Ready to teach without the restraints of standardized testing to students who are curious and motivated and doing real work in the real world?
The New School
The New School, an independent high school in Atlanta, offers an innovative curriculum which blends traditional academic study and community-engaged learning, creating opportunities for students to do work that is meaningful and relevant to their lives. The New School uses multiple experiential learning opportunities to supplement a rigorous college prep program equipping students with the competencies they’ll need to thrive. TNS students apply their classroom learning in the real world and in the process, many discover their passions and develop an entrepreneurial mindset. To learn more, please visit www.tnsatlanta.org.
The New School seeks a full-time math and physics teacher to teach AP Calculus AB or BC to 12th grade students, PreCalculus to 10th grade students, Physics to 9th grade students and an additional Physics class to a small group (5-6 students) of upperclassmen. This teacher will be responsible for creating a classroom environment that develops in each student an awareness and appreciation of the role of mathematics and physics in everyday life and the workplace. Each math class is a small (8-10) group of students with the expectation that the teacher will integrate differentiated learning to provide extension work for advanced students in each class. The teacher will also help lead extended projects outside the classroom in collaboration with other New School teachers and Project Specialists, and integrate physics, engineering, modeling, statistics, and data analysis topics relevant to project work into each curriculum. This is a unique opportunity to join a team of passionate educational innovators at an exciting stage in the development of a school at the cutting edge of project based and community engaged learning.
Essential Job Functions Below are some of the tasks required of this position:
- Develop curriculum for PreCalculus and AP Calculus AB or BC in collaboration with TNS math teachers and teach one section of each
- Develop curriculum for Physics in collaboration with TNS Science teacher and teach one 9th grade section and one small section to upperclass students
- Assist with 90-minute integrated project workshop sessions 4 days a week in areas relevant to your subjects
- Attend 2 faculty meetings per month and scheduled work days to allow for collaboration, professional development, and ample communication with parents and other staff members, including 10 curriculum planning days during the summer
- Document all syllabi, lesson plans, assignments, and other curricular materials
- Assist in development of extended projects which combine the work of multiple disciplines and often take students outside of the classroom into the city
- Communicate effectively and maintain strong relationships with students, families and colleagues
- Attend summer project planning and leadership meetings
- Participate in and attend all recruitment events (e.g., Information Sessions and Open Houses)
- Participate in planning and attend all Exhibitions, Curriculum Nights, Parent Events
- Assist in the design and implementation of research-based curriculum
- Maintain the school culture of continuous reflection and growth
- Use detailed data analysis of student performance to inform best practices
All teachers are expected to embody the following New School values:
- The belief that students should be architects of their own learning
- A commitment to knowing students well and serving as their guide
- A passion for innovation, collaboration and participation in a community of learning