Wanted: Teachers with a passion for Social Justice!

Students at the CenterDuggan Expeditionary Learning and Social Justice Magnet School is looking for dynamic teachers to lead this extraordinary opportunity to create a center for Social Justice learning in Springfield.

Through the most recent Magnet Schools Assistance Program Grant, Duggan is expanding from a 6-8 school to become a 6-12 Expeditionary Learning School with a focus on Social Justice. We are looking to bring on board teachers who like working in a hands-on learning environment where teaching is more than text-book based.  Teaching at Duggan happens through in-depth, multi-week projects focused on issues that impact students directly, by bringing them out into the community to help uncover and solve issues.

Since learning does not happen in a vacuum, Duggan teachers have the opportunity to work with experts in a variety of fields who will link up with students both in and outside of class to show them the real-world impact of issues they are studying.  Creating a culture of inquiry in the school is an important step in helping students develop the necessary skills to analyze and synthesize information and to generate empathy by looking at multiple sides of important issues facing the world, be that hunger, water quality, racial barriers, child labor or imbalance of power.

Our mission is to use these and other real-world issues as the foundation for teaching and learning, starting with Social Justice issues that impact our community and widening our view to look at issues in our city, state, country and around the world.  We are serious about creating 21st Century Global citizens and it begins with understanding who we are as members of each of those communities.

The community has rallied around our Social Justice theme and is eager to help us lift this work and we are seeking teachers who have the same excitement and energy. Please watch this short video for more information about teaching at Duggan.


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