Downtown Denver Expeditionary School

Colorado

The Downtown Denver Expeditionary School (DDES) is a K-5 independent, community-run charter school in the portfolio of Denver Public Schools. DDES was founded by a group of parents, community members, and business leaders seeking a high-performing EL Education (formerly Expeditionary Learning) school to serve a diverse range of families who live, work, or learn in downtown Denver. DDES is one of 33 credentialed schools in a national network of more than 150 schools that work together with EL Education to challenge students to think critically and take active roles in their classrooms and communities, resulting in higher achievement and greater engagement in school.

Info
https://www.ddeschools.org
Kindergarten - 5th
  • Denver
  • Overview

    The Downtown Denver Expeditionary School (DDES) is a K-5 independent, community-run charter school in the portfolio of Denver Public Schools. DDES was founded by a group of parents, community members, and business leaders seeking a high-performing EL Education (formerly Expeditionary Learning) school to serve a diverse range of families who live, work, or learn in downtown Denver. DDES is one of 33 credentialed schools in a national network of more than 150 schools that work together with EL Education to challenge students to think critically and take active roles in their classrooms and communities, resulting in higher achievement and greater engagement in school.

    Do you crave a diverse teaching environment in the city core, made up of a crew that believes in deeper learning, provides coaching and robust professional development for teachers, and takes the learning out of the classroom and into the city and mountains?

    You Have:

    Strong evidence of implementing effective instructional practices that increase student learning

    Proven ability to contribute to a high-performing team, along with strong communication and interpersonal skills

    Demonstrated ability to work effectively informally and formally with individuals and families of diverse make-up, cultures, and communities

    A commitment to and thirst for continuously improving teaching and school culture through rigorous coaching and professional development

    A passion for deeper learning that aligns with the core principles of El Education

    A Colorado teaching certificate in Elementary Education

    Highly qualified status as defined by NCLB requirements

    As part of a team you will:

    Develop, document, and evaluate curriculum aligned with DDES learning expeditions and curriculum maps

    Maintain effective instructional practices-utilized to make learning come alive, ensure that all students participate, and use data to modify instruction to ensure differentiated learning

    Commit to character education fostered through challenging academic work, service, and whole child learning

    Work with our Adventure Coordinator to schedule, plan, and attend 2 camping trips and 1 day trip per year

    Effectively

    Compensation and Health Benefits

    Competitive and transparent compensation schedule

    Pathways to teacher leadership positions, sabbatical, and salary bumps for professional growth Incentive pay opportunities

    Comprehensive medical plan and dental plan 100% paid by DDES

    Short Term Disability 100% paid for by DDES

    Paid parking and/or commuter cost 100% paid for by DDES

    10 days Paid time-off available immediately (10 days for each calendar year) that can be cashed out

    Family Savings Account option for medical and childcare coverage

    Employee discount for on-site school-aged before/after childcare.

    Teacher Culture Student Support

    Two-week professional development institute

    Intervention team Weekly professional development

    Restorative practices Weekly individual goal-oriented peer coaching

    Trauma aware environment Autonomy in lesson design and planning

    Student outcomes measured in three Teaching assistants

    dimensions: high-quality work, craftsmanship, 60 minute daily planning period

    and character development Teacher workdays

    Math specialists Additional team planning no student contact day

    Teaching Assistant professional development Additional individual no student contact day

    iPad or laptop for every student Smaller classroom sizes (25-28)

    Therapy dog No lunch, recess, before/after duties assigned to teachers

    In-house guest teacher Robust classroom and experience budget

    Art, Movement & T.E.D. specials Yearly 2-day adventure staff retreat

    Adventure program - 2

    Our Faculty
    35 %
    60 %
    Info
    https://www.ddeschools.org
    Kindergarten - 5th
  • Denver
  • Our Students
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    40 %
    5 %
    15 %
    Our Faculty
    35 %
    60 %