53 Prospect Park West
About our school:
The Roberts Field School is a small, independent elementary school located in Park Slope, Brooklyn offering children a progressive and holistic approach to rich and invigorating academics. The nexus of the Roberts Field curricular program is an interdisciplinary approach in which each thematic unit of study is woven throughout all areas of of the learning and creative processes. Our schooling experience is centered upon arts and creativity, science and nature, music, and global connectivity.
Each class at Roberts Field is a small blended-grade community of approximately 14–18 students who are co-taught by two teachers. Throughout the week, students also participate in ancillary programming with additional educators in areas such as music, arts, and STEM. Across all aspects of our programming, we are committed to offering a highly differentiated, enriching and engaging experience for all students across a broad range of passions and ability levels.
About the position:
We are seeking a part-time science/STEM educator to develop and teach units of study, lesson plans, and hands-on experiences for small groups of students in grades 3–5. Because our classrooms are multi-age and grade, students regularly work in small groups alongside one of their teachers for instruction and practice in literacy and math. The incoming part-time Science Educator would support classroom instruction by pulling one age/grade level at a time for science/STEM class. Dedicated time with small groups of students in literacy, math, and STEM allows teachers to accommodate learners across all developmental levels.
The Science Educator would be responsible for teaching Science/STEM classes 3 afternoons a week to two different groups of children in grades 3–5 (totaling 6 45-minute class sessions across the week).
Our ideal candidate has robust experience teaching Science and STEM, a commitment to collaboration, and a strong interest in the integration of arts, sciences, and nature.
- Develop engaging units of study and activity-based lesson plans aligned with NY State Science Learning Standards.
- Collaborate with classroom co-teaching team to ensure units of study, lesson plans, and activities also align with interdisciplinary units of study in the classroom.
- Plan and deliver science/STEM lessons and activities across 6 class periods per week for students in grades 3–5.
- Provide support to and share ideas with other teachers as they build out Science and STEM objectives in their own classrooms.
- Prepare student materials and provide regular feedback on student work.
- Establish and manage classroom social-emotional and behavioral expectations.
Experience and Mindset:
- Experience teaching Science and STEM or STEAM in grades 3–5
- Commitment to collaborative team planning
- Interest and willingness to support teachers in other grades in building out Science and STEM objectives in their own classrooms
- Interest and experience in teaching interdisciplinary curricula
- Skill and proficiency in social-emotional and behavioral management
- Dedication to providing differentiated, enriching, and engaging experience for all students across a broad range of levels
- Self-reflective and open to support and feedback from literacy and math specialists and directors
- Bachelors and/or Masters Degree in Education, Teaching Certification preferred
All applicants must be great communicators and team players and be inspired by working within a holistically-minded program. Our small and close leadership team is consistently involved with the life of the program and classroom, as well as the lives and development of the families and students, as pertains to the student growth and well-being in the classroom.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please submit a cover letter along with your resumé to Director of Learning and Family Life, Nell Shapiro, telling us about yourself and why our school and this position would be well suited to your experience and passions.