Middle School 7th and 8th Grade Computer Science and Design Teacher
February 18, 2018
Full Time - Faculty
7th and 8th Grade Computer Science Teacher
Menlo School is seeking a creative, energetic, and dynamic Middle School 7th and 8th grade Computer Science teacher who enjoys working with Middle School age students to help them develop computational thinking skills and problem-solving strategies. In our hiring process, we are looking for a teacher who will:
Collaborate with colleagues to develop and define an engaging computer science curriculum for our 7th and 8th graders.
Create hands-on learning experiences that will introduce students to algorithmic thinking, coding, physical computing, and robotics using design thinking and a project-based approach.
Promotes thoughtful, inquiry-focused dialogue in the classroom.
Differentiates instruction to meet a range of student abilities.
Works to collaborate on interdisciplinary projects and skills with other grade-level core teachers.
In our hiring process, we look for teachers who:
support the organizational, academic, and emotional needs of middle schoolers,
invest in the life of the school by actively participating in Advocacy, clubs, and faculty committees,
work collaboratively with other faculty members towards a common goal through active listening, sharing, and reflecting,
commit to their own professional growth and reflection,
model high ethical and moral standards,
show a commitment to the issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity.
B.A. or M.A. in a Computer Science content area preferred.
A minimum of three years prior experience teaching programming, design, and/or robotics, preferably in a middle school setting.
Has familiarity with some or all of Python, HTML/CSS, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Hummingbird Robotics, Lego Mindstorms, Makey Makey, and Scratch programming.
Will work to provide the interdisciplinary bridge between computer science skills and topics to student interests and other academic disciplines.
Familiarity with, and interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) integration.
Has multiple years experience working with children in a teaching, coaching, or mentoring capacity.