Location: Chicago, Illinois
Type: Part Time
GCE Lab School prepares high school students for success as citizens in our interconnected and multicultural world. Our model integrates subjects into thematic courses that invite students to investigate real-world questions in a collaborative, project-based learning environment. Classroom learning is augmented by weekly Field Experiences that engage students in the relevance of their academics, get them outside the classroom and connect them with their community, and ignite their curiosity about potential career paths.
GCE has an immediate opening for a Science or Math instructor with understanding of astronomy, astrophysics, or cosmology to teach the final unit of an integrated math/science course for high school seniors. The course is called Frontiers. The final unit regards the frontier of outer space. The curriculum is already prepared, though the teacher may bring new ideas and perspectives. The instructor will guide students through inquiry-driven projects, provide instruction in relevant disciplines, introduce students to curricular partners, and encourage independent academic exploration. Classes are small (10 students in this case), instruction is personalized, the culture is encouraging, and Field Experiences are inspiring.
Classroom time is about 9 hours/week. The need is immediate. The school year concludes on June 14.
- Plan and facilitate lessons using GCE’s inquiry- and project-based digital course content
- Teach the final unit of a single course, Monday-Friday
- Actively engage students with different learning styles and behaviors by preparing lesson plans that reflect student needs and group dynamics
- Plan and guide student Field Experiences throughout the city of Chicago
- Communicate with parents to help students excel in their studies
- Connect lessons with current events in Chicago and in the world
- Assess and monitor student progress and performance
- Embrace a non-traditional teacher role and see self as master learner who models behaviors and learning process for students
Summary of Qualifications and Expectations
- BA required; graduate work in a space-related discipline is preferred; wide-ranging cross-disciplinary interests are an asset
- Teaching experience in a related field
- Experience working in multicultural and multi-ethnic environments
- Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
- Established interest in progressive education
- Entrepreneurial energy
Time & Place
This is a part-time, short-term position. Position begins immediately.
GCE is actively looking for a Full-Time STEAM Instructor for the coming academic year. Applicants to this role may be considered also for the Full-Time position.
How to Apply
No phone calls please. Please send a cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will contact candidates asap. Equal Opportunity Employer.
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About GCE Lab School
Using the city as a classroom, we embolden a community of socially responsible citizens to respond courageously to the world's biggest challenges. Our Global Citizenship Experience model integrates subjects into thematic courses that invite students to investigate real-world problems in a collaborative, project-based learning environment. Classroom learning is augmented by weekly Field Experiences that engage students in the relevance of their academics, get them outside the classroom and connect them with their community, and ignite their curiosity about potential job and career paths.