Middle School Science Teacher

Middle School Science Teacher

Fall 2022

Overview 

AIM Academy is proud to announce the opening of an additional Middle Science teaching position for the fall of 2022. AIM Academy is searching for a professional educator to join our collaborative team. Here at AIM, an interdisciplinary curriculum challenges students to think critically, and students learn to identify connections between ideas and how one area of study can inform or influence another. 

Since AIM Academy is dedicated to the work of equity and diversity, candidates should value engaging in open dialogue, questioning, confronting assumptions, and attuning to all voices. We invite you to read our “Equity and Diversity Statement.”  

Middle School classrooms are small by design to allow for differentiation of instruction alongside collaborative, project-based learning. Science Courses are designed around teacher built curriculum (not textbook driven) that integrates multiple resources and techniques to teach scientific concepts. Hands-on opportunities are crucial for building understanding and assessing student learning. These resources assist students in developing and enriching their higher-level comprehension skills. By combining technology with a multitude of reading strategies and questioning techniques, teachers are able to aid students in deepening their understanding of the core content areas in the sciences. 

In addition to science vocabulary acquisition and reading comprehension, writing is integrated into all aspects of the curriculum with explicit expository reading and writing instruction during the science blocks (45 minutes in 6th and 7th / 90 minutes in 8th). Applicants should be prepared to demonstrate a knowledge of exemplary language instruction (vocabulary, expository reading/writing instruction), as well as knowledge and practice supporting students overall executive functioning.

 

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree required / Master’s preferred 

  • PA or Private Academic Certification 

  • Excellence in writing, editing, and communication skills 

  • Ability to positively and constructively relate to students 

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail 

  • Adaptive learner and self-starter 

  • Strong technology skills

  • Sense of Humor, Patience and Flexibility

  • COVID-19 Vaccination

To Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to our Human Resources Coordinator, Cheryl Ferst at cferst@aimpa.org