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Title:               Technology Teacher - STEAM Lab Leader

Supervisor:    Pedagogista/Director of Curriculum

Designation:  Exempt
Calendar:       12 month

Voyagers’ Community School, an independent Toddler through 12th-grade school located in Eatontown, New Jersey, is currently seeking a full-time Technology Teacher for Grades K-12. Voyagers’ Community School provides for its students a program of academic excellence, one both progressive and dynamic, with a commitment to intellectual development. We encourage students at school and summer camp to reach their highest individual potential intellectually, artistically, and physically; we nurture children’s emotional, moral, and social development; and prepare them to meet the challenges of a diverse and ever-changing world.

An experienced Technology Teacher will design and deliver a STEAM curriculum, for all students, which meets the objectives of the School’s Mission Statement. Our progressive curriculum is based on the students' interests. Teachers design a course of study with their students’ interests and best practices at the fore of their thinking. They often design curriculum with their students. Therefore, each teacher has to be prepared to welcome unexpected detours. The Technology Teacher will oversee the needs of students and campers, and provide an innovative and forward-thinking education using a soon to be established STEAM Lab. Be on the ground floor of this next evolution at Voyagers’ Community School. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Provide instruction in the areas of:
    • Animation
    • 3D Printing
    • Coding
    • Design practices
    • Digital Citizenship
    • Digital Music
    • Drone Flight
    • Engineering
    • Essential Computer Skills
    • Google Suite
    • Moviemaking
    • Robotics
  • Develop and enhance programs that teach students how to be thoughtful and deliberate about the role of digital technology and social media play in their lives.
  • Inspire a culture of innovation to meet the evolving needs of today’s learners.
  • Lead the continued development of the technology curriculum using ISTE standards for grades K-12 through Project Based Learning methods.
  • Build strong partnerships with faculty and support them as they develop innovative
    approaches and integrate technology to enhance student learning.
  • Serve as a thought leader and strategic partner to the Pedagogista/Director of Curriculum and Instruction on all uses of technology in the operations and educational mission of the school, primarily related to STEM//STEAM programs.
  • Actively participate in local, regional, and national professional communities, technology conferences, and educational opportunities to stay knowledgeable about new ideas and trends.
  • Seek knowledge of current instructional theories and best practices and demonstrate a commitment to professional growth by participating in professional development opportunities.
  • Assess student performance and write student reviews regularly, maintain online student portfolios, facilitate each student in maintaining and updating his or her online portfolio, and update class descriptions on online portfolio regularly.
  • Maintain an inventory of the materials to support the collection and organization of supplies necessary for teaching in a STEAM setting. 
  • Participate in the design, coordination, and provision of instructional technology workshops and materials, and researching or providing individual training opportunities for teachers to ensure the best use of technology.

PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS:

  • Model professional and ethical standards and 5C’s behavior (Caring, Consideration, Common Sense, Cooperation, and Courtesy) when interacting with students, parents, and colleagues.
  • Work collaboratively with other teachers, administration, and staff, showing initiative and taking the lead when necessary.
  • Attend all curricular and faculty meetings.
  • Participate in parent-teacher conferences, parent nights, special events, admissions events, and other events outside contractual hours at the request of the administration.
  • Participate in the overall care of students through duties such as morning greeting, recess supervision, lunch duty, afternoon dismissal, and end-of-day cleanup.
  • Run at least one 6-8 week session of an after-school STEAM-based club each year.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Founding Director and Pedagogista/Director of Curriculum and Instruction.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, and QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in this content area, education, or a related field
  • A Master’s Degree or Teaching Credential is preferred
  • Minimum of two years of teaching experience in elementary or secondary grades
  • Strong understanding of independent progressive school methods and the ability to effectively integrate best practices
  • Strong understanding of academic, social, and emotional development of children
  • Technical knowledge of networks, computers, operating systems
  • Experience working with educational apps, software, and technologies that contribute to a student’s understanding of current and anticipated future trends in technology
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Strong organization and time-management skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to teach upper-level math courses of value

We offer excellent benefits and a friendly, supportive work environment, in a newly developing/expanding STEAM Lab, in a beautifully restored building. VCS is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply for this teaching position, please email a cover letter and resume to Kadi@VoyagersCommunitySchool.org

SUMMARY

Location:
New Jersey
Job Category:
Teacher / Instructor
Areas of Responsibility:
STEM / STEAM
Technology Classes
Job Level:
Academic position
Job Sector:
Applied Tech (STEAM / Maker / CS / Design)