As our ATI High School Math and Science Teacher, you will deliver an exceptional learning experience for students. Responsibilities include:
Collaborating with ATI's programmatic experts to expand and give regular feedback on ATI’s curriculum
Facilitating students’ progression through your designated math and science course(s) using the Altitude Learning platform, a next generation learning platform designed specifically to enable individualized, student-led learning
Meeting virtually with students for live class sessions each week
Offering regular, substantive feedback on their work
Assessing, tracking, and reporting on student progress
Communicating with families in support of each student’s learning
Providing 1:1 coaching support to a cohort of students
Establishing a strong, supportive community that upholds ATI's core values both in and outside of class
Rapidly innovating and iterating on the school model with ATI's program experts and your school colleagues
Our courses focus on truly understanding the foundations of math and science. We use a combination of Montessori resources and proprietary curriculum to bring math and science concepts to life, to enable students to see them in the world around them. This is facilitated both by a historical perspective on the development and application of math, and by an unapologetic focus on how math gets translated by modern microchips into an extremely flexible logic, viz. computer programming, that serves as an algorithmic version of human thought. We take a similar approach to Biology, Earth and Space Science, Life Science, and Physics!
Our ideal Math and Science candidate is a highly capable, experienced educator of teenagers, a curious and engaging math and science expert, and a thoughtful, kind human being. We know that’s asking a lot! We're looking for an innovative, intellectual mentor for our students who loves teaching and learning math and science (the broader the better). We are best suited for educators who care deeply about adolescent development and are inspired to be a part of building a better holistic educational experience for teenagers.
We're looking for someone who is:
Strongly interested in co-creating a vibrant, loving school community?
Dedicated to contributing to an innovative online curriculum
An experienced (or deeply committed to learning) mentor, advisor, or coach of adolescents, dedicated to helping them explore their passions, learn to manage difficulties and embrace their gifts
An expert in the study and application of the various Math and Science subjects
Passionate about developingstudent problem-solving skills and mindsets and their ability to make connections to the real world
Deeply motivated to fostering autonomy and individuality of students and willing to personalize instruction and assessment significantly based on student needs
Has significant experience and deep commitment to working with adolescents
An excellent communicator?in speech and writing
Committed to the idea of endless improvement personally and professionally
You may or may not come from a traditional math or science teaching background – you may have taught in alternative or innovative schools or programs. We are open to a range of backgrounds and experiences that align to our community and student aspirations. If you do come from a traditional education background, you’re seeking to build something different, to take your teaching practice in innovative directions and to develop deep personal relationships with students and peers. If you have experience with Montessori pedagogy, please let us know in your cover letter.
We strongly encourage and welcome people from all backgroundsto apply for this opportunity and join our unique community. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills?
If you're as excited about this endeavor as we are, please apply at https://grnh.se/334d9bd41us
About The Academy of Thought and Industry
Higher Ground is on a mission to modernize and mainstream Montessori. Bringing Montessori to the mainstream isn't easy. It means making the Montessori approach irresistible to communities who may never have heard of it before. There is a need to reveal this complex, nuanced, beautiful method to the world in a way that is clear, compelling, and accessible.
At Guidepost Montessori, we are driven by a deep desire to bring about widespread change in education today. We believe that the traditional method of education used in most schools is antiquated, outdated, and broken. To meet the needs of today's students and to bring about true progress in the world around us, we need an education model that fosters independence and develops competent, capable, action-oriented thinkers and change agents.
The Academy of Thought and Industry is an innovative new middle and high school model that inspires, empowers, and connects adolescents to our world so that they can build meaningful lives—now and into adulthood. Too often, teens experience school as a space that hinders them from reaching their goals. The ATI program is designed to help students discover and follow the paths they truly want to pursue.