Friends Seminary, an independent co-educational Quaker school in New York City, seeks a Middle School Technology Integrator to join the Faculty in August 2017. This full-time, 10-month position also includes 2 weeks of technology work at the beginning and end of the school year. The Middle School Technology Integrator reports to the Director of Technology and the Head of the Middle School.
Work with the Middle School faculty to model, support, and inspire the use of technology to support excellence in teaching and learning
Design, collaboratively plan, and teach Technology classes for students from 5th through 8th grade that emphasize creative problem-solving with computer science, robotics, and design
Collaborate with teachers to integrate technology into their existing curricula or develop new curricula
Identify opportunities to collaborate across disciplines using technology resources
Seek out new technologies and resources and train users in their educational applications
Work to manage and maintain the 1:1 iPad program in the Middle School
Work closely with the other Technology Integrators to create a seamless K-12 technology sequence
Work to design, develop and program activities within the new Maker Space facilities being planned for the school
Support administrators, teachers, students, and parents in learning how to be good digital citizens through curricular and co-curricular programming
Serve as a Middle School advisor and club leader
Bachelors Degree, Masters preferred.
3-5 years of teaching experience
Interest and experience working with Middle School aged students
Experience working with teachers to integrate technology
Experience developing curricula
Experience delivering professional development workshops to teachers
Ability to troubleshoot hardware problems, including iPads, OSX laptops, desktops, and projection systems
Experience working with Google Apps and Learning Management systems.
Creative and self-driven technologist and educator
Experience with programming, robotics and 3D design technologies, preferably Scratch, Arduino and Tinkercad
Collaborative team member who is experienced communicating with and synthesizing the needs of multiple groups, including teachers, administrators, students, and parents.
Exceptional organizational, time management, and communication skills
Interest and experience in creating maker environments conducive to tinkering, designing and innovation
Commitment to creating a safe, respectful and dynamic digital environment for students to learn and grow
Application and Contact
Please send a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy and contact information for three references to: email@example.com. No phone calls please.
When submitting your required documents, kindly reference in the subject line: your first and last name, the position you are applying for and where you heard about the position, i.e: Smith, John – MS Technology Integrator-NAIS. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application online. Kindly submit your information only once per school year. No phone calls, please. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. We do not exclude anyone on the basis of race, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.
Friends Seminary educates students from kindergarten through twelfth grade, under the care of the New York Quarterly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Through instruction and example, students follow their curiosity and exercise their imaginations as they develop as scholars, artists and athletes. In a community that cultivates the intellect through keen observation, critical thinking a...nd coherent expression, we strive to respond to one another, valuing the single voice as well as the effort to reach consensus. The disciplines of silence, study and service provide the matrix for growth: silence opens us to change; study helps us to know the world; service challenges us to put our values into practice. At Friends Seminary, education occurs within the context of the Quaker belief in the Inner Light – that of God in every person. "Guided by the ideals of integrity, peace, equality and simplicity, and by our commitment to diversity, we do more than prepare students for the world that is: we help them bring about the world that ought to be."*
* This last sentence is adapted from Faith and Practice: The Book of Discipline of the New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (1974).
Adopted January 2006