Currently Accepting Applications for Art Teacher 2020-21
Helios School is a K-8 independent school for gifted children in the Silicon Valley. Our mission is to provide engaging and imaginative education that meets the unique intellectual, social and emotional needs of gifted students and families.
Helios school is seeking a motivated, passionate, and well-rounded art teacher to join our teaching team. The Helios teacher is a professional of high caliber who is creative, innovative and has a growth mindset. S/He models project-based, progressive and constructivist curricula that focus on expeditionary learning and experiential education. S/He believes that s/he has the unique privilege of stewarding young minds and hearts through an amazing journey of discovery, growth and development. The School’s small class sizes support a personalized approach to instruction and the opportunity to develop strong connections with students.
Goals: - To provide learning activities appropriate to the age of the students in order to develop an interest in and ability for creative expression; - To develop an understanding and appreciation of art in each student.
Job Duties and Responsibilities - Plan and prepare a program of study to meet the needs and interests of the students; - Establish and communicate clear learning objectives; - Develop age-appropriate instructional strategies to achieve the national art common core standard curriculum goals; - Demonstrate and assist students to use different techniques and media to develop art works aligned to their artistic abilities; - Provide instruction that encourages students to understand and appreciate art; - Encourage students to express their own personalities and thoughts through the creative process; - Provide feedback to relevant stakeholders about each student's progress; - Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and is age-appropriate; - Show students how to properly use and care for materials, tools and equipment; - Monitor and maintain classroom inventory; - Plan and present art displays.
Please submit a resume with a short cover letter expressing why you are seeking this position. Please include a brief description of your educational philosophy. Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Salary Information: Compensation: Benefits and competitive salary commensurate with education and experience.
About Helios New School
Helios School provides a meaningful and challenging education for gifted students in grades K-8 through a dynamic curriculum that ignites excitement, develops deep thinking and stimulates connections in an engaged and caring community.