Origins High School is currently receiving applications for the 2015-16 school year. You must officially apply by emailing your resume, cover letter, and any other supporting documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also check for job postings through the NYC Department of Education’s New Teacher Finder or Open Market.
About Origins High School
Origins High School seeks to nurture and develop students as problem-solvers and flexible thinkers. Our instruction is based on the belief that to be prepared for success in college and career, students must learn how to set clear goals for a project, whether it’s an essay, a presentation, a business plan, or themselves, and see those goals through to completion through a process of inquiry and research-based work. To support and develop these skills, students engage in project-based units of study tied to clearly defined standards, supported by an interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum, technology assisted personalized learning experiences, and real-world internships, creating a portfolio of their work and growth over their four years of high school. Students will publicly present and defend their work to panels of students, teachers, parents, and community members at the end of each marking period. Additionally, students are supported through the school’s personalized college and career goal-setting program and advisory system. Through the school’s core values of curiosity, creativity, reflection, empathy, and determination we not only develop intellectually active students, but nurture compassionate ones.
Responsibilities of Origins Staff Members:
We are seeking Teachers with a commitment to:
- Collaborating with colleagues in a reflective professional learning community to write and plan units, write interim assessments, share teaching strategies, visit peer classrooms, analyze student data, and develop best practice pedagogy that supports literacy and critical thinking skills across all subject areas.
- Connecting with individual students and families on a personal level as a high school advisor. Advisors serve as advocates for groups of students, as primary contact with students’ families about attendance, achievement, concerns and general school communication.
- Using a mastery-based grading system tied to Common Core aligned standards of progress.
- Working in a new start-up organization with a focus on individualized student learning.
- Implementing project-based units of study, utilizing a backwards planning design model, and incorporating hands on and cooperative learning activities.
- Taking on duties that support classroom teaching (i.e. frequently meeting with departments and grade levels, writing and implementing school policy, being an active part of the school decision making process, active and consistent communication with parents throughout the school year to support student achievement, etc.)
- Multi-tasking and wearing many hats in the process of new school development.
- Using technology to promote and assess student learning and to communicate with students, colleagues, parents, and families.
- Ensuring that every child in the school learns and succeeds with a specific emphasis on the success of English Language Learners and Students with Disabilities.