Crossroads School seeks an innovative and dynamic Middle School Science Teacher for the 2020-2021 school year . Crossroads offers a variety of opportunities and enriching activities for students from diverse backgrounds to engage in. At Crossroads, we strive to develop and nurture each child’s potential, while challenging them to inquire, observe, and think critically about the world around them. The Middle School Science program works on a spiraling curriculum and applicants must be comfortable with Earth, Life, and Physical sciences.
The eighth grade science curriculum includes the following units of study: Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, and Biology. Textbooks are not used; instead, articles, excerpts from texts, and various lab investigations have been constructed to supplement the material taught throughout the year. Science teachers utilize the principles of project-based learning, inquiry-based learning, and experiential education to communicate the subject matter at this progressive institution.
Essential job functions include:
• B.S. or B.A. in a scientific field • In-depth knowledge of the subject matter, including the Next Generation Science Standards • Provide a motivating and stimulating learning environment for students of all different backgrounds and learning styles • Experience with and an understanding of the unique characteristics of middle school students • The ability to develop, design, and modify science curriculum from year to year, with an emphasis on project and lab-based learning • Comfortable with a variety of assessment styles • Experience or comfort with outdoor environmental education • A collaborative and flexible growth mindset • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team • An understanding of and commitment to the Crossroads Philosophy
Qualifications Minimum Requirements
• Education: BA required, MA preferred • Years of Experience: 5+ MS years preferred • Specific Skills: (technical/interpersonal)
All interested applicants must complete an employment application and resume. Submit an online application here Apply