The Cambridge School of Weston seeks a part-time teacher of American Sign Language starting in the winter of 2020. The Language Department seeks a gifted and creative teacher who has deep understanding of progressive education, actively embraces the value of student-centered teaching, and enthusiastically shares the knowledge about Deaf culture, history, and politics in national and global contexts.
Specific Responsibilities for This Position Include:
Teach three, six-week class (90 minutes/class) of ASL 1a and Arts in the Deaf World in the 4th, 5th, and 6th modules. Potentially teach ASL 1b and 1c and other courses in the following years.
January 27, 2020 to March 6, 2020 Monday-Friday from about 8:00 - 10:00am
March 23, 2020 to June 11, 2020 Monday - Friday from about 10:00am - 12:00pm
Active participation in all faculty-staff meetings and department meetings.
Develop and refine the ASL curriculum.
Review starts immediately and the position will remain open until filled.
Bachelor of Arts or equivalent degree required. Master’s degree preferred.
3 years of experience teaching ASL required, preferably in independent schools.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to make strong connections with students and parents.
Strong interest in candidates that hold their ASLTA Certification, but not required.
Proficiency with G Suite for Education apps (Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Google Classroom, etc.) and ability to adopt new course management system quickly (MyCSW).
In addition to these qualifications, our ideal candidate values collaboration among colleagues and with students in our vibrant, art-infused school. Moreover, he/she needs to have the skill and experience to teach creative students with a broad range of learning styles and who come from diverse backgrounds. A strong candidate will also add to the diversity of perspectives within the department.
About The Cambridge School of Weston
A leader among America’s progressive independent schools, The Cambridge School of Weston (CSW) has been at the forefront of educational innovation since 1886. At this day and boarding high school located in Weston MA, creative, motivated students embrace challenging work and address complex questions — with curiosity and courage. Inspired by the diverse perspectives and high expectations of our justice-minded community, they find and develop what is extraordinary in themselves and in the world around them. CSW's mission is to provide a progressive education that emphasizes deep learning, meaningful relationships, and a dynamic program that inspires students to discover who they are and what their contribution is to their school, their community, and the world.The Cambridge School of Weston does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, retaliation, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, disability, mental illness, genetics, choice of health insurance, marital status, age, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law. We are an equal opportunity employer and we encourage candidates who will increa...se our diversity to apply.Other resources:http://www.csw.orghttp://www.csw.org/Page/About-Us/Heads-Corner