Colorado Rocky Mountain School is seeking an experienced 9th Grade History Teacher to join our team of dedicated faculty members for the 2017-18 school year. The 9th grade history curriculum requires a background in geography and global history with an emphasis on character education and an interdisciplinary approach to learning. All faculty participate in our active program and must demonstrate proficiency related to our outdoor curriculum and/or sports programs. Applicants will also contribute to our residential and advisory programs and are expected to act effectively within a diverse cultural and social framework. Applicants must have an interest or background in progressive education and must be capable of applying a variety of pedagogical models to meet each student’s needs and help each student reach an academically vibrant and skilled level of scholarship. The Upper School History Teacher will inspire and challenge our students through the mission of the school.
Specific Responsibilities Include:
Three to four courses per academic semester/year. Interdisciplinary curriculum collaboration with the 9th grade English classes. Lead 9th grade team in with the objective of establishing an integrated curriculum and developing effective learning plans for students of concern. Engage as a parent and dorm team leader. Teach active program curriculum including trips and mountain sports. Professional and timely execution of all duties, including preparation and delivery of course materials, administrative protocol, such as grades, comments and other required records, and evaluative assessments meant to foster professional growth and teaching efficacy. Enthusiastic participation in the greater life of the school, particularly in the active and residential programs. Interest in fostering diversity, inclusion, and social justice to promote a healthy learning environment. Willingness to take on other duties as needed.
Bachelor’s Degree in history or geography required; advanced degree preferred, ideally world history or global studies.
Teaching experience (one year minimum)
Geography experience preferred. Willingness to develop understanding needed to teach Geography required.
Emphasis on teaching certain fundamental skill sets, such as reading comprehension and re-call, writing strategies and techniques, and organization/time-management skills.
Demonstrated experience and skill in the effective use of technology and integrating technological applications in the classroom.
Ability to engender, navigate and critique thoughtful, informed and respectful discussion/assessments using the historical record as a foundation.
Must demonstrate skills related to our outdoor and/or mountain sports curricula (mountain biking, rock climbing, kayaking, skiing, horseback riding). Previous institutional experience preferred.
Must have or obtain Wilderness First Aid and CPR certification.