We are looking for an experienced Digital Arts Teacher to join the team at our growing school in the Rockaways. If you're looking for an opportunity to CREATE something remarkable, then apply for our opportunities today!
New Visions Charter High School for the Humanities IV (HUM IV), was founded in 2017 offering pathways to success for urban students who otherwise might not have access to both formal arts training and a college preparatory education. We are artist-scholars who analyze global issues impacting humanity for the purpose of becoming an engaged community inspired to CREATE.
Located in Rockaway Park on the Beach Channel Educational Complex, HUM IV serves approximately 400 students in grades 9-12.
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What You’ll Do
The Digital Arts Program at HUM IV launched in 19-20. Students build creative skills, vocabulary, and processes relating to a wide variety of design disciplines. Some of these topics include: the elements and principles of design, typography, page-layout techniques, the design process, understanding client, target audience and message/purpose, presentation and defense of design decisions, and more. Students learn about graphic design, illustration, digital and darkroom photography, 3D modeling through architecture and interior design, identity/brand design, motion graphics and 2D animation, web design and the basics of HTML and CSS web development. Through project based work, Digital Arts majors will develop computer literacy and learn many programs including Photoshop, Illustrator, SketchUp, InDesign, Flash, and Dreamweaver. By their senior year, students are prepared to take the Adobe Certified Associate exam in one or more Adobe programs.
Who You Are
You’re a dedicated educator who is committed to serving students from all backgrounds. You are excited and motivated by the idea of building a music program at a new high school with an emerging arts program in music. You approach learning via a growth mindset and have a proven track record of engaging students. You are reflective, seek and effectively apply feedback, and strive to learn from those around you. You make informed decisions about lesson planning based on data and have demonstrated success in tailoring instruction to the needs of diverse learners. You work collaboratively with others to achieve common goals and are passionate about the mission of New Visions.
Why Teach With Us?
New Visions seeks the most talented and dedicated educators to bring their skills, experience, and energy to a collaborative and innovative learning environment where teachers are empowered to meet each student's unique learning needs and open the doors to new and rich opportunities. Our teachers are dynamic and innovative pedagogues who are committed to urban students and the issues they face every day.
Every New Visions teacher can expect to receive enhanced instructional support, a range of professional development opportunities, the data tools they need to succeed and the opportunity to be part of a passionate team of colleagues.
Advantages of teaching at a New Visions school include:
Emphasis on knowledge sharing practices, frequent training, and targeted professional development opportunities
Eligibility to apply for grants and fellowships to support the personal and professional development of exceptional teachers
Access to leadership development programs and career opportunities from the classroom to school administration to educational reform
Highly competitive compensation and benefits
Our schools are currently operating with a remote instructional model, with the intent to return to the classroom when it is safe for New Yorkers. For this specific role, both remote and in-person work may be required. We'll be able to share additional specifics around work expectations as you move forward in the interview process.
This description is intended to describe the type of work being performed by a person assigned to this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by the employee.
What We’re Looking For
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required; Master’s degree is preferred
A valid New York State Certification
There are limited opportunities for qualified teachers who do not possess a NY State certification to work in one of our Charter High Schools
Proven track record for planning lessons with clear learning objectives and a means for assessing whether those objectives have been met
Strong organizational and communication skills
Demonstrated content knowledge and familiarity with NYS Visual Arts Standards and/or the Arts Commencement Exam in Visual Art
Demonstrated success in tailoring instruction to the needs of diverse learners
Ability to work collaboratively with others to achieve common goals
Experience working with educational technology
About New Visions Charter High School for the Humanities IV
We are dedicated to ensuring that all New York City public school students, regardless of race or economic class, have access to a high-quality education that prepares them for the rigors of college and the workforce. Further, we are committed to sharing innovative tools, strategies and lessons learned in New Visions schools with others in New York and throughout the country to prove that meaningful change is achievable at scale and success is possible for every child.
Throughout our history, we have worked intensively with a core group of schools while fashioning strategies to improve student achievement across the board. Today, with 71 district schools and ten charter high schools serving over 40,000 students, we support a network similar in size to some of the nation's largest school districts. We are committed to proving what no urban district has yet to realize: that large numbers of urban students can graduate on time and be successful in college and in the workplace.
These core values define our work as an organization and with our schools:
Focus on instruction: Everything -- from curriculum to scheduling to facilities -- is about supporti...ng teaching and learning.
Data-driven decisions: Data define our strategies and allow us to personalize and customize supports to schools and students.
Practice must be public: We learn, grow and improve by making our practices transparent and collaborating with others.
Continual improvement: Our work embodies a continuous process for improvement -- analyzing data, developing and implementing actions, assessing impact, and refining strategies to re-imagine the systems that foster innovation and transformative change.
Stakeholder engagement: Multiple stakeholders who bring assets and expertise to solving challenges must be mobilized to ensure widespread support and ownership of student success.