At the Workshop School, a defining element of the “Upper House” (11th and 12th grades) involves students taking their work and learning beyond the school walls through internships, consultancies, job training, and dual enrollment programs. The Director of Real-World Learning is charged with growing and supporting the broad network of partners this work requires, developing and implementing systems and protocols to support real-world learning experiences, and interfacing with school faculty and administration to ensure that real-world learning experiences are aligned with and supported by classroom work and the school vision more broadly.
The Workshop School Director of Real-World Learning oversees all learning opportunities and experiences that happen outside of the school building and plays a lead role in managing the school’s broad network of partnerships.
Qualifications for this position include:
About the Workshop School
At Workshop School, we envision graduates who value learning and growth, build community, and know-how to shape their lives and our world. Our mission is to work with students to develop deep connections with peers and adults, the skills they need to succeed in college or the workplace, and a strong sense of agency. The school is organized around real-world learning experiences like interdisciplinary projects, internships, and dual enrollment programs. Through these experiences, students develop the skills that are most critical to success beyond high school, such as collaboration, problem-solving, project management, goal-setting, networking, and seeking and using feedback.
At the Workshop, we believe that a strong, supportive community is integral to all academic success and student wellbeing. Project work, which makes up half the school day, is done in advisories of 20-24 students. Each morning begins with "circle time", and the work we do together is rooted in shared norms and values. Restorative practices are a central part of building and sustaining a healthy and supportive school culture.
Located in Philadelphia, the Workshop is part of the School District’s Innovation Network. While this is a school-based, student-facing position, the Real World Learning Director will be hired by the Workshop School’s non-profit partner, Project Based Learning, Inc., and will report to the School’s Principal.
At the Workshop School, a defining element of the “Upper House” (11th and 12th grades) involves students taking their work and learning beyond the school walls through internships, consultancies, job training, and dual enrollment programs. The…
Medical, dental, LTD, STD, life insurance, and 401K with employer match. As this is an in-person on-site position, please note that the school district requires that staff be vaccinated, and there is weekly COVID testing for all staff and any students who are symptomatic. We also require everyone to wear masks and we've installed an anti-viral UV air filtration system.
Medical, dental, LTD, STD, life insurance, and 401K with employer match. As this is an in-person on-site position, please note that the school district requires that staff be…
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your resume should clearly show experience related to this role, and your cover letter should explain your interest and how your past experience, skills and mindset prepare you for the requirements of this position.