| The mission of CWC Kansas City is to provide an excellent public education focused on developing and demonstrating understanding while building connections within a diverse community. |
CWC Kansas City teachers will implement a high-quality, challenging academic program that includes curriculum consistent with the constructivist learning theory, and developing project- based, interdisciplinary units that allow students to develop and then demonstrate their understanding actively and creatively.
We are looking for candidates who have experience with similar models of instruction, working in diverse communities, and a solid understanding of supporting the academic, social, and emotional development of young children transitioning into the elementary school environment as Kindergartners. Responsibilities will include: • Implementing the CWC model through a balance of school provided and teacher created instructional materials • Providing socially supportive, inclusive, joyful lessons • Developing lessons and units of study that serve varied learning styles and levels of skill and knowledge. • Taking part in a collaborative professional team environment, working with other teachers and administrators to develop, implement, and refine integrated, project-based curriculum. • Engaging in ongoing assessment of student progress using a variety of means, maintaining accurate records, and using assessment data to tailor instruction to individual student needs to increase student performance. • Actively participating in regular professional development activities, both internal and external, such as regular classroom observations, reflective discussion of professional practice, professional readings, visiting other classrooms and schools to observe colleagues, attending conferences, and offering trainings or workshops for colleagues in an area of expertise. • Maintaining frequent, sensitive, and effective communication with students, students’ families, colleagues, and other school stakeholders.
Interested applicants may apply by submitting (1) a cover letter, (2) a résumé, and (3) responses to the following questions to: email@example.com [subject line: Kindergarten Teacher]. No phone calls, please.
Essay Questions: Please respond briefly (maximum one page for each question) to the following questions: 1. How do you develop your learning environment to meet the varied social, emotional, and academic needs of your students? 2. How would you describe your philosophy or approach to teaching reading and writing? 3. How would you describe your philosophy or approach to creating meaningful and supporting relationships with a diverse group of families?