Spanish Specialist

Do you have a passion for teaching Spanish? Would you love to share that passion with students by guiding them on their personalized learning adventures? Do you want to help re-imagine education in collaboration with other similarly passionate teachers? If so, we would like to hear from you.  This is a part or full-time role where you would need to be on-site at Khan Lab School (KLS). KLS is within walking distance of the Mountain View, CA Caltrain station.

As an integral member of the academic team, you will be teaching Spanish I, II, and III and potentially other electives in small-group classes and working with the team to refine how we can best empower young people to take control over their own learning. You will also be helping students engage and master concepts using tools such as Middlebury Interactive.

 

WHO WE ARE

About Khan Lab School

Khan Lab School is a non-profit, independent school associated with Khan Academy. Our purpose is to develop student-centered practices that demonstrate that when adults step back, children drive their learning and rise to the occasion with gusto. We believe that young people are capable of far more than society currently recognizes, and we create and assess learning experiences to share with the world. Many of the core principles and ideas to be developed and tested in our school are outlined in The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined.  

Our school currently serves 180 students ages 5-17. In keeping with The One World Schoolhouse philosophy, we provide an extended-year, extended-day, mixed-age program with a project-based learning approach. Recognizing that ownership and relationship are the keys to success in learning, our academic experience is coordinated by a team of teachers who also advise students and support them through increasing levels of autonomy.

Our teaching philosophy encourages meaningful inquiry and interdisciplinary work, and we utilize blended, self-paced learning to meet the needs of each student. Thanks to our association with Khan Academy, we are leveraging the power of technology to humanize the classroom.

 

WHAT YOU’LL DO

Khan Lab School Fellows provide daily individualized instruction and build impactful mentoring relationships with students. They help students complete their academic work and navigate places where they are stuck in their understanding.  Fellows also help determine and grow each student’s academic and social emotional learning goals.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Work with students 4-5 days per week at the Khan Lab School campus.
  • Build authentic relationships with kids.
  • Work with students until students are unstuck.
  • Ensure that students find academic balance among their courses.
  • Appropriately and effectively coach students, driving them to be their best.
  • Work with students on academic skills.
  • Serve as subject matter expert in at least one core area.
  • Ensure that no one is held back
  • Promote the thoughtful use of technology.
  • Obtain and interpret key learning metrics and fold this into student’s personalized learning plans.
  • Appropriately and effectively coach students, driving them to be their best.
  • Administer AAPPL tests.
  • Work with colleagues to design and iterate on the math program at math team meetings (Math Internship specific).

 

Roles and Responsibilities

Candidates should have interest in teaching highly motivated students in a school that values not only intellectual pursuits but also building strong relationships and community. The ideal candidate is an excellent communicator who is comfortable using a variety of strategies, is comfortable with their subject matter expertise, and does not need to invest significant amounts of time to “prep” before teaching.

  • Patience and caring about student’s learning
  • Passionate about working with students ages 10-17
  • Must arrive on time and keep a regular schedule
  • Recognize the value of a mentoring relationship
  • Exceptional ability to respond well to feedback and implement it immediately
  • Tenacity, flexibility, passion, positive attitude, motivated, and enthusiastic
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Patience and caring about student’s learning
  • Passionate about working with elementary and middle school aged students ages
  • Interested in progressive and online education
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Entrepreneurial mindset

 

WHAT WE OFFER

Competitive salary
Free lunch and snacks  
Great colleagues
401(k) matching

 

Start Date: Rolling

Location: Mountain View, CA

Number of Positions: 1



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http://khanlabschool.org/careers

To qualify, please provide a resume and a short letter of interest. Qualified candidates will be asked to complete a vision alignment questionnaire and will be invited for an on-site visit. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated familiarity with the Sal Khan’s school model outlined in his book The One World Schoolhouse.  

 

Khan Lab School is an EOE and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, place of national origin, sex, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or physical handicap in its employment practice.

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