The Lower School Computer Science Teacher is responsible for developing innovative curriculum and teaching computer science classes in grades three, four, and five, with each homeroom class meeting once per week for 45 minutes. The Lower School Computer Science Teacher will collaborate with other members of the Computer Science Department to maintain a cohesive curriculum sequence from grades N-12, advocating for computer science education in grades N-12. Additionally, the Lower School Computer Science teacher is responsible for introducing students to Google Drive, teaching students about file management and digital citizenship, keyboarding account management, and helping students and homeroom teachers to set-up and manage various usernames and passwords.
Anticipated start date for this position is 9/1/2018
The Computer Science Department is responsible for the computer science education of students in grades nursery through twelve. Computer science classes are taught in the schools' computer labs; at other times the labs are open for use by students, faculty, and staff. The computer labs contain Apple computers, ipads, robotics equipment and devices that are managed by department members for curricular needs.
Teachers are also expected to build deep relationships with students, families, other faculty and staff to communicate about student progress and to foster a culture of community. We are looking for team members who will emanate optimism, solve problems collaboratively, reflect on how your actions impact others, create an engaging and inclusive school culture, and share in the united pursuit of Labâ™s mission.
Full-time teachers are expected to work a 40-hour week and the required number of days as stipulated in the Faculty Association contract. All teachers are expected to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Ability to be agile and flexible required.
Ability to interact with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and parents required.
Knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion issues and dynamics in the classroom and in developing healthy, supportive relationships with all students.
Strong knowledge of course subject matter required.
Knowledge of instructional methodologies required.
Strong knowledge of child development required.
Ability to develop curricula, lesson plans and assessment tools required.
Analytical skills required.
Problem-solving skills required.
Decision-making skills required.
Attention to detail required.
Organizational skills required.
Computational skills required.
Verbal and written communication skills
Interpersonal skills required.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.
Ability to manage stressful situations required.
Ability to maintain confidentiality required.
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines required.
Ability to use standard productivity software (Microsoft Office, calendar/schedule software, etc.) required.
Bachelorâ™s degree required.
Master's degree preferred.
Degree(s) in computer science or related field preferred.
Coursework or degree that reflects multicultural content preferred.
At least two years teaching experience preferred.
Experience developing curriculum preferred.
Experience working with elementary age children preferred.
Experience working with a wide range of students with diverse backgrounds such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, learning abilities, class, language and nationality.
â‹Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Ability to use computers extensively for up to 4 hours
Ability to Use Standard Office Equipment
Ability to move around building/classroom to interact with students, staff, faculty, and extended community
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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