Teaching Fellow (Grades K-2)

<p><strong>Detroit Prep exists to holistically support the education and development of students who have the determination, drive, and skills to shape their own path of high achievement with the ultimate goal of creating civically engaged, joyful citizens who are ready to change the world.</strong></p>

Detroit, MI

Detroit Prep

<div>Detroit Prep exists to provide a world-class, equitable education that will give all students a foundation of academic excellence and character development while fostering a love of learning and passion for exploring and fulfilling their extraordinary potential as learners, leaders, and world-changers.&nbsp;<br /><br /><span id="yui_3_17_2_1_1550504948873_412">Detroit Prep&rsquo;s work will be urgent and will focus on holistically educating each student. Our work will be guided by these four principles:<br /><br /></span></div> <div><strong>Our work is active.</strong></div> <div><strong>Our work is inclusive and equitable.</strong></div> <div><strong>Our work is excellent.&nbsp;</strong></div> <div><strong><strong id="yui_3_17_2_1_1550504948873_431">Our work is reflective.</strong></strong></div> http://www.detroitprep.org/

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Overview: Teaching Fellows will assist with instruction and planning and fully participate in the life of one or more classrooms, depending on need and grade-level preference. The Teaching Fellow will begin the year in more of an assistant role, but will gradually move toward a co-teaching model as the year progresses. The Teaching Fellow will have significant opportunities to learn from the Lead Teachers and the entire Detroit Prep (DP) staff, as well as participate in outside professional development. If both parties agree that it is a good fit, the Teaching Fellow could then have the opportunity to transition to being a Lead Teacher at DP the following school year. The Teaching Fellow will report to the Principal.
Responsibilities: Curriculum/Instruction <br /> <ul> <li>Support the Lead Teacher with instruction. Instructional duties and roles will be discussed and mutually agreed upon by the Teaching Fellow and Lead Teacher.</li> <li>Instructional duties may include: working with small groups of students, working individually with students, assessing student learning, and assisting with the planning and preparation of classroom lessons and activities.</li> <li>Support the implementation of the Expeditionary Learning and Responsive Classroom models. Teachers at DP are expected to commit to learning these models.</li> <li>Support our inclusion program by meeting the individual needs of students as specified in student IEPs and in plans developed and discussed.</li> <li>Assist with the planning of learning expeditions and expedition projects.</li> <li>Assume lead teacher responsibilities when a Lead Teacher is absent.</li> </ul> <strong>Assessment/Accountability</strong> <br /> <ul> <li>Learn to administer school wide assessments and work with the Lead Teacher to complete assessments according to the schoolʼs schedule.</li> <li>Support the Lead Teacher as needed in preparing progress reports.</li> <li>Regularly analyze student data to improve instruction, ensure equity and make program recommendations and improvements.</li> </ul> <strong>Social Curriculum/School Culture</strong> <br /> <ul> <li>Implement the principles of the Responsive Classroom.</li> <li>Create and maintain a physically and emotionally safe environment for students. Communicate respectfully to students at all times. Model, practice and discuss respectful, unbiased and effective communication with students.</li> <li>Uphold and support the school-wide discipline policies. Document serious and less serious infractions to the policies and seek help and support from colleagues and administrators when discipline concerns arise.</li> </ul> <strong>Collaboration, Collegiality and Professionalism</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Meet at least twice weekly with the Lead Teacher to plan for instruction.</li> <li>Be on time for classes, duties, team meeting and professional development activities.</li> <li>Communicate about and plan for absences in advance with teaching partners and the Principal.</li> <li>Be welcoming to visitors.</li> </ul> <strong>Professional Development</strong> <br /> <ul> <li>Meet regularly with the Lead Teacher to reflect on progress and gain feedback.</li> <li>Observe in other classrooms to gain ideas and learn from other experienced educators.</li> <li>Participate in outside professional development activities to support school-wide and individual goals.</li> <li>Attend and participate in weekly professional development sessions held on Friday afternoons.</li> <li>Participate in DP&rsquo;s Summer Professional Development, held two weeks in August before students return.</li> </ul> <strong>Parent Communication and Involvement</strong> <br /> <ul> <li>Coordinate parent communication with the Lead Teacher.</li> <li>Work with the Lead Teacher to keep parents informed and involve parent volunteers.</li> <li>Participate in parent-teacher conferences.</li> </ul> <strong>Other Professional Responsibilities</strong> <br /> <ul> <li>Attend and participate in school events.</li> <li>Check voicemail and e-mail daily and respond promptly to requests from parents, administrators and colleagues.</li> <li>Assist as needed with the monitoring of lunch, recess and outdoor activities to ensure safety.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li><strong><u>Dedication to our mission</u></strong><u>:</u>&nbsp;A steadfast belief that all students can achieve at the highest levels, regardless of demography.</li> <li><strong><u>Determination:</u></strong>&nbsp;A willingness to make things happen and a sense of urgency around educational equity for all students.</li> <li><strong><u>Strong communication:</u></strong> The ability to communicate in a direct and sensitive fashion with students, parents, and colleagues.</li> <li><strong><u>Team player:</u></strong>&nbsp;A desire to work in a team-oriented environment and collaborate with colleagues.</li> <li><strong><u>Growth mindset</u></strong><u>:</u>&nbsp;An ability to receive frequent feedback with humility and a strong desire to grow and develop as an educator.</li> <li><strong><u>Reflective attitude:</u></strong>&nbsp;An ability to constantly reflect on student data as well as personal areas of strength and growth.</li> <li><strong><u>Flexibility:</u></strong> Willingness to work in an ever-changing field and face challenges with a positive attitude</li> <li><strong><u>Professional integrity:</u></strong>&nbsp;A personal alignment with the values and ethical standards of Detroit Achievement Academy.</li> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s degree (required)</li> <li>A current teaching certificate (required)</li> <li>Strong technical skills (required)</li> </ul>