AltSchool’s mission is to enable all children to reach their potential. We are a public benefit corporation and a Certified B Corporation, bringing together a unique partnership of educators, engineers, and researchers to create a proprietary learning platform guided by the most comprehensive body of current educational research. AltSchool’s platform is designed to empower schools everywhere to offer personalized, whole-child learning for each student, and to enable teachers to truly understand each child—both deep and wide—so they can develop and learner-centric environment that helps each child thrive.
Headquartered in San Francisco, AltSchool currently operates a network of schools in California and New York, which serve as learning labs for ongoing research and development. Starting fall 2017, that network of schools will expand to include the first cohort of pilot partner schools using the AltSchool platform of products and services. We are backed by many key investors including Founders Fund, Andreessen Horowitz, and Mark Zuckerberg & Priscilla Chan’s donor-advised fund at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, who are committed to help achieve the goal of making the best education the most accessible.
The Education team is at the forefront of pioneering change through our schools and technology platform. Our educators are the experts in our students’ learning, and they direct the personalization of what, where, when, and how they learn. AltSchool educators customize their own classroom’s curriculum, emphasizing both academic rigor and social emotional learning. Educators are also part of a network of professionals who provide regular support, feedback, and opportunities for collaboration. Building a 21st-century Education team translates to the opportunity for year-round work, more flexible time-off, and creating technology to enhance and empower teaching and learning. We also rely on our educators’ critical collaboration on the direction and development of AltSchool’s proprietary technology products.
The Spanish educator will teach our inaugural 5th/6th grade class conversational and written Spanish. As the Spanish educator at AltSchool, you will be involved in the planning of projects, field trips, special events and evaluation of the curriculum. You also will attend regular team meetings to discuss materials, student progress and teaching strategies. Our program is communication based and we are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and able to connect the Spanish language to students’ daily lives. The role at AltSchool Union Square will involve approximately 12 hours/week of teaching, meeting, and prep time. Classes are held five days a week.
Lead a mixed-age and ability learning community
Collaborate with colleagues to support experiential, project-based learning arcs for the class to create activities that are relevant and real-world
Curate individual learning experiences based on each student’s abilities, needs, and learning approach to construct and exhibit core competencies
Utilize dynamic instructional grouping to meet the needs of all learners
Determine students’ academic and social emotional learning goals and ensure that they’re met
Use the resources of the city and community to create an education that is relevant and real
Communicate learning targets and outcomes to colleagues, parents, and students on a regular basis
Engage students in goal setting and progress monitoring to support student self-reflection and agency
Collect and use data to collaboratively identify goals, assess effectiveness, and promote organizational learning alongside colleagues
Build and maintain positive, transparent partnerships with the school’s families by engaging with families through frequent and rich communication
Collaborate with researchers, designers, technologists, and other educators to devise, participate in, and provide feedback on pilot experiments related to class design, pedagogical approach, scheduling, our platform and more
Collaborate with our Personalization Leads to support all learners and our Integration Leads to refine use of our platform for deeper personalization
Prompt and regular attendance on all school and work days
Prior experience with creating child-centered learning activities, including Spanish classroom teaching experience with students in grades 5-8
Prior experience with demonstrated academic results and/or incorporating social emotional learning into student experiences
Passion for working with and engaging children in student driven learning experiences
Belief in fostering children’s social emotional capabilities
Commitment to continuous improvement
Entrepreneurial mindset and customer service orientation
Undergraduate or graduate degree in education
Prior experience leading curriculum development
Prior experience partnering with other school staff members
Compensation and Benefits
Paid sick time
To be considered for this role, you must submit an online application. Please submit a cover letter that explains why you would be a great fit for this role along with your resume.
AltSchool is an interdisciplinary team of educators, technologists and entrepreneurs building a network of schools that prepare students for our changing world. Each individual school is able to adapt to the needs of students, families and the surrounding community; the larger network connects everyone together and enables a far greater impact in our efforts to improve education. Underlying it all... is a platform and curriculum that is personalized to each individual child.
Our team has come together because we all believe that more is possible. AltSchool provides a rich and personally meaningful education that is built for our children’s future.