Science Teacher

  • SC Public Charter School District
  • Salem, SC, USA
  • Aug 28, 2019
Middle School Middle Level - Science Secondary - Science

Job Description

Science Teacher: Job Description

  • Develop and teach science course content while authentically connecting science knowledge and skills to student projects and real-world scenarios
  • Comfortably use developing teaching methodologies to a high degree of demonstrable student success (for example, blended learning, the "flipped classroom," project-based learning, instructional technologies, digital collaboration tools, and mastery-based learning approaches)
  • Additionally participate in other parts of the school program as needed (such as participating in a school/student committee)

NEXT School Eagle Ridge: Profile of Our School

NEXT School Eagle Ridge is a grade 6–12 school built by people who want to make an impact, and want to do so as part of a diversely talented and flexible team. Because we love meeting and connecting with like-minded educators, we post positions even while our year is in motion—we’d like you to be able to see the model in action and think about your future with NEXT School Eagle Ridge (as well as consider opportunities for positions during the year).

An extension of NEXT High School in Greenville, SC, NEXT School Eagle Ridge (NSER) is a free, statewide public charter school. NSER exists to prepare young people for life by engaging them in life now, giving them the tools and opportunity to create real products, host real events, launch real businesses or nonprofits, and have a real impact. We believe that there is no reason for student work to be hypothetical, or for projects to live and die on a posterboard.

Some of our tools and methods include blended learning, 1:1 technology, a low-ratio teacher advisory program, flexible workspace, and flexible scheduling. This combines to create a dynamic, fast-paced, and high-energy environment.

In academics, students are paced to 4 courses per semester (a total of 8 credits possible per year). In addition to coursework, students are always engaged in applying knowledge and skills to create projects of impact: collaborative projects that cross subject lines and focus on creating value now (products, events, businesses, nonprofits, or community and personal improvement). We also have an on-campus guest speaker series to introduce diverse perspectives (think in-house TEDx Talks), and community-led “breakout seminars” that lead students through industry practice and hands-on experience.

Baseline Requirements:

  • Candidates must have a four year degree awarded by an accredited institution
  • Candidates must be certified in South Carolina or on track to complete certification within 6 months
  • Preferred candidates will have at least one to two (1-2) years of instructional experience in a public, private, or public charter school environment

Additional Qualities:

  • A well-rounded understanding of current/emerging education models and best practices, including Project-Based Learning; blended learning; the “flipped classroom”; educational technologies (such as Google Classroom and other online platforms for instruction and creativity)
  • Be a self-starter but also a collaborator, able to collaborate with any colleague or student
  • Desire to direct students continually to interest, inquiry, and impact on the world now (rather than just “getting through” academic material or "checking boxes")
  • Highly flexible and able to improvise

District

SC Public Charter School District

School

NEXT School Eagle Ridge  http://nextschooleagleridge.org/

The NEXT School is built upon a single premise; that young people do not have to wait until they graduate to make an impact. This way of thinking, our paradigm, believes that preparing young people for life is to prepare them for all options including college, vocational schools, and immediate workforce entry.