AltSchool’s mission is to enable all children to reach their potential. We are a public benefit corporation and a Certified B Corporation, bringing together a unique partnership of educators, engineers, and researchers to create a proprietary learning platform guided by the most comprehensive body of current educational research. AltSchool’s platform is designed to empower schools everywhere to offer personalized, whole-child learning for each student, and to enable teachers to truly understand each child—both deep and wide—so they can develop and learner-centric environment that helps each child thrive.
Headquartered in San Francisco, AltSchool currently operates a network of schools in California and New York, which serve as learning labs for ongoing research and development. Starting fall 2017, that network of schools will expand to include the first cohort of pilot partner schools using the AltSchool platform of products and services. We are backed by many key investors including Founders Fund, Andreessen Horowitz, and Mark Zuckerberg & Priscilla Chan’s donor-advised fund at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, who are committed to help achieve the goal of making the best education the most accessible.
The Education team is at the forefront of pioneering change through our schools and technology platform. Our educators are the experts in our students’ learning, and they direct the personalization of what, where, when, and how they learn. AltSchool educators customize their own classroom’s curriculum, emphasizing both academic rigor and social emotional learning. Educators are also part of a network of professionals who provide regular support, feedback, and opportunities for collaboration. Building a 21st-century Education team translates to the opportunity for year-round work, more flexible time-off, and creating technology to enhance and empower teaching and learning. We also rely on our educators’ critical collaboration on the direction and development of AltSchool’s proprietary technology products.
Lead a mixed-age and ability class along with your teaching team members:
Design or customize experiential, project-based learning arcs for the class to create activities that are relevant and real-world
Curate individual learning experiences based on each student’s abilities, needs, and learning approach to construct and exhibit core competencies
Utilize dynamic instructional grouping to meet the needs of all learners
Determine students’ academic and social emotional learning goals and ensure that they’re met
Use the resources of the city and community to create an education that is relevant and real
Communicate learning targets and outcomes to colleagues, parents, and students on a regular basis
Engage in bi-weekly coaching with a subset of your students to support student self-reflection and agency
Lead an advisory group with curated activities throughout the school year
Collect and use data to collaboratively identify goals, assess effectiveness, and promote organizational learning alongside colleagues
Commit to building a community of child-centered educators by mentoring other educators and making regular contributions to the network, including sharing materials, best practices, research findings, etc.
Build and maintain positive, transparent partnerships with the school’s families by engaging with the community through frequent and rich communication
Collaborate with researchers, designers, technologists, and other educators to devise, participate in, and provide feedback on pilot experiments related to class design, pedagogical approach, scheduling, classroom tools and more
Collaborate with our Personalization Leads to support all learners
Prompt and regular attendance on all school and work days
Prior experience with creating child-centered English language arts learning activities, including classroom teaching experience with 5-8 students
Prior experience with demonstrated academic results and/or incorporating social emotional learning into student experiences
Passion for working with and engaging children in student driven learning experiences
Belief in fostering children’s social emotional capabilities
Commitment to continuous improvement
Entrepreneurial mindset and customer service orientation
Undergraduate or graduate degree in education
Prior experience mentoring other educators
Prior experience leading curriculum development
Prior experience partnering with other school staff members
Compensation and Benefits
Competitive compensation commensurate with experience
Health, dental, and vision benefits
Monthly fitness stipend
Free lunch and snacks
To be considered for this role, you must submit an online application. Please submit a cover letter that explains why you would be a great fit for this role along with your resume.
AltSchool is an interdisciplinary team of educators, technologists and entrepreneurs building a network of schools that prepare students for our changing world. Each individual school is able to adapt to the needs of students, families and the surrounding community; the larger network connects everyone together and enables a far greater impact in our efforts to improve education. Underlying it all... is a platform and curriculum that is personalized to each individual child.
Our team has come together because we all believe that more is possible. AltSchool provides a rich and personally meaningful education that is built for our children’s future.