Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences seeks a dynamic science educator to join its innovative upper school Science Department for 3-4 months. The Science Department offers a variety of science courses that reflect the varied interests of the students and the ever-changing topics in the field of science. Science faculty work collaboratively to develop curriculum drawing on various resources and deliver lessons that are relevant and focus on practical experiences that students can apply. Students participate in project-based learning and non-traditional, alternative assessment strategies are used.
Crossroads Science Department is looking for a full-time biology and chemistry teacher with the following skills and qualifications:
Skills and Qualifications:
Minimum BA or BS in Biology, Chemistry or Biochemistry with a strong knowledge and focus on biology and chemistry required (graduate degree preferred).
Experience teaching advanced biology and chemistry.
Deep knowledge of current teaching trends and technology in the fields of science.
Be able to convey the joy of learning science.
Experience planning student-centered, innovative lessons in course-aligned teams and leading students in inquiry based experimentations in a cutting edge research, student-centered laboratory facility.
Value interdisciplinary thinking and can expertly guide students as they develop a deeper understanding of our interconnected world through the study of science.
Provides content-related and appropriate instruction to students in a diversified manner;
Provides classroom environment which promotes active learning in subject area;
Ability to engage students in learning in a remote and or hybrid environment;
Exhibits knowledge of performance-based instruction and assessment;
Develop and implement lesson plans and activities through distance or virtual learning to fulfill the requirements of the classes curriculum;
Prepare lessons in instructional formats that accommodate differences in individual student needs (with a mix of synchronous and asynchronous activities);
Dexterity with using online platforms like Google Classroom, Zoom, Kami and Blackbaud;
Maintaining and up to date online gradebook with feedback for students on progress;
Communicate responsibly with students, parents, colleagues, and school leadership;