A successful Digital Pioneers Academy Teacher will ensure that all DPA scholars meet the highest academic and behavior standards. We are committed to creating a community where every scholar and adult feels known, loved and respected. Teachers’ investment in building culture and character will prepare scholars to lead productive lives meeting the demands of the post-secondary arena and job market.
Teachers at DPA believe that all scholars can achieve at high levels. Teachers will hold primary responsibility for implementation of Digital Pioneers Academy's curriculum, creating corresponding STEM experiences, and ensuring the success of its scholars. Teachers will provide rigorous educational experiences to propel scholar intellectual growth and mastery of learning standards.
At DPA, we operate as a team with one mission. We attract leaders in teaching with a successful track record of developing authentic relationships with scholars, families and professional peers. With a collective mission to develop the next generation of innovators, our teachers will develop ours scholars to not only consume, but create the digital economy.
Developing strong relationships with parents and scholars, creating investment in school culture and academics
Implementing curricula and activities to meet academic standards
Teaching scholars through an inquiry-based curriculum that focuses on the dual tenets of logic and reasoning
Designing assessments that measure progress towards academic standards
Using assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices
Driving academic outcomes by analyzing scholar work and data, and implementing high leverage instructional moves to ensure dramatic gains for all scholars
Participating in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and schoolwide functions
Collaborating with grade level teachers to create consistent structures and systems for your shared cohort of scholars
Serving as an advisor to a small group of scholars
Our teachers are results oriented and strive to improve the minds and lives of scholars in and out of the classroom:
Proven track-record of high achievement in the classroom
Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public or charter school setting
Strong content knowledge
Evidence of self-motivation, diligence and willingness to be a team player
Strong interpersonal skills and high moral character
Bachelor's degree with an outstanding record of academic achievement and leadership is required; Master’s degree is preferred
Belief in and alignment with Digital Pioneers Academy’s core beliefs and educational philosophy is non-negotiable
Additional Characteristics of DPA Teachers
Effective communication with scholars, families, and colleagues
Cultivate a classroom environment in which scholars express a love for learning, Mathematics, Science, and Computer Science
Motivate scholars to think critically and take ownership over their own learning
Orchestrate innovative problem solving through multiple representations, meaningful mathematical discourse, and productive struggle
Provide consistent rewards and/or consequences for scholar behavior
Be accountable for scholars’ mastery of academic standards
Collaborate with colleagues and school leaders to receive targeted, in-the-moment feedback on instruction
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About Digital Pioneers Academy
Digital Pioneers Academy (DPA) is a rigorous, engaging college prep middle and high school (6th-12th grade) preparing students in southeast Washington, DC with the education necessary to be innovators in the digital economy and to be active citizens in our technology-driven world. DPA combines best practices from successful schools across the country utilizing an innovative and rigorous computer science education model to create a personalized academic experience. The mission of Digital Pioneers Academy (DPA) is to develop the next generation of innovators. We prepare scholars to meet or exceed the highest academic standards, while cultivating the strength of character necessary to both graduate from four-year colleges and thrive in 21st century careers.