Middle School Math Teaching Fellowship

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Organization Ascend Public Charter Schools
Location Brooklyn
Classification Administrative / Business Office
Job Type Full time / part time
Date of posting 4/17/2017


The Ascend Teaching Fellowship allows you to start your career in an intellectually stimulating, collegial environment at a high-performing charter network in Brooklyn, while also earning a master's degree over the course of two years. The fellowship places you in one of our nine schools and includes multiple kinds of support to launch your career as an educator. Participate in a supportive community of highly knowledgeable educators who embrace a culture of ongoing professional growth. Develop your teaching skills through part-time teaching responsibilities and one-to-one guidance from a talented mentor teacher. Earn a full-time teaching salary while working toward your master's degree over a two-year period. Visit our fellowship page for more details. (http://www.ascendlearning.org/teaching-fellowship/) Current opening for middle school math.
We look for professionals who are excited about our liberal arts program, positive approach to discipline, and commitment to serving all students in truly public schools.

Above all, we seek staff members who are deeply committed to urban education and our ultimate goal of closing the achievement gap for the children of Central Brooklyn.
Why join Ascend Public Charter Schools?

Ascend is a Brooklyn-based network of K-12 public charter schools serving 4,000 students across nine schools. At Ascend, our mission is to provide an extraordinary education for the children of Central Brooklyn, placing them firmly on the path to success in college and beyond.
We are passionate about guiding our students to think critically and independently, and to enjoy education as an end in itself. We teach a rich and rigorous liberal arts curriculum that nurtures students' natural curiosity about the world, and we foster a positive, non-punitive school culture where students feel connected, empowered, and safe to take academic risks. Watch Ascend in action. (http://www.ascendlearning.org/videos/)
We believe that our school buildings should reflect the incredible accomplishments that happen within their walls. All Ascend schools are housed in beautiful, newly renovated buildings where every detail is chosen to communicate our high aspirations for teaching and learning. See where we work.( http://www.ascendlearning.org/schools/)

We invest heavily in professional development and nurturing a culture of pedagogical progression and learning in our staff. We have an expansive support system to ensure our teachers to feel confident in what they know and what they do so that they can be the ultimate guides to intellectual growth in our scholars.
The Teaching Fellow will engage in various activities to build understandings and skills in teaching. In their first year, teaching fellows will be responsible for
• Actively participating in grade-level meetings, collaborative planning, and professional development, including an annual summer institute to build their teaching skill
• Working closely with and assisting a seasoned teacher to learn about pedagogical practices in the classroom
• Maintaining a passing grade-point average in their Relay Residency master program by completing all assignments and attending class regularly
In their second year, they will accept a full-time teaching position and will be responsible for
• Utilizing formal and informal assessment data to drive instruction and ensure student mastery of standards
• Building a warm and inclusive classroom environment, implementing the practices of Responsive Classroom
• Creating and maintain strong relationships with students and families
• Accepting ultimate responsibility for the academic progress of his or her students, and work to actively overcome setbacks
• Actively participating in grade-level meetings, collaborative planning, and professional development, including an annual summer institute
Staff and reporting relationships

The Teaching Fellow reports to the school director. He or she also accepts direction from, and works closely with, the mentor teacher, dean of instruction, and dean of students.

• Bachelor's degree required by July 1st, 2017; degree in pedagogical subject such as math or literature a plus
• Cumulate undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
• Passion and commitment to teaching scholars in underserved areas and to closing the achievement gap
• Relentless drive to set and achieve ambitious goals
• Strong collaboration and teamwork skills
• Growth mindset and ability to use feedback to improve practice

Ascend teacher salaries are above the Department of Education pay scale and commensurate with experience. Please visit www.ascendlearning.org/careers to learn more about the benefits of working at Ascend.

Ascend Charter Schools is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity.

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