ELA-Humanities Seminar Teacher
(Full time, Certification Preferred)
Educators for Quality Alternatives
EQA serves students who have dropped out of or been expelled from school or who have struggled academically or behaviorally in traditional settings. There are two high school campuses, The NET: Central City which opened in 2011 and The NET: Gentilly which opened in 2017. A third high school campus, NOAH will open in 2020 as a merger with ReNEW Accelerated High School. Students at the high schools earn a high school diploma and participate in internships and career training in various fields including construction, medical, and digital media. EQA also serves middle school students through The Bridge Middle School, a therapeutic program for students during their expulsion term. For all settings, our goal is that our students leave school with the skills, confidence and experience necessary to succeed in the career and education path of their choice.
As a NET Teacher, you have tremendous impact on the curriculum, culture and class and program structure in order to ensure that each of your students develop to their greatest potential.
NET ELA-Humanities Seminar Teachers are responsible for:
✔ Planning and teaching multi-disciplinary, project-based seminar courses (generally English, Social Studies, and Electives)
✔ Building and leveraging transformative relationships for student growth
✔ Assessing and monitoring student progress on an individual and course level
✔ Constantly developing your own craft
- 3+ years teaching at risk students with a demonstrated record raising student achievement
- A BA or BS required
- Louisiana Teacher Certification completed or in progress preferred
- Special Education certification and/or experience preferred
- Specialized interest and skills in working with students with learning and emotional difficulties
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, relationship building & management skills
- Learning mindset dedicated to effectively and innovatively problem solving and constantly improving
- Passion for improving educational opportunities for urban students and for being a part of a strong, mission-driven team
- Commitment to EQA’s mission, vision and growth
- Start Date: January
- Location: The NET:Central City
- Schedule: School is year-round with generous leave schedule.
- Salary: $45,000-$55,000 depending upon experience. Initial salary is set based on years of experience and degrees. Future salary increases are based on performance and responsibilities.
- Benefits: Comprehensive benefits and generous 403b retirement plan
- Reports to: Academic Dean
To Apply For more information or to apply, visit:
www.thenetnola.org or email: Elizabeth Ostberg, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Planning and teaching multi-disciplinary, project-based seminar courses.
✔ Most courses are English, Social Sciences, and/or Electives.
✔ Plan and teach from the Louisiana Guidebook curriculum
✔ Design an Essential Question and select anchor texts which fit with the semester’s assigned credits
✔ Using the tenants of Understanding by Design and Project-based Learning, create unit and daily lesson plans, and develop end of cycle Exhibitions
✔ Provide instruction which develops students’ reading, writing, and speaking skills
✔ Use the tenants of Differentiated Instruction to develop individual plans and projects for each student in keeping with their Individual Graduation Plan, strengths, growth areas, and goals
Building and leveraging transformative relationships for student growth
✔ Participate in all aspects of students’ experience including: intake, RtI, special education, internships, and post high school transition
✔ Conduct structured bi-weekly meetings with students’ to review their progress and develop plans for success
✔ Plan and conduct weekly community building activities for each class
✔ Plan student expeditions and experiences to develop social skills development and expose students to a variety of opportunities
✔ Actively practice restorative approaches and collaborative problem-solving in order to teach students how to take responsibility for improving their behavior and communication
Assessing and monitoring student progress on an individual and course level
✔ Develop rigorous, authentic assessments to accurately gauge student understanding & skills
✔ Collect and analyze a variety of data to asses student’s strengths, gaps, and growth areas
✔ Use this information to appropriately adjust course curriculum and delivery and individualize approaches and supports
Constantly developing your own craft
✔ Set goals for student performance and professional growth
✔ Actively reflect on your own work and monitor progress toward goals
✔ Productively seek, give, and use feedback
✔ Positively contribute to the school’s collegial community
✔ Participate in all scheduled professional development activities and seek out additional opportunities
✔ Involve yourself in the continual development and improvement of the school’s curriculum, culture, and program.