The New School (TNS), an independent four-year high school in Atlanta, offers an innovative curriculum which blends traditional academic study and community engaged learning, creating opportunities for students to do real-world work that takes them beyond the classroom. TNS takes a blended approach combining multiple experiential learning opportunities with a rigorous college prep program to equip students with the competencies they’ll need to thrive in the workplace, higher education, and their personal lives after high school. TNS students apply their classroom learning in the city through major interdisciplinary projects, an entrepreneurship program, and internships, and in the process develop portfolios of exceptional work and experiences. The New School is a pioneer of the Community Engaged Learning (CEL) model and has developed a network of 100+ community partners in Atlanta and beyond. To learn more, please visit www.tnsatlanta.org.
The New School is starting an expansion phase starting in 2020 from 80 students over grades 9-12 to around 120-150 students, a growth phase that will take four years to complete. This is a unique opportunity to join a team of passionate educational innovators at an exciting stage in the development of a school at the cutting edge of project-based and community-engaged learning. To learn more, please visit www.tnsatlanta.org.
The New School seeks a full-time math and science teacher to teach up to five math and science courses to high school students. This teacher will implement a blend of traditional classroom instruction and project-based-learning to create a classroom environment that develops in each student an awareness and appreciation of the role of math and science in everyday life and the workplace. Most math class are small with just 8-15 students in each class. As part of the project-based curriculum, the math/science teacher may also have the opportunity to assist with extended interdisciplinary projects outside the classroom in collaboration with other New School teachers and Project Specialists, and integrate science, engineering, modeling, statistics, and data analysis topics relevant to project work into their classroom curriculum. This position is a great fit for a passionate and innovative math / science instructor who enjoys collaboration with other faculty and the freedom to explore relevant projects and community-engagement opportunities.
Essential Job Functions Below are some of the tasks required of this position:
Develop curriculum in collaboration with TNS math and science faculty and teach up to five of the following high school classes:
AP Calculus (AB and BC)
Physics (two levels)
(Option to teach additional science sections in 21-22)
Document all syllabi, lesson plans, assignments, and other curricular materials
Make use of community partners, speakers, mentors, trips, projects and workshops to bring curriculum to life through real-world experiences
Use detailed data analysis of student performance to inform best practices
Instructors may also have an opportunity to assist with one section of project-based learning classes—co-develop extended projects which combine the work of multiple disciplines and take students into the city
Faculty Collaboration and Planning
Attend two faculty meetings per month and scheduled faculty work days to allow for collaboration, professional development
Attend summer planning (one week following the end of school and one week before the start of school)
Participate in and attend all recruitment events (e.g., Information Sessions and Open Houses)
Participate in planning and attend all Exhibitions, Curriculum Nights, Parent Events
Serve as an advisor for 8-10 students
Communicate effectively and maintain strong relationships with students, families and colleagues through regular email and conferences
All teachers are expected to embody the following New School values:
The belief that students should be architects of their own learning
A commitment to knowing students well and serving as their guide
A passion for innovation, collaboration and participation in a community of learning
Commitment to the school culture of continuous reflection and growth
Undergraduate degree in math or science
At least two years of high school science teaching preferred, or at least 5 years of demonstrated growth in a math or science related career
The New School, an independent high school in Atlanta, offers an innovative curriculum which blends traditional academic study and community-engaged learning, creating opportunities for students to do work that is meaningful and relevant to their lives. The New School uses multiple experiential learning opportunities to supplement a rigorous college prep program equipping students with the competencies they’ll need to thrive. TNS students apply their classroom learning in the real world and in the process, take the passions to the next level. Every student learns to code and build websites, every student goes through a year-long entrepreneurship program, every student takes internships, creativity meets technology and innovation in core classes and enrichment programs. The school day starts with yoga, and reflection and peer review are an integral part of projects and classes. To learn more, please visit www.tnsatlanta.org.