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Urban Act Academy Visual Arts Teacher (2021/2022 School Year) in Indianapolis, Indiana

Visual Arts TeacherTeaches area-specific related content (K-8)Reports to the Head of SchoolTeam: Academic/Special AreaLocation: Indianapolis, IN

About URBAN ACT Academy:

URBAN ACT Academy is a new, non-profit 501(c) 3 charter school opening our doors to serve studentsand families in the Indianapolis area for the 2018-19 school year. The mission of URBAN ACT Academy isto empower students as leaders and to develop globally competitive scholars and informed citizens.URBAN ACT stands for ?Us Reaching, Benefitting, Aiding & Nurturing A Community Together?. URBANsays that we are focusing on core city communities that are often overlooked and underserved. ACTsays that we are prepared to highlight the rich assets in our communities while also addressing thetough issues facing our neighbors, not simply through words or ideas but through meaningful action.URBAN ACT Academy incorporates a place-based academic model to reimagine the student experienceand to position our students for success. Through place-based instruction, students are immersed in thelocal culture, landscape and experiences that are then used to connect the foundational studies of thecore content. The place-based learning component of our educational model is a key tool for helpingstudents understand the relevance of their learning in relation to their own diverse identities andpersonal lives.

Essential functions of an URBAN ACT Academy Specials Teacher include but are not limited to:

Planning and Delivering Effective Instruction

  • Use Indiana state standards to create rigorous, objective-drive, place- based lessons

  • Collaborate with coaches and professional learning teams to design and implement unit and lesson plans

  • Present instructional content using a variety of instructional strategies to engage all learners

  • Differentiate for students based on their learning needs to ensure that students are appropriately challenged and are on track to achieving measurable outcomes

Creating a Culture of Learning

  • Create a positive, achievement focused learning environment that motivates students to participate and excel at high levels

  • Work with the school community in using the Restorative Framework and principles as well as the URBAN ACT Academy school culture guide to build relationships and to promote a culture of fairness and respect for all

  • Implement school-wide and classroom procedures, systems and routines to provide structure, ensure the safety and well-being of our scholars and to maximize instructional time

Family and Community Relations

  • Maintain timely and open lines of ongoing communication with families, communicating thoughtfully and respectfully

  • Work collaboratively with families and community members remaining sensitive to different cultures, values and/or needs

  • Professionalism and Continued Development

  • Participate in all professional development meetings including summer institute, orientation, school retreats and team building activities

  • Collaborate with others to improve instruction and school culture

  • Reflect critically on personal teaching experience, and incorporate feedback from observations to identify and advocate for future professional development and inform the Individual Professional Development Plan

  • Fulfill all functions related to the role of teacher as assigned by the Head of School in a timely and thorough manner

Minimum Qualifications:Education: Bachelors? degreeCertification: Indiana K ? 5 Teaching License preferred, but not requiredCompensation: Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience.URBAN ACT Academy will offer a comprehensive benefits package. Teachers will receive astipend for supplies at the start of the year.

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