Partnership Academy: Middle School Math Teacher, grades 7-8

Position: Middle School Math Teacher, grades 7-8
Timeline: 2023-2024 school year and beyond
School: Partnership Academy

Minnesota Teaching License required
Spanish speaker preferred but not required
Experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse students preferred
Please send a copy of your cover letter, resume, 3 letters of recommendation, copy of your teaching
license and Partnership Academy’s Employment Application (link below) to
Application for employment

Job Description:
Partnership Academy has a strong commitment to culturally and developmentally relevant instruction for all students. Through a highly collaborative culture, the Partnership Academy Math Teacher will work on a middle school team to provide differentiated and hands-on instruction to 7th and 8th graders using the CPM curriculum as a guide. Partnership Academy educators work to impact students’ academic, linguistic, social, and emotional growth both inside and outside the classroom.

Middle school educators will be responsible for supporting the creation and implementation of new systems and routines for a developmentally appropriate program for young adolescents in conjunction with a strong team of Math educators, interventionists, special education co-teachers, and language teachers.

Through weekly professional development sessions, formal and informal observations, and frequent feedback, Partnership Academy teachers are encouraged and motivated to constantly push themselves to perform at the highest standards. We are looking for a teacher who can collaborate effectively to provide excellent academic and social instruction, as well as stay highly engaged with collaborative teaching and mentoring systems of support.

Teachers in this position must also ensure they follow Minnesota state standards, collaborate with teachers and support staff, effectively collect and interpret data to guide instruction, provide individualized instruction based on student needs, partner with families and guardians to support students, and establish a strong culture of learning.

Competitive salary and benefits, a positive and collaborative workplace culture, voice in decision-making, a supportive family community, and opportunities for leadership distinguish Partnership Academy as an exceptional place to work.

Haleigh Stratton – Human Resources Manager
Partnership Academy
6500 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

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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

The Building on Instructional Practice Series consists of three different events – Building on Discourse, Building on Assessment, Building on Equity – that are designed for teachers with a minimum of one year of experience teaching with CPM instructional materials and who have completed the Foundations for Implementation Series.

Building on Equity

In Building on Equity, participants will learn how to include equitable practices in their classroom and support traditionally underserved students in becoming leaders of their own learning. Essential questions include: How do I shift dependent learners into independent learners? How does my own math identity and cultural background impact my classroom? The focus of day one is equitable classroom culture. Participants will reflect on how their math identity and mindsets impact student learning. They will begin working on a plan for Chapter 1 that creates an equitable classroom culture. The focus of day two and three is implementing equitable tasks. Participants will develop their use of the 5 Practices for Orchestrating Meaningful Mathematical Discussions and curate strategies for supporting all students in becoming leaders of their own learning. Participants will use an equity lens to reflect on and revise their Chapter 1 lesson plans.

Building on Assessment

In Building on Assessment, participants will apply assessment research and develop methods to provide feedback to students and inform equitable assessment decisions. On day one, participants will align assessment practices with learning progressions and the principle of mastery over time as well as write assessment items. During day two, participants will develop rubrics, explore alternate types of assessment, and plan for implementation that supports student ownership. On the third day, participants will develop strategies to monitor progress and provide evidence of proficiency with identified mathematics content and practices. Participants will develop assessment action plans that will encourage continued collaboration within their learning community.

Building on Discourse

In Building on Discourse, participants will improve their 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 rich tasks with all elements of the Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices incorporated through intentional and reflective planning.