Overview

Position:
~30 hours / week
$30,000 – $40,000 salary
Work online with flexibility to work from anywhere
Work with learners in 6th – 8th grade
The role begins November 29th, 2021, but may start as soon as November 17th depending upon the candidate’s interest and availability. The contract ends on July 7th, 2022. Our school follows an academic calendar that is divided into Sessions with 1-2 week breaks in between each Session. Contracts will be offered for the 2022-2023 academic year in the Spring.

Dispositions:
Shares our passion for The Forest School Online’s Mission Statement and approach to learning
Loves facilitating online learning experiences with adolescents and nurturing their authentic interests and goals
Desires the entrepreneurial opportunity of founding an innovative, online school
Enjoys creating and managing their own schedule outside of the times designed for the daily synchronous learning experiences
Has a deep respect for all children and youth, believing that each human has genius within
Likes to collaborate, experiment, evaluate and use design thinking to continuously improve
Works well with little direct guidance
Is a flexible problem solver and an active reader and writer

Description:
1. Guide learners to define & pursue their calling that will change the world
Facilitate daily online learner challenges and socratic seminars
Facilitate weekly 1-1 check-ins with every learner
Track each learner’s progress via the online platform
Supervise all learners within the Studio, holding them accountable to their promises and responsibilities
Nurture all learners’ creativity and determination to deliver the best work they can do and build upon their progress from previous works
Be a role model as a self-directed learner defining and living out your own calling that changes the world
2. Sustain a thriving online Studio community
Nurture the conditions where learners lead the practice of daily self-governance
Secure a positive, collaborative, fun Studio culture each day
Delegate Studio responsibilities to learners as much as possible to promote their executive function
Maintain consistent, effective communication with all learners during Studio hours
3. Develop the founding infrastructure of an innovative, online school
Create, adapt, and curate The Forest School Online’s Signature Learning Experiences for your Studio, including transformative exhibitions, socratic seminars, Quests, and Reflection Day protocols.
Collaborate with the Head of School to found The Forest School Online’s Signature Learning Experiences for the entire school community, including weekly check-ins with the Head of School, badge ceremonies, Houses, Clubs, and Town Halls.
Share our action research as an innovative, online start-up on our school’s blog, through social media, and in the broader education system as appropriate
Apply the Forest Schools’ model for self-directed learning in all aspects of your role
Maintain consistent, effective communication with you

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About The Forest School: An Acton Academy

The Forest School Online is a 21st century online school with innovative elements such as Quest-like projects with real world application, Socratic discussions, apprenticeships, and the Hero’s Journey in a student-centered, multi-age Studio.

Application Instructions

Applicants MUST apply at: https://www.theforest.school/virtual-guide-application