Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School is seeking an experienced, innovative, and energetic Middle School Reading Workshop Substitute Teacher to cover a long term maternity leave beginning in August. The teacher would be a part of a middle school team that includes both teachers who teach core academic subjects including staff who teach Jewish studies.
Teach Reading Workshop, differentiating as appropriate to support students of all levels
Develop Weekly lesson plans that have clear learning objectives and align to the department’s curriculum guide
Attend and participate in weekly staff professional development
Develop and implement curriculum as a member of a collaborative middle school humanities and advisory team
Use formative and summative assessments to monitor and evaluate student progress
Provide continuous student and parent feedback including but not limited to progress reports and parent /teacher conferences.
Give specific feedback to support student growth
Work on an advisory team, planning advisory learning and creating a safe, nurturing environment for students
Advise and advocate for a group of middle school students, with responsibility for academic/social/emotional oversight
Communicate regularly and effectively with parents and others on the student and grade-level team
A Bachelor of Arts / Science in Education or English is required
Illinois Teaching Certification preferred
Master of Arts (or M.A.T) in Education, Social Studies, English, or History preferred
Minimum 1-3 years direct teaching experience preferred
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities :
Experience with middle school-aged children and an understanding of adolescent development
An understanding of the Common Core Standards in Reading, Writing, and History
An understanding of visual literacy and its connection to reading and writing
A strong background in Lucy Calkins Reader’s and Writer’s Workshops
A commitment to integration the ability to create meaningful integration opportunities
Ability to teach executive functioning skills and habits of learning that create successful lifelong learners
Proficiency with educational technologies including Google Apps and Chromebooks
Other Important Information and Benefits:
All prospective employees must be able to clear a background check and TB test.
Work is generally performed onsite; Bernard Zell does not offer a telecommuting option.
The general workday is Work Day is 7:45 am - 3:45 pm but must be flexible to attend meetings beyond normal working hours.
About Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School
Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School (www.bernardzell.org) is an independent Jewish day school for the 21st century where academic purpose, collaborative learning, and deep commitment to humanity develop engaged, confident learners and compassionate leaders for a stronger, more vibrant community and world. A pluralistic community day school, Bernard Zell welcomes students and families of varied religious beliefs and observance. The school combines Jewish learning and tradition with the best of innovative educational practice in a challenging and nurturing learning environment.