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Special Education Teachers K-8 (2018-19 School Year)

ReGeneration Schools is a nonprofit school management organization that's dedicated to revitalizing failing schools through a college prep and character mission. We oversee three elementary Chicago International Charter Schools (CICS) in Chicago: CICS Avalon, CICS Basil, and CICS Washington Park. Our mission is to that all children have equal access to high quality, college preparatory education. We prepare our students to enter and succeed in college through effort, achievement and the content of their character. ReGeneration currently serves over 1,600 low-income students. We are seeking experienced full-time Special Education Teachers (K-8 Grades) to join CICS Avalon, CICS Basil, and CICS Washington Park Campuses for the 2018-2019 school year. A Special Education Teacher holds primary responsibility for providing academic, emotional, and physical services for students who require additional support to thrive within the school’s core academic program. This individual will work closely with the school team to supervise students (low incident LD/ED) according to their Individualized Education Plan (IEP). By implementing this plan, staff will help the students develop their full potential, while systematically increasing their socially appropriate behavior. We seek a teacher who have superior content knowledge, a track record of providing excellent learning experiences that deepens students’ understanding of multiple literacy concepts, and are committed to continuously improving their practice through collaboration. Qualifications: Believes low-income students can become college and career ready. High expectations on personal and team performance. Flexible to changing priorities and conditions. Demonstrate initiative and creativity. Communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing. Demonstrate mastery of academic subjects and behavioral interventions. 1-5 years of teaching experience in an urban setting. Valid LBS1 Special Education Teacher Certification required. Bachelor Degree from an accredited institution required. Responsibilities: Implement curricula and activities to meet academic standards. Set goals for the individualized education plan (IEP) that are achievable and comparable to non-special education student in accordance with the State of Illinois. Develop draft IEPs for initial students with disabilities and/or annual reviews two weeks prior to the IEP meeting. Provide support and direction to paraprofessionals that are assigned to students or special education classrooms. Design, implement, and use informal and formal assessments to measure progress of students. Work collaboratively with school team to determine instructional and social needs of students that ensures success, and promotes students’ well-being. Collaborate with fellow teachers to create a data-driven, learner-centered, friendly and safe environment demonstrating shared responsibility for achievement. Work with the RTI Team by suggesting appropriate accommodations or interventions for students in the RTI process. Adhere to and support all school policies to enforce school core values, high expectations, and strict code of conduct. Set and attain ambitious student achievement and social-emotional benchmarks. Model and encourage appropriate student behavior (i.e. grit, self-control, social intelligence, optimism and curiosity). Work with school team to constantly evaluate and improve mastery of instructional, culture building, and leadership skills. Maintain a classroom that demonstrates discipline, order and rigor. Ensure that all students graduate ready for the next academic level. Be accountable for students’ mastery of academic standards. Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues. Reflect critically on teaching practice and implement improvement strategies as needed. Participate in mandatory summer orientation and training (3 weeks - start August 1, 2018). Other duties as assigned. Compensation:Competitive salary and benefits (based on education and experience). ReGeneration Schools is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age or disability.

School Social Worker

ReGeneration Schools is a nonprofit school management organization that's dedicated to revitalizing failing schools through a college prep and character mission. We oversee three elementary Chicago International Charter Schools (CICS) in Chicago: CICS Avalon, CICS Basil, and CICS Washington Park. The mission of ReGeneration Schools is to ensure that all children have equal access to high quality, college preparatory education. ReGeneration currently serves over 1,600 low-income students, with over 93% of our students identifying as African-American and Hispanic. We are dedicated to closing the achievement gap because we believe the only way for our society to build a better democracy is by rebuilding America’s failing schools. We are seeking experienced full-time School Social Workers to join our CICS Avalon, CICS Basil, and CICS Washington Park Campuses for the 2018-2019 school year. These individuals must have a proven track record of working with families and community agencies in alleviating adverse conditions in order to promote academic success for all students. These individuals will conduct screenings and assessments, and provide individual and group counseling. These individuals will help develop positive relationships with school staff, students and their families and contribute significantly in building a learning team. They will also function as a member of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) team to determine student’s eligibility for special services, appropriate programming, and on-going progress. Qualifications: Believes low-income students can become college and career ready. High expectations on personal and team performance. Flexible to changing priorities and conditions. Demonstrate initiative and creativity. Organized and ability to multi-task to meet deadlines. Communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing. Strong general knowledge of the student population and experience with successful intervention strategies. At least 2 years of social worker experience in an urban setting required. Valid State Certification required (IL Type 73). Master Degree in Social Work from an accredited institution required. Responsibilities: Must collaborate, troubleshoot and communicate with students, parents/guardians, school leaders, and community stakeholders (with prompt response). Develop programs that provide counseling to address the child's social, emotional and academic needs in areas such as school performance, anger management, conflict resolution or substance abuse, etc. Facilitate processes for the evaluation of students for special education services and fully participate on the multidisciplinary team to promote student well-being. Use informal and formal assessments to support the development of students. Assess the need for and conduct instruction to parents on various topics including parenting skills, behavior management, ADHD, etc. Addresses legal issues such as child abuse, discipline and custodial arrangements. Provide one-on-one counseling or group counseling as needed to students and families. Collaborate with city and state agencies for crisis management strategies. Participate in IEP conferences including the preparation of IEP goals and objectives. Provide appropriate supervision of students during class breaks, meals, specials, and transitions to maintain optimal work environment and to ensure students’ safety and well-being. Help complete necessary school wide duties for the successful and orderly functioning of the school (e.g., hallway supervision, arrival/departure transitions, field trips, etc.) and other such duties as the Principal may request. Attend and participate in events outside of normal school hours (e.g. family nights, student performances, filed trips, report card pick-up, teacher-parent conferences, family orientations, etc.). Partner with the Dean of Students to design and coordinate family-engagement and family-education activities (e.g. monthly family meetings, home visits and records procurement for newly enrolled students, workshops, etc.). Engage families in their children’s education. Be receptive to feedback from school administrators and collaborators to improve practice. Other duties as assigned. Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits (based on experience). ReGeneration is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age or disability.

Instructional Lead

PE Teacher

Candidates for this role should have an issued IL teaching license with PE endorsement.

Bilingual-Spanish Education Teacher

Successful candidates for this role will have an issued IL teaching license with BSPA endorsement.

Special Education Teacher

Our employees benefit from: - Low-deductible medical, dental and vision coverage (*one of the best plans in the country!) - Paid leave days - Ability to participate in the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund, 401K and commuter savings - Excellent maternity/paternity-leave terms - Master's degree stipend - Employee referral bonuses - Positive family and community relationships established by our school teams - Professional development Making an impact in Illinois! Acero Schools is proud to be: - The top elementary charter school network in the City of Chicago (SQRP, 2016 and 2017) - Illinois Teacher of the Year Award Finalist (ISBE, 2016) - Illinois Charter School Principal of the Year Award Winner (INCS, 2016) - Illinois Network of Charter Schools Outstanding 8th Grader Award Winner (INCS, 2016 and 2017) - Parent-Recommended: 96% of surveyed parents agree that they would recommend their Acero school to other parents If you value Achievement, Community, Excellence, Resilience and Optimism, then you're one of us. Apply via our website today.

Communications Intern

The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) advocates for the improvement of public education by leveraging the charter school model as a catalyst to transform lives and communities. INCS works to ensure that charter public schools have adequate and equitable resources, the autonomy to find innovative approaches to meet student needs, and a fair and transparent policy landscape that allows high-quality options to thrive. As the voice of Illinois charter schools, INCS engages a diverse coalition of policy-makers, school leaders, parents, and community members to create systemic change and secure high-quality schools for under-served communities. INCS makes its impact through several program teams: Government Affairs, Charter Growth and Support, Data and Policy, and Communications. The organization is based in Chicago, where the majority of Illinois’ charter schools are located. THE SEARCH INCS seeks a college intern to support the communications needs of the organization. The intern will work between 10 to 20 hours a week and will report to Kasia Kalata, External Affairs Manager. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Manage INCS’ Facebook and Twitter pages by drafting and posting timely content and interacting with partner organizations and the public when appropriate
  • Assist with updates to the INCS website
  • Monitor and gather daily education news clips, both locally and nationally, that affect INCS, public charter schools, and school districts across Illinois, including Chicago Public Schools (CPS)
  • Develop and gather content for INCS monthly newsletter
  • Assist with drafting press releases, letters to the editor, and op-eds
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS Candidates must have:
  • An interest in current education trends on a local and national level
  • High expectations and a focus on results
  • Ability to work independently as a highly-organized self‐starter
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Collaborative team player
  • Enthusiasm to learn new things and take on new challenges
START DATE As soon as possible. HOW TO APPLY Interested candidates should submit their resumes to Kasia Kalata: kkalata@incschools.org.

Art Instructor (K-6)

K-6 Art Instructor Teach art, K-6. Engage students in producing art, expanding their expressive capabilities, learning the language of the visual arts, and appreciating great art from around the world. Main responsibilities • Develop and implement art curriculum and course materials for each year • Give presentations to students (introducing artists and concepts) • Teach and demonstrate various techniques and methods of painting, sketching, designing, sculpting, etc • Teach students how to express themselves through art • Maintain art portfolios of students • Evaluate and grade art students • Provide necessary support and meet student's instructional needs • Create supply list and submit requests for art supplies and necessary resource materials • Organize art displays • Organize visits to museums and art galleries • Maintain a safe environment for students Required skills • Experience in making different kinds of art products • Knowledge in art history and world cultures • Excellent teaching skills • Good classroom management skills • Good communication and interpersonal skills • Creativity and imagination • Patience and ability to work with various ages and abilities • Willing to assist and support students • Good Organizational skills and time management Education and training Must have at least a Bachelor's Degree in Arts or Art Education. Must be specialized in Fine Arts, Visual Arts or Studio Arts and should also have relevant experience in creating art products (paintings, sculptures, designs, sketches) and working with children. Preferably 2 or more years of teaching experience. License to teach art in Illinois (K-12). Alain Locke is one of the country’s most successful charter schools. The mission of Alain Locke is to serve as a demonstration for urban schools exemplifying excellence in academics, the arts, personal, and social development, and producing students who are globally competitive.

Special Education Teacher

Be Noble. Teach Special Education at Noble. Noble is Chicago’s highest-performing and largest network of public charter high schools. Our 18 campuses currently serve over 12,000 students, of whom 98% are minority, 87% are low-income, and 82% are first-generation college goers. We believe our people are the most valuable asset in preparing our students for success in college. For that reason, we are looking for the best talent in education. This application is for the 2018-19 School Year. We believe that all students have the right to an excellent education; our Special Education teachers are crucial in ensuring all of our diverse learners have success in academics and in life. Special Education teachers analyze data, create and implement behavior management programs, communicate with parents/guardians, collaborate with other teachers, and develop IEP goals and objectives that address students of all ability levels. Additionally, Noble Special Education teachers deliver curriculum that ensures the growth of our diverse learners with rigor that prepares them for post-secondary success. Noble proudly has 86% of our special education students admitted to a four-year university. At this time, the anticipated Special Education openings for the 2018-19 School Year are: Special Education Teacher - Baker College Prep Special Education Teacher (Math) - Butler College Prep Special Education Teacher (ELA) - Butler College Prep Special Education Teacher - Chicago Bulls College Prep Special Education Teacher - Gary Comer College Prep Special Education Teacher - Johnson College Prep Special Education Teacher (Math) - Mansueto High School Special Education Teacher (ELA) - Mansueto High School Special Education Teacher - The Noble Academy Special Education Teacher - UIC College Prep We are still determining our needs for the 2018-19 School Year and will update this section as more become available. Illinois Special Education License (LBS1) required – please apply if you’re special education-certified in a different state and/or have a definitive timeline for your certification in Illinois. What You Can Expect from Noble Strong School Culture: We have structures in place that enable you to teach 99% of your class period. You have autonomy to teach what you want to teach. We trust you to do what is best for students. If you ask for support, you will receive it. The work is exceptionally challenging, but it is also the most rewarding. Meaningful Relationships: Our people genuinely care for and enjoy working with each other. We focus on building strong, meaningful relationships with every student and family. Everyone works with the shared mission of getting students ready for college. High Expectations: Expectations are consistent for every adult and student in the building. From ensuring we have working copiers to responding to all emails you send, we are obsessed with following through on the basics that every teacher deserves. Requirements LBS1 Certification A results-oriented history of personal achievement A belief that all students can succeed in high school, college, and life A data-driven mindset The discipline to self-reflect and the hunger to continuously improve Bachelor’s degree Eligibility to work in the United States Be Noble. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. The Noble Network of Charter Schools Is An Equal Opportunity Employer.