Teacher, DPF K-12 Social Studies & Ethnic Studies – Teaching & Learning (2021-2022)

Company Name: Minneapolis Public Schools

Location: Minneapolis, MN, US - 55401

Job Duration: 2021-04-08 to 2021-05-08

Overview

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Job Title: Teacher, DPF K-12 Social Studies & Ethnic Studies – Teaching & Learning (2021-2022)  and Requisition ID number: 73826

Close Date: 11:59 PM on  

Organizational Unit:  Teaching & Learning (10000101) 

Site:  Davis Center (0001) 

FTE 1.0 FTE; 43 weeks; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time

Union:  Teachers(04) 

Functional Area:  Teaching 

Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position.

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SUMMARY OF THE POSITION

Provide leadership to all aspects of the District’s K-12 social studies and ethnic studies programs. 

 

This position will be responsible for:

  • Supporting curriculum, instruction, assessment, content integration and professional development for all schools. 

  • Identifying and/or leading development of standards-aligned curriculum and assessments.

  • Designing and leading professional development focused on culturally sustaining curriculum and pedagogy in social studies and ethnic studies.

  • Support school leadership teams and teachers in improving instruction. 

  • Support the district’s strategic plan and key goals focused on equity, literacy, & social emotional learning within a multi-tiered system of support.

 

Qualifications

  • Current K-12 teaching license.

  • Leadership experience working with teachers to support curriculum, instruction, and/or assessments.

  • Ethnic studies degree preferred but not required.

  • Elementary teaching experience is preferred but not required.

  • Advanced degree in education or educational leadership preferred but not required.

  • A minimum of five years of classroom teaching experience with evidence of culturally responsive pedagogy, teaching culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse students. 

 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • A passion for student achievement, educational equity, racial equity, and culturally responsive practices.

  • Capacity to develop, articulate, and carry through a vision for K-12 social studies and ethnic studies instruction.

  • Demonstrated commitment to increasing representation of MPS students’ cultures in instructional materials and incorporating culturally relevant teaching strategies.

  • A demonstrated conviction that all students can and will achieve at high levels.

  • Knowledge of research and best practices in social studies and ethnic studies instruction, including culturally relevant and sustaining pedagogy, social emotional learning, the C3 Framework, long-term planning, and disciplinary literacy.

  • Knowledge of the K-12 MN Social Studies Standards, including the K-12 MN ELA Standards, Literacy Standards in Math, Science, and the Technical Subjects.

  • Demonstrates courteous and culturally responsive behavior when interacting with students, clients, visitors, and MPS staff; acts in a manner that promotes harmonious and effective workplace environment.

  • Ability to work collaboratively and creatively with colleagues.

  • Knowledge of and an ability to utilize a variety of current technological tools and student data platforms for communication, planning, and documentation.

  • Ability to synthesize ideas, communicate clearly and succinctly, and design strategies for communicating effectively with internal and external audiences.

  • Ability to use formative and summative assessments to guide instruction.

  • Demonstrated effective leadership and coaching skills in working with adults.

  • Experience planning, facilitating, and evaluating high-quality professional development.

  • Demonstrated leadership and a proven track record of literacy integration within social studies and ethnic studies.

  • Experience leading culturally responsive curriculum development and long-term planning with teachers.

  • Skilled building relationships outside of schools with content experts, non-profits, community groups, and other allies in our work

 

Position Functions, Duties, Responsibilities:

  • Implement strategies that reduce/eliminate racial disparities in student outcome and course enrollments.

  • Support social studies and ethnic studies instruction, including instructional models which include disciplinary literacy and inquiry. 

  • Ensure that strategies for specific students, including English learner support, Special Education services, and advanced learner support are integrated seamlessly into core curriculum and professional development.

  • Maintain social studies and ethnic studies course catalog to ensure viable graduation pathways.

  • Ensure alignment of social studies instructional practices and assessments with the Minnesota academic standards.

  • Lead teams of all stakeholders in developing, vetting, and revising integrated units of study and interim and formative assessments.

  • Lead process of creating/adopting culturally relevant instructional materials which support standards-based teaching and learning and integration of literacy and content.

  • Design and lead professional development on social studies and ethnic studies curriculum, instruction, and assessment for school leaders and teachers.

  • Build the capacity of school leadership teams to support continuous improvement in teaching and learning at the site. 

  • Build relationships and collaborate within MPS schools, in addition to content experts, non-profits, community groups, and other allies in our work.

  • Assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned. There may be times when required to work outside normal business hours and work extended hours to accomplish requirements of the position.

 

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:

Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready.  Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.

 

Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.


 

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Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee. Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:
Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready.  Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.

 

Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | 12:01 AM On | Teaching & Learning (10000101) | Davis Center (0001) | Teaching