TX: 6th-8th Grade Biology Teacher - BASIS Cedar Park [23-24 SY]
BASIS Cedar Park is seeking qualified candidates for a 6th Grade Biology Teacher to join our bright, passionate team for the 2023-2024 School Year!
Please start your application now! Text "CPKBIO" to (210)796-1001, you will receive a link to complete your application.
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Our teachers are part of one of the nation’s most collaborative and professional learning communities. All of our schools use the acclaimed BASIS Charter School Curriculum. At the same time, our teachers are given the autonomy and academic freedom to teach in the manner that suits them. They choose how best to create dynamic lessons that foster student enthusiasm for new ideas and high-level learning. They help guide students to reach their greatest potential while preparing them for the demands of higher education, a rewarding career, and global citizenship. BASIS Charter School teachers spend their time teaching engaged students and teaming up with fellow educators -- creating an intellectual, inspiring, supportive, and collegial school community.
The role of the Biology Subject Expert Teacher (SET) is to ensure the day-to-day exceptional education of students by preparing and facilitating subject specific lesson plans. Subject Expert Teachers implement the established BASIS Curriculum while tailoring specific topics to integrate their knowledge and passion for the subject.
BIOLOGY 6 COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course will introduce students to the study of living things starting with the most basic unit of life, the cell. Students will learn about organization of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems in complex organisms in the context of the human body. Students will discover the anatomy and physiology of the organ systems that allow for movement, coordination, circulation, digestion, excretion, immunity, and reproduction. The main goal of the course is to help students understand the importance of homeostasis in living things and what can happen when diseases interfere with the functions of human organ systems. Throughout the course, students will develop note-taking skills and the ability to analyze complex systems and their interactions. These skills will serve as the curricular foundation for the following years.
BIOLOGY 7 COURSE DESCRIPTION:
In this course, students will explore the diversity of life. Students expand on their understanding of the characteristics of life as well as the fundamental unit of life, the cell, by investigating the structures and processes of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. In addition, as students examine the process of natural selection and how populations change over time, they evaluate the evidence that supports evolution by natural selection. Students distinguish between the various taxa used in classifying organisms as they survey the various kingdoms including Eubacteria, Archaebacteria, Protist, Fungi, Plantae, and Animalia. Finally, students examine the relationships organisms have with biotic and abiotic factors within their ecosystems. Throughout the year, with evolution as the unifying theme, students recognize the underlying concepts leading to the vast diversity of life that exists on Earth.
BIOLOGY 8 COURSE DESCRIPTION:
In this course, students will delve into their study of living things at the high school level by building on the basics learned in previous courses. Students will further their comprehension of cells by learning more about cellular processes and the maintenance of homeostasis. Additionally, students will continue their study of plant processes by learning the biochemistry of photosynthesis. Additional topics will be introduced in preparation for AP Biology, such as genetics, the structure and replication of DNA, and gene expression. Evolutionary and ecological concepts will be reinforced, especially in the context of genetics. Through a variety of activities in these topics, students will continue to hone their scientific investigation skills throughout the year.
Prepare and facilitate subject and grade specific lesson plans
Provide subject instruction on a higher level than grade-standard in an interactive learning environment to achieve exceptional results for all students
Implement the BASIS Curriculum by designing effective and creative lessons and assessments to ensure students' education is internationally competitive
Collaborate with other BASIS Curriculum teachers to further develop curriculum/subject material and build a community of like-minded professionals passionate about? education
Tutor students in content-specific knowledge and skills to heighten the trajectory of students' academic and career success
Manage student behavior to foster academic achievement, personal responsibility, intellect, individuality, and respect in all students
Participate in extracurricular programs, such as clubs and sports
Substitute for peer courses as needed
Support the execution of non-instructional functions, such as "Early Bird," "Late Bird," and lunch
Maintain regular, full, predictable attendance
Supervise individual students and/or groups of students
Other duties as assigned
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in Biology or related subject from an accredited college or university (or 24+ credit hours in applicable subject matter with other degree)
Certifications and Credentials: NOTE: All employees of BASIS.ed Texas are required to obtain and maintain DPS clearance.
Computer Skills: Microsoft Office Suite
Preferred Education: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Biology or related subject.
Certifications and Credentials: None
Preferred Experience: 2+ years teaching/education experience
Computer Skills: Microsoft Office Suite
Additional Job Information:
Benefits and Salary: Starting Teacher Salary is $41,000 and is negotiable dependent on education and experience. BASIS.ed offers a comprehensive benefits package.
Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act and applicable state law, BASIS* does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, gender identity or expression, or any other classification protected by law in any of its business activities, including its educational programs and activities which comply fully with the requirements of state and federal law and Title IX. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding BASIS’ non-discrimination policies: Beverly Traver, Compliance and Equity Investigator, BASIS Educational Group, LLC., 7975 N. Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85258, (480) 289-2088.
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Pay: up to $41,000/year
<p> Starting Teacher Salary is $41,000 and is negotiable dependent on education and experience
Job Reference #: 2282764