Middle School Social Studies Teacher

Caliber Schools - Vallejo, California - Full time

Position Summary:

We are looking for an exceptional educator to join our Middle School Social Studies team! You’ll work collectively with your grade level colleagues, planning curriculum and owning the achievement of every student in the grade, not just your home room. You will be encouraged and supported to lead engaging, project-based, and reading intensive Social Studies lessons that integrate all of our pillars: Heart, Smart, Think, and Act.

You will use data to drive your instruction, consistently assessing and reassessing student learning to ensure each child’s personalized learning plan addresses their unique needs and goals for growth while also evaluating the student groupings across your three classes and making adjustments as necessary. You will support your students’ holistic development by implementing social-emotional programing including Restorative Justice, Mindfulness and PBIS – Positive Behavior Intervention Supports.

What We Look For

It takes a special teacher to work at Caliber. We look for the following values & attributes in our teachers:

  • Agents of change – you look to reimagine and disrupt the traditional teaching environment
  • Flexible and adaptable – you thrive in a dynamic, ever-changing setting
  • Strategic Thinker – you are motivated by constant review and evaluation of student progress
  • Highly collaborative – you work best being interdependent with your colleagues and making decisions collectively as a team
  • Personal Growth Enthusiast – you are self-aware, reflective and seek out ongoing feedback and coaching to continue to improve your craft
  • Strong Commitment – you are resilient in the face of challenge, you are proactive and take initiative to seek out solutions

Responsibilities

  • Collaboratively design and implement curricula and activities to meet and exceed academic standards.
  • Facilitate and own students’ mastery of academic standards.
  • Facilitate a Blended Learning Model. Use technology tools as part of instruction. Familiarize yourself with software programs and improve expertise over time.
  • Facilitate small group instruction with students working towards targeted outcomes.
  • Design and use assessment data to refine instructional practices and personalize learning for each student.
  • Implement and support school wide social emotional programming.
  • Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues.
  • Approach professional development with commitment and reflection.

Experience:

  • 2 or more years of teaching experience, preferably in a high performing school driving excellent student outcomes.
  • Experience working with diverse student populations.
  • Preferred experience with social-emotional learning and restorative practices.
  • Experience integrating technology into the classroom.

Values

Caliber staff…

  • are committed to a culture of feedback, development and continuous improvement.
  • validate and affirm the identities, strengths and passions of each person.
  • know that It is everyone’s collective responsibility to work in service of and alongside our school communities.
  • approach situations and people with empathy and kindness

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