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Professional Development Lead (Elementary Math)

Company: Art of Problem Solving
Location: San Diego
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Stay ahead in math this summer with AoPS Online classes. Enroll today! Careers Professional Development Lead (Elementary Math) Art of Problem Solving (AoPS) is on a mission to discover, inspire, and train the great problem solvers of the next generation. Since 2003, we have trained hundreds of thousands of the country's top students, including nearly all the members of the US International Math Olympiad team, through our online school, in-person academies, textbooks, and online learning systems. While our primary focus has been math for most of our history, through the years we have expanded our unique problem solving curriculum into subjects, such as language arts, science, and computer science. At AoPS, we believe the best way to solve all of the future's toughest problems is to invest in all of the problem solvers of the future. That is why we are launching a new business unit called Beast Academy Classroom to bring our curriculum to hundreds of thousands of elementary students directly through in-school instruction. For 10 years the Beast Academy curriculum has been providing engaging, rigorous math challenges to elementary school students. Beast Academy Classroom will build on that knowledge and experience to deliver a best-in-class, day-to-day math education experience for students in Grades 1-6, teachers, families and school leaders . We're a humble, hungry, and hard-working team, building the pipeline of future STEM talent and we invite you to join us. Role and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the long and short term strategic planning of comprehensive professional development resources. Maintain a deep understanding of the support needs of teachers and coaches; design and implement development plans for important stakeholders like new and returning teachers, school leaders, school sites, districts, etc. -
  • Create professional development resources that improve the instructional experience. Create standardized, repeatable content based on recurring annual arcs and common developmental milestones; create additional "a la carte" content based on teaching and learning needs identified during the academic year
  • Deliver professional development training sessions and team, individual coaching. Facilitate in-person and virtual sessions with groups of teachers, on-site classroom visits, and individual coaching conversations; ensure links between professional development and changes in instructional practice; coordinate sessions with partner schools;
  • Collaborate to develop standardized systems and processes to organize, maintain and support BA Classroom's program-wide professional learning community. During pilot years we will experiment to identify the most efficacious and efficient methodologies, content and operations; requires building capacity internally at AoPS and externally at partner schools.
  • Support Beast Academy Classroom curriculum development. Deliver detailed feedback to internal AoPS curriculum developers about teacher and student-facing materials (lesson plans, assessments, professional development, fluency modules and activities). You might be a good fit for this position if...
    • You are passionate about our high-level mission of discovering, inspiring and training the next generation of intellectual leaders.
    • You are an excellent elementary mathematics teacher with a passion for supporting students working towards ambitious academic goals.
    • You are ready to learn, build and collaborate with others to deliver a best-in-class mathematics education experience for students, families, teachers and schools.
    • You are committed to flexibly designing and delivering high quality instructor-led classroom learning experiences.
    • You are excited about building and guiding a community of instructors pursuing instructional excellence using our curriculum.
    • You are thorough and have a predisposition towards action and rigorous experimentation.
    • You are committed to offering and receiving constructive feedback; and have a desire to continually grow the scope and impact of your work. Required Skills & Experience:
      • 6+ years of mathematics teaching experience in an elementary school.
      • A Bachelor's degree in a STEM-related field or education, or equivalent experience. Advanced degree preferred. -
      • 4+ years of experience coaching teachers and delivering professional development
      • Experience building strong relationships with students, families and school leaders.
      • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
      • Solid organizational skills.
      • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to understand and consider multiple different perspectives.
      • Occasional travel required to visit partner schools, including overnight out-of-state travel. - Perks and Benefits: This full-time position will be based at our headquarters in San Diego, CA. The full salary range for this position is $85-110K, with a 6% year-end bonus. Some benefits of the position include:
        • Casual work environment
        • Medical, Dental and Vision benefits
        • 401K plan with company matching (up to 4%)
        • Year-end bonus based on individual and company performance Please note that in order to be considered for this position you must be legally authorized to work in the US. We are unable to offer sponsorship.For California applicants, our data privacy policy is available -here . Art of Problem Solving is an ACS WASC Accredited School

Keywords: Art of Problem Solving, San Diego , Professional Development Lead (Elementary Math), Other , San Diego, California

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