Watershed School seeks a passionate, energetic full-time middle school humanities educator to begin August 7, 2019. Watershed is a progressive, 6-12 independent school in Boulder, Colorado. We believe that students learn best when engaged in learning not just about the world, but in the world and for the world. Our program involves science and humanities teachers team-teaching courses focused on big topics and questions, for example: Farm to Table, Source to Sea, and Home.Teachers have significant collaborative planning time, and work to engage students regularly in learning from experiences and experts outside the classroom.
Teaching at Watershed also includes leading an advisory group, engaging in orientation camping trips, teaching a May Term course (alternating between domestic travel with middle school and international travel with high school), and participating in extensive professional development, including the school's annual Traverse Conference.
The ideal candidate will have
5+ years experience teaching humanities at the middle school level.
Demonstrated experience with a project-based and/or expeditionary approach
Experience with interdisciplinary curriculum and/or team-teaching
Consistent record of working to innovate and improve their teaching through both experimentation and professional learning
Experience leading outdoor trips
Proven ability to collaborate effectively
Ability to travel on overnight trips, including international travel, for durations up to two weeks long
Broad global and multicultural competency
Strong interpersonal skills with a wide range of adolescents
Have, or be able to obtain by August 7, 2019, either Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder certification
About Watershed School
Watershed School is an innovative private, independent middle school and high school in the heart of Boulder, Colorado. Watershed School was founded in 2004 with strong progressive education roots. We serve 100 students in grades 6-12. Our mission is to spark adventure and wonder, foster inquiry and community, and build the character and ability of students to take on the world's greatest challenges.