Digital Media Teacher- Middle School

Detroit, MI

U Prep teachers are responsible for implementing curriculum, maintaining a positive classroom culture, using assessments to drive instructional practice, using district resources in an efficient and responsible manner, contributing to the educational and social development of all students, and participating in the professional development of the learning community. 

U Prep Perks:

  • Small class sizes 
  • $4,000 longevity salary increase after three years for all teachers
  • Attendance and Core Value Bonuses    
  • 50% - 80% tuition paid for masters through GVSU
  • 401k 6% dollar for dollar match after first year of employment

About U Prep Schools:  

If you are dedicated to a pursuit of excellence both in yourself and our students; if you are self-motivated; if you are an innovator and if you want to play a key role in changing young lives --we are looking for U. Our mission: to give students the courage to pursue a future full of possibilities. Our students come to our network of schools looking for a rewarding and fulfilling education. Comprised of three public charter school districts; University Preparatory Academy,  University Prep Science and Math and University Prep Art & Design; we educate over 4,500 students in the burgeoning city of Detroit. Help us to prepare our students for success in life and be a part of U.


Education/Experience:

• Bachelor's degree or higher 

• Must have maintain valid Michigan teaching certificate or a bachelors degree in the content area

• Must meet highly qualified criteria in content area taught, which includes certificate endorsement in the appropriate area(s)

• Desire to teach in an urban environment 


Knowledge:

  • Audio Video Production Theory and Concepts
  • Audio and Video Equipment
  • Videography Production and Lighting
  • Digital Video Editing and Composting
  • Audio Editing and Mixing
  • Sound Design
  • Motion Graphics and Composting
  • Digital and Audio Editing Software: AVID, Final Cut Pro, After Affects, and Pro Tools or other DAW
  • 2-D and 3-D Graphics Software: Photoshop, Illustrator, and Maya
  • Studio sound engineering

We are seeking an Audio instructor who can teach one or more of the following disciplines:

  • Studio Production
  • Post Production and Sound Design
  • Live Sound and Lighting
  • Interactive Audio, Game Audio, and Creative Coding
  • Electronic Music and Music Theory
  • Audio Electronics and Audiovisual Technology
  • Entertainment Business, Career Preparation, and Portfolio Design

Duties & Responsibilities:

Primary duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Professional Development

  • Actively contributes to a professional community that focuses on instruction and high student achievement;
  • Seeks opportunities to develop their skills and knowledge;
  • Implements recommendations and best practices acquired through professional development, continuing education,     observation, coaching, and evaluation;
  • Utilizes effective instructional practices responding to the needs of each student in the learning community;
  • All other duties as assigned.
  • Utilizes data to implement learning model and modify instructional practices and daily lesson plans as needed;
  • Works closely with principal to create and lead an effective Data Team within the school;
  • Coordinates curriculum within the team and school;
  • Integrates all aspects of the learning model into classroom procedures, instruction;
  • All other duties as assigned.
  • Ensures a safe, supportive, and productive environment for students;
  • Sets and maintains high academic expectations for students;
  • Implements effective student discipline, conflict resolution, and helpful student support services;
  • Promotes teamwork within the learning community;
  • Demonstrates cultural competencies in being part of a multi-cultural institution;
  • Incorporates core values into all work, projects, and interactions with members of the school community;
  • All other duties as assigned.

Curriculum/Learning Model

  • Utilizes data to implement learning model and modify instructional practices and daily lesson plans as needed;
  • Works closely with principal to create and lead an effective Data Team within the school;
  • Coordinates curriculum within the team and school;
  • Integrates all aspects of the learning model into classroom procedures, instruction;
  • All other duties as assigned.

School Culture

  • Ensures a safe, supportive, and productive environment for students;
  • Sets and maintains high academic expectations for students;
  • Implements effective student discipline, conflict resolution, and helpful student support services;
  • Promotes teamwork within the learning community;
  • Demonstrates cultural competencies in being part of a multi-cultural institution;
  • Incorporates core values into all work, projects, and interactions with members of the school community;
  • All other duties as assigned.

Community/Parental Outreach

  • Actively engages parents in the learning process and school functions;
  • Communicates on a regular basis with families through newsletters, announcements, and updates;
  • Seeks and builds relationships with professional organizations;
  • Resolves parent issues respectfully and effectively;
  • All other duties as assigned.

Compliance

  • Drafts, updates, and submits lesson plans and data analysis action plans on a consistent basis;
  • Takes accurate attendance in a timely manner;
  • Maintains professional credentials and submits updates to the Human Resources Department prior to expiration dates;
  • Responds to requests from the School Operations Team for any required actions or documents to maintain accurate and complete records and meet reporting deadlines;
  • All other duties as assigned.

Building Management

  • Implements classroom procedures that promote a safe, clean, orderly, and productive classroom environment;
  • All other duties as assigned.