AIM Academy is excited to announce the opening of a Middle School Science teaching position for the fall of 2021. AIM’s Middle School is an innovative and collaborative environment where teachers have smaller than usual caseloads so they can focus on the individual needs of students. Teaching faculty in the Middle School enjoy a good deal of autonomy in the material they teach as well as very well-developed support structures to employ key research based practices for the instruction in the sciences. Middle School science courses are lab-based, and there is a strong emphasis on experiential learning, arts-integration, and field work. Candidates should be comfortable designing their own curriculum and also open to collaboration and support from the greater instructional team at AIM. The scope and sequence covered in the middle school science curriculum includes topics within Earth and space science, life science, physical science and environmental science.
The department is supported by a team of instructional leaders, speech language pathologists, and very knowledgeable administrators. An ideal candidate will have experience teaching Science to students with language based learning differences like dyslexia and dysgraphia as well as working with students who may have processing or attention issues. The ideal candidate will also understand how to marry explicit instruction with a college preparatory scope and sequence. Those with specific degrees or training in our niche field are highly desirable, but that is not required. AIM’s Institute for Learning and Research will provide a myriad of opportunities for professional development prior to the opening of the school year.
Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills
Ability to positively and productively relate to students
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Adaptive learner and self-starter
Strong technology skills
About AIM Academy
AIM Academy is an independent co-educational college prep school serving bright students with language-based learning differences in grades 1-12. AIM was founded in 2006 and moved to its current location in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania in 2012.