Call for Teachers:
- “How do we learn?”
- “What can we create?”
- “What does it mean to lead?”
These three essential questions form the basis of instruction at the Science Leadership Academy @ Beeber (SLA@B) a Philadelphia high school opened in September 2013. SLA@B is built on the notion that inquiry is the very first step in the process of learning. Developed in partnership with Inquiry Schools and The Franklin Institute — a nationally recognized science and technology museum — and its commitment to inquiry-based science, SLA@B provides a vigorous, college-preparatory curriculum with a focus on science, technology, mathematics and entrepreneurship. Students at SLA@B learn in a project-based environment where the core values of inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation and reflection are emphasized in all classes.
The Science Leadership Academy @ Beeber is looking for faculty to continue to develop and implement a vigorous, inquiry-driven, project-based curriculum. In addition, all teachers at SLA@B have an advisory class where they work with the same students for four years. SLA@B and its sister school SLA are a national models for “School 2.0,” a reform movement that seeks to harness the tools of technology, tied to a progressive pedagogy, to re-imagine what high schools can be. As such, SLA@B is a 1:1 laptop school that uses multiple resources — web-based and traditional — to create meaning and understanding.
- Guidance Counselor
- Special Education
- Applicants must be PA State Certified or eligible for PA State Certification in their subject area.
- Applicants must be committed to the idea that we teach students first and our subjects second.
- Applicants must be willing to challenge students to work in an inquiry-driven, project based environment.
- Applicants must be willing to work collaboratively.
- Applicants must be willing to work in a diverse environment with students who reflect the rich heritage of Philadelphia.
- Applicants should have a strong background in technology infusion into the classroom and be willing to see their classroom as happening both on and offline.
- Applicants should have an interest in developing extra-curricular activities.
- Applicants should be energetic, flexible, and have a strong desire to work with administrators, fellow teachers, parents, and students to create a school that reflects SLA’s core values.
- Applicants with multiple certifications are always appreciated, although that is not required.
How to Apply:
For more information, please visit http://www.slabeeber.org or contact SLA at email@example.com or at 215-979-5620. Resumes and cover letters can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org but all applicants must apply through the School District of Philadelphia Site Selection Process found online at http://www.phila.k12.pa.us/offices/recruitment/
Science Leadership Academy @ Beeber
5925 Malvern Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Administrators: Chris Johnson and Chris Lehmann
cross-posted at practicaltheory.org/blog.
Chris Lehmann is the founding principal of the Science Leadership Academy, a progressive science and technology high school in Philadelphia, PA. that was recognized by Ladies Home Journal as one of the Ten Most Amazing Schools in the US and was recognized as an Apple Distinguished School in 2009 and 2010. Chris won the Lindback Award for Excellence in Principal Leadership in the School District of Philadelphia in April 2012, and has been honored by the White House as a Champion of Change for his work in education reform. In June 2010, Chris was named as one of the “30 Most Influential People in EdTech” by Technology & Learning Magazine. Read more at his blog, http://practicaltheory.org/blog.