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AIED Council Science Teacher Position, BTT Gateway Job ID 7096

Wed, June 12, 2013

AIED Council Science Teacher Position, BTT Gateway Job ID 7096

Position Description 
We are seeking a certified Physics teacher who understands and utilizes an Inquiry Based approach to teaching Science. This individual must be willing to work cooperatively with other staff members as well as parents. The instructor will teach a high school Physics class, two Grade 8 Physical Science classes and will develop a robotics program at the middle school level while teaching a STEM related Robotics elective course in the high school. While most responsibilities are delineated below the individual must be flexible and willing to lend a hand when and where needed. 
- Provide a nurturing, caring and supportive environment for students. 
- Utilize inquiry methods of instructions at least 75% of the time while focusing instruction on the new Common Core Science Standards. 
- Teach a high school Physics elective course. Students taking this course have completed a ninth grade inquiry based First Physics course. 
- Teach a middle school Grade 8 Physical Science course using the inquiry, hands on CPO science books and equipment/materials. 
- Teach a high school level LEGO robotics program with the involvement of other staff members.
- Develop and work with Middle School students on a LEGO Robotics program that will be embedded in their course work and continued as an after school program. The middle school component will also involve communication and planning with a middle school near Pittsburgh, PA. 
- Write and implement units of instruction that involve the Understanding by Design (backward design) format. 
- Reinforce Literacy and Mathematics skills while teaching science concepts. 
- Work with the ESL students within the regular class while maintaining an English only classroom and collaborating with the ESL teacher. 
- Maintain a strong positive and informative relationship with parents. 
- Prepare for and participate in all parent conferences. 
- Lead an after school robotics club for middle school students. 
- Participate actively in staff meetings and accreditation committee meetings some of which are held after school. 
- Actively engage in professional development during school sessions as well as during the normal school day. 
- Occasionally cover a class for a colleague. 
- Participate and/or lead school special events that may occur in the evenings and/or weekends.
- Participate in the Science Fair and provide guidance to students as they prepare Science Fair projects. 
- Coordinate instruction with other departments when possible.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to with "Your Name – Position Name" in the subject line. In your cover letter, please state how you heard about the position. Application deadline is 6/12/2013.

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