Middle School Science Teacher – Newton Public Schools

General Description:

The General Science Teacher is responsible for planning, organizing, developing and conducting a comprehensive teaching and instruction program for middle school students in grades 6 and 8.



  • ·         Bachelor’s degree in subject area and requisite licensure as defined by the DESE 
  • ·         Ability to handle multitude of varying and complex issues
  • ·         Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • ·         Ability to use technology effectively


  • ·         Experience teaching middle school students in subject area
  • ·         Knowledge of behavior management and behavior shaping strategies, techniques and methods, and conflict resolution procedures
  • ·         Ability to work autonomously and make independent decisions
  • ·         Ability to organize tasks, set priorities and meet deadlines, manage multiple tasks
  • ·         Good judgment and good problem-solving skills 

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES (not limited to):

  • ·         Prepare and deliver instructional lessons with clear and measurable outcomes
  • ·         Provide appropriate and effective learning experiences for students from a wide range of socio-economic levels and cultural backgrounds
  • ·         Design and demonstrate differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all students.
  • ·         Implement accommodations and curricular modifications as specified in educational plans (IEPs) and as needed to meet the learning needs of students
  • ·         Provide a motivating and stimulating learning environment
  • ·         Use a variety of formal and informal assessments to accurately measure student progress toward and to modify further instruction.
  • ·         Use a computer and other technology to support student learning in and out of the classroom
  • ·         Provide students with support (remediation and enrichment) using a variety of strategies
  • ·         Collaborate with colleagues on curriculum, lesson and assessment design
  • ·         Participate actively in faculty, department and team meetings
  • ·         Set professional development goals, develop professional development plans, and participate in professional development activities that improve teaching practice
  • ·         Communicate effectively with students, colleagues, parents, and the community
  • ·         Follow safety procedures and written and verbal instructions
  • ·         Other duties as needed 


Work Environment
Majority of work is performed in a school/classroom environment.  The noise level in the environment is usually moderate. Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function. Rarely absent or late unless the situation is of an emergency nature.
Physical Requirements:
While performing the duties of this job, the teacher is frequently required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear.  The teacher is regularly required to bend, stoop, crouch and/or kneel.  The teacher is occasionally required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds.  Must have sufficient mobility to navigate within a large school building.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Newton Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Newton Public Schools ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other class as protected by law.  The Newton Public Schools places a high value on diversity and active recruitment of qualified minority teachers and staff. Any individual needing assistance in making application for any opening should contact the district human resources office.

Apply now at: https://www.applitrack.com/newton/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Middle+School+Teaching

Director of STEM Curriculum & Instruction

Job Overview

WGBH Education seeks a senior, highly experienced manager to serve as Director of STEM Curriculum & Instruction. This position will provide leadership and vision in the ongoing planning, development, review and evaluation of WGBH Education’s STEM activities, including PBS LearningMedia’s PreK-12 STEM resources. Reporting to the Director of Digital Learning and working closely with the Executive Director of Education, Director of STEM Education, and other senior leaders of WGBH Education. 

the Director will:

  • Play a key role in developing and advancing WGBH Education’s PreK-12  STEM Content Strategy for PBS LearningMedia;
  • Serve as STEM curriculum thought partner for other WGBH Education initiatives
  • Lead the strategy and development of instructional models and professional development programming that supports the integration of digital media for STEM instruction and learning
  • Assure WGBH Education’s STEM resources meet the needs of diverse, PreK-12 students and their teachers.
  • Inform, and integrate, research and evaluation findings from WGBH’s NASA project (and similar internal and external projects) into instructional model development and PD programming that is aligned with current best-practices in STEM Education
  • Develop innovative strategies for the integration of original, and emerging formats, media (e.g., NASA and other project-funded) and WGBH broadcast and web-based program brands into innovative digital learning resources for teachers and students
  • Provide curriculum writers a structured framework by which to understand STEM digital learning content needs and instructional models
  • Work closely with producers, curriculum writers, subject matter experts, game developers and engineers, instructional design, project managers and staff from other departments
  • As appropriate, manage development costs to budget
  • Correlate educational materials to national and state curriculum standards.
  • Edit, (track, when appropriate), and review manuscript and digital products through development cycle.
  • Communicate with fellow team members about project progress, and develop solutions to address challenges that arise.
  • Contribute to WGBH Education Development efforts and manage selected projects as appropriate.
  • Participate in dissemination and communication to partner and stakeholder audiences.
  • Contribute to new project development, helping other department senior team members with conceptualization, grant-writing, and other development activities, as assigned.

The Director of STEM Curriculum & Instruction must be results-oriented with an eye on the big picture but attending to detail. S/he must also be able to manage multiple activities and functional groups, both internal and external to WGBH, to deliver on time and on budget with the highest level of quality. 

Click here for more details.  https://drive.google.com/open?id=1O_sR2KWC0yB4_7NZlOzT9hWI_xumdTtR

Teachers Needed; Summer Stipend $2500

CSCR, the Cohasset Center for Student Coastal Research, engages students in authentic, community-based research. This year, we'll be monitoring bacteria counts at public beaches, surveying and documenting the health of eelgrass beds, and conducting water quality studies from the upper reaches of the Gulf River in N Scituate to the mouth of the river where it spills into Cohasset harbor. We'll be building and launching surface current drifters in collaboration with Jim Manning (NOAA), a research scientist with whom some of you may be familiar. 

We're looking for two teachers to join our staff this summer, and hopefully beyond! Teachers earn summer stipends ranging from $1500-$2000, depending upon the number of hours they work in the summer. We target 80 hours in the summer, spread out over June, July, and August, with an additional 20 hours dispersed throughout the school year (for additional pay). Essentially, we budget $2,500 for 100 hours work. (We'd love to pay people what they're really worth, but as of now we offer a hellavu good time, working with great people- students and staff alike- and a great environment: outdoors, on the water, doing authentic research. All told, not a bad gig.)

Marine Debris Project Leader:

  • familiarity with the issue of marine debris and microplastics
  • experience with lab protocols
  • experience with boating and able to operate a small outboard to travel by water to harbor beaches
  • willing to transport students in his or her car, as needed (not a regular need)
  • GIS experience helpful

Gulf River water quality monitoring

  • familiarity with YSI meters, water chemistry, science of estuaries
  • experience with lab protocols
  • understanding of watershed science
  • willing to transport students in his or her car, as needed (fairly regular need)

Contact Jack Buckley if interested.  781-385-1438  Center for Student Coastal Research