Living School Middle School PBL Teacher

Full time employment for a Years 5-8 Middle School teacher who can integrate all KLAs into Project Based Learning.

Project Based classroom teacher for middle school (Years 5-8)

Living School’s innovative Middle School PBL teaching position is for an exceptional generalist with expertise integrating the 6 KLAs into Project Based Learning.

Position Overview

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.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or a relevant subject area. A Master’s degree is preferred.
  • NESA accredited teaching certification and appropriate clearances to work with students.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing project-based learning or other innovative teaching methodologies.
  • Strong understanding of middle school development, learning needs, and behavior management strategies.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, students, and parents.
  • Enthusiasm for teaching, creativity, and adaptability to meet diverse student needs.
  • Passion for integrating technology and multimedia into the learning process.
  • A growth mindset and a commitment to continuous professional development.

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