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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 12:04 AM

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DESCRIPTION
Explore Schools, Inc. is looking for a Science consultant to provide instructional support to its 8th grade science teachers. The consultant will:
● Provide materials and resources that will support teachers to prepare students for the NYS 8th grade science exam
● Design and lead professional development with a group of four teachersdesigned to help them prepare units, lessons and materials aligned to the NYS 8th grade science exam
● Review the current instructional materials being used, make recommendations, lead on the process to order and implement any missing materials needed to prepare students for the science exam
● Provide coaching to the 8th grade science teachers (both individually or in a group) to support their instruction

Introduction:
Explore Schools’ mission is to provide students with the academic skills and critical-thinking abilities they need to succeed in a college-preparatory high school. Specifically, Explore Schools aims to improve the life outcomes of students in traditionally low-income communities in Brooklyn by providing them with a pathway to college. We accomplish this by operating a K-8 program that focuses on a rigorous education anchored in math and literacy and by placing Explore Schools’ graduates in excellent college prep high schools.

Explore Charter School first opened its doors to 168 students in grades K-3 in 2002. Over the next seven years, the school team built a K-8 school model that enabled students to achieve academically, while also creating an environment in which staff and families would choose to remain year after year. In 2009, to help meet the increasing demand for outstanding public schools in New York City, the Explore Schools Network (ESI) was established, opening three new charter schools in Brooklyn: Empower, Excel, and Exceed. Today, the Explore network consists of 8 schools, located in six campuses, serving over 2,000 students in Brooklyn.

Consultant Profile: The ideal candidate will have:
● at least 3 years experience teaching 8th grade science in New York
● excellent results on the NYS 8th grade science exam (>80% pass rate)
● experience coaching and/or training middle school science teachers
● access to and/or knowledge of resources and materials designed to prepare students for the 8th grade science exam

Scope of Work:
● 10-15 hours per month from Jan. to May.
● Must be available to meet with teachers in person during school hours (7:30am to 4:30pm)

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL
None specified

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED
No requirement

HOW TO APPLY
If interested, please submit an electronic copy of a proposal in response to this RFP to Ryan Smith (rsmith@explorenetwork.org). The proposal should include the following information:

● Name and contact information
● Statement of qualifications to undertake this initiative
● A narrative description of the proposed process, activities and approach;
● Timeline for the work;
● Fee & budget (identifying anticipated expenses in addition to fees);
● Three business references; and
● Copy of current resume(s).

• Location: Brooklyn

• Post ID: 142286432 newyork
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