NOTE: We are advertising this position under the assumption that in-person school will have been resumed in Utah by August 2020. Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, however, we might delay the interviewing process for this position.
Williamsburg Learning (WL) helps find, hire, and train teachers and administrators for the following schools:
Williamsburg Academy (WA)
Leadership Academy of Utah (LAU)
WL headquarters are located in St. George, Utah. While most of our team members work remotely from all over the United States, this position is location-specific and on-site teaching one full day a week on Tuesdays.
Williamsburg Learning is excited to partner with Leadership Academy of Utah, a state, public charter school, to offer in-person versions of our unique classes for grades 7-10 one day a week in the Pleasant Grove area. You can read more about these Innovative Learning Centers (ILCs) being established in 4 regions of Utah here.
We believe that teaching is so much more than just passing knowledge onto students, which is why we use the title of “mentor” instead. The mentors at on-site Innovative Learning Centers (ILCs) managed by Williamsburg Learning have a unique opportunity to interact dynamically with students and parents. Mentors in our in-person classes deliver the same content from The Williamsburg Curriculum (TWC) that is available online but in a condensed, once-per-week format, in which they can connect in a physical space to offer hands-on projects and transformational learning experiences. The ideal candidate will connect deeply with The Williamsburg Curriculum, have a passion for their subject, and possess the skills necessary to manage a live group of students while delivering dynamic instruction.
Reports to: Williamsburg Learning’s ILC Program Director
Subjects taught: STEM 7, STEM 8, Earth Science & Biology
Time required: This position is part-time. Eight hours on Tuesdays is required on site and the remaining mentor responsibilities such as class preparation and grading can be performed remotely, as explained below.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Mentors in ILCs are held to the same standards and teaching practices as all Williamsburg mentors while also fulfilling additional responsibilities related to in-person instruction and student supervision. On-site mentors are ultimately responsible for the following functions:
1) Inspiring and challenging classroom experiences
Cultivate a hunger for knowledge and encourage curiosity among students.
Encourage students to learn and continually improve.
Teach students “how to learn” not “what to learn.”
Apply the Socratic Method to classroom discussions.
Contribute ideas to the improvement of WL’s curriculum.
Monitor assignment configuration and accuracy in Canvas.
Help set goals for students and work with the class to help them attain these goals.
2) Grading, intervention, and student communication
Effectively communicate expectations and assignments (all assignments will be ‘electronic’ and graded in Canvas).
Grade student work and provide timely (within three days), detailed, and quality feedback on assignments.
Respond to voicemail, email, or other correspondence from students, parents, or colleagues within one business day.
Keep track of attendance and ensure students are participating in class.
Perform weekly intervention for students who are behind. Monitor student progress and communicate with students and parents. Help students who need workload adjustments.
Hold a weekly study group hour.
Set up and lead online Parent/Mentor Conferences (PMCs) with all students.
3) Professional development and team participation
Embrace your role as a mentor, not just a teacher. Work continuously to master the Six Mentor Practices as shared upon initial training and throughout the PD program.
Fully participate in any/all relevant WL Professional Development activities, including weekly Faculty Huddle on Friday.
Participate in periodic observations and opportunities for feedback from Program Leader and peers.
Make a concerted effort to grow both professionally and personally both inside and outside the Williamsburg community. Serve as a model to students of what it means to live a meaningful life.
4) In-person instruction and student supervision
Use and adapt The Williamsburg Curriculum (TWC) for in-person instruction, which will require you to create and prepare weekly lesson plans for your subject as laid out in your course syllabus, making adjustments as needed.
Set rules and expectations for in-person classes (see guidelines HERE)
Help set goals for students and work with them to attain their goals
Communicate supplies and materials needs to the ILC Program Director
Attend periodic in-person student activities as requested and able
Supervise students under your care at all times
Know and abide by all WL and ILC on-site policies
Refer disciplinary issues to ILC Site Coordinator when necessary
5) Subject-specific mastery & instruction
Become a master in your field. Always be seeking out deeper understanding, knowledge or skills.
Continually find creative ways to communicate your subject area to students. Inspire them to want to learn more!
6) Other Duties as Assigned:
All other duties as assigned
Alignment with the educational philosophy and methods described on the Williamsburg website. Must have a passion for education and a desire to serve students and parents from a variety of socioeconomic and educational backgrounds.
Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in subject area and deepening one’s learning in that subject.
Highly organized yet willing to be flexible as the program changes and evolves.
Must be a ‘team player’ and follow all Leadership Academy of Utah policies, WL policies, and WL mentor pledges as communicated upon training.
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Utah teaching certificate in appropriate subject area or willingness and ability to obtain a Utah teaching certificate if necessary within one year of employment that covers the levels and teaching areas for which you are applying.
Be a quick learner with technology and proficient in using email, managing files, and recording and reporting electronically.
The ability to take and pass a criminal background check.
Be able to manage the physical requirements of teaching and supervising students. This job requires standing, bending, lifting, and other aspects of an active daily educational program.
Knowledge of The Williamsburg Curriculum (TWC) in the area you are teaching
A solid understanding of the Williamsburg culture
Prior history of working with middle and high school-aged students.
Experience teaching in your subject area.
Familiarity with PowerPoint, cloud-based apps such as G-suite, and web-based conference platforms such as Zoom.
Prior use of Student Information Systems and Learning Management Systems.
Compensation for this position will be based on a per-seat model that will be explained in the interview process. This position is not eligible for benefits. This position would be a direct employee of Leadership Academy of Utah, but will participate in Williamsburg Learning trainings, meetings, professional development, communications, and accountability structure.
Applicants reviewed on an ongoing basis. Position open until filled. Onboarding will begin immediately and course materials for preparation will be provided in July. Official start date is August 1st. In-person training will be held in St. George on August 7th and 8th and August 13th and 14th should be reserved for online school year kickoff meetings. Classes begin on Tuesday, August 20th and run through the end of May.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Tagged as: Coach, Teacher, Trainer
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