The School at Columbia University is an independent K-8 school founded in 2003 with the goal of providing an excellent education to a diverse student body. Our intentional school culture embraces shared beliefs across disciplines and grades, which underlie important values expressed through everyday behaviors and visible symbols throughout our community.
We dedicate ourselves to fostering in our students personal resourcefulness and integrity, a sense of social responsibility, and a lifelong appreciation of learning through an innovative, socially and emotionally supportive, and academically challenging program. Our pedagogical and curricular philosophies embrace multicultural perspectives, which challenge educators and learners to examine their preconceived notions of race, gender, ethnicity, class, ability, religion, and sexual orientation. We adhere to a common code of civility among all constituents. We tailor our instruction so that the needs of the individual students are met. A committed faculty and administration strive to create a school that will stand as a model for what K-8 education can be, and serve as a genuine and enduring partnership between Columbia University and its neighbors.
The School at Columbia has 3 divisions: primary (K-2); intermediate (3-5); and middle (6-8). Each division has an Educational Technologist.
● Creating and teaching curricular materials for K-8 students in class periods dedicated to technology
● Collaborating with other teachers in designing and implementing units of study in accord with The School’s educational perspective and curricular architecture
● Providing support to The School’s teachers and students in the creation, implementation, and use of the technology resources in classrooms
● Assisting in the effective integration of technology; generally supporting classroom technology, while increasing each teacher’s ability to support classroom technology
● Working with the Division Directors, Technology Director, and the other Educational Technologists to ensure that goals for the application of technology and general competencies are being met within a curricular framework
● Committing to an individualized professional development plan
● Serving as a mutually respectful mentor to Associate Teachers and Interns
● Possibly serving as a student advisor to middle division students and families
● Fulfilling all duties, responsibilities, and commitments as outlined in the Working at The School Guidebook and the University’s code of conduct
● B.A. or B.S. degree from an accredited college or university
● At least two years (or equivalent) of full-time experience developing curriculum focused on the purposeful use of technology
● At least two years of full-time teaching experience in K-8 public and/or independent schools
● Knowledge of and experience within an educational setting in which integrated curriculum is designed and delivered
● Knowledge of and experience with traditional instructional practices for curriculum design and development
● Working knowledge of and experience with innovative pedagogy that makes use of digital technologies
● Ability to appreciate value of a strong team and to apply team-building skills
● Excellent oral and written communications, listening, and interpersonal skills
● Commitment to equity and justice, including knowledge and skills related to cultural competencies
● Ability to provide second-tier support for academic computing systems
● Advanced degree in a related field
● Knowledge of Spanish
● Prior experience with Computer Science, Design & Fabrication, STEM/STEAM curriculum
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The School at Columbia University is an independent K-8 school founded in 2003 with the goal of providing an excellent education to a diverse student body. Our intentional school culture embraces shared…