Science at Zeta

Our science curriculum is centered around exploration and experimentation. Our units are created from a combination of materials from Project Lead the Way and Amplify. Each lesson covers content such as animal and plant adaptations as well as early robotics. Our goal in science is to develop our students’ analytical skills. We also use Project Lead the Way materials to inspire students to collaborate in long-term explorations and building projects in our Z Lab.

Teacher Residency Program

Our highly selective Teaching Residency Program is a two-year, full-time salaried position for  emerging teachers who are interested in helping children from all backgrounds achieve extraordinary results. Whether you are just starting your career or considering a change, the Teacher Residency Program offers an outstanding opportunity for growth and hands-on experience to develop as an exceptional teacher.

Our Resident Science Teachers will participate in our 2-year residency program and receive a free Masters’ and NYS Certification through Relay Graduate School of Education.

As a Resident, you will receive extensive support and professional development from experienced teachers and talented school leaders to ensure your success, build deep relationships with students, parents, and communities, work in an innovative environment with high standards for children and adults alike, and join a community of leaders committed to transforming public education in New York City and beyond.

As a Resident Science Teacher, you will be responsible for:

  • Teaching small groups and leading whole-class instruction using an inquiry-based, rigorous curriculum that inspires intellectual curiosity, reinforces the joy of learning, and enables all students to thrive

  • Working collaboratively with teachers, assuming increased teaching responsibilities while progressing toward the Science Teacher role

  • Engaging in training with school leaders to benefit from targeted, in-the-moment feedback on instruction, accelerating learning and growth with unparalleled support

  • Developing meaningful relationships with students and parents that drive students to love learning and make exceptional academic gains

  • Holding yourself accountable for excellent student outcomes

  • Promoting a classroom environment where students fully internalize the scientific method, can clearly explain what they have learned, and develop an innovative approach to problem solving by applying what they know to new challenges

  • Bringing a passion for innovation and optimizing technology in the classroom

  • Joining a highly motivated team committed to education reform, parent choice, and the building of exemplary schools

We are looking for ambitious Resident Science Teachers with a Bachelor’s degree (ideally with a Science major or minor) and an outstanding record of academic achievement and leadership.

  • Demonstrated passion for the mission, vision, and core values of Zeta Charter Schools

  • Have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • High moral character

  • Flexible and open to feedback

  • Demonstrated grit and perseverance

  • Interested in working in a collaborative environment

Zeta Schools is seeking candidates who can start July 29, 2019. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Zeta Schools offers a competitive compensation package.

Work authorization required (candidate must have permanent authorization to work in the U.S.). Zeta Schools is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

About Zeta

Zeta Charter Schools is a next generation charter school network in NYC that launched two public charter schools in the South Bronx and Inwood communities, with plans to grow to ten schools serving Pre-K-12th grades. As we expand to K-2 for the 2019-2020 school year, Zeta Charter Schools is focused on a people-first culture that maintains high expectations to enable team members to grow personally and professionally. Zeta’s mission is to build and maintain high-performing schools that forge thriving communities of lifelong learners, innovators, and problem solvers.

In addition to cultivating a high-performance culture that fosters extraordinary outcomes, Zeta Charter Schools has a focus on innovation learning as well as mindfulness and wellness to drive our rigorous hands-on academics. With the implementation and adaptation of Compass Programming, we promote an environment of mindfulness that serves as a strong foundation for a respectful school community. Additionally, we believe our Zeta design combines the best of an academically rigorous education, focused on critical thinking and problem solving, with cutting edge technology and tools.  

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