P-Tech@PANTHER is an Early College Initiative (ECI) and Career and Technical Education (CTE) school serving grades 9-14, and focusing on building a skilled workforce for the fast-growing technical industry. Our mission is to prepare our students for the demands of college and work, and for a range of competitive careers in Information Technology. In collaboration with Passaic County Community College, and IBM, P-Tech@PANTHER provides students with the skills and understandings to earn a high school diploma, an Associates of Applied Science Degree, and technical skills training over the course of a six-year program. Ultimately, our students will leave us as skilled candidates for jobs on a ladder of career growth in the field of Information Technology, or competitive applicants for four-year colleges. We realize this vision through a thoughtfully designed curriculum, a backbone of career-oriented coursework, and a collaborative approach to problem solving.
A collaborative approach to problem solving is central to how students work in the classroom, and to how our greater school community functions. Our students are engaged in collaborative work in each class. Staff and partners also work in teams to design high quality programs, to monitor progress, and to make revisions when necessary. We are seeking teachers who have the capacity to contribute to furthering the mission of the school and are committed to providing students with an education marked by the program described above.
STAFF NEEDED: Four (4) Mathematics Teachers
NJ certification (K-12 Mathematics) with satisfactory ratings and attendance.
Advanced degree preferred.
At least 5 years of teaching experience preferred.
Familiarity with restorative justice practices, culturally relevant pedagogy and the SAMR model for technology integration.
Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, using proper grammar and vocabulary.
Meet such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Because roles in small schools are varied and complex, serious consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate in their resume and cover letter the experience and/or willingness to commit to the school's mission and core beliefs and to become involved in these essential aspects:
Work within a non-traditional school schedule and organizational structure that meets the needs of all students including English Language learners and students requiring special education services and/or teaching classes in 90 minute blocks as scheduled
Participation in mandatory summer training (additional stipend)
Collaborate with colleagues to write unit plans, write interim assessments, share teaching strategies, visit peer classrooms, analyze student data, and develop best practice pedagogy that supports literacy and critical thinking skills across all subject areas
Work in a start-up organization with a focus on individualized student learning, problem-based learning and the utilization of a backwards planning design model, as outlined by Wiggins and McTighe
Incorporate literacy & computational thinking strategies into daily routines and classroom instruction
Incorporate technology into daily routines and classroom instruction consistent with higher levels of the SAMR model
Apply data gathered through formative and summative assessments to guide the instructional plan
Develop an individual growth plan in collaboration with the school administrators that will monitor progress and assess his/her effectiveness in enhancing student achievement
Create a safe and supportive learning environment with routines and structures that align with the school's core values
Salary: As per negotiated contract
Initiator: Dr. Charla Holder
Meet such alternatives to above qualifications as the Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable
Pending Budget availability
All posting are open for ten (10) consecutive days following the date or until filled
Paterson School District