Robotics and Computer Science Instructor Middle and High School
Oaks Christian School
February 2, 2018
Westlake Village, California
Full Time - Faculty
4 Year Degree
In support of Oaks Christian’s mission, teachers teach, advise, supervise, care about the students, work in partnership with parents, advocate and promote the School, work collegially with administrators and fellow faculty, and grow professionally. The role of teacher at Oaks Christian School is a pivotal, dynamic position on campus. A full-time teaching position includes teaching assignments along with community responsibilities.
The successful Middle School (5th Grade - 8th Grade) Robotics and Computer Science teacher understands the importance of computer science, coding and robotics in upper and middle school education and is able to develop an engaging curriculum around the ideas of computer science, coding and robotics. Prior experience in K-12 computer science, coding, and robotics project-based learning is desirable. Candidates with previous industry experience are encouraged to apply. Strong communication skills and the ability to inspire students to innovate and create are essential.
Teach computer science classes for 8th-12th grade students. Courses may include: Exploring Computer Science and introduction Computer Science Applications (topics in interactive web development, app development, robotics, game design, and/or virtual reality).
Identify and update computer science curriculum changes to be in line with national best practices.
Inspire students to pursue computer science and engineering fields by bringing in guest speakers, demonstrations of technology, and other activities.
Participate in ongoing professional development to research and identify best practices related to computer science education, coding, and robotics.
Implement and develop VEX robotics competitions at the middle school including:
Supervision of extracurricular responsibilities linked with VEX competitions
Attend matches and tournaments with team (as needed)
Recruit assistant coach(es)/teacher(s) (may be parent or community volunteers)
Demonstrate energy, creativity, and initiative.
Additional Community Responsibilities Include:
Community responsibilities including service as an advisor, attending school trip functions (East Coast Trip, grade level adventures)
Any other responsibility assigned when necessary by administration.
Demonstrate a passion and expertise in the teaching of computer science, 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.
Be eager to research and learn new programming languages and technologies and bring them into the classroom.
Develop a curriculum with topics relevant to current industry and be proficient in languages that are industry best practices for the curriculum.
With an understanding of adolescent development and effective classroom practice, foster the well-being of students in the school by both challenging and supporting them.
Be a team player who works in concert with other teachers, administrators, librarians and the IT department.
Have a degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field, Bachelor minimum, Masters preferred.
Competency in Scratch, HTML, CSS, Python, and Java.
Be able to develop and implement an effective and engaging curriculum as a highly competent teacher.
Have excellent communication skills.
Computer Science teaching experience, Information Technology or related field: 2 years
Computer Science / coding industry experience, Information Technology or related field: 2 years
Previous experience with VEX Robotics competitions in a school setting
About Oaks Christian School
Oaks Christian School located in Westlake Village, California, is a Christian, co-educational, college preparatory school serving grades 5-12.
Mission Statement: To dedicate ourselves to Christ in the pursuit of academic excellence, artistic expression, and athletic distinction, while growing in knowledge and wisdom through God's abundant grace.