Posted: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 11:17 PM
WHO WE ARE REALM Charter School is designed to be a project--based, technology -rich learning environment that promotes critical and socially responsive perspectives. Through culturally relevant instruction and curricula, students will recognize and own their ability to shape our world and to better humanity. REALM enrolls all students in a college preparatory curriculum that builds critical creativity through our principles of Love, Grit, and Action. These three principles are both goals and standards by which our school culture is defined. Our students are known and have a voice; our teaching practice is rooted in love for our students and our community; we help each other get "unstuck"; we use design thinking and immersive technologies to open our hearts and minds to new possibilities; we see needs in our community and we take action by serving our community. Built from Love, Grit, and Action, a REALM graduate will: 1. Cultivate a knowledge and appreciation of themselves and others. 2. Harness their vulnerability and discomfort to make new discoveries and perform at the highest academic level. 3. Take active roles in the leadership and transformation of their communities. WHO WE'RE LOOKING FOR Qualifications: . California 30-Day Substitute Permit or en-route to obtaining a permit. . Experience teaching. . Is an innovative, systems- oriented thinker who models thinking and reasoning practices for students within evidence -based contexts. . A plus is experience in integrating creativity and project--based learning as a method of measuring mastery and student success. Duties: . Embody the school's mission and vision for academic rigor, design thinking and creativity, project--based learning, immersive technology, and wellness. . Is flexible and open- minded about the needs of a start-up school. . Establish and maintain a positive, safe, and supportive classroom and school environment that furthers students' social, emotional, physical, and academic development. . Assess students regularly in authentic ways and use data- driven results and student's needs to inform and differentiate instruction. . Promote metacognition within the teaching practice and facilitate lessons to better promote student achievement. . Maintain accurate student records, including attendance. REALM Charter School is a learning community founded on the principles of Love, Grit, and Action. REALM serves students grades 6-12 with a focus on college preparedness, project-based learning, and social justice. Our middle and high school programs support and challenge the whole child through rigorous curriculum, a personalized advisory program, and creative enrichment opportunities. We prepare students to succeed in college and beyond by connecting the classroom to their community, core content to creativity, and their own voice to contemporary citizenship. Why Project-based Learning (PBL)? Project-based learning (PBL) is one of REALM Charter School's main strategies to increase academic achievement. Project-based learning is backed by comprehensive evidence that demonstrates deeper student understanding and retention (Boaler, 1997, Geier, Blumenfeld, Marx, Krajcik, Fishman, Soloway, & Clay-Chambers, 2008). Research shows that, in PBL, learners actively use what they know to explore, negotiate, interpret, and create (Dochy, Segers, Van den Boss Leary, 2008). Through PBL, students develop a better capability to integrate and explain concepts (Capon and Kuhn, 2004), which prepares students for future learning (Schwartz and Martin, 2004). Furthermore, project-based learning has been shown to engage students (Boaler, 1992), cut absenteeism (Creghan and Adair-Creghan, 2015), boost cooperative learning skills, improve standardized test scores (Geier, Blumenfeld, Marx, et al., 2008), and increase academic achievement (Geier, Blumenfeld, Marx, Krajcik, Fishman, Soloway, & Clay-Chambers, 2008, Mergendoller, Maxwell and Bellisimo 2007, Hickey, Kindfield, Horwitz and Christie, 1999, Lynch, Kuipers, Pyke and Szesze, 2005, Walker and Leary, 2008). Those benefits are enhanced when technology is used in a meaningful way in the projects, such as in our robotics, video game design, computer programming, and design/build after-school opportunities (PBL Research Summary, 2009). There is also ample evidence that PBL is an effective method for teaching students complex processes such as planning, communicating, problem solving, and decision making (Thomas, 2000). Ultimately, PBL has been shown to improve students' mastery of 21st century skills (Cognition and Technology Group at Vanderbilt, 1992, Hmelo, 1998, Gallagher, Stepien and Rosenthal, 1992).
• Location: Berkeley, San Francisco
• Post ID: 92956577 sf