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STEM Foundations Teacher, Grade 8

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Faculty Rank or Job Title STEM Foundations Teacher, Grade 8
Job Category: Faculty/Instructional
Department College of Educ & Human Svcs Admin
Equity & Inclusion No.: 17Y062
Position FTE


Minimum Annual or Hourly Rate Negotiable
Salary Band: FA NA
Job Summary/Basic Function:

DRSS is looking for an instructor for middle school age students to teach Coding Literacy in order to empower students to become collaborators, innovators, inventors, and explorers of coding as the language of tomorrow. Instruction topics include Python, HTML5, JavaScript, Raspberry Pi, and Arduino taught through exciting hands-on student projects such as: enhancing digital portfolios, building apps, controlling robots, programming circuits, and more. In addition, the instructor is responsible for developing and enhancing the 8th grade STEM curriculum to be aligned with the school’s IT/Engineering pathways and 21st Century Skills, such as: accountability, critique, self-reflection, technology literacy, and basic design sensibilities. The teacher leading this course will work closely with members of the 6th and 7thgrade STEM Foundations teachers and the 8thgrade teaching team to ensure that these essential STEM and 21st Century Skills are taught and reinforced across the curricula in authentic, real-world ways.

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in education, communication, technology, engineering or related field earned by August 1, 2017
• 4-9 or 7-12 teaching license or qualified for alternative license by August 1, 2017
• Background or interest in computer coding and technology
• Outstanding communication and collaborative skills
• Ability to work with middle school students in a hands-on, project-based learning environment
• Proficient in common technology platforms (ex: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and enthusiasm to learn new media platforms

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience teaching coding and engineering to middle school students
• Ability to use technology to promote learning, creativity and collaboration
• Experience with project-based or problem-based learning and accompanying differentiated assessments
• Current Career Tech license in engineering or information technology
• Experience addressing and assessing “soft skills” as part of 21st Century curricula (i.e. collaboration, self-reflection, advocacy, etc.)
• Master’s degree or masters level coursework completed

Essential Functions and percent of time:

• Plan, teach, and enhance STEM Foundations 8 course content – 70%
• Collaborate with 6th and 7th grade STEM Foundation teachers to develop and refine essential content & materials for course – 15%
• Develop and disseminate instructional and/or planning resources for teaching team and in coordination with STEM Foundations department that support school-wide mission of PBL, student accountability, and college/career readiness – 10%
• Participate in various meetings (including IEP’s, conferences, etc.) and professional development opportunities – 5%

Essential Functions and percent of time (cont'd):
Non-Essential Functions and percent of time:
Working Conditions

Special contract terms and conditions of employment apply.

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Special Instructions to Applicants
Posting Date 03/13/2017
First Consideration Date: 04/01/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
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