Our Model and Mission
Academy of Media Arts believes that learning best occurs in a context that is authentic, relevant, personalized and structured. AMA is committed to creating an environment that merges science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) into a cultivating bridge for new media arts and related areas of career development opportunities within the digital age.
Science teachers inspire thought and provoke a critical thinking approach to the intricate details of the world. The science teacher builds the foundation for learning within an interdisciplinary structure of Project-Based Learning and Blended Learning Approach. The science teacher inspires scholars to use language as a way to express their inherent creativity and understanding. The teacher candidate will be confident in modeling and reinforcing the fundamentals of writing, reading comprehension, diction and word application within the science course.
AMA is committed to creating an environment that merges STEAM into cultivating a bridge for new media arts and the science teacher plays a critical role in supporting the accountability of meeting that commitment. The ideal candidate will embody the following leadership characteristics:
- Core Knowledge: Strong teaching pedagogy and content knowledge around effective teaching strategies and professional development implementation. The capacity to plan and deliver highly effective and efficient instruction to meet the needs of all scholars.
- Core Skills: Alignment with AMA’s academic model, based on Project-Based Learning (PBL), Culturally Responsive Teaching, Blended Learning, and Career Technical Education.
- Core Mindset: Servant leadership with the ability to motivate AMA’s scholars to possess the commitment, grit, accountability, and creativity to succeed with AMA’s instructional model.
An AMA Teacher…
- Embodies the mindset of a confident, compassionate, and culturally responsive leader willing and able to anticipate the needs of diverse scholars
- Models a growth mindset mentality and love for learning
- Collaborates and communicates with scholars, their families, colleagues, and other stakeholders
- Practices a facilitative teaching style that develops scholars into independent learners
- Creates a safe and nurturing environment for all scholars
- Maintains high expectations and accountability for data-driven results
- Provides differentiated instruction and creates an environment where every student can succeed
- Keeps abreast of current events and developments in educational innovation and research, and incorporates them into lesson planning to the extent possible
- Engages in backwards-design curriculum construction
- Implements student-centered lessons that incorporate the AMA definition of an educated person and emphasize active learning strategies, project-based learning, and blended learning
- Develops, implements, and responds formal and informal assessments to continually assess the progress of scholars
- Adheres to all professional expectations as an educator and school leader including punctuality, responsibility, and collaborative planning tutoring students, and other duties that may be assigned
- Draws on knowledge of instructional approaches necessary to guide students to learn 21st-century skills in communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity
- Maintains digital fluency in the quickly evolving world of educational technology
- Performs other duties as assigned
- B.A. or B.S. required (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or related degree preferred)
- Masters Degree preferred
- 2+ years of experience teaching middle or high school students, preferably in a Title I setting
- Valid CA Science Language-Arts Single-Subject Credential (intern, preliminary, or clear) preferred
- NOTE: Applicants with an out-of-state credential or no credential should visit the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing website before applying. Please check to see that you will be eligible to teach in a California public school by July.
- Experience with Next Generation Science Standards preferred
- Experience successfully implementing project-based learning preferred
- Bilingualism preferred
Salary range from $55,000-$73,000 annually, commensurate with education and experience.
AMA offers a comprehensive benefits package:
- Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
- Participation in an Employee Assistance Program providing counseling and professional resources
All AMA teachers receive $7,500 worth of project-based learning training and coaching as part of their professional development support.
An offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of a background check and TB test. AMA is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of AMA to afford equal employment and advancement opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, medical condition, or any other classification that is protected under applicable local, state, or federal law.