-level of professionalism including meeting deadlines, and commitments to self, students, and the community.

Qualifications

  • Some experience teaching in relevant elementary or middle school grades, or other high-quality educational settings
  • Experience working in a socio-economic, racial and culturally diverse classroom setting.
  • Ability to effectively manage and instruct both small and large groups of students
  • An exhibited ability to work with children in a caring and respectful manner in order to create a joyful, caring classroom environment where instructional time includes community building, conflict resolution, skill-building, and empowering students to be peacemakers and agents for positive social change
  • Fluency in a second language (ideally Spanish or Korean) is preferred

 

Candidates must also have:

  • A Bachelor's degree
  • Successful completion of CBEST exam (required if occasional substitute teaching for a Lead Teacher is necessary) or evidence of progress toward completion

 

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