AIAD teachers create and implement relevant and meaningful curriculum through innovative
teaching methods. AIAD Humanities (English Language Arts/Social Studies) teachers will be
responsible for building each student’s foundation for English Language Arts and Social Studies
using a variety of instructional methods nested in culturally competent approaches, including
land-based, project-based and problem-based learning as well as collaborative student-led
discussions, group learning strategies and differentiated learning modifications/extension that
promote academic achievement for all students.

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ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
● Deliver culturally competent, rigorous Tier 1 instruction in middle school and/or 9th/10th grade
Humanities via AIAD’s integrated English Language Arts/Social Studies curriculum;
● Conduct Tier 2 reading and writing interventions;
● Teach at least one elective course;
●Use strength-based restorative classroom practices that foster resilience and success for
students;
●Collaborate with colleagues to develop middle school and/or 9th grade Humanities lesson
plans and learning activities that fit within AIAD’s integrated curriculum;
● Participate in weekly professional development through a student-centered professional
learning community format;
● Develop strong relationships with parents and students, creating investment in school culture
and academics;
● Work collaboratively with partner teachers and staff (fellow Humanities teacher, STEAM
teacher, Lakota/Dineh Culture & Language teachers and school staff) to create consistent
structures and systems;
● Maintain required administrative records, for example: student attendance, evaluation, report
cards, and student data;
● Implement Individualized Education Plan (IEP), monitor and report on students’ progress
toward their academic and career readiness goals, as noted in their IEP as aligned with the
instructor’s content area.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
● Possess Colorado Teaching Licensure and/or endorsements in the subject areas that s/he will
teach and/or hold at least a BA or higher in a relevant subject area;
● Possess at least Year-One English Language Acquisition (ELA) qualification or is willing to
acquire this qualification within one year of hire;
● Has minimum of 2 years classroom experience;
● Has strong content knowledge in literacy and History/Social Studies, especially as it pertains
to reading, writing, speaking, and listening across the subject areas of History, Social Studies,
and other Humanities subjects;
● Has experience developing and implementing differentiated curriculum and learning
objectives for a wide range of learners;
● Has experience and/or strong understanding of how to design culturally competent learning
experiences;
● Has experience integrating technology and artistic expression into instruction and student
learning experiences;
● Possess deep understanding of what it means to live as part of a marginalized group of
people;
● Possess great relationship skills and high emotional intelligence.
STRONGLY PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AND DISPOSITIONS:
● Loves teaching middle/high schoolers;
● Demonstrate a deep commitment to decolonized mindsets and practices;
● Has experience in project-based, problem-based learning experiences using integrated
approaches;
● Has experience with cooperative learning techniques to enhance collaboration skills among
students;
● Possess collaborative skills and a willingness to work with colleagues in a Professional
Learning Community;
● Possess desire to learn and grow, and is open to feedback from instructional leaders and
colleagues;
● Demonstrate willingness to be involved in community activities and events outside of typical
school hours.
WHY CHOOSE AIAD?
● Empowering work environment in a community-based school dedicated to community
transformation;
● Opportunity to help build a high achieving school nested in Indigenous belief systems and
values;
● Participate in a shared leadership model where all voices are heard;
● School committed to supporting professional growth for all employees;
● Health/dental/vision insurance and PERA (retirement);
● Staff wellness opportunities;
● Moving stipend for new employees moving to Denver from outside Colorado;

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