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Director of Teaching Excellence

Company: Young World Physical Education
Location: Kent
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted: January 19, 2023
  • Starting Date: Immediately Enter your email to receive job alerts when new jobs like this one are posted. My Email Job Description Director of Teaching Excellence

    Kents Hill's Director of Teaching Excellence works with other academic leaders to identify
    research-based best practices in teaching and learning; to synthesize research-based best
    practices into a coherent and comprehensive "Kents Hill Way of Teaching"; to design regular
    professional development opportunities that translate the Kents Hill Way of Teaching to
    teachers; and to support teachers through regular professional observations and
    growth-oriented feedback. This role reports directly to the Head of School.

    Primary Responsibilities

    ? Research and communicate best practices in teaching as suggested by neuroscience,
    cognitive psychology, and advocates of inclusive pedagogy and culturally responsive
    teaching
    ? Partner with the Director of Student Learning Support to research and communicate
    best practices in working with cognitively diverse students and English Language
    Learners
    ? Use research to refine and improve the instructional approaches already underway at
    Kents Hill School, including the Understanding by Design framework, intentional
    classroom design, interdisciplinary teaching, project-based learning, and regular
    student reflection
    ? Collaborate with other academic leaders, teachers, and Kents Hill students to draft and
    update a written document formalizing the "Kents Hill Way of Teaching"
    ? Conduct multiple on-campus professional development sessions per year
    ? Support Kents Hill teachers through regular class visits and growth-oriented feedback
    ? Partner with the Dean of Academics and the Dean of Faculty to mentor new teachers
    ? Work with Kents Hill's Communications and Marketing, Admissions, and Advancement
    teams to share and explain the Kents Hill Way of Teaching to Kents Hill's Board of
    Trustees, prospective students and families, and potential donors

    Other Responsibilities and Duties

    ? Serves on the Heads Advisory Council Plus (HAC+)
    ? Serves on the Academic Program Team (APT)
    ? Teaches 1-2 classes that reflect the Director of Teaching Excellence's interests and
    qualifications and the school's current staffing needs
    ? Advises 5-6 Kents Hill students
    ? Performs residential duty
    Qualifications

    ? Master's degree in Education or related field required

    ? Considerable experience in pedagogy and instructional design that is aligned with
    Kents Hill's four-dimensional education curriculum framework

    ? Considerable experience in developing and conducting academic and social/ethical
    teacher education training

    How to Apply

    Please send a letter of interest, a resume, and a statement of educational philosophy to
    Human Resources at HR@kentshill.org.

    About Kents Hill School

    Kents Hill is one of the oldest co-ed boarding schools in the country and will celebrate its
    bicentennial in 2024. Located on 400 beautiful acres in Maine, we bring boarding and day
    students together from across the world to engage in self-discovery and growth, both in and
    out of the classroom.
    Diversity, equity, and belonging are integral to our community as we actively strive to be an
    anti-racist school through consistent and ongoing learning for all. Our caring and deeply
    engaged faculty members truly know each student, and because of that are able to create
    transformational experiences and be in their corner, all the time.
    The academic curriculum ensures that students are prepared for anything by merging four
    dimensions of learning (knowledge, skills, character, and reflection) to balance academic rigor
    with strong support. Students also have the opportunity to explore their passions in athletics
    and the arts and develop leadership potential with over 30 different clubs and activities.
    To learn more, visit www.kentshill.org.
    Kents Hill School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from
    discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity,
    sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status,
    veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required
    by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who
    oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity
    investigation.
    • Position Type: Full-time
    • Positions Available: 1
    • Job Category : Administrator > Curriculum
      Job Requirements
      • At least 5 yearsof relevant experience preferred
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