Social Studies Teacher-Design Tech High School

Design Tech High School - Redwood City, CA - Full time teachers embrace a design-thinking mindset; they must have empathy for students, colleagues and parents and a willingness to rapidly prototype solutions to help all students. They possess strong content knowledge, a track record of leadership, and the ability to mentor students toward high performance. They are hard working, punctual, flexible, energetic, risk-takers with a spirit of self-reflection and a constant desire to improve. teachers also believe that students learn best when their education is personalized. teachers are:

  • OPTIMISTIC: teachers have a relentless optimism; they believe that the world can be a better place and they can be the ones to make it happen.
  • ENTREPRENEURIAL: teachers have a bias toward action, constantly refining their skills by trying new ideas based on data, and constructive criticism.
  • COLLABORATIVE: teachers engage in regular problem solving and curriculum construction. They demonstrate strong communication and relationship building with students, families, and colleagues.
  • FLEXIBLE: teachers adapt to meet the needs of students and a startup work environment.

Teacher Responsibilities

  • Designing and implementing curricula aligned to Common Core standards
  • Mentoring students in the class
  • Teaching design thinking in a design lab class
  • Reflecting regularly on teaching practice and acting on constructive feedback
  • Using assessment data to refine curriculum, inform instructional practices, and drive progress towards academic standards.
  • Engaging in collaborative curricula development, data analysis, and problem solving
  • Developing positive relationships with students, families, and colleagues.
  • Participating in an annual two-week staff training and weekly professional development
  • Conversational Spanish a plus.

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Experience Level

Mid Level

Design Tech High School

Design Tech High School’s mission is to prepare students for a changing world by making them innovation ready.

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