Coding, Engineering and Design Thinking Teacher [Short Term Parental Leave Replacement]
Short Term Leave Position: February 26th - June 18th
Salary: $60,000 - $110,000
About the School A leader in progressive education for more than 100 years, the Bank Street School for Children provides students, from nursery through 8th grade, an education that engages their natural curiosity, nurtures critical thinking, and helps to develop a sense of community and social responsibility. Through a teaching approach that is fundamentally hands-on and child-centered, Bank Street students develop the courage and confidence to think independently, work collaboratively, understand themselves and others more deeply, and possess the compassion to make meaning of the world around them. General Position Description The Coding, Engineering and Design Thinking Teacher will teach dedicated classes to Upper School (5-8th grades) students, support cross-curricular technology integration, and manage the STEAM Lab. We seek an innovative educator with coding experience and experience teaching upper elementary and middle school-aged students. Experience with designing and implementing student-centered technology and engineering curriculum, leading and engaging in design thinking processes, and working in a collaborative environment is desired. School for Children staff are expected to work 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Mondays through Fridays and until 5:00 PM on Wednesdays for a weekly afternoon faculty meeting.
Essential Responsibilities- Teach skills-based coding, engineering, and design-thinking classes to Upper School students, and partner with the 9/10s (4th grade) science classes in the Middle School - Differentiate instruction to support group and individual learning - Inventory and maintain all STEAM/Innovation lab materials, tools and equipment, including hardware and software - Provide support to faculty on STEAM-related curriculum and instruction, including assisting with developing units, projects, or other educational technology applications - Provide extra help to students as necessary during activities period and at other times - Assess and write periodic reports on student progress - Attend regular division, Math/Science department, and supervisory meetings, as appropriate - Commit to addressing issues of social justice, diversity, equity, and anti-bias education in our curriculum and in our community - Fulfill coverages and perform additional duties as assigned by supervisor
Bachelor's degree; Master's degree is preferable - At least three years teaching experience - Strong background in coding, engineering, technology, and/or design thinking - Experience with programming, robotics, and 3D design technologies - Practical knowledge of mainstream educational hardware and software applications - Ability to work collaboratively and an interest in an interdisciplinary approach to education - Knowledge of child development and progressive education - Commitment to creating a safe, respectful and dynamic environment for students to learn and grow
The mission of Bank Street College is to improve the education of children and their teachers by applying to the educational process all available knowledge about learning and growth, and by connecting teaching and learning meaningfully to the outside world. In so doing, we seek to strengthen not only individuals, but the community as well, including family, school, and the larger society in which adults and children, in all their diversity, interact and learn. We see in education the opportunity to build a better society.