Middle School Technology Teacher
Company: Making Waves Academy
Posted on: January 6, 2022
Division:Middle School (MS)
Location: Richmond, CA
Reports to: Director of Academic Instruction, Math and Science
Status: Full-time, Exempt
The role of the Middle School Technology Teacher is to promote
technology literacy across disciplines and collaborate to assess
student work, design curriculum, and improve personal practice.
Teachers are expected to actively engage and participate in culture
building, including but not limited to classroom, lunch, and
hallway norms and expectations. Teachers are also expected to
invest and engage in the work of developing a results-oriented,
collegial and productive team-oriented approach to the work.
- Create and revise culturally relevant, effective, best practice
and MWA compliant unit and lesson plans aligned with Common Core
and California State curricular standards; these lesson plans and
unit plans are differentiated and designed to engage and challenge
- Execute a formalized student management plan that is aligned
with the MWA student management system.
- Integrate literacy and writing during instruction.
- Differentiate instruction according to varied learning styles,
including child cognitive and social development.
- Create and consistently use formative and summative assessments
that embed and provide students practice for unit tests, finals,
and standardized tests such as the SBAC.
- Manage a formalized student and parent engagement plan that
details engaging students and parents, as well as provides metrics
to measure growth and development, socially and academically, on a
- Design a wide range of performance assessments aligned with
lesson plans, instruction, unit objectives, MWA pacing guides and
California state standards.
- Administer, analyze and reflect upon quantitative and
qualitative student data (schoolwide benchmark data and classroom
data) to inform instructional practice.
Additional Responsibilities and Expectations
- Communicate with, teach and build relationships with staff,
faculty, students, and their families in the culturally and
linguistically diverse MWA community.
- Commitment to become an active participant in the school
community - attend weekly division-specific professional
development sessions, school performances, school assemblies,
extracurricular activities, field trips and conduct home visits, if
- Support the Middle School Teachers, as needed.
- Perform additional duties as assigned.
This job operates in a classroom environment. This role routinely
uses standard classroom equipment such as laptop computers,
photocopiers, whiteboards and Chromebooks.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be
required to sit or stand for long periods of time, and lift items
more than 10 lbs.
Some travel required for MWA related events, such as workshops or
- Teaching experience desirable, but related work experience may
- Experience working with students and families from historically
- Dedication, commitment and resilience to succeed in an urban
- Familiarity with reading and analyzing data
- Previous mentorship experience desirable
- Understanding and ability to implement restorative justice
- Highly effective communication skills
- Skills in designing and revising authentic, culturally
relevant, standards-based lesson plans for middle school
- Ability to adapt and align with school-related initiatives
- Highly organized, goal-oriented, and focused on outcomes
- Ability to design a wide range of performance assessments
aligned with lesson plans, instruction, unit objectives, MWA pacing
guides, NGSS and California state standards
- Ability to communicate with, teach and build relationships with
students and their families in the culturally and linguistically
diverse MWA community
- Demonstrate an understanding of technology and literacy
learning platforms (PowerSchool, Canvas, Blackboard, Google Drive
and Calendar, Khan Academy, Newsla, Zinc/Springboard, etc.)
- Professional orientation - appearance, communication,
organization, and attitude
- Bachelor's Degree required
- California Single Subject Teaching Credential in Math,
Foundational Level Math, Business or Industrial and Technology
Education, or enrollment in a credential program
- Passing scores on CBEST and CSET
- Master's Degree preferred
- Spanish language proficiency
Equal Employment Opportunity Is Our Policy
The School is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of
the School to afford equal employment and advancement opportunities
to all qualified individuals without regard to their perceived or
identified: race (including traits historically associated with
race, such as hair texture and hairstyle, including but not limited
to braids, locks, and twists); color; gender, (including gender
identity, gender expression, and transgender identity, whether or
not the employee is transitioning or has transitioned); sex
(including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and medical
conditions related to such); religious creed (including religious
dress and grooming practices); marital/registered domestic partner
status; age (forty (40) and over); national origin or ancestry
(including native language spoken and possession of a driver's
license issued to persons unable to prove their presence in the
U.S. is authorized by federal law); physical or mental disability
(including HIV and AIDS); medical condition (including cancer and
genetic characteristics); taking of a leave of absence pursuant to
the Family Medical Leave Act ("FMLA"), Pregnancy Disability Leave
("PDL") law, Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"), California
Family Rights Act ("CFRA"), the Fair Employment and Housing Act
("FEHA"), or laws related to domestic violence, sexual assault, and
stalking laws; genetic information; sexual orientation; military
and veteran status; or any other consideration made unlawful by
federal, state, or local laws.
This policy extends to all job applicants and employees and to all
aspects of the employment relationship, including the hiring of new
employees and the training, transfer, promotion, discipline,
termination, compensation and benefits of existing employees. For a
full copy of our non-discrimination policy, visit:
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