Innovation Lab Faculty / Engineering and Design Teacher
Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County
January 12, 2018
New Milford, New Jersey
Full Time - Faculty
4 Year Degree
The Innovation Lab/Engineering and Design teacher works with the Director of the Innovation Lab to help design the school’s new Innovation Lab program. It’s an exciting time to join Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County, as our Innovation Lab is slated to open next fall. The successful candidate will teach in our Innovation Lab and help faculty integrate design thinking and project based learning principles into their curricula. Successful candidates will have a strong background in classroom teaching at the lower and/or middle school level, experience with the principles of design thinking, and a passion for working with faculty to figure out creative, thoughtful and appropriate uses for the tools and materials found in our Innovation Lab. In addition, the successful candidate will have familiarity with using 3D printers, vinyl cutters, and laser cutters, as well computer programming/coding experience, specifically including Scratch, Lego EV3, and a CAD programming language. Personal qualities such as curiosity, perseverance, flexibility, versatility, and resilience are desirable as is a willingness to tackle new challenges with an open mind and to work collaboratively with students and faculty alike.
Educational and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in a related field and minimum of two years of teaching experience required; Innovation Lab/Makerspace experience preferred.
About Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County
About Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County (SSDS)
Located nine miles from the George Washington Bridge, SSDS is a nationally accredited, premier Jewish day school (three-year-olds through eighth grade) that cultivates independent thinkers and the next generation of global leaders through an inquiry-based educational approach. Now in our 44th year, SSDS successfully integrates a rigorou...s dual curriculum with Jewish values-based moral development, and provides a warm, nurturing environment guided by award-winning educators.