High Park Day School Grade 4/5 Teacher Contract in Toronto, ON

High Park Day School

Branch Toronto ON CA

Grade 4/5 Teacher
Toronto, ON

Two current references (within the field of education). HPDS is a unique and rewarding work environment committed to excellence in 21st Century education….

Applications are now being accepted.

We currently have a position open for Grade 4/5 Teacher beginning January 2017.

Incomplete application packages will not be considered. Ideal candidates will need to be familiar with our programs and philosophy.

A complete application package includes:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Two current references (within the field of education)
  • Responses to our application questions (To access questions, please visit http://www.highparkdayschool.com/hpdscareers/)

HPDS is a unique and rewarding work environment committed to excellence in 21st Century education. As a young school with many programs still in development, one of our goals is to recruit staff that are able, and have the desire to contribute to building a community of learners. We require staff to see beyond the classroom and participate cooperatively to build the school and its programs. All staff will be responsible for school wide programs, field trips, and community projects to name a few. This is an opportunity for a motivated, passionate educator to build meaningful programs that engage students in relevant, engaging and rigorous learning experiences in and out of the classroom.

General Job Description:

HPDS is a small private school that provides an alternative educational environment for a diverse population of elementary school aged students. We are inclusive and serve a population that includes exceptional learners. All HPDS staff work together as a part of a cooperative team to provide an extraordinary, engaging and rigorous and relevant education to all of our students. Fostering a culture of a caring community and supporting the social-emotional needs of the students is paramount to the success of our program. Skill-building and goal setting is an integral part of our program. As a staff member you will be required at some point to work with almost all of the students in some capacity, irrespective of your classroom assignment. You will work cooperatively in a team to create and maintain a positive school environment for all children, staff, parents and community partners. Staff must be open and willing to work and thrive in a dynamic, busy and demanding environment.

General Responsibilities:

  • Support social-emotional growth of students
  • Foster a culture of a caring community within the classroom and school
  • Write curriculum for Project-Based Learning theme units
  • Prepare differentiated lessons and lesson plans for all classes
  • Manage student projects during PBL
  • Support students in multi-age math classes using the Jump Math program (www.jumpmath.org)
  • Support students with individualized language programs
  • Participate in ongoing and meaningful assessment and reporting
  • Support students with goal setting and regular student conferences
  • Work cooperatively with all staff to support project development, meaningful reflection and professional goal setting
  • Regularly organize unique and relevant field trip opportunities
  • Contribute meaningfully to a positive school culture
  • Work with families
  • Photograph and blog student process and school activities
  • Work cooperatively in many areas of the school. For example:
  • Project development
  • Curriculum development
  • Community partnerships
  • Service projects
  • School growth
  • Parent and student support
  • Conflict management
  • Field trips and more

Job Type: Contract

Salary: $35,000.00 /year

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required experience:

  • Inquiry Based Teaching: 2 years

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Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
Posted on: 2016-12-06
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