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An Invitation to Apply for the Position of

Coding & Robotics Teacher (Available 2021-2022)

Boys Prep Bronx (Grades 5-8)

Bronx, NY


About Public Prep

Public Prep is the nation’s first non-profit network that exclusively develops exceptional, tuition-free PreK and single-sex elementary and middle public schools. We pursue continuous excellence through our dedication to an inclusive community focused on scholar, family, and staff collaboration. Our scholars are resilient and empathetic, guided by our four core values of community (sisterhood/brotherhood), scholarship, responsibility, and merit. Our teaching model is designed to incorporate a culturally responsive approach that is informed by data to cultivate an environment that empowers scholars to become independent learners. At Public Prep we believe zip code should not define your destiny, systemic and institutional racism must be disrupted and that all scholars should be on a predictable path to and through college.  


Our network comprises 6 schools across 5 campuses in the Lower East Side and Bronx, serving 2,100 scholars in grades PreK-8:

Girls Prep Bronx Elementary School (Grades Pre-K-5)

Girls Prep Bronx Elementary School II (Grades Pre-K-1)

Girls Prep Bronx Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Girls Prep Lower East Side Elementary School (Grades PreK-4)

Girls Prep Lower East Side Middle School (Grades 5-8)

Boys Prep Bronx (Grades K-8)


What Sets Us Apart

In addition to the academic work, Public Prep emphasizes social-emotional learning as critical to supporting the whole child. Relationship-building is the lever that moves adults to move students and that moves families to invest time and energy in schools. Each school has a committed leadership team and staff that strives to work collaboratively to build a warm, joyful culture of rigor. Public Prep is committed to investing in our adult learning culture. As a team member at Public Prep you can anticipate a learning environment where growth mindset, humility and data informed decision making is evident through professional development that takes place within coaching cycles, observation and feedback, and targeted professional development opportunities within the network and from outside providers.  

In 2020, all of our campuses were recognized by NYS as Recognition Schools for their high academic achievement and strong progress. Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa described them as “exemplary public schools that demonstrate that all students can achieve at high levels with the right supports and resources.” This honor has been bestowed upon the top 15% of schools in New York State. 

We offer a competitive salary, retirement packages, comprehensive health and wellness benefits and other employment perks. We offer ongoing professional development and leadership training programs to support long-term career growth and trajectory. For more details about our benefits package, visit our website at www.publicprep.org/careers.


Public Preparatory Network is an Equal Opportunity employer. Public Preparatory Network is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment.


Primary Function & Position Overview

The Coding and Robotics teacher will support students in their learning through the responsible and purposeful use of technology to bring the products of their thinking to life. The Coding and Robotics teacher will develop and execute a curriculum where students will have the opportunity to think critically and creatively, persevere through challenges, and collaborate with peers to plan and problem solve. The Coding & Robotics Instructor also works closely with School Aides or members of the Student and Family Affairs Team, who provide non-academic support.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate a passion and expertise in the teaching of computer science, Coding & Robotics, and technology. 
  • Be an exemplar in the use of technology in the classroom to engage learners and build positive relationships. 
  • Be thoroughly conversant with current thinking on teaching K-12 computer science, including the CSTA curriculum, Code.org, and other resources. 
  • Engage in a curriculum exploring technology as tools for project-based learning, and building students’ awareness of their digital footprint as responsible digital citizens
  • Design curriculum based on the use of the makey-makey, 3D printer, Leap motion, digital camera, Lego mind storm or other in house technologies
  • Design a curriculum to introduce students to coding (assembly, ASM, C++, Visual Basic, HTML)
  • Coordinate technology based trips special events
  • Be eager to research and learn new programming languages and technologies and bring them into the classroom. e. Develop a curriculum with topics relevant to the current industry and be proficient in languages that are industry best practices for the curriculum.
  • Arranging and conducting Coding & Robotics exhibitions per school year.
  • Designing school and community Coding & Robotics installations that promote creative collaboration and make our environment more personalized.
  • Implementing strategies that maximize their own performance and that of their students.
  • Delivering and receiving continuous feedback and evaluation for themselves and students based on the development of individualized goals for performance
  • Collaborating with all team members
  • Maintaining records of students’ academic progress, behavior, and character development
  • Communicating with families and building community with them through annual home visits and other school events
  • Attending IEP meeting and ensuring appropriate accommodations are given to students during assessments as needed
  • Completing duties as assigned by the Principal to support and strengthen the community such as breakfast, lunch, or dismissal duty
  • Supporting the school as directed by the Principal and/or Academic Director.

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • An M.A., Ed.M or Master’s degree in relevant content area
  • New York State Dual Certification strongly preferred
  • A minimum of 2 years of demonstrated success as a full-time classroom Coding & Robotics/ Technology Instructor preferred
  • Demonstrated success working in a high-performing, urban school setting preferred
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching through continuous learning and data analysis
  • Exceptional organization and planning skills
  • Superior communication skills
  • An ability to work collaboratively
  • A commitment to single-sex education
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred

This description is intended to describe the type of work being performed by a person assigned to this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by the employee.


An Invitation to Apply for the Position of

Coding & Robotics Teacher (Available 2021-2022)

Boys Prep Bronx (Grades 5-8)

Bronx, NY


About Public Prep

Public Prep is the nation’s first non-profit network that exclusively develops…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 11, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Salary

$61,000 - $81,000

Benefits

Comprehensive Benefits Package

Comprehensive Benefits Package

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Bronx, NY
Associated Location
192 E 151st St, Bronx, NY 10451, USA
5th Floor

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