The Adelson Educational Campus provides a boutique, progressive, educational experience to students from ages 18 months to 18 years. Located in Las Vegas, our elite cadre of teachers provides a customized, project-based learning paradigm, building both content knowledge and soft skills among our students. We offer small class sizes, low student-teacher ratios, cross-curricular and vertical teaming, extensive technology integration (including one-to-world devices at all grades, and ongoing teacher professional development), and a 5000 sf state-of-the-art Startup Incubator featuring Digital Media, Coding, and FabLab facilities.
As our campus continues to evolve authentic, progressive educational experiences for our students, we seek a creative, skilled Computer Science instructor to teach high school level CS courses and lead our CS instructional program. Note that the direct teaching load is minimal, while the time dedicated to creative, customized mentoring and project collaboration is high.
The CS Lead will engage in the following activities:
Instruct AP Computer Science Principles and AP Computer Science A (Java) to a small audience of high school students (Freshmen through Seniors), with a goal of preparing students for success on the AP assessments.
Initiate and coach a high school CyberPatriots competition team; mentor a middle school technology teacher in initiating and coaching an MS CyberPatriots team. Mentor a middle school technology teacher in entering student apps into the National STEM Video Game Challenge. Identify other competitions and compete teams as appropriate.
Collaborate with lower school and middle school technology instructors as they build student coding skills in preparation for high school.
Collaborate with content-area instructors on special projects which may include website or app development.
Collaborate with partner schools in Israel – the “Startup Nation” – to create and executive inventive tech projects for students.
Collaborate on FabLab projects, assisting a small audience of high school students in writing control code for customized robotics and electronics applications, in languages which may include Python and C++.
Beginning in Year 2, continue all activities, adding app development instruction in Swift to Junior and Senior level students, with a goal of assisting students in developing – and taking to market – authentic, sellable apps.
The position commences in early August 2018. Salary is commensurate with background and experience. The Adelson Educational Campus provides excellent benefits including a secure, guard-gated environment, a drug-free campus, professional development, daily lunches, substantial creative flexibility, and numerous school holidays. A stringent background check is required.
Please submit your resume and cover letter to Leon Wilde, Director of Technology at the Adelson Educational Campus, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ideal candidate for the CS Lead position will possess the following:
Demonstrated skill in designing programs to create apps and websites and to control electronic devices including the Arduino and Raspberry Pi.
Some knowledge of cybersecurity basics.
Preferably, some demonstrated background in teaching students (especially high school students) in any capacity (school-based classes, camps, or nonprofit mentoring programs).
Enthusiasm for teaching in a boutique PBL environment, maintaining flexibility in creating and coaching projects, while exhibiting follow-through in managing timelines and executing projects to completion.
A collaborative, positive, inventive mindset; a can-do attitude; and an investment in championing the progressive PBL mission of the school and the Startup Incubator.
Respect for Jewish values which serve as the ethical framework of school culture.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with background and experience.
About Adelson Educational Campus (Startup Incubator)
Education for Life
The Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus is committed to providing students with an education that prepares them for life. Our comprehensive approach emphasizes educating each student to be academically stimulated, emotionally secure and physically healthy. We send students who possess confidence and a strong sense of self into the world. It is our vision that our students will become the moral and ethical leaders of tomorrow.
Founded with the generous support of Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson, the Adelson Campus is the only school in Nevada built on the Jewish ethos of community, service, innovation and discourse. Offering classes from 18 months through 18 years in Nevada. Open to all students regardless of faith or affiliation, the Adelson Campus brings the best in supportive, engaging college preparatory academics to Southern Nevada. With state-of-the-art facilities on beautiful grounds and a faculty recruited worldwide, the Adelson Educational Campus delivers a flexible, progressive, world-class learning environment for inquisitive, motivated students.
The Adelson Educational Campus consists of two schools:
• The Lower School pr...ovides students from 18 months through 5th grade with a highly nurturing academic environment.
• The Upper School, spanning grades 6 through 12, offers students meaningful and exciting opportunities for scholarly and personal growth, hones their critical thinking skills and prepares them for higher education. Since the Upper School began in August 2008, 100 students have received diplomas from our campus.
We invite you to explore our campus and join us on the journey of a lifetime — an Education for Life