2019-2020 Educator (SF) - MS STEM

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.

Note that application review for educators will begin January 28, 2019 for the 2019-2020 academic year. We do not foresee contacting anyone earlier than that.

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 successBe a self-starter, comfortable with change, risk-taking and realignment
  • Convey 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 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 Qualification

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in education
  • Prior experience collaborating with other educators
  • Prior experience leading curriculum development
  • Prior experience partnering with other school staff members

About AltSchool

We are educators and technologists who believe that we can positively impact the world through education. 

AltSchool is part of a growing community of forward-thinking districts and schools. Together, we’re building a comprehensive platform for learning that puts students at the center. Rooted in educational research, our flexibly designed products and services enable increasingly learner-centric experiences.

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.

What We Offer

-Competitive compensation and stock options

-Greatly subsidized medical/dental/vision coverage for employees and their families

-Generous paid time-off and parental leave-FSA/HSA/401k

-A fun workplace that is serious about work/life balance 

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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.

Special School Employment Requirements

All AltSchool employees must undergo criminal background checks and TB risk assessments as mandated by California state law and permitted by New York state law prior to their start dates at AltSchool. By submitting an application, you acknowledge that your employment with AltSchool would be conditioned on a satisfactory background check and completion of the TB risk assessment.Work AuthorizationPlease be aware that while AltSchool is able to facilitate transfers for certain types of work visas, we are generally unable to offer original visa sponsorship. Please apply if you'd like to be considered for the role

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