Expert (Teacher) Job Description
Find Your WAY: Join WAY's Teaching Team
Welcome to an educational experience that encourages collaboration, achieving excellence, and a clear path to college and careers. Welcome to a place where every student is provided with a personalized, project-based, student-centered learning experience, unique in-school, and online environments with 24/7 live access to educators.
WAY provides young people with a world-class education so they are prepared with the tools for success in life after graduating with a high school diploma. WAY is changing the way students are being taught by embracing the way they already learn.
Starting with one school in 2012 on Detroit's southwest side, the WAY network of schools has grown to serve over 650 students from different communities at locations in Detroit, Flint, and Roseville. The WAY network of schools also includes a statewide cyber high school, WAY Michigan.
As WAY continues to grow in size and impact, we are always looking for great people to join our team and mission.
A desire to achieve excellence
The ability to work as part of a collaborative team
Belief in WAY's approach to student-centered learning
A professional history of over-delivering for young people
Purpose of Job
An expert is a certified teacher in a specific content area and is in charge of creating engaging projects and learning opportunities for students. Experts work with a cohort of students as a part of a multidisciplinary team to ensure academic growth and development.
Michigan Secondary Teaching Certification in subject area; Highly Qualified in a content area
Location: WAY Online
Salary Highly competive also includes a single person benefit package. All experts have the opportunity to earn an additional $5,000 annual stipend (paid bi-weekly) through additional work as a grant funded mentor for a cohort of students.
Funded: General and Split Funded positions available
An understanding of multidisciplinary project-based learning.
Experience in engaging students in hands-on learning while maintaining academic rigor.
Skilled in interdisciplinary planning, collaboration, and working with a wide range of stakeholders (colleagues, parents, students, community members, etc.).
Ability to teach diverse learners and differentiate instruction.
Organized, reflective, participatory, and punctual.
Ability to make data-driven decisions and use formative assessments to plan and modify instructional practices
Experience in integrating technology into teaching
Ability to support student learning using technology
An understanding of and ability to use Professional Learning Community interactions in the collaboration and planning process
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Teachers must be highly qualified in their endorsement area, be proficient in the use of technology, and work well with colleagues to meet the needs of our school and our students. In addition, staff will be responsible for the following:
Engage students while maintaining rigor through
Developing engaging, creative, and appropriate projects and resources
Employing a variety of instructional strategies and media which meets students' needs and abilities
Facilitating student experiences in creating, implementing, and presenting their work
Sponsoring student field-based experiences
Modeling and participating in the learning that students are accomplishing
Build positive relationships with students and colleagues.
Develop interdisciplinary curriculum.
Be open-minded and participate in all aspects of the school.
Encourage networking, collegiality, mutual support, and deep individual and collective reflection among the staff.
Support struggling students and academically challenge advanced students.
Set the expectation that all students engage in meaningful learning experiences.
Be role models for students regarding life-long learning, student achievement, and professional behavior.
Assess student performance on a regular basis and provide frequent feedback & progress reports in accordance with policies.
Celebrate the diversity of students in the learning lab (school).
Maintain accurate, complete and confidential records as required by law, district policy, and administrative requirements.
Promptly respond to parents' questions and concerns.
Encourage parent participation.
Provide meaningful, personalized feedback to students.
Act as the primary advocate for the student, both socially and academically.
Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, self, equipment, materials, and facilities in order to provide a safe learning environment.
Maintain and improve competence through participation in professional development.
Integrate parents and community partners into coursework and the school environment.
Act as an advisor for a group of students by planning and facilitating regularly scheduled meetings.
Support student recruitment, community outreach, and the creation of community partnerships.
Attend all required meetings and serve on committees as required.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
W-A-Y is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No W-A-Y employee will discriminate unlawfully against an applicant for employment or fellow employee because of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, height, weight, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability which is unrelated to the person's ability to do the job, or any other unlawful criteria.
"The employee shall remain free of any alcohol or non-prescribed, controlled substance in the workplace throughout his/her employment in the Academy."