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POSITION DESCRIPTION Teaching at Brooklyn Lab is unlike teaching in a traditional environment. Our teachers know the individual strengths and areas for growth of each of their scholars. By design, our schools are small communities where every scholar is known. The role of the teacher is to empower scholars to own their learning. Teachers at Brooklyn Lab plan by deeply understanding scholar data, using our personalized learning platform Cortex and determining what group and individual supports are needed for their scholars to move forward on their progression towards mastery of grade level content. This planning and the use of data requires our teachers to consider not only how scholars bring together core content knowledge with both cognitive skills and our CREED values which stress entrepreneurial learning and scholar voice. Our teachers are constantly focused on how to prepare our scholars for the world beyond the classroom and to succeed in jobs that dont exist yet and we cant even imagine. In addition to teaching their course, our faculty understands the value of collaboration. They share best practices across the network, mentor young educators who serve as Fellows, get and implement feedback from coaches and their instructional lead and work as a team to provide their scholars with a high-quality education. Our focus on the whole scholar and in building our school community has established Brooklyn Lab as one of the best middle schools in the country for academic growth adding two and three years of academic growth on average for our scholars. We invite you to be part of a transformation in education and to inspire a diverse a group of scholars with a lifelong love of learning. The Physical Education (PE) Instructor leads the schools physical education program. The PE Instructor will organize games and challenges that promote physical activity among LAB students. His/her goal is to develop habits of a healthy lifestyle, complete with efficient exercise and overall wellness. He/she will adapt his/her curricula to serve students with disabilities or different physical abilities. One of the main responsibilities of the PE Instructor involves supervising students and maintaining discipline within class. RESPONSIBILITIES: Establish a culture of high expectations that includes the shared belief that every student can work hard, excel academically and graduate from college; Develop and implement lesson plans and physical education class activities for Physical Education classes aligned with New York State Standards and LAB Instructional Guidelines. Assess students regularly and analyze student results; refine and differentiate classroom instruction based on assessment data and student needs; Collaborate with colleagues to improve instructional practices throughout the school; share best practices; Communicate regularly with students and their families about classroom activities and student progress; involve parents and guardians as partners in their students education. Manage student behavior to ensure every student is fully engaged; Actively participate in professional development activities, and work closely with lead teachers, the Middle School Director, and instructional coaches; Maintain accurate student records, including attendance. Identify unique student needs and collaborates with team members to effectively address those needs Support the mission, vision, and core values of Brooklyn Lab Charter School Perform other related duties as required and assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Physical Education and/or Health Education credential required Knowledge of child cognitive development and various learning styles Knowledge of subject matter Ability and willingness to reflect and improve instructional practices Ability to collaborate with colleagues, parents, and community Experience required: 1+ year working with students as a teacher, teacher intern, or teaching assistant preferred Willingness to build relationships with students and families; A can do attitude and the ability work as part of a team; Comfort with accountability and ability to absorb feedback and engage in self-improvement A desire to make others successful; Demonstrated enthusiasm and optimism; An understanding that the first years of school start-up require commitment, hard work, and hours beyond normal teaching positions; Ability to reflect and adjust to a dynamic and rapidly changing environment. Whenever possible, LAB seeks to hire Teachers certified in special education and/or teaching English to speakers of other languages, in addition to the subject they teach, to provide additional support to students with special needs and/or limited English proficiency. COMPENSATION Teachers will receive a competitive benefits package that improves over time and is competitive with other New York City charter schools. Other salary differentiation will be based on teacher experience and the subject area taught, with higher compensation going to more experienced teachers in difficult-to-fill subject areas such as science and math. We do not have a merit pay system, as we expect excellence from all of the teachers we select In addition to competitive salaries, LAB benefits package includes: 80% cost share of health, dental, vision employee plan premiums 5% of annualized base salary contribution to a LAB retirement plan which vests at a percentage annually An employee professional development allowance for improving the employees practice ABOUT BROOKLYN LAB Brooklyn Laboratory Charter Schools (LAB) is a network of open enrollment, college-prep, public charter schools that opened its first middle school in downtown Brooklyn in 2014. LAB opened its second middle school in the fall of 2016, and will open its first two high schools in the fall of 2017, both in downtown Brooklyn. LAB is dedicated to serving the highest need students regardless of their academic level, English language proficiency, or disability. To achieve this, we couple a high expectations approach with an innovative, Common Core-aligned, next generation learning model designed to drastically improve the academic success of our scholars.


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