The BELL Foundation Inc Secondary Math Teacher - Summer 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts
BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) is the largest evidence-based summer learning provider in the United States and a national leader in PK-8th grade out-of-school education. Founded in 1992, BELL closes the achievement gap in underserved communities through its partnerships with schools, school districts, and other youth-serving organizations to reach 15,000 students annually across the country.
BELL partners design and deploy holistic, scalable summer and afterschool learning experiences utilizing BELL's comprehensive, evidence-based out-of-school-time education solution. Refined and replicated for over 25 years, BELL-powered programs blend rigorous literacy and math instruction with hands-on enrichment, social, emotional development, and community engagement.
BELL strives to make a difference in the lives of children—called BELL scholars—along with their families and teachers. Standardized tests indicate that BELL scholars consistently gain the equivalent of two months of classroom instruction in literacy and three months in math skills during the summer program. BELL's summer programs help prevent summer slide, which reverses achievement gains students make during the school year. In addition to academic benefits, BELL scholars experience increases in self-confidence and expectations for the future.
Position Impact on the Organization
Academic Teachers will be responsible for leading courses in ELA and Math. The position is responsible for the overall instruction in ELA and math and student engagement and achievement. This position is integral to the overall academic quality of the program.
This role delivers high quality, engaging lessons to BELL’s scholars. Specific accountabilities include:
Implementing literacy and math curricula and activities to meet academic standards
Utilizing formal assessment data to refine and adapt curriculum lessons and inform instructional practices
Developing daily engaging lesson plans aligned to specific learning objectives
Delivering relevant, engaging, and rigorous lessons utilizing a variety of instructional methods
Maintaining an organized and efficient classroom
Adhering to all BELL and district professional expectations and compliance issues
Creating a positive, achievement-oriented, organized and engaging learning environment
Motivating and holding scholars to high academic and behavioral expectations
Providing consistent rewards and/or consequences for scholar behavior grounded in positive discipline
Empowering scholars to make positive choices and serving as a role model
Being accountable for meeting scholars’ individual academic and instructional needs
Implementing collaborative and co-teaching instructional strategies with BELL Teaching Assistants
Communicating effectively with scholars, families, BELL staff, and host school staff
Compliance with all BELL and/or district professional development requirements
A minimum of 2 years classroom teaching experience in an urban public school teaching elementary/middle school aged scholars. We seek qualified instructors with a passion for our scholars.
Bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s degree is preferred.
Minimum of two years classroom teaching experience in an urban public school with elementary school aged children
Valid state (elementary school literacy and math) teaching certification strongly preferred
Previous and relevant experience in utilizing and implementing data-driven instructional practices
Experience in the use of technology (computer/internet) for assessment and instruction
Knowledge of differentiated instructional practices and strategies
Drive to improve the minds and lives of scholars within their community
Proven track-record of high achievement in a classroom setting
Mastery of and enthusiasm for (elementary school literacy and math) academic standards and instructional rigor
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Committed to the goals of the program and approach
Love and respect for children
Evidence of efficacy and willingness to be a team player
Belief and commitment to BELL’s mission and values
‘Oh the places you’ll go’ …
BELL is committed to creating amazing experiences for its employees—believing that an employee’s satisfaction directly reflects on their ability to make a difference in the lives of BELL Scholars and those who serve them. We endeavor to consistently and thoughtfully ensure every employee knows the expectations of his/her role, including how his/her successful performance impacts our mission, and the future growth and development opportunities available at BELL.
‘Oh the places you can go’ as together we fulfill our mission to transform the academic achievements, self-confidence, and life trajectories of children living in under-resourced communities.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.