Founding Architecture Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher wanted. ACE Amandla Charter High School, a new charter school that has grown out of a merger between ACE Technical and Amandla Charter Schools, invites energetic and committed educators to apply to the position of Founding Teacher. We are looking for individuals who possess outstanding instructional and analytical skills and who are collaborative, creative, and willing to give 100% to co-create a school that is truly unique and transformational for students.
Although our Architecture Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher is likely to see him/herself in the following examples, these are not requirements. They provide a vision for what we want to be true for our students. Our student vision is designed to help you determine if this opportunity aligns with your own passion and purpose.
Professionalism for 21st Century Careers: Architecture, Construction and Engineering careers, and success beyond high school, demand many technical and professional skills that are broadly applicable across sectors. Our students embody this professional skill set with their clear communication, ability to collaborate, attention to detail, research and strategic planning, and critical problem solving that will ensure their success in an ever-changing economy.
Social Responsibility: Righting injustices requires a moral compass from empowered people. Our students are those people. They understand the broader impact of their actions and take personal responsibility to actively participate in the change they want to see in their communities
Learning through Experience and Empathy: The world is diverse and full of new and exciting experiences. Students’ exposure to these experiences inform their decisions and the lens with which they approach the world. Our students have the resilience, discipline, self-awareness, and self-advocacy to continually redefine what is possible for themselves and rise to surpass their own expectations.
Academic Preparedness for Postsecondary Success: Our students are fully prepared for the further learning opportunities they choose to pursue after high school. Whether their skills take them to and through college, into ACE careers, or down a different path for postsecondary success, their academic foundations open doors and broaden their options.
Architectural Course Sequence: Manual Drafting (9th Grade) - Manual Drafting introduces students to and helps them refine the technical craft of drawing illustrations to represent and/or analyze design specifications, using examples drawn from architectural applications. These courses are intended to help students develop general drafting skills, but place a particular emphasis on interior and exterior residential design, site orientation, floor plans, design sketches, and presentation drawings. AutoCAD (10th Grade) - The AutoCAD course is an introduction to the uses of the AutoCAD program and its use in the Design Process. The AutoCAD course introduces students to the Floor Plan, Site Plan, Elevation Drawing, and Section Drawing. In addition, students may prepare scale models. Students apply these skills to annual capstone projects entered into the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Newhouse Competition. Architecture I (11th Grade) - Building upon the skills learned in the AutoCAD curriculum, students will be able to employ introductory artistic and scientific concepts in the solution of architectural design problems, apply problem-solving skills and their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges, document their work and communicate their solutions to their peers and members of the professional community. Students use software to create designs and may prepare scale models. Students apply these skills to annual capstone projects entered into the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Newhouse Competition. They will also develop an individual career plan identifying his/her interests and occupations that match those interests. Architecture II (12th Grade) - Building upon the skills learned in Architecture I, students will be able to employ intermediate artistic and scientific concepts in the solution of architectural design problems, develop problem-solving skills, apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges, document their work and communicate their solutions to their peers and members of the professional community. Students use software to create designs and may prepare scale models. Students apply these skills to annual capstone projects entered into the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Newhouse Competition. They will also continue to develop an individual career plan including an architectural portfolio that matches architectural interests.
Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or higher
Proven track record of success as a teacher
Experience with using AutoDesk suite, especially AutoCAD and Revit, and BIM software
Illinois certification with the applicable Architecture Career and Technical Education subject area endorsement or applicable experience (at least 2000 documented hours working in the Engineering field)
Ace Amandla Charter High School seek applicants who deeply believe in the vision of the school, have a deep love for content, and an unwavering belief that all students can and will succeed. Specifically, we seek candidates that embody the following characteristics:
Professional Pride: These are teachers who teach with passion. Model for students the hard work, dedication, and daily reflection necessary for constant growth and improvement.
Planning for Active Student Engagement: These teachers prepare lesson materials and methods that put students’ thinking front and center and require their full and active participation throughout the learning process.
Building a Safe, Structured Environment: These teachers foster positive, productive connections across all members of the classroom community to make it safe and easy to engage in the hard work of learning.
Application Procedure: Submit your cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Selection Procedure: Applicants will be screened initially based upon resume and cover letter, then invited to participate in an interview event, which will include a 20-minute sample lesson. Finalists will then submit to a background check and fingerprinting.
About ACE Amandla Charter High School
ACE Amandla Charter High School is an inclusive community that prepares students for rewarding careers in architecture, construction, and engineering.