Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Health and Medicine: Imaging
4 Year Degree
Role Mission: The mission of the Health Professions Program Designer is to create an innovative academic program and curriculum that is competitive to top medical professions magnets around the country. Working in a school that promotes the diversity by design model, the program manager will create a culturally relevant health professions curriculum. The program designer will also create an engaging and aligned teacher support system to drive teacher effectiveness and student results. The products and development support the overall vision of the school which is creating a diverse pipeline of graduates ready for success in college and become leaders in the health field. These products should interweave and support our 90/30, ACT, and AP For All campus goals across the program model.
Duration: This is a grant funded position from July 1, 2018-June 20, 2019.
Create a suite of health professions curriculum products, including a year-long plan, unit plans and instructional resources for grade span and content so that student achievement reaches 90/30.
Design and post curriculum materials for 100% of Health Science courses.
95% of these Health Science specific materials are posted according to curriculum “drop” dates (typically 5 weeks ahead of first instruction)
In the health science specific courses, at least 8 unit tests should be generated. Tests should reflect 90/30 rigor of the district. The final exam will be summative and blind. This test will need to get approval for TCP pathway placement.
Design project based Integrated units for existing content areas. Each grade should contain one cross curricular project per year.
At least quarterly projects should be designed in every Health Science course. Of these projects, at least one should be an action project that serves the community.
Ninety percent of teachers will report on EOY Curriculum Survey that they would recommend the Health Professions Curriculum to a colleague
Support and coach 100% of teachers to implement health professions based curriculum, project based learning, and cooperative learning techniques so that teachers average one step up on TCP Pathway per two years.
Health science specific positions will be coached through observations, coaching meetings, and following up to mastery. These will occur on a bi-weekly basis.
Non-Health science specific courses will receive the same support, but on a monthly basis.
Produce a series of 5 professional development sessions around project based learning and cooperative learning for the school. One session will be for BOY training. Sessions should be complete 2 weeks in advance for review.
Design and deliver 100% course collaboration sessions to support the implementation of health professions curriculum.
Develops and is prepared to execute 100% of the content and training for new teacher institute and 100% of course collaborations for Health Professions specific positions.
Design and facilitate the delivery of 100% of New Teacher Institute Content Week Sessions to increase. All sessions will be specific to the health professions based curriculum.
Work across teams to create a robust teacher onboarding program during New Teacher Institute to increase new teacher effectiveness in executing the health professions curriculum so that student achievement on IA1 in classrooms with new teachers trends 5% higher than in previous years
Ninety percent of new teacher participants report that they would recommend the training to a colleague
Support Director of Partnerships and MSAP Team to meet 100% of Health Profession Specific Goals
Attend and actively participate in 100% weekly team meetings.
Work with Health Professions Director of Partnerships to grow community partnerships by 200% per year.
Support goal of having outside partners on campus and teaching our students for each grade at least quarterly.
Support goal of two professional development events per year at partner venues.
Travel with team to excellent school visits and conferences offered each year.
Live the values of IDEA.
Believes and is committed to our mission: that all students are capable of getting to and through college
Is driven by outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them
Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly
Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change
Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization
Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes
Embodies IDEA’s core values
Bachelor’s degree required.
Teaching experience with a proven track record of success.
Experience in curriculum assessment and curriculum design.
Experience coaching teachers with a track record of success.
Experience working with the community and building partnerships.
About IDEA Public Schools
IDEA Public Schools believes that each and every child can go to college. Since 2001, IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school with 150 students to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free, Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States. Currently, the network serves more than 36,000 college-bound students in 61 schools across three Texas regions. Additionally, IDEA boasts national rankings on The Washington Post and U.S. News & World Report’s top high schools lists and is on-track to maintain its legacy of sending 100% of its graduates to college.
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