Full time employment for a Years 5-8 Middle School teacher who can integrate all KLAs into Project Based Learning.
As a Living School Project-Based Learning (PBL) Middle School Teacher, you will play a crucial role in fostering an engaging and innovative learning environment for students in years 5 to 8. Your primary responsibility will be to design and implement project-based learning experiences that encourage critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, and creativity. This teaching approach places an emphasis on hands-on, real-world projects that empower students to take ownership of their learning and connect classroom concepts to practical applications. Your goal is to inspire a love for learning, cultivate curiosity, and prepare students for success in both academic and real-life settings.
Curriculum Design: Develop and design project-based curriculum aligned with the Living School progressive pedagogy, program standards and expectations, and tailored to meet the needs and interests of middle school students.
Project Planning: Create diverse and challenging projects that integrate multiple subjects (cross-curricular) and cater to various learning styles and abilities to fit with our unique six-week block terms.
Instruction and Facilitation: Provide engaging and interactive instruction based on our iCARE, iCREATE, iCONNECT and Catalyst Design Process to guide students through the project-based learning process. Facilitate discussions, group activities, and individual research to support student exploration and understanding.
Assessment and Evaluation: Develop assessment methods that effectively evaluate student learning and understanding within the project-based context. This may include rubrics, presentations, portfolios, and self-assessment opportunities.
Classroom Management: Establish a positive and inclusive classroom environment that encourages respect, cooperation, and a passion for learning.
Technology Integration: Utilize appropriate technology tools and resources to enhance the project-based learning experience and promote digital literacy.
Collaboration: Work closely with other teachers, school staff, and external partners to identify opportunities for interdisciplinary projects and community engagement.
Student Support and Adjustments: Provide individualized support to students who may require additional assistance or challenge in their project work.
Professional Development: Stay updated on the latest educational trends, methodologies, and best practices related to project-based learning. Attend workshops and conferences to continuously enhance teaching skills.
Parent and Community Communication: Regularly communicate with parents and guardians about project progress, learning objectives, and student achievements. Involve the community in project exhibitions and presentations.