IDEA Public Schools:
At IDEA Public Schools, we believe in college for ALL and we are committed to ensuring that all of our students graduate from college. IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States sending 100% of our students to college. 58% of our students graduate from college in 6 years - that's 8 times the national rate for students in our communities!
IDEA was founded in 2000 as a single school with 150 students in the Rio Grande Valley. When interest exceeded building capacity, to meet the demands, IDEA's co-founders committed to serving more students in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and beyond. We now serve nearly 45,000 students across Texas and Louisiana. By 2022, IDEA will serve 100,000 students. Be on the lookout for IDEA schools opening near you - with continued growth in our current regions and new launches in Tarrant County (Fort Worth/Arlington), New Orleans, Houston (2020), Permian Basin (2021), and Tampa Bay (2021)!
When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality.
To learn more about IDEA, check out this video.
Austin is a vibrant city filled with a rich cultural heritage and is ranked as the #1 Best Place to Live for the second year in a row by U.S. News and World Report. The city of Austin is the state capital and holds the ranking as the 11th largest city in the United States. Currently, Austin is home to 10 of IDEA's schools and serves nearly 5,000 students at campuses in Austin, Kyle, and Pflugerville.
In a city that is a hub for knowledge, IDEA is working to support the community through education, which is the single most effective anti-poverty strategy we possess as a nation. This is why we focus on AP courses for all students, college acceptance, and matriculation. Only 1 in 8 Austin students graduate college ready. Changing this statistic is part of the promise IDEA makes to current and incoming students. Our goal is to add 16 more schools over the next 4 years, including IDEA's first health professions school, in support of our mission of college for all, positioning us to serve approximately 13,000 students by 2022.
Role Mission: AR Zone Facilitators instruct all students in grades 1-7. The facilitators are responsible for ensuring that every IDEA student masters the academic and social skills necessary to succeed in college, while also embodying IDEA's core values every day. In addition, the facilitators set ambitious goals for student reading achievement; invest students, families, and staff in reaching them; create a powerful and inviting learning environment; track student progress toward goals; daily analyze data to intervene with struggling students; and seek excellence as an educator and an IDEA team member.
Implement IDEA AR curriculum to ensure student and campus goals are met
Analyze student progress data daily and submit reports to all campus teachers and manager weekly
Track each individual student's progress toward goals and update grade book bi-weekly
Communicate students' progress with student and family on a bi-weekly basis
Implement a clear and consistent behavior management system that aligns to campus- wide initiatives while developing students' character and sense of community in the classroom
Help shape and develop a school wide culture that fosters a productive and enthusiastic learning environment for each student
Participate in professional development, AR Zone bi-weekly webinars, school wide meetings and functions, and quarterly course collaborations.
Minimum of 40+ hours spent at school per week
Prepare and help students transition from grade to grade and after graduation
We look for Team and Family who embody the following values and characteristics:
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year educational institution preferred but not required
Experience in a classroom setting, preferred but not required
Strong computer and technology skills including troubleshooting
Ability to interpret, manage, and utilize multiple sets of data efficiently in order to best support students' progress in math software
Proven track record of success in a professional setting
Belief in and alignment with IDEA's mission and values is non- negotiable
Values and Mindsets:
Unwavering belief that a college education is possible for all children
Strong work ethic and drive to do whatever it takes to meet student achievement goals
Openness to observation and critical feedback with a desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a teacher
Comfort with extensive data collection used to inform instruction
Excitement about working for a school system that is changing the status quo of education in the United States
Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It:
Increase student achievement in math and/or reading
Meet desired goals and benchmarks set at the campus and network level
Ensure development and demonstration of IDEA values
Create a culture of math and/or reading at the campus level