UD Team teachers are results-driven educators with experience in, and commitment to, student-paced, competency-based curriculum and the use of various data points to inform instructional decision-making. UD Team teachers are collaborative and self-motivated, risk-taking, self-reflective, and sensitive to the academic and social-emotional needs of at-risk students . UD Team teachers are committed to students’ high achievement in the classroom and are willing to embark on a venture that demands extra hard work, flexibility, and leadership. UD Team teachers recognize that though our students come to us with an array of challenges, each is capable of succeeding in school and passing all Regents exams. It is our job to provide them the means for that success.
Co-teach five 55-minute class periods
Collaborate in an ICT setting
Use the SDI framework to support students with special needs in the classroom based on their disabilities
Manage student behavior through the lens of restorative practices and use of school-wide PBIS
As a case manager, collaborate with social workers, service providers, Student Support Services, coaches, teachers and other school staff to develop the ideal individual learning plan for your caseload
Keep track of the individual progress of all students and meet regularly with students to confer about progress and set goals for growth
Develop IEPs, implement goals, facilitate IEP annual meetings, and comply with special education rules and regulations.
Design and facilitate the implementation of Behavior Intervention Plans.
Participate in collaborative IEP development, grade-level teacher teams, and school-wide functions
Review data and student progress regularly via an electronic learning management system
Participate in a late summer 3-week staff orientation and professional development series of workshops
Engage in school-wide professional responsibilities including mentoring and committee participation
New York State Certification
Both novice and experienced teachers may apply
Experience in a Transfer School preferred
Google Applications proficiency preferred
Preferably knowledgeable in the use of SESIS
Ability to create multi-tiered classroom structures and behavior plans to address multiple disabilities (ED, LD, OHI, etc)
Demonstrated ability to “multi-task” and deliver high quality work
Commitment to the UD Team mission and core values of Teamwork, Leadership, and Communication
Commitment to the use of restorative practices and a strength-based, youth development approach to student issues
Ability to function well as part of a team and work independently
Must be team-oriented, with a strong work ethic, excellent communication skills, a passion for serving at-risk youth, and a sense of humor
About Urban Dove Team Charter School II
Urban Dove Team Charter School (UD Team) is a completely unique and innovative network of alternative sports-based high schools for over-aged, under-credited youth. Our schools combine a rigorous academic curriculum with a hands-on, real-world vocational program, and an award-winning college and career readiness program that strives to give each graduate a high school diploma, a foundation for higher education, and the job skills needed to enter the world of work.
Energize. UD Team schools energize at-risk students through a sports, health and fitness program that focuses on developing teamwork, healthy competition, and self-confidence for academic and life success.
Educate. UD Team schools educate over-aged, under-credited students through a 3-year mastery-based, personalized instructional program that leads to a high school diploma, a foundation for higher education, and the job skills needed to enter the world of work.
Empower. UD Team schools empower disconnected youth through individualized academic support, internships, and counseling so that they are prepared to be active, healthy, informed world citizens.
Some highlights of our program include:
Students are mem...bers of small, single-gender teams that practice together, play together, go to class together, and receive support services together
Students spend significant portions of each day playing and participating in a sports, health and fitness curriculum
Each team of students is accompanied and mentored by a Coach
Staff are supported, mentored, and heard through a governance structure that values all constituents
UD Team uses restorative practices in response to behavior infractions and focuses heavily on youth development and the social emotional education of our students