Located six miles from Washington, D.C., St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School, a JK-12 Episcopal School, educates the whole child by tending to the academic, social, physical, and spiritual needs of each of our students. Named as the #1 best workplace in Washington, D.C. by the Washington Post, St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes is a positive and collegial community with a commitment to our mission to pursue goodness as well as knowledge and to honor the unique value of each of our members as a child of God in a caring community. SSSAS combines a rigorous academic program with outstanding opportunities in the arts, athletics and service learning for our students. SSSAS has a deep commitment to creating an inclusive community which values diversity and multiculturalism, and we seek candidates who have this same commitment. The diverse student body is 28% students of color, and 22% of our students receive financial aid to create a socioeconomically diverse community.
Our culture promotes lifelong learning, and our faculty have a wealth of opportunities available to them to continue expanding their knowledge of both their disciplines and the field of education. Summer study grants, a 6-week multicultural seminar for new faculty, support for graduate studies, and conferences and workshops are just a few of the ways in which we support and encourage our teachers to continue to grow and learn.
Position Description: The Upper School Technology Teacher will contribute to the development and implementation of exciting STEAM experiences and curricula within the Technology Education department that foster creative thinking, computational thinking, and innovation. This includes teaching courses like Robotics, 3D Design, Programming, and Entrepreneurship.
Qualifications: Candidates must, at a minimum, possess a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate field, share a passion for working with young people, and embrace the mission and philosophy of the school. A graduate degree and instructional technology related experience a plus.
Ideal candidates for the Upper School Technology Teacher position are dynamic, highly collaborative and committed to professional growth in their discipline and in their teaching practice. We look for educators who are passionate about teaching, dedicated to helping all students achieve their potential, and demonstrate expertise in their field.
The successful candidate will instruct a range of courses and will be responsible for the development and implementation of exciting STEAM experiences and curricula as it relates to the following: -Computational Thinking -Design Thinking -Innovating -Collaborative Project Based Learning -Engineering -Making and Tinkering This will include, but not limited to, teaching courses in Robotics, 3D Modeling & 3D Printing, Entrepreneurship, Programming and other courses that may fit their vision. More information on the courses taught in the upper school can be viewed on our school website.
The Technology Education curriculum focuses heavily on Robotics, and Upper School teams participate regularly in competitions. Weekend and evening coaching responsibilities apply. Successful candidates will be familiar with LEGO, TETRIX and the FIRST Tech Challenge. Experience in 3D modeling/printing, programming, engineering principles, and self sufficiency with hardware/networking is essential. The candidate selected for this position will instruct multiple Robotics courses with a strong focus on programming, problem solving, and developing 21st Century Skills.
The ideal candidate has a degree or experience in engineering, computer science or another related field, and has experience as a high school classroom teacher delivering a computer science curriculum rich with robotics, 3D printing/modeling, and graphic design projects. The Technology Coordinator will need to adapt existing curriculum to provide rigorous, motivating and relevant instruction to a broad range of students. The coordinator will be expected to leverage industry and academic connections to provide students with enriching opportunities inside and outside of classes.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS -Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent -Experience in Java, Python, C, Arduino, and other relevant languages -Prior experience teaching computer science courses, preferably at the high school or college level -Demonstrated interest, commitment and ability to work with students of varied academic levels and interests -Interest in and experience with co-curricular coaching and advising assignments (FIRST Robotics, Computer Club) -Interest in and experience with curriculum design -Interest in collaboration with instructors in other academic areas (mathematics, sciences, engineering, arts) -Willingness to share professional skills and curriculum with other teachers within the school and campus wide
*Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to: Colleen McNeil, Technology Director St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School 1000 St. Stephen’s Road Alexandria, VA 22304 firstname.lastname@example.org
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