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Middle and High School Physical Education Teacher (2021-2022)

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About Great Oaks Charter Schools

The mission of the Great Oaks Charter Schools is to prepare students to succeed in college. What sets Great Oaks Charter Schools apart from other charters is the use of a high-dosage tutoring model implemented by the Great Oaks Tutors Corps, a group of recent college graduates who provide two hours of daily tutoring to every student. At Great Oaks, we are committed to providing a rigorous 6-12 academic program, fostering a positive school culture and building authentic relationships with families. We are seeking hard-working, tenacious people who share the belief that all students deserve a high-quality education. 

About Great Oaks Charter School – New York City

The Great Oaks (GO) Charter School - New York City opened in the Fall of 2013 on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The school currently serves 225 students in 6th-8th grades. At scale, Great Oaks - NYC will serve students in grades 6th-12th. The school has a focus on serving English Language Learners with about half the students coming from a home where a language other than English is spoken. 

Middle School Physical Education Teacher Position Summary

Great teachers are at the heart of what we do, and are the key to our students’ success. Our most successful teachers are mission driven, adaptable and have a collaborative team mindset. 

The Physical Education teacher is responsible for creating a classroom environment that fosters, promotes, and develops an understanding of the relationship of healthy body function and exercise; that motivates each student to cultivate physical fitness, and appropriate social and emotional adjustment; that discovers and develops talents of students in physical achievement; and that develops strength, skill, agility, poise, and coordination in individual, dual and team physical activities and sports, in accordance with each student’s ability. 

Throughout the year, the Physical Education Teacher will:

Drive student outcomes by:

  • Teaching knowledge and skills in physical fitness, health education, rhythms and dance, and individual, dual or team sports, utilizing curriculum designated by the New York State Department of Education and other appropriate learning activities. 
  • Analyzing, demonstrates, and explains basic skills, knowledge and strategies of formal sports, games, rhythms, and fundamentals of body movement. 
  • Evaluating academic and social growth of students.
  • Evaluating each student’s growth in physical skills, knowledge and contribution in team sports. 

 Promote physical and mental well-being by:

  • Leading students through a multitude of engaging physical education activities that promote self-confidence, teamwork and physical health
  • Developing and facilitating an age appropriate health curriculum 
  • Collaborating with the Special Services team and GO Fellows to build differentiated learning plans for all scholars
  • Maintaining consistent communications with families regarding student progress

Key responsibilities include:

Drive student outcomes by:

  • Aligning planning to math Common Core Standards and student assessment data
  • Using data-driven techniques to set ambitious goals for scholars
  • Collaborating with the Special Services team and Tutor Corps to build differentiated learning plans for all scholars
  • Maintaining consistent communications with families regarding student progress
  • Taking a leadership role in the Grade Level Planning team and in the Student Support Services Team
  • Holding weekly Office Hours and Homework Help Center

Maintain strong classroom (virtual & in-person) and school culture by:

  • Clearly and consistently communicating and upholding school rules, values, and expectations in and out of the classroom
  • Setting an urgent, respectful, and positive tone in the classroom
  • Displaying extraordinary time management to maximize student learning
  • Building relationships with students that communicate the importance of college success and your belief that they will succeed
  • Building a collaborative, respectful advisory classroom community
  • Taking on responsibilities outside of their content area instruction such as advisory, lunch duty, enrichment classes, and after school activities

Plan a rigorous curriculum and deliver strong instruction by:

  • Demonstrating solid knowledge and understanding of math topics
  • Using a multitude of instructional strategies that are academically rigorous and highly engaging
  • Executing detailed lesson plans mapped to specific Common Core standards
  • Taking responsibility for student progress; constantly working to respond to students’ need

Competencies and Qualifications

The successful candidate will have proven success in implementing high-quality instruction that led to the improvement of student achievement in an urban school. S/he will possess exceptional relationship building skills and the ability to communicate clearly to multiple stakeholders. The successful candidate will also have:

  • A strong academic record with a Bachelor’s degree from a competitive college or university required; advanced degree in subject area preferred
  • At least two years of experience improving student achievement at an urban school
  • State teaching certification in secondary math (preferred)
  • Extremely strong classroom management abilities
  • A strong belief that all students can succeed
  • A do-whatever-it takes attitude including a willingness to work occasionally on the weekend or in the evening
  • An exceptional ability to respond well to feedback and implement it immediately


Compensation

Great Oaks provides a competitive compensation and benefits package; exact compensation will vary based on experience and education.

General Information

This position is for the 2021-2022 school year and the successful candidate will start in the beginning of August, 2021. Selected candidates will be contacted to set up a video interview.

About Great Oaks Charter Schools

The mission of the Great Oaks Charter Schools is to prepare students to succeed in college. What sets Great Oaks Charter Schools apart from other charters is the use of a high-dosage tutoring model…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 1, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Location

On-site
New York, NY, USA

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