Classroom Teacher-Palouse Prairie Charter School (Moscow)

POSITION TITLE: Classroom Teacher REPORTS TO: Executive Director

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Teachers work with colleagues and other staff to design, implement, and support the educational program of Palouse Prairie School in a manner that is true to the principles of EL Education the mission and vision of the school.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Curriculum: Design, develop, document, and evaluate two semester-long learning expeditions  as well as literacy and math curricula each year. Utilize Core State Standards for literacy and mathematics as well as Idaho/National Standards for science and social studies through projects, products, and guiding questions;
    • Craft expeditions around compelling topics that are rich in content. Topics are linked to projects that motivate students to become experts, to understand the big ideas in their respective content area, and to develop strong inquiry skills.
    • Use guiding questions to drive inquiry within the expedition and include the use of fieldwork, experts, and service.
    • Plan Case Studies to animate the major concepts of a discipline or broad topic through concrete -often local- studies of subtopics within the discipline.  
    • Design Projects & Products – skills-rich projects that result in high quality products or performances for audiences beyond the classroom are designed to motivate and demonstrate student understanding of expedition content and skills.
    • Fully document expeditions and other learning experiences for future use, including clear alignment to standards, learning targets, and assessment.
  • Instruction: Deliver lessons that have explicit purpose and are guided by learning targets for which students take ownership and responsibility. Clearly articulate specific learning goals in student friendly language, employ strategies to scaffold learning so that all students make progress, and regularly check the understanding of each student through formative and summative assessment strategies
    • Differentiate Instruction – Proactively plan to meet students’ varied needs based upon ongoing assessment.
    • Create a culture of reading – including phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary development, and an array of comprehension strategies.
    • Mathematics – rigor and integrity in discrete math classes, also integrated into projects, case studies, and expeditions whenever possible.  Instruction should focus on foundational facts that are grounded in conceptual understanding.
    • Create multiple opportunities for students to engage in complex, problem based activities, labs, and investigations, and to represent and analyze data.
    • Emphasize the enduring themes or big ideas of social studies, often focusing on engaging social issues, cultural diversity, and social justice.
  • Assessment: Embrace the power of student-engaged assessment practices to build student ownership of learning, focus students on reading standards-based learning targets, and drive achievement.
  • Culture and Character: Incorporate structures and traditions such as C.R.E.W. community meetings, exhibitions of student work, and service learning to ensure that every student is known and cared for, that student leadership is nurtured, and that contributions to the school and world are celebrated.
  • Professionalism & School Leadership: Participate in a strong professional culture that is sustained via collective leadership and action.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises students and classroom aids, paraprofessionals, or volunteers.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:  

Bachelor’s degree in Education, current Idaho Teaching Certificate.

Preferable: Master’s degree in Education or related field

Must pass a criminal background check

EVALUATION:

Performance of this job shall be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the board’s policy on evaluation of certified personnel.

COMPENSATION: Based on experience and education

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: full-time
Please send resume and cover letter to Jeneille Branen.

Teaching Assistant – AmeriCorps Position

‪Palouse Prairie Charter School — Moscow, ID

Palouse Prairie Charter School is seeking passionate and dedicated individuals to serve as full-time Teaching Assistant for the 2018-19 school year. The Teaching Assistant will provide math and literacy interventions to students in grades K-8 classrooms and support teachers as needed. In addition, the TA may also support students during day-long Adventure Fridays.

‪‪We are looking for individuals with positive attitudes who have a desire to serve their community through education and are willing and enthusiastic to commit to 12 months of service. Members will serve full-time beginning September 2018 and concluding August 2019.

‪As part of the AmeriCorps program, members are part of a national network of service-minded individuals who dedicate a year of their professional lives to responding to community needs, like early childhood education and literacy.

Qualifications:

  • ‪Strong interest in education, specifically helping young children practice reading/math skills
  • ‪Experience working with children
  • ‪Dedication to community service
  • ‪Computer skills, including the ability to navigate and use online database systems
  • ‪Responsible, organized, flexible, highly motivated, professional
  • ‪Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • ‪Ability to make a commitment to complete 12 months of service (September 2018– August 2019) or until hours (1720) are completed
  • ‪High school diploma or GED and must be at least 18-years-old
  • ‪U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident alien
  • ‪Preferred: College coursework, college degree, or equivalent work experience

Requirements:

  • ‪Attend all required training
  • ‪Submit an online timesheet to report service hours each week
  • ‪Report student data in online databases each week
  • ‪Complete 1700 + 20 hours

Benefits:

  • $13,732 living stipend
  • $5,920 educational award after service is complete to pay for student loans (members 55+ can pass along the educational award to their child, grandchild or foster child)

To apply, please submit application through: my.americorps.gov

In addition, please email a resume to Jeneille Branen if interested.

PALOUSE PRAIRIE IS SEEKING SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS
Eligibility Criteria.
1. Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
2. Have successfully completed an Idaho State Department of Education background check & fingerprinting, at employee’s expense (PPCS will provide State Department of Education fingerprinting forms)
3. Prior experience in schools is preferred
4. Preference is given to substitute teachers who have obtained at least a bachelor’s degree

Selection Criteria.
Experience in an educational setting and/or training in an educational program

General Duties & Responsibilities.
1. Assume the responsibilities for instructing classes when a teacher is absent
2. Assumes responsibility for overseeing pupil behavior in class and during lunch and other regular activities.
3. Consult with the director before initiating any teaching or other procedures not specified in the lesson plan
Compensation. $80 per day (prorated for partial days) Availability. As Needed
Substitute Application Packet