The person in this position will supervise and coordinate orchestra activities for middle and high school students. This teacher will support each participant in achieving a higher level of personal skill, foster an enhanced appreciation for music, and increase student musical capability through rehearsals and performances. It is an expectation that the Orchestra teacher provide students with an opportunity to participate in extracurricular orchestra activities. The teacher will ensure compliance with all state and district regulations and requirements. Participation in approved orchestra performances in the community and district are also an expectation of this position.
Directs orchestra, including concert ensembles, and seasonal programs;
Prepares lessons that reflect accommodations for individual student differences;
Plans and uses appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned;
Collaborates with Band, Chorus, and/or Drama teachers to provide students with integrated experiences;
Conducts ongoing assessments of student achievement through formal and informal testing; and
Creates an environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
Establish a well-managed, safe, and orderly environment that is conducive to learning and encourages respect for all
Teach specific grade level subject matter to a diverse high school student population, following the Georgia Standards of Excellence using a Project-Based Learning approach
Help all students develop competence and confidence in the school wide learning outcomes of Agency, Written Communication, Oral Communication and Collaboration
Employ a variety of diagnostic, formative, and summative assessment strategies and instruments that are valid and appropriate for the content and student population.
Systematically gather, analyze, and use relevant data to measure student progress, to inform instructional content and delivery methods, and to provide timely and constructive feedback to both students & parents.
Communicate effectively with students, parents or guardians, school personnel, and other stakeholders in ways that enhance student learning
Additional Salary Information: Salary is based on degree level as per GaPSC certificate and years of experience.
About Charles R. Drew Charter School
Charles R. Drew Charter School opened in 2000 as Atlanta’s first charter school and is an integral part of holistic neighborhood revitalization led by the East Lake Foundation. Drew Charter School serves over 1,800 children in Pre-K through 12th grade, growing ultimately to serve over 2,000 students from “cradle-to-college” with two onsite early learning partners. Drew’s innovative academic model of Project-Based Learning (PBL), incorporating a Science Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) theme, has shown success in closing both the achievement gaps and the opportunity gaps for children from diverse backgrounds.
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