The Upper School Makerspace Facilitator develops and delivers opportunities for making for students, delivers teacher and student training in the Makerspace, as well as supervises and maintains the Makerspace. The Makerspace Facilitator understands the principles of engineering, design and design thinking and demonstrates a passion and knowledge about the use of technologies to support creative, engaged learning. He/she will serve as a member of the Upper School faculty and the technology team. The Facilitator, in collaboration with educational and information technology teams, facilitates and leads all aspects of technology use in the Upper School academic program as well as other technology initiatives that enhance the day-to-day life of the students and the teachers. It is the Facilitator’s responsibility to ensure that all Upper School planning for technology is coordinated with the other divisions and with the information technology team. This position reports to both the Head of Upper School and the Director of Institutional Technology.
Facilitate hands-on projects with students; team-teach with classroom teachers
Create opportunities and programming in the Makerspace, including partnering with outside organizations and experts
Teach computer science classes
Manage the scheduling, inventory, and equipment upkeep
Plan and lead professional development programming and workshops for faculty
Assist with related clubs and other extra-curricular programming (occasional weekend and evening commitments as needed)
Must be flexible and collaborative team member who can support, inspire, and motivate others
Mentor and lead an advisory
Lead the ongoing progression and evaluation of the effectiveness of the Upper School instructional technology program
A strong record of research and practice, a willingness to take risks, a desire to look beyond traditional disciplines, and a dedication to making a difference in the world
Passion for working with upper school students
Enthusiasm for exploring new trends and tools for learning
Experience with coding, using media, design, and digital fabrication tools and software
Established in 1969, Cannon School is an independent, nonsectarian, college preparatory day school located on a beautiful 65-acre campus 20 miles from Charlotte, N.C. Enrolling approximately 983 students from six counties in grades Junior Kindergarten-12, Cannon is the fourth largest independent school in the greater Charlotte area. Cannon School seeks to prepare students for a world that promis...es to be unpredictable. In classroom learning, character building activities, and extra-curricular involvement, teachers, advisors, and coaches work to instill in students Habits of Mind that are reflective, meta-cognitive, self-governing, and strategic along with Habits of Spirit that encourage flexibility, curiosity, creativity and risk-taking.