Position: Science Teacher, Lower Division (Grades 3-5) Location: New York, NY Start: August 2019
Why Teach at Avenues?
There is no place quite like Avenues. We are a top-tier school in New York City that offers a truly global education, one that will expand to the world’s leading cities in the next decades. Our faculty bring widely diverse experiences, but we are all committed to creating a unique educational experience together. We foster a culture of creativity, entrepreneurship, and deep collaboration. We teach and learn through challenging interdisciplinary projects. And we offer unparalleled possibilities for professional learning prospects around the globe.
Deep Collaboration and Constant Evolution
Collaboration isn't a buzzword here--it's woven into everything we do. We have built substantial time to collaborate into our schedule. Teacher teams across multiple disciplines design learning experiences 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 and think as scientists every day: asking questions, conducting experiments, and learning deeply by following lines of inquiry to discover the world around them. In grades 3-5, we teach an engaging, project-based curriculum that integrates fundamental concepts and skills from the physical, life, and earth sciences along with introductory engineering and design. Science teachers work closely with homeroom teachers and STEAM team colleagues to design interdisciplinary learning experiences.
As a Lower Division science teacher at Avenues you will:
deliver high-quality, inquiry-based science instruction to students in grades 3-5
ensure students achieve key learning outcomes by targeting instruction to address individual student needs
work collaboratively as a member of the Lower Division science team to align curriculum plans and units across grade levels
implement science-based and interdisciplinary STEAM units and projects with in conjunction with homeroom and specialty teachers
co-construct with students a classroom environment that establishes high standards, fosters a sense of belonging, and upholds our founding values of welcome, safety, and respect
practice cultural competence in the classroom and workplace
inspire trust and confidence among families through regular, proactive communication
contribute to the broader community of our NYC campus and global network
Apply through the Careers section of the Avenues website at http://www.avenues.org/en/careers/. Make sure to include a very thoughtful cover letter with your application explaining how you meet the criteria.
Avenues is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity among our staff. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
What You’ll Bring
Science teachers at Avenues bring all or most of the following:
science teaching experience with lower division-aged children and an exemplary track record of student learning
strong content knowledge in general physical, life, and earth sciences concepts
deep understanding of curriculum planning and lesson design frameworks
experience with, or interest, in interdisciplinary, project-based teaching
intellectual curiosity and the humility to reflect on, and continually grow in, your teaching practice
commitment to creating a culture of equity and inclusion
a strong sense of personal responsibility for the success of every student
About Avenues: The World School
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 shared curriculum, collective professional development of its faculty, the advantages of modern technology and a highly-talented global leadership team.