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Safe School Demonstration Teacher - Elementary

University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles

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Safe School Demonstration Teacher - Elementary
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF07473

UCLA Lab School seeks passionate and dedicated teachers who can inspire and nurture a love of learning through inquiry and project-based learning. UCLA Lab School is an inclusive school where diversity and equity drive our mission and vision.

We are currently seeking demonstration teachers for our inquiry-based educational program for children ages 4-12 (the equivalent of Pre-Kindergarten through grade 6). Teachers at the UCLA Lab School are considered demonstration teachers, where they are expected to collaborate, engage in research and share their practices with others by participating in public engagement.

Part of the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, UCLA Lab School has established a reputation for innovative practice over its 140-year history and provides a stimulating and supportive working environment for teachers.

Selected candidates will be invited for an interview, and may be asked to conduct a demonstration lesson. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Questions regarding the application process may be directed to Renata Gusmão-Garcia Williams, Assistant Principal.

  • will work to build and deepen a positive school climate and culture by working with students and training faculty and staff in our approach to understanding and managing emotions, strategies for conflict-resolution and setting expectations based on our Safe School guidelines.
  • Ability to differentiate response to students and situations depending on the needs and understanding of each individual student and their respective environmental contexts
  • the ability feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
  • facilitation of conflicts while identifying the age-appropriate learning opportunities for all students involved in order to foster life-long emotional and social competencies and experiences.
  • Work with the Child Support Team Support, faculty and staff in identifying root causes of student behavioral issues and ways to meet students social and emotional needs.
  • Display ethical and professional behavior in working with students, parents, school personnel, and outside agencies associated with the school.
  • help foster the attitudes and values needed to help students acquire life skills and become more thoughtful human beings, helping set them up for future success.
  • To work with students, proactively and reactively to support their social and emotional development, and to work with classroom teachers to develop plans/strategies for student success in the classroom.
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers and other school staff members to implement suggestions/strategies for the student's daily activities in classrooms and outside.
  • Team with other school specialist teachers.
  • Provide information and support to parents and families when appropriate.
  • Teach SEL lessons across levels, as needed
  • Co-teach social science with teachers
  • Develop lessons for SEL and social science.

  • Lead the Safe School Vision Committee.
  • Continue to develop and adapt Cool Tool lessons.
  • Provide student lunches as needed to support social interactions, conflict resolution etc.
  • Member of Child Support Team and Coordination of Services Team.
  • Provide parent education on our approach to social-emotional competencies, learning and our mediation process when solving conflicts and setting behavioral expectations.

    BA or BS (Required)
    Teaching Credential (Required)
    Three-five years of teaching experience
    Experience teaching SEL (Required)
    Experience with conflict resolution (Required)
    Masters (Preferred)
    Spanish (Preferred)
    Experience with Cool Tools (Preferred)
    Experience with inclusion (Preferred)
    Experience with Cognitive Guided Instruction (Preferred)
    Experience with Reader's and Writer's Workshop (Preferred)
    Experience with an inquiry approach to teaching and learning (Preferred)
    5 or more years of teaching experience (Preferred)
    Current teaching credential

    Cover Letter with Educational Philosophy
    Letters of Recommendation (3) or contact information for 3 references
    Upon hiring: Fingerprint Clearance TB Screening
    “Mandated Reporter” for Child Abuse
    Salary Information: Based on years of experience and units completed.

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    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy,
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    Working at University of California, Los Angeles

    UCLA is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It was founded in 1919 and is the second oldest of the ten campuses affiliated with the University of California system. UCLA offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines and enrolls about 26,000 undergraduate and about 12,000 graduate students from the United States and around the world every year.

    UCLA features the College of Letters and Science, seven general campus professional schools, and four professional schools for the health sciences. The UCLA College of Letters and Science has 34 academic departments and 900 faculty, and houses the majority of UCLA's 129 undergraduate majors as well as the students in the Graduate Division of Letters and Sciences. The UCLA College Honors Program is also housed in the College. The College of Letters and Science's programs are divided into five academic divisions: humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, and the International Institute. UCLA also offers certificate programs, undergraduate degree-credit and continuing education credits for non-full-time students through its UCLA Extension education program.

    The 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA as the 24th best university in the nation and 32nd best in the world. In the 2007 edition of U.S. News and World Report, UCLA Medical Center was ranked best in the West, as well as one of the top 3 hospitals in the United States alongside Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 15 of the 16 medical specialty areas examined, UCLA Medical Center ranked in the top 20.

    The campus' location in Los Angeles makes excursions to local museums, theaters, or other entertainment venues relatively quick and easy.

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