Evolutions High School: To jumpstart the school's launch, faculty will participate in 10 days of summer planning (grant stipend). These summer planning days will offer an essential opportunity for staff to be involved in pioneering the school's culture and instructional program.
Because roles in small, innovative schools are complex and require tremendous individual and collective effort, applicants must demonstrate experience and/or willingness to commit to the school's mission and become involved in these essential aspects:
*Implement the Summit Curriculum and Summit grading process
*Serve as a mentor to a group of students, including maintaining ongoing communication with parents/guardians and supporting students with goal-setting around academic, social and emotional achievement and growth.
*Use data to group students daily based on learning needs to deliver 1:1 and small group instruction.
*Facilitate independent learning by students through use of online, mastery-based learning programs.
*Participate in professional development such as instructional rounds, teacher common planning time, and collaborative work with staff.
*Work in a start-up organization with a focus on personalized, mastery-based learning and interdisciplinary projects.
*Work within the confines of the PPSD calendar.
*Promote opportunities for student voice and choice.
*Use standards-based grading to diagnose, assess and track student mastery.
*Work carefully and thoughtfully to prepare students for transitions into high school and past graduation (college and career).
*Integrate school theme(s) into your content area and work across content areas.
*Instruct students in academic subject matter as well as social, emotional, and behavioral skill areas.
*Create a safe and supportive learning environment with routines and structures that align with school?s values and promote a school atmosphere and environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of all students.
*Monitor and evaluate student outcomes maintaining appropriate records and following all required procedures and practices, and use that data to guide instructional planning.
*Supervise students in a range of settings; protect and promote the safety and well-being of students, colleagues, equipment, materials and facilities.
*Communicate and interact effectively, appropriately and professionally with students, colleagues, parents and the community.
*Continuously develop and improve teaching practice and support colleagues in their development.
*Support the Principal, building leadership team, and district leadership team.
Additionally, school faculty shall participate in:
*at least two hours a week of posted office hours for students (scheduled at faculty convenience within a range of options)
*weekly school-wide and departmental Common Planning Time meetings with school leader and colleagues
*at least four hours of additional team planning or professional development outside of school day per month (in addition to Common Planning Time)
*at least 10 hours of personalized professional development during the school year
*student-led conferences with each student and his/her family during each semester
*the development of course syllabi to be shared with students and families and individual/small group lesson plans based on student's needs and interests
Highly encouraged activities include:
*Participation and/or supervision of special events, including athletic programs, dances, family nights, open houses, student recruitment meetings, etc.
*at least one Saturday 3-hour tutoring session per semester