The KIPP LA team and family will serve as a model of excellence and raise the quality of education for students in Los Angeles. Join us in making this a reality!
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WHY YOU WILL LOVE TEACHING AT KIPP LA SCHOOLS
We drive toward academic success
We develop best in class talent practices
We embrace innovation and operational excellence
We commit to the climb to and through college
We build and maintain a collaborative culture
We expand our circles of influence and collaborate with others
A TEACHER'S DAY
Elementary School Highlights
Better With Friends
Using a mix of whole group and small group guided instruction reading at KIPP LA elementary schools is fundamental to all we do. Teachers create curriculum by pulling the best parts of many programs into one comprehensive plan that works for their students.
Much of our writing instruction is done in a writer's workshop model. We love Lucy Calkins and her work so we combine her principles with what we've learned over the years. The result ... our KIPPsters are great authors.
Divide and Conquer
With Common Core emphasizing conceptual understanding at a new and exciting level our math instruction combines writing, technology, traditional instruction, and small groups to engage students. As we say at KIPP, "Math is Life."
At KIPP LA, blended learning isn’t just a buzzword--it’s a philosophy. All of our schools infuse technology into the curriculum, allowing teachers to deliver more personalized attention to each student. Adaptive educational software enables students to learn at their own pace, helping them get further, faster.
Whole Child Approach
At KIPP we value the whole child and provide multiple elective classes so our students can find new passions and ways to express themselves. At the elementary level most schools have some combination of art, PE, music, and Spanish.
Middle School Highlights
KIPP LA math instruction emphasizes conceptual understanding and pushes students to be able to think and reason mathematically inside and outside of the math classroom. Students work in cooperative teams and participate in whole class discussions so that they have opportunities to explain their reasoning, try out new ideas, and receive feedback on their thinking.
KIPP LA teaches a close reading approach for ELA instruction. For every type of text, we begin with a simple read for comprehension and fluency. Because we spiral all the reading to include a comprehension level, all students, even those who are not reading at grade-level, can participate in higher-order thinking and develop a genuine love of reading literature.
Hands on Help
Each day, our students spend time experimenting, exploring, and developing their scientific vocabulary and communication skills. We use a small group, hands-on, design thinking approach for robotics. Each day, our students spend time learning to use tools, building their robot, and problem-solving unexpected situations that they encounter.
Blending social studies and non-fiction studies our KIPP LA middle schools teach a humanities course to all students. Don't be surprised to find students writing from the perspective of a historical figure or group projects on the history of the community around the school.
Year Round Fun
Los Angeles is a city with fantastic weather and we take advantage of it with our PE classes. From basketball to flag football to soccer to many other sports, our PE curriculum teaches students healthy lifestyle choices and the tenets of sportsmanship.
LIFE AT KIPP LOS ANGELES
At KIPP LA, our teachers are transforming the landscape of public education in Los Angeles. Learn more about life at KIPP LA by clicking on the videos below!
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WHO WE'RE LOOKING FOR
We’re looking for the best teachers to help our students work hard and be nice. In addition to having an unrelenting passion for education reform, we suggest those applying with KIPP LA meet the following requirements:
- Preferred 2 years of classroom teaching experience in Title I Schools
- Possession of a valid Internship, Preliminary, CLEAR CA teaching credential, or certification from another state
- Classroom teaching videos and student achievement data
- Eligible to start at KIPP LA on July 25, 2016
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