Jul 15, 2019
‘Project Lead The Way’ (PLTW) is an elective course in community-based problem solving at our Ánimo Legacy Charter Middle School in south Los Angeles. The course is broken into two units: Design and Modeling, and Computer Science for Innovators and Makers:
Design and Modeling focuses on the application of the engineering design process to solve real-world problems. Students work in teams to solve various design problems. Students will depend up on the 21st century skills of creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking in order to succeed in this unit.
Computer Science for Innovators and Makers teaches students that programming goes beyond the virtual world into the physical world. Students are challenged to creatively use sensors and actuators to develop systems that interact with their environment. Designing algorithms and using computational thinking practices, they code and upload programs to microcontrollers that perform a variety of authentic tasks. The unit broadens students’ understanding of computer science concepts through meaningful applications. Teams select and solve a personally relevant problem related to wearable technology, interactive art, or mechanical devices.
Throughout this course, students will also continue to work on their Math Skills via the iReady computer program.
Green Dot recognizes that high-quality instruction is central to the academic success of students. Our teachers effectively deliver a superior education built on the rigorous requirements of Common Core State Standards and the expectations of the state college systems. Simultaneously, the collaborative and flexible nature of Green Dot’s curriculums encourage teachers to develop creative lesson plans to personally and thoroughly engage each student in their classrooms. We are committed to ensuring that every student, regardless of background or circumstance, is not only provided with the opportunity to succeed, but empowered with the self-confidence and support networks necessary to transform opportunities into accomplishments. This mission has fueled our thriving professional development and growth programs, which support and challenge teachers to maximize their impact in the classroom and advance their careers as leaders in education. Recognizing the importance of professional empowerment, teachers are represented by the Asociación de Maestros Unidos (AMU), an affiliate of the California Teachers’ Association, and the National Education Association. Click here to learn more about what it is like to be a teacher at Green Dot.
If you are/will be eligible for a CA Intern credential) by July 2019, please apply now for our teaching positions.
> Exhibit and uphold Green Dot core values
> Create a culture of learning in your classroom
> Engage in data-driven planning and assessment of student learning
> Establish a culture of respect and rapport with the students which supports the students’ emotional safety
> Facilitate rigorous learning by delivering cognitively engaging lessons that incorporate our instructional methodologies
> Engage in critical reflection, constantly revising practice to increase effectiveness
> Participate in a professional community across your school site and the Green Dot network
> Develop partnerships within the community by communicating with families and bringing to bear resources that support student success in college, leadership, and life
This job primarily operates on a school site and in classrooms, and utilizes typical office equipment (computers, phones, photocopiers, etc.). Physical demands include: positioning to lift (should be able to lift up to 50 pounds to waist high), carry, push, and/or pull, kneel, stoop, crouch and bend. Generally, the job is 60% Stationary and 40% moving/traversing. Normal business hours are approximately 7:00am – 4:00pm, Monday-Friday (although these hours may vary and may require occasional evening and weekend work based on organizational needs). Minimal or no travel required, other than visits to other local school sites or the Home Office ( as needed ) .
> A Bachelor’s degree is required
> You have a growth mindset and love of learning
> You have met the CA Basic Skills requirement
> You hold a valid CA Preliminary or Clear Multiple Subject*, Education Specialist or Single-Subject credential OR be eligible for a CA Single Subject Intern Credential by July 2019
* Applicants with a multiple-subject credential are eligible for hire. However, Green Dot will require that you obtain your Single Subject credential or Subject Matter Authorization by June 30, 2020.
NOTE: Applicants with an out-of-state credential or no credential should visit the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing website before applying. Please check to see that you will be eligible to teach in a California public school by July 2019.
> You have a PLTW training certification OR are willing to complete the required training, (you will be compensated for the training, which includes online training 2x per week, for 10 weeks)
> You have a strong STEM background, or are passionate about gaining STEM skills
>You have strong content knowledge, pedagogical understanding, and the capacity to plan and deliver instruction to meet the needs of students
> You display a relentless commitment to and high standards for high quality execution
> You are passionate and demonstrate a high level of personal responsibility towards ambitious goals
> You have excellent collaborative and organizational skills
> You have excellent verbal and written communication skills
> You have a strong ethical base and self-awareness
> You are dependable, humble, have a sense of humor and a rock-solid commitment to Green Dot’s mission and the communities we serve
> You will need to pass a TB test and background check at time of offer
The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to perform the job.
We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including (but not limited to) medical, dental, vision, life insurance and STRS participation, as well as the opportunity to impact a growing, mission-driven organization that is committed to the success of all students.
How To Apply
We ask that you complete an online application at http://careers.greendot.org/ .
Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted. We are looking to fill this position for the 2019-20 school year.
Green Dot Public Schools has embedded a diversity, equity and inclusion lens in our organizational culture, as well as in our educational and talent practices. We are committed to hiring those who reflect the diversity of our communities, and we recruit, employ, support, compensate and promote employees, without regard to their actual or perceived race, religious creed (including religious dress or grooming practices), color, national origin or ancestry (including native language spoken), physical or mental disability (including HIV or AIDS), medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender (including gender identity and expression), parental status, age (forty (40) and over), sexual orientation, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, citizenship, immigration status or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law. Please note that we are unable to sponsor H1-B Visa applicants.
Green Dot Public Schools
Los Angeles, CA, USA