A top-tier school in New York City, offering a truly global education, that will expand to the world’s leading cities in the next decades. Teaching and learning through challenging interdisciplinary projects. A culture of creativity, entrepreneurship and deep collaboration. State-of-the-art technology throughout. Brilliant colleagues, with widely diverse experience, creating a unique educational experience together. Unparalleled possibilities for professional learning and development prospects around the globe. There is no place quite like Avenues.
Deep Collaboration and Constant Evolution
Collaboration here isn't a buzzword: it's woven into everything we do. No one teaches on an island here. Substantial time to collaborate is embedded into the schedule. Teacher teams, across multiple disciplines, design learning experiences together for a whole grade level. This intensity of collaboration is challenging as well as exciting: we're always evolving, learning from each other and seeking to improve.
What You’ll Do
At Avenues, science teachers ensure that students act as scientists every day: asking questions, conducting experiments, and learning deeply from the world around them. In grades 6-8, we teach a rigorous project-based curriculum that integrates fundamental concepts and skills from the physical, life, and earth sciences along with introductory robotics and engineering. Science teachers also work closely with teachers of art, English and the World Course to design interdisciplinary learning experiences. And you will also:
Ensure that students achieve key learning outcomes, targeting instruction thoughtfully to address individual needs
Build a robust learning atmosphere that leads students to feel part of a rigorous but joyful learning community
Collaborate intensively with colleagues to develop interdisciplinary projects and continually deepen student learning
Inspire trust and confidence among parents and families
What You’ll Bring
Science teachers at Avenues bring all or most of the following:
A remarkable entrepreneurial drive, creativity and ability to bring new ideas to fruition
Intellectual curiosity and humility, to reflect on and continually grow in teaching practice
Strong content knowledge: comfortable teaching general physical and life sciences concepts as well as one or more specialized topics (e.g. astronomy, environmental science, engineering, etc.)
Pedagogy that engages all students in interesting, meaningful and challenging work
Several years of science teaching, with a strong track record of student learning and growth
Experience with interdisciplinary, project-based teaching is strongly preferred
A strong sense of personal responsibility for the success of every student
Apply through the Careers section of the Avenues website (http://www.avenues.org/en/careers/). Avenues is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity among our staff. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
In the fall of 2012, Avenues: The World School opened the doors of its flagship, 15-grade (N-12) independent school in New York City offering students a truly global education. Today, the school serves over 1,300 students. The vision of Avenues is to open schools in the world’s leading cities. Avenues will be a highly-integrated learning community, connected and supported by a common vision, a s...hared curriculum, collective professional development of its faculty, the advantages of modern technology and a highly-talented global leadership team.