2019 Educator (SF) - LE

AltSchool - San Francisco, California - Full time

Educators at AltSchool lead work to define and refine innovative pedagogy and practice, contribute to the development of our platform and impact by working alongside partners.

Our educators believe learning is learning how to learn, flexible in how students progress through school, mobile and connected to community. They are attentive to developing the whole child, personalized, and driven by student agency. Learning is deeply impacted and enabled by technology and structured with educators playing a central role.

AltSchool is a unique and exciting place to teach that affords educators the opportunity to make a broader impact in education, and their daily experience reflects the distinct nature of the organization. They teach in collaborative, dynamic classrooms while also being part of a broader team of technologists, educators, and experts working on AltSchool’s bigger purpose. Thus, AltSchool educators are teachers, pioneers, and platform designers.

To Apply: https://jobs.lever.co/altschool/e36a3d54-808d-46f2-aba3-45964af5fc46

Educators’ responsibilities focus on 5-key AltSchool values centered around of professionalism, practice, pedagogy, platform, and partners.

Professionalism: Demonstrate extraordinary professionalism in service of our mission 

- Demonstrate commitment to lifelong professional learning

- Design, strengthen and participate in positive learning environments that support individual and collaborative learning

- Build strong relationships that contribute to individual and collective success

- Be a self-starter, comfortable with change, risk-taking and realignmentConvey a dedication to ALL - especially those historically marginalized

Practice: Demonstrate effective teaching practice

- Develop and facilitate project-based learning experiences

- Utilize in-depth understanding of content, assessment, and learning progressions to engage learners

- Make practices clear, accessible, sharable, and well-documented

Pedagogy: Pursue AltSchool’s pedagogy and vision for the future of learning

- Demonstrate orientation towards and commitment to a personalized, learner-centered vision for teaching and learning

- Understand and employ techniques for developing knowledge, skills, habits, and metacognition in support of the whole child 

- Promote student agency and ownership with regard to learning

Platform: Use and improve the AltSchool platform

- Use technology to enable teaching and learning (Be a power-user of the AltSchool platform)

- Provide feedback and engage in codevelopment as needed

Partners: Support AltSchool’s growing network of partners

- Constantly open classroom, create a welcoming and collaborative visitor experience

- Contribute to the growth of partner network through effective communication, individual initiative, and in response to needs/requests of organization

Basic Qualifications

- Prior experience with creating child-centered learning activities, including classroom teaching experience with students at the relevant age band 

- Prior experience with demonstrated academic results and fostering social-emotional learning in student experiences

- Passion for working with and engaging children in student-driven learning 

- Commitment to continuous professional learning, collaboration, improvement and a willingness to share lessons learned

- Entrepreneurial mindset and customer-service orientation

Preferred Qualifications

- Undergraduate or graduate degree in education

- Prior experience collaborating with other educatorsPrior experience leading curriculum development

- Prior experience partnering with other school staff members

Compensation and Benefits

- Competitive compensation commensurate with experience

- Health, dental, and vision benefits

- 401(k)

- Lunch stipend and snacks

- AltSchool tuition assistance

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To be considered for this role, you must submit an online application. Please submit a cover letter that explains why you would be a great fit for this role along with your resume.

About AltSchool

We are educators and technologists who believe that we can positively impact the world through education. We believe that by creating a platform for education we can achieve our mission of making the best education the most available.

We started by opening lab schools to allow educators to explore the educational practices of the future, and then brought in a technology team to support educators. Together, we’re building an operating system for teaching and learning that makes whole-child, personalized learning possible for students and teachers.

In order to achieve our vision of enabling all children to reach their potential, we’re now partnering with forward-thinking schools to impact more students. Together with these innovative partners, we are working to make the best education the most available.

Headquartered in San Francisco, AltSchool is a public benefit corporation and is a Certified B Corp (B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency).

We are backed by many key investors including Founders Fund, Andreessen Horowitz, and Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s donor-advised fund at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, all of who are committed to helping achieve our goal of making the best education the most accessible.

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