Academy for Math, Engineering & Science – SLC: Mathematics Teacher Opening

MATHEMATICS TEACHER OPENING

Description: Mathematics teacher with specialized knowledge of mathematics research, effective instructional strategies, and varied assessment practices. Mathematics teachers implement the Utah Core Content and Math Practices, provide needed support for student success, and collaborates with colleagues to increase student achievement.

Qualifications:

  • Current Utah Teaching License with Mathematics Level IV Endorsement.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, and faculty.
  • Thorough understanding of mathematics, including knowledge of the Utah Core Curriculum for Mathematics.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and learning and the ability to model effective strategies.
  • Experience working with diverse student populations.
  • Experience working in collaborative groups in varied roles.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build collaborative/cooperative relationships.
  • Understanding the value of data and appropriate use of assessment strategies to meet student needs.
  • Ability to reflect on personal practice.
  • Ability to effectively use technology for various purposes.
  • Knowledge of research in mathematics, best practices, curriculum and data.
  • Broad range of professional development experience.

Favorable consideration will be given to candidates:

  • ELL endorsement
  • Additional endorsement
  • Familiar with CPM

Application Procedure:

  • Complete Academy for Math, Engineering and Science application
  • Resume’
  • Three letters of recommendation, one from current principal

SALARY: Determined by the Academy for Math, Engineering and Science.

CLOSES: Open until filled

To apply for this position please submit an application to:

Academy for Math, Engineering and Science
5715 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
Attention: Nancy Carpenter

Incomplete applications or applications submitted after the closing date will not be considered.

This is for a full time position

https://www.ames-slc.org/employment

Job Category: Math Teacher
Job Type: Full Time

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Algebra Tiles Session

  • Used throughout CPM middle and high school courses
  • Concrete, geometric representation of algebraic concepts.
  • Two-hour virtual session,
  •  Learn how students build their conceptual understanding of simplifying algebraic expressions
  • Solving equations using these tools.  
  • Determining perimeter,
  • Combining like terms,
  • Comparing expressions,
  • Solving equations
  • Use an area model to multiply polynomials,
  • Factor quadratics and other polynomials, and
  • Complete the square.
  • Support the transition from a concrete (manipulative) representation to an abstract model of mathematics..

Foundations for Implementation

This professional learning is designed for teachers as they begin their implementation of CPM. This series contains multiple components and is grounded in multiple active experiences delivered over the first year. This learning experience will encourage teachers to adjust their instructional practices, expand their content knowledge, and challenge their beliefs about teaching and learning. Teachers and leaders will gain first-hand experience with CPM with emphasis on what they will be teaching. Throughout this series educators will experience the mathematics, consider instructional practices, and learn about the classroom environment necessary for a successful implementation of CPM curriculum resources.

Page 2 of the Professional Learning Progression (PDF) describes all of the components of this learning event and the additional support available. Teachers new to a course, but have previously attended Foundations for Implementation, can choose to engage in the course Content Modules in the Professional Learning Portal rather than attending the entire series of learning events again.

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Building on Instructional Practice Series

This series contains three different courses, taken in either order. The courses are designed for schools and teachers with a minimum of one year of experience teaching with CPM curriculum materials. Teachers will develop further understanding of strategies and tools for instructional practices and assessment.

Building on Equity

In this course, participants will learn how to include equitable practices in their  classroom and support traditionally underserved students in becoming leaders of their own learning. Participants will reflect on how their math identity and mindsets impact student learning. They will begin working on a plan for implementing Chapter 1 that creates an equitable classroom culture and curate strategies for supporting all students in becoming leaders of their own learning. Follow-up during the school year will support ongoing implementation of equitable classroom practices.

Building on Assessment

In this course, participants will apply assessment research to develop methods to provide feedback to students and to inform equitable assessment decisions. Participants will develop assessment action plans that will encourage continued collaboration within their learning community.

Building on Discourse

This professional learning builds upon the Foundations for Implementation Series by improving teachers’ ability to facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse. This learning experience will encourage participants to adjust their instructional practices in the areas of sharing math authority, developing independent learners, and the creation of equitable classroom environments. Participants will plan for student learning by using teaching practices such as posing purposeful questioning, supporting productive struggle, and facilitating meaningful mathematical discourse. In doing so, participants learn to support students collaboratively engaged with rigorous, team-worthy tasks with all elements of the Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices.