K-3 Innovation Lab Teacher

Job Level
Academic position
Job Category
Teacher / Instructor
  • Applied Tech (STEAM / Maker / CS / Design)
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Innovation / Design

Position Overview

Woodland School seeks an inspiring and nurturing Part-Time Lower School Innovation Lab Teacher. The program incorporates a hands-on, problem-solving approach that unlocks students’ creativity and fosters critical thinking. Students gain core competency in basic design thinking and have increased opportunity to expand their technology aptitude through exposure to robotics, programming, 3-D CAD modeling, and maker skills. Through the Innovation Lab program, Woodland students establish design thinking skills, learn “how to think” and become more resourceful, experimental, collaborative, and empathetic. Skills and competencies become more intricate and sophisticated as students advance through the lower school grades.

Minimum Skills & Responsibilities
Woodland School expects that a Lower School Innovation Lab teacher will adhere to the following duties as part of their daily responsibilities & curriculum:

• Employ a variety of instructional media, materials, and tools in the I-Lab

• Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
• Attend staff meetings and serve on staff committees if needed.
• Assess and document the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provide progress reports as required.

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field is required
• Maintain ongoing collaboration with colleagues on pedagogical approaches, curricular alignment and instructional strategies.
• Differentiate instruction for a range of abilities and interest levels in order to provide a student-centered, hands-on approach to learning.

• Experience teaching students about the parts and function of a computer, including software, hardware, and introductory keyboarding skills
• Lead conversations and guidance with students on safe and smart digital citizenship
• Teach coding fundamentals through unplugged and application-based exercises, such Code.org, Scratch Jr./Scratch, Dash robot, and Blockly

• Create animated stories and multimedia projects that incorporate text and images
• Create and manage files through Google Docs, Drive, Sheets, etc.
• Teach through the Engineering Design Process to design for specific users and their needs

• Researches and seeks professional development around current best practices in Computer Science education.
• Collaborates with the Director of Information Technology and the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Innovation on learning software recommendations, best practices in classrooms, and researching new technologies to incorporate into the curriculum.

• Partners with teachers to introduce technology integration in classrooms.

Professional behavior, including discretion, good judgment, and integrity are essential. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

How to Apply

Candidates for this position should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for a minimum of three references (at least one recent supervisor is required). Please combine all documents into a single PDF and send to HR@woodland-school.org.