Website Austin Discovery School
*Our Natural World
*Inclusivity & Equity
*The Whole Child
*High Academic Expectations
Mission: Austin Discovery School is an academically rigorous public charter school dedicated to building compassion, collaboration, and critical thinking by engaging students with the natural world.
Vision: Austin Discovery School is a tuition-free, innovative charter school serving children in grades K-8. A small, community-oriented school, ADS offers naturally lit, beautiful classrooms with a low student-teacher ratio. Classrooms are full of movement and social interactions as learners work cooperatively and share their knowledge with one another. ADS features hands-on math and science and integrates literacy across the curriculum. All students attend an Essentials Class daily, which may include Eco-Wellness, Physical Education, Music, Art, Library, and/or Theater. Students in our program master the skills necessary to demonstrate social responsibility, good health, and environmental responsibility while creating and pursuing rigorous academic goals. There is a natural harmony when we come to appreciate and respect others, ourselves, and the environment we live in. By focusing on the whole child, ADS benefits our whole society.
Education / Certification / Experience:
*Bachelor’s Degree in education or related field
*Valid Texas teaching certificate appropriate to grade level
*Experience in student teaching, internship, observation, and / or field work as required by universities or state-approved programs for certification
*Builds relationships with kids and families
*Good communication skills with families, students and teachers
*Strong documentation skills
*Writes and implements lesson plans that fulfill ADS’s curriculum requirements according to school deadlines
*Strong collaboration skills
*Intrinsically motivated to complete assigned job duties
*Willing to do what is best for kids
*Calm under pressure
*Reflective and willing to learn
Provide high-quality instruction, collaborate effectively with other educators, and create a safe, caring learning environment for all students.
*Collaborate with co-teacher to create a cohesive classroom community and implement a co-teaching model of instruction.
*Knowledge and flexible use of co-teaching models.
*Monitor the pulse of your co-teaching relationship and foster an equitable, professional, and productive relationship through crucial conversations.
Lesson Planning and Implementation:
*Construct and implement lesson plans that reflect understanding of state expectations, the ADS philosophy, and the learning styles, needs, and interests of students.
*Knowledge of state standards and differentiation strategies useful in supporting individual student strengths and needs.
*Engage in reflection about lessons based on student performance, observational data, and careful thought.
Small Group Instruction:
*Create a safe environment where students feel safe to take risks.
*Prepare resources, curriculum, and materials needed for each small group’s instruction.
*Have consistent routines and structures that perpetuate high expectations.
Assess, Differentiate, and Document:
*Create, use, and document quantitative and qualitative assessment measures to monitor student progress.
*Assess, monitor, and document the progress of your students with fidelity.
*Reflect and adjust lessons and trajectory according to data obtained through assessments and student performance.
Use knowledge of conscious discipline and restorative practices to foster relationships with students and families.
*Design logical consequences that have students make connections to the behavior.
*Build preventative routines and systems that allow children to problem solve and have control of their outcomes.
*Always assume positive intent and create spaces to reflectively discuss choices made by the student.
*Resolve conflict and hold individuals and groups accountable through mediation.
*Create safe spaces to allow students to control impulses and reflect when the student is ready.
*Create plans that help students follow through with agreed-upon terms.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $47,000.00 – $60,500.00 per year
Paid time off
Schedule: Monday to Friday
Nonprofit Charter school
Ability to commute/relocate:
Austin, TX 78724: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
Education: Bachelor’s (Required)
Teaching: 1 year (Preferred)
License/Certification: Teaching Certification (Preferred)
Work Location: In person
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