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Summer Program STEAM Teacher

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Horizons Greater Washington


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Published 28 days ago

May 15, 2021
January 31, 2021
$5,100 - $6,225

Summer Program STEAM Teacher

District of Columbia Metropolitan Area, DC

Description

Locations

Candidates will rank their preference among the three different sites

Horizons at Maret (DC)

3000 Cathedral Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20008

Horizons at St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School (DC)

4700 Whitehaven Parkway, NW

Washington, DC 20007

Horizons at Norwoods (MD)

8821 River Road

Bethesda, MD 20817

2021 Program Dates

Maryland Program Dates

Staff Orientation: May 15 and June 21–25, 2021

Summer Program: June 28–August 6, 2021*

DC Program Dates

Staff Orientation: May 15 and June 28–July 2, 2021

Summer Program: July 6–August 13, 2021

*There will be no program on 7/5/21 in observance of Independence Day

Organizational Background

Horizons Greater Washington (HGW) is an academic and enrichment program designed to help students from low-income families in the DC-area reach their full potential. HGW supports over 370 students from 1st grade through 9th grade with year-round programming and support.

Working in partnership with our families, sending schools, and host schools, HGW is committed to developing the whole child through experiences that build problem-solving skills, foster awareness of community responsibility, instill respect for self and others, encourage a lifelong interest in learning, and inspire a meaningful, choice-filled life. The program begins when a student enters 1st grade and extends until they enter 9th grade, allowing for a rewarding long-term relationship between a diverse set of learners and the nurturing staff who work with them every summer.

To learn more, please visit our website here.

Position Description

Horizons Greater Washington is seeking a dedicated and effective STEAM Teacher to further enhance our culture of creativity, innovation, and experimentation by melding the diverse disciplines of math, science, art, engineering, design, architecture, and more. Using design thinking, the STEM Teacher will assist, support, and encourage students as they learn new skills for developing ideas and experience both success and failure in a highly collaborative setting.

Job Responsibilities

The STEAM Teacher's areas of direct responsibility include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develop and deliver appropriate curricula for students in grades 1-9 that are aligned with the practices and principles outlined in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and integrated in cross-curricular lesson extensions
  • Develop and deliver robotics curriculum for students in grades 5 and 6 using available resources
  • Deliver instruction and guidance to students while in the makerspace
  • On an as-needed basis, coordinate and mentor teachers as to the successful implementation of design thinking
  • Research, develop, and innovate maker activities
  • Inventory and maintain all makerspace pace materials, tools and equipment, including hardware and software
  • Work one-on-one with students or in groups to ideate, prototype and present projects
  • Maintain a safe and efficient learning environment
  • Provide technical support of project documentation (video, photo, blog/vlog, digital portfolio, social media, etc.)
  • Lead students in building time-management and project planning skills
  • Plan and coordinate a multi-site culminating robotics showcase with students in 5th-6th grade

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of NGSS
  • Experience and comfort with technology, engineering, design, science, art, and craft
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Experience and strong interest in working with middle and high school students
  • An action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to teaching

Preferred Qualifications

  • Valid and applicable teaching credential highly desirable, but candidates with substantial teaching and/or classroom experience will also be considered
  • Working knowledge of design thinking methodologies
  • Familiarity with Lego MINDSTORMS EV3 robotics kits

How to Apply

Please upload a resume and cover letter, outlining your skills, experience, and availability. Additionally, please indicate your location preference based on our site listings.\

Applicant interviews begin on January 15, 2021. Selected candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

This position may be onsite, virtual, or both based on health restrictions and other factors in the community and the organization. Candidates must be willing to work in the full range of work environments. 

Summer Program STEAM Teacher

District of Columbia Metropolitan Area, DC

Description

Locations

Candidates will rank their preference among the three different sites

Horizons at Maret (DC)

3000 Cathedral Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20008…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Temporary
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish desired, but not required.

Spanish desired, but not required.

Location

3000 Cathedral Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20008

How to Apply

Follow link to full application instructions.

Follow link to full application instructions.

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