Overview

Under general direction, to be a kindergarten teacher in the outdoor education program; to plan, develop, organize, and deliver experiential learning; to assist in the planning, development, and implementation of site, instructional goals and objectives, and in the evaluation of the effectiveness of educational programs and to do other related functions as directed. Lead teacher works closely with a co-teacher and children to facilitate outdoor classes with children. Tasks include thoughtful curriculum design based on children’s emergent interests, on-going reflection about and assessment of children and the forest school program, and collaboration with other teachers and/or volunteers. Lead teacher will manage support staff and/or volunteers as needed. Lead teachers set the tone for learning as engaged, enthusiastic role models of nature-based education while maintaining a safe, positive atmosphere. Classes are almost entirely outdoors, so you must be experienced and eager to facilitate outdoor learning in all seasons!

Tagged as: Teaching/Education

Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree AND; Must possess a current State of Colorado Teachers License (K-6) or ability to obtain before the first day of employment. Concentration and education in outdoor education area preferred. Possession of a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Wilderness First Aid/Adult & Child CPR/First Aid or higher or ability to complete

About Outer Range Outdoor Education

Outer Range, Montrose County School District’s new outdoor learning center, provides outdoor programs and expeditions that are immersive, relevant, and student driven, connecting the community and building supportive networks for all. Outer Range is guided by 4 key principles: build in partnership, move beyond the ordinary, embrace the unknown, and unravel & transform. These values are infused into our programming to help our students grow along a continuum that challenges perceived risk, supports the development of skill, and grows confidence to seek new opportunities. Outer Range is building alternative pathways to education for preschool through 12th grade. Emphasizing integrated, relevant projects and providing a supportive network for growth and development, and opportunities to be uniquely prepared to enter careers in the local and global outdoor industry.

Application Instructions

See Teacher - Kindergarten (Nature Kindergarten) at website linked below