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Middle School History Teacher

Education for Change Public Schools Oakland, CA
  • Posted: 20 days ago
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School District: Education for Change

Schools: Epic Middle School

Subjects: Teacher (cred.): History

Grades: Eighth Grade

Salary: $54,000.00 - $95,369.00 per year

Employment Type: Full time

Position Summary

Education for Change is looking for dynamic and visionary teachers who will engage students, families, and other members of our learning community to ensure high student achievement. The teacher provides instructional leadership to students and actively participates in and contributes to a collaborative, results-oriented professional learning community. They engage community partners and families in serving the whole child and ensuring ALL children achieve at high levels prepared to succeed in any setting. They will know how to successfully work in an urban elementary school with a high English Learner and low-income population.

About Education for Change Public Schools

Founded in 2005, Education for Change (EFC) is a charter management organization that was created as a partnership between Oakland Unified School District and the education reform community in order to leverage the flexibilities in charter law to facilitate greater innovation and to address the underperformance of our most vulnerable student populations. EFC is Oakland’s largest charter operator, serving over 3,000 students in the Fruitvale and Elmhurst neighborhoods of East Oakland. Five of seven of our schools were formerly OUSD schools that converted to EFC to leverage the flexibility and agility provided by charter law for greater outcomes for our students.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

EFC believes that high quality instruction, and its continuous refinement, will lead to success for our students. We are looking for teachers who are highly effective in each of the following areas:

Data Driven Planning & Assessment

  • Develop and implement effective daily and long-term instructional plans and classroom activities aligned with student needs, California Common Core standards, and EFC and school instructions, goals, and objectives
  • Assess students regularly and analyze student results, both individually and in collaborative cycle of inquiry with colleagues and administrators.
  • Use assessment results and student needs to inform and differentiate instruction

Classroom Learning Environment

  • Establish a culture of high expectations that includes the shared belief that ALL children can achieve at high levels prepared to succeed in any setting
  • Provide a classroom climate and learning experiences that further our students’ social, emotional, physical and academic development
  • Establish and maintain a positive, safe, and supportive classroom and school environment that values learning and achievement
  • Demonstrate respect and understanding of students and families from diverse backgrounds

Instruction

  • Facilitate a well-paced, scaffolded lesson cycle based on clear, well-communicated objectives and criteria for success.
  • Use formative and summative assessments to adjust instruction
  • Create multiple opportunities for students to engage critically with content in multiple modalities and levels of complexity

Professional Responsibilities

  • Engage in critical reflection aimed at refining practice to increase effectiveness
  • Collaborate with colleagues and work as a team to achieve shared goals
  • Identify unique student needs and collaborate with team members to effectively address those needs; when necessary, refer to appropriate resources, such as health and psychological services
  • Actively participate in professional development opportunities and work closely with lead teachers, principal, administrators, and coaches
  • Utilize EFC professional development and personal initiative to stay abreast of best practices in the field.
  • Maintain accurate student records, including attendance
  • Attend mandatory new hire professional development
  • Support the mission, vision, and core values of Education for Change

Partnerships, Family, and Community

  • Communicate regularly with students and families about classroom activities and student progress
  • Involve students’ families as partners in their children’s education, providing resources and strategies for families to support their student’s success.
  • Actively participate in key student events

Technology

  • Promote student learning and creativity using digital tools and resources in face-to-face and virtual environments.
  • Create technology-enriched learning environments that utilize digital tools, resources, and diverse formative and summative assessments to differentiate learning for students and provide opportunities for students to monitor and assess their own progress.
  • Utilize digital tools and resources collaboratively to support student success and analyze progress towards success

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Valid California Single Subject History credential or ability to obtain one
  • CLAD, BCLAD, or English Language Learner Authorization
  • Must possess a growth mindset and be able to use feedback to refine practice
  • Experience with Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports, a plus

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience accelerating student learning and achievement in low-income communities
  • Spanish language proficiency
  • Experience and desire to use data and technology as levers to drive instruction
Benefits

$51,500-$92,869, plus $2,500 signing BONUS (vests over 3 yrs.); EFC covers 80-90% of Medical/Dental/Vision plan costs paid by EFC; STRS.

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About Education for Change Public Schools

Education for Change Public Schools (EFCPS) believes it is the right for every child to have access to a high-quality, 21st-century education. Our mission is to provide a superior public education to Oakland’s most underserved children by creating a system of schools that focus relentlessly on our students’ academic achievement. EFCPS is a charter management organization that manages a diverse portfolio of TK-8 schools, growing to a portfolio of TK-12 schools in the Fruitvale and Elmhurst neighborhoods of Oakland, currently serving 3,000 children. Additional information about Education for Change can be found at .

Our Values

We collaborate. We are a team. We plan together, observe and analyze each other’s work, collaborate with our coaches and site leaders, partner with our families, and together make decisions about our programming
We are a learning organization. We approach our practice with an inquiry stance and a growth mindset; we analyze, innovate, and iterate every day so that we continually improve. We believe in coaching and developing people at every level of experience, at every level of the organization.
We are solutions-oriented. We approach every challenge with a problem-solving orientation. We listen to and encourage each other. We are resilient in the face of adversity.
We are accountable. Our mission is to provide a superior public education to Oakland’s most underserved children. We assume personal accountability for student growth; we analyze multiple forms of data, and that analysis drives our instruction.
We are student-focused. We form close relationships, utilize personalized learning, differentiate instruction, make learning culturally relevant, engage families, and provide individualized interventions to meet the needs of every child.
We listen. We are a small, responsive organization that values student, family, and employee voice and input.
We are rooted in community. Ours is a place-based strategy that works deeply with neighborhood leaders and partners to serve our children. We understand that the cultures, values, traditions, and assets that our families bring must be leveraged and honored to reach and teach our children.

Why Work at Education for Change?
  • Competitive Teacher Compensation Packages
  • Autonomy for Accountability
  • Collaborative Culture
  • Strong Responsive Intervention Framework
  • Innovative Mindset
  • Meaningful Family Partnerships
  • Career Pipeline

Education for Change Public Schools

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