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The Indian Community School cultivates an enduring cultural identity and critical thinking by weaving indigenous teachings with a distinguished learning environment.

INDIAN COMMUNITY SCHOOL

New Open Positions 2019-05-16T20:27:51+00:00

 

Indian Community School, Inc. is a private, faith-based school located in Franklin, Wisconsin with a student population of approximately 370 students in K4-8th grades.  ICS is proud of its distinguished learning environments that cultivate an enduring cultural identity and critical thinking with indigenous teachings.  ICS is focused on student engagement, high-quality teaching, strong leadership, utilization of resources, rigorous coursework, and the academic success of all students.  ICS is dedicated to building relationships with families, strengthening the community, and connecting with the natural environment.  For more details, visit the school website (ics-ed.org).

 

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Middle School (7-8) Social Studies Teacher

SUMMARY: Indian Community School, Inc. is a private, faith-based school located in Franklin, Wisconsin with a student population of approximately 370 students in K4-8th grades.  ICS is proud of its distinguished learning environments that cultivate an enduring cultural identity and critical thinking with indigenous teachings.  ICS is focused on student engagement, high-quality teaching and learning, strong leadership, utilization of resources, rigorous coursework, language and culture, and the academic success of all students.  ICS is dedicated to building relationships with families, strengthening the community, and connecting with the natural environment.  For more details, visit the school website (ics-ed.org).

DESCRIPTION:

Indian Community School, Inc. has a position available for a Middle School (7-8) Social Studies Teacher (1.0 FTE) for the 2019-2020 school year.  A successful teacher in this position will ensure a high-quality teaching and learning environment that utilizes best practices.  The academic programming at ICS is offered in an equitable, multicultural setting and teaches all children to think deeply, critically, and creatively.  The ideal candidate will possess a strong background, knowledge, and skills that support a positive, engaging learning environment by demonstrating the following:

  • Knowledge of middle school-aged children.
  • Knowledge in understanding the Wisconsin Academic Standards for Social Studies and Common Core State Standards.
  • Integrate the Our Ways Teaching and Learning Framework into academic content areas.
  • Authentic assessment of student learning to support various learning styles and student voice and choice.
  • Collaboration with school staff to integrate native culture into all curricular content through authentic learning experiences.
  • Utilize formative and summative assessment data to inform instruction and provide feedback toward student growth and improvement.
  • Development of effective lessons, units, and assessments that are aligned to ICS Learning Targets.
  • Knowledge or experience in inquiry-based practices such as Project Based Learning.
  • Incorporate outdoor learning environments into lessons and units
  • Implement best instructional practices to provide student-centered learning environments that ensure the success of all students.
  • Implement effective classroom management strategies that focus on building positive relationships with students.
  • Effective communication with families related to the learning environment and the progress of individual students.
  • Creativity and adaptability toward assisting the school with meeting the needs of all students.
  • Flexibility with use of changing technology both in the classroom and a part of professional planning.
  • Build and maintain professional relationships with students, families, staff, and administration that are positive, constructive, and focused on team collaboration.
  • Strong oral, written, technical, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong organization and time-management skills.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional growth and development.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Possess, or be eligible for a DPI License (1701,1734,1760)
  • Successful teaching experience in an urban school(s) preferred
  • Acceptable background check and drug screen

Interested individuals should complete the application available on the ICS website or send their resume to Bonnie Scharber, HR Director, Indian Community School, 10405 West St. Martins Road, Franklin, WI 53132 or by email to: bscharber@ics-edu.org.  ICS is an Equal Opportunity Employer


 

Menominee Language and Culture Apprentice

SUMMARY: Indian Community School, Inc. is a private, faith-based school located in Franklin, Wisconsin with a student population of approximately 370 students in K4-8th grades.  ICS is proud of its distinguished learning environments that cultivate an enduring cultural identity and critical thinking with indigenous teachings.  ICS is focused on student engagement, high-quality teaching and learning, strong leadership, utilization of resources, rigorous coursework, language and culture, and the academic success of all students.  ICS is dedicated to building relationships with families, strengthening the community, and connecting with the natural environment.  For more details, visit the school website (ics-ed.org).

DESCRIPTION:

Indian Community School, Inc. has a position available for a Menominee Language and Culture Apprentice (1.0 FTE) for the 2019-2020 school year.  Menominee Language and Culture Apprentice works directly with the Menominee Language and Culture Teacher to encourage, inspire, challenge and teach students (K4 – 8).  The Menominee Language and Culture Apprentice also collaborates with students and teachers to integrate Native Language and Culture throughout the school environment.

  • Assists in the development of Native Language curriculum/materials.
  • Assists in archiving language events for future classroom and library use at ICS.
  • Assists in planning, organizing and implementing cultural activities, providing resources to staff and students and locating guest speakers for cultural instruction.
  • Provides translation of words, phrases, commands and other written material as needed for programming.
  • Assists Native Language Teacher to incorporate American Indian culture, language, traditions, and the seven Core Values into the curriculum and educational programming.
  • Affirmatively and immediately seeks guidance from his/her supervisor if unclear as to the application of ICS’s Mission, Vision and Core Values.
  • Participates in the school-wide student mentor program creating a community that embraces each one of its children with love, care, and respect while teaching traditional values.
  • Uses a variety of instructional strategies, as directed by a Native Language Teacher, to teach the curriculum for their assigned grade level(s).
  • Assists in creating formative and summative assessments.
  • Assist in the development of differentiated lesson plans.
  • Proactively participates and collaborates with other staff in all-staff meetings, curriculum team meetings, educational conferences, school committees, and professional development seminars and workshops.
  • Complies with State Laws in reporting suspected child abuse and neglect.
  • Supervises students in a variety of educational environments (e.g. classroom, cafeteria, playground, school grounds, hallways, restrooms, field trips, buses, etc.) as scheduled.
  • Establishes and maintains an effective learning climate in the classroom through the use of positive classroom management.
  • Maintains classroom resources to encourage a positive learning environment.
  • Adheres to individual professional development plan.
  • All other as duties assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of Menominee Language is essential to teach children and adults. Fluency preferred.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience working with urban children and/or American Indian cultures, communities, and students preferred.
  • Acceptable background check and drug screen

Interested individuals should complete the application available on the ICS website or send their resume to Bonnie Scharber, HR Director, Indian Community School, 10405 West St. Martins Road, Franklin, WI 53132 or by email to: bscharber@ics-edu.org.  ICS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 


 

Data Assessment Coordinator

SUMMARY: Indian Community School, Inc. is a private, faith-based school located in Franklin, Wisconsin with a student population of approximately 370 students in K4-8th grades.  ICS is proud of its distinguished learning environments that cultivate an enduring cultural identity and critical thinking with indigenous teachings.  ICS is focused on student engagement, high-quality teaching and learning, strong leadership, utilization of resources, rigorous coursework, language and culture, and the academic success of all students.  ICS is dedicated to building relationships with families, strengthening the community, and connecting with the natural environment.  For more details, visit the school website (ics-ed.org).

DESCRIPTION:

Collaborates with educators to interpret assessment results, create individual student learning goals, and communicate data management systems.  Oversees all aspects of K-8 student assessment to include implementation, collection, review, and reporting of assessment results.  Reviews and executes alignment of authentic formative and summative classroom assessments to standards and ICS Learning Targets. Coordinates all aspects of RTI programming, which includes supporting teachers in the process of data analysis from formative and summative assessments, planning for individual student goal-setting, and developing cycles of feedback to inform daily teaching and learning.  Reports to:  Director of Instruction 200-day contract (School Year + 10 days) and Member of the Instructional Support team.

  • Collaborates with educators to develop authentic assessments that ensure meaningful demonstration of student learning, support project-based learning instructional practices, and personalize interventions for all students.
  • Supports formative assessment practices with student goal setting, self-assessment, and feedback from teachers and peers to inform daily teaching and learning.
  • Reviews all summative classroom assessments to ensure alignment with ICS Course Overviews, clear success criteria for demonstrating learning, and format and delivery that supports culturally responsive assessment within a community.
  • Supports teachers in developing cycles of personalized goal setting, feedback, and conferring to develop intervention action plans for all students based on the most recent possible assessment data.
  • Manages and executes all school assessment programs, including EduClimber, MAP, NWEA, PALS, and FnP Reading Benchmarks, and communicates updates in assessments to all staff.
  • Collects, analyzes, interprets, and organizes results from multiple sources of data to communicate progress, gaps, and outcomes to the Director of Instruction and Head of School after each data cycle.
  • Coordinates assessment scheduling, rosters, modifications, and supports in collaboration with Interventionists, Technology Integration Specialist, and Director of Instruction.
  • Leads PLC discussions with educators in utilizing information from a variety of assessments to discuss the analysis of patterns and trends from student, classroom, and grade level strand data.
  • Manages assessment aspects of PowerSchool to develop, execute, and communicate standards-based report cards and assists educators with grading and reporting in PowerSchool.
  • Coordinates all aspects of RTI programming, including regularly reviewing student classroom and standardized assessment data, securing intervention resources and necessary training, leading RTI Data Review Cycle meetings, collaborating with interventionists to create Tier 2 and 3 student groups, and developing intervention schedules to meet the needs of all students.
  • Coaches educators through the Educator Effectiveness process, including the development of SMART Goals, action steps toward meeting Student Learning Outcome (SLO) goals, and Professional Practice Goals (PPG) that align to best instructional practices.
  • Implements recommendation process of summer school support courses based on student assessment data.
  • Manages, schedules and attends all SIT Meeting requests with all stakeholders and ensures follow through of student interventions and supports are provided.
  • Supports continuous integration of culture into all learning opportunities for ICS students.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5+ Years of Teaching Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred
  • Previous experience with leading professional development and coaching educators in data analysis and authentic assessment development is preferred
  • Acceptable background check and drug screen

Interested individuals should complete the application available on the ICS website or send their resume to Bonnie Scharber, HR Director, Indian Community School, 10405 West St. Martins Road, Franklin, WI 53132 or by email to: bscharber@ics-edu.org.  ICS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 


 

Part-time Teacher’s Assistant Position

SUMMARY: Indian Community School, Inc. is a private, faith-based school located in Franklin, Wisconsin with a student population of approximately 370 students in K4-8th grades.  ICS is proud of its distinguished learning environments that cultivate an enduring cultural identity and critical thinking with indigenous teachings.  ICS is focused on student engagement, high-quality teaching and learning, strong leadership, utilization of resources, rigorous coursework, language and culture, and the academic success of all students.  ICS is dedicated to building relationships with families, strengthening the community, and connecting with the natural environment.  For more details, visit the school website (ics-ed.org).

DESCRIPTION:

Indian Community School, Inc. has a position available for a part-time First Grade Teaching Assistant (.5 FTE) for the 2019-2020 school year.   The academic programming at ICS is offered in an equitable, multicultural setting and teaches all children to think deeply, critically, and creatively.

  • Previous work experience with 4 and 5-year-old children.
  • Creating a positive learning environment.
  • Instructing and supervising students in a classroom, including small group activities.
  • Preparing activities and materials that support lesson plans.
  • Knowledge of Creative Curriculum and/or the Common Core State Standards.
  • Experience with Positive Behavior Interventions & Support (PBIS)
  • Utilization of technology for educational purposes: email, Smart Board, iPad, etc.
  • Developing positive relationships with students, parents, and our community.

Working hours are 7:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Wages vary dependent on education and years of experience.

Part-time individuals are eligible for participation in the school’s 401k plan following 3 months of employment if eligibility requirements are met, and for paid time off benefits (Holiday pay and PTO) after one year of service.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Prior assistant experience in a school/classroom setting
  • Knowledge of and/or experience working with urban children and/or American Indian cultures, communities, and students preferred.
  • Acceptable background check and drug screen

Interested individuals should complete the application available on the ICS website or send their resume to Bonnie Scharber, HR Director, Indian Community School, 10405 West St. Martins Road, Franklin, WI 53132 or by email to: bscharber@ics-edu.org.  ICS is an Equal Opportunity Employer