Sparks (4-7 yo) Montessori Guide

Acton Academy East Bay
Published
July 9, 2024
Category
Job Type
Salary
50k-65k
Education Requirements
Bachelors Degree + Montessori Certification
Experience Requirements
Minimum 2 years early childhood classroom experience
Street Address
3110 Constitution Drive

Description

Acton Academy East Bay is hiring!

Do you want to change the world? Do you crave working hard with a small, mission-driven, world-class team of entrepreneurs and community members changing the vision of school?

Description:

If your passion is to fuel the love of learning in others while advancing your own personal and professional growth, this is your chance to become a part of one of the world’s most innovative schools. If this statement seems too bold to be true, simply search the web for "Seth Godin Acton Academy."

Acton Academy Overview:

Acton Academy East Bay, founded in 2017, is a private micro-school and learner-driven community with the mission that each person who enters its doors will find a calling and change the world. We combine elements of the Montessori method with Socratic guiding and hands-on experiential quests. Underlying our method is an application of the Hero’s Journey creating a lively learning environment that feels more like an adventure than school.

Our Approach:

At Acton, we have mixed-aged classrooms called "studios" with a self-paced learning design as opposed to grade levels. Our real-world-oriented quests culminate in a public exhibition of learning as opposed to test scores and report cards. In all areas of Acton life, our students are empowered to be in the driver’s seat of their learning.

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree or 120 semester hours of approved college credit or a Bachelor’s degree equivalence as determined by an independent agency authorized to evaluate foreign credentials.
• Certification from AMS, AMI, or MACTE training facility appropriate for the level of teaching Certification.

• Able to integrate both Montessori and non-Montessori methods.
• Possess a growth mindset, and a willingness to receive and implement regular feedback and actively participate in coaching.
• Must be able to pass a background check.Within first 30 days of employment must be able to meet all necessary requirements as established by state law and regulatory agencies.

Responsibilities

Curriculum, Materials, and Classroom Management

• Preparing the Montessori classroom environment to meet the students’ needs and interests.
• Presenting consistent individual and group lessons to students and supporting each child’s direction and success.
• Meeting 1:1 regularly with students to work with them in assessing their own success and facilitating an individual path of progress.
• Working with students of varying abilities assigned to the classroom, including those with learning exceptionalities; participating in Child Study and • Special Education meetings; and enacting classroom-based interventions to support children who need additional support
• Managing a classroom team of 1-2 adults, including meeting regularly with the classroom team, and training them as necessary to best support the children in the community.

Family Engagement, Meetings, and Conferences

• Assisting in the development of and participating in school functions, including but not limited to open houses, orientation meetings, family education events, and school-wide activities.
• Preparing documents and reports necessary to facilitate parent-teacher conferences or other meetings requested by parents or school administration.
• Providing timely and meaningful communication with parents/guardians about the life of the classroom community as well as the progress/needs of their individual children

Record & Data Assessment and Management

• Maintaining student records, reports, evaluations, inventories, and tests.
• Completing all progress monitoring and benchmark assessments on time as scheduled.
• Participating in all assessment-related training.
• Preparing student progress reports and assessment reports as required or requested.
• Coordinating with related service providers to ensure appropriate, personalized, and consistent services are delivered both in and out of the classroom
• Collecting student data regularly in the classroom and disseminate it to the Student Support team as needed.

Skills

Must be a self-motivated, self-directed team player that has the ability to establish and maintain wonderful relationships with staff, parents, and children.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Evidence of continuing education and professional growth to include meeting all necessary requirements as established by state law and regulatory agencies.

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