Second Grade Judaics & Hebrew Teacher

Rockwern Academy | Cincinnati, OH, United States

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Posted Date 6/18/2024
Description

Rockwern Academy, Cincinnati’s pluralistic Jewish Day School, is looking for a part-time teacher to teach second-grade Judaic Studies and Hebrew for the 2024- 2025 school year. The teacher will also lead a morning prayer service for their students some mornings. 

 

Who are we? 

Rockwern Academy is a pluralistic Jewish day school. Our mission is to expand minds, celebrate Judaism, nurture community, and commit to building a better world.  An exceptional student-teacher ratio allows us to value each student as a true individual, discovering what gives them their inner spark. The school serves toddlers through eighth graders.

Qualified applicants will have a bachelor’s degree, relevant teaching credentials (or be eligible to receive credentials), and teaching experience in the elementary grades. Knowledge of Hebrew language and Judaics required. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 

 

OBJECTIVES

To teach children the Hebrew language and inspire a love of Jewish learning; to create a classroom environment that is nurturing and playful and focused on academic success as well as social-emotional development; to provide direct and differentiated instruction according to best practices; to maintain open lines of communication with parents, administrators, and colleagues; to act as a professional who is committed to the success of Rockwern Academy and its students.

 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP

The position is responsible to the Principal. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Instruction

  1. Create and maintain a safe, organized, fair, effective, and inviting classroom that reflects the teacher’s awareness of students’ physical, social, and intellectual development and needs
  2. Prepare, submit, and follow weekly lesson plans that mirror the curriculum and support desired learning, adapting as appropriate
  3. Manage classroom behavior in a positive and supportive manner
  4. Present curricular material in a clear, fresh and relevant manner, using a variety of media, activities, and groupings
  5. Actively seek ways to integrate curricula across disciplines
  6. Prepare and maintain materials and supplies that enhance learning
  7. Design realistic and age-appropriate units and long-term assignments that support the curriculum and enhance students’ development and learning
  8. Individualize instruction to meet students’ needs:
  • Learn students’ preferred learning modalities, current understandings, and skill level
  • Actively seek ways to implement Responsive Classroom components of Morning Meeting, Guided Discovery, and Academic Choice*
  • Work to close gaps in learning
  • Seek additional resources
  • Encourage students to help one another
  • Create time to work individually with children
  1. Design assessments that are reasonable and valid measures of student progress and understanding
  2. Demonstrate consistency in grading and return graded materials promptly
  3. Use assessment results to improve/refine instructional practice

 

Communication

  1. Post relevant, accurate, and timely information to Rockwern’s Learning Management System
  2. Provide bi-weekly communication to parents that highlights subject area content
  3. Contribute, when asked, to the weekly e-newsletter or other communication or marketing vehicles

 

Professionalism

  1. Suggest improvements in curriculum, assessment, policies, practices, etc.
  2. Attend required events and attend extra-curricular activities and PTO functions when possible
  3. Assume responsibility for personal professional development, exhibiting commitment to lifelong learning
  • Use an Individualized Professional Development Plan to communicate goals and objectives
  • Seek out and attend workshops, seminars, etc. that contribute to professional goals and enhance practice
  • Maintain all pertinent documentation relevant to Rockwern Academy’s required eight hours of professional development yearly and for state licensure, if applicable
  1. Demonstrate commitment to teamwork and collegiality by helping others and accepting suggestions for improvement

*Teachers are expected to base their practice on the principles of Responsive Classroom. However, it is understood that new staff will need training in order to meet this responsibility.

 

Duration
Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
Categories
Hebrew | Jewish Studies Teacher
Part Time Categories
Part Time Teaching
Organization Type
Education & Schools
Benefits
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days | Vision
Job Location
US
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