For over 100 years, Cate has been combining the best of East Coast tradition and West Coast energy and innovation in the service of highly motivated, independent-minded kids. Residential life is structured to develop well-being and leadership through the practice of self-discipline and service. In addition to an inquiry-driven curriculum designed to elicit the greatest possible growth in every student, all students participate in an extracurricular program that includes athletics, drama, music, dance, community service, and an extensive outdoor program. With more than 50 honors and advanced courses, the Cate curriculum can meet the demands of the most ambitious students. A typical applicant to Cate has impeccable character, a history of high academic achievement, and is mature, curious, adventurous, and willing to assume responsibility and independence.
Cate School Facts:
Total students: 280 (230 boarders / 50 day)
The student-faculty ratio is 5:1 and the average class size is 12.
Boarding students from outside California: 55%
Boarding students from abroad: 16%
Students of color: 44%
Applications received for 2015-16: 700
Acceptance rate: 14%
Students who receive need-based financial aid: 28%
Financial aid allocated for 2015-2016: $3,200,000
Eighty percent of the 60 faculty members have advanced degrees.
Eighteen foreign nations represented: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Brazil, China, Croatia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam
Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia represented: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington
Job Description for Computer Science Instructor
Cate School is committed to attracting and retaining a highly talented and diverse community. We seek applications from candidates who are eager to live among and teach young men and women from all over the world. A small co-educational boarding school on the Central Coast of California, Cate School offers a career opportunity for educators whose priorities and purposes mirror the four pillars of our mission statement--commitment, scholarship, companionship, and service. A small co-educational boarding school, Cate School anticipates and encourages work with our students well beyond the classroom, as faculty members serve as advisors, dorm-parents, coaches, and mentors.
Cate School is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will not unlawfully discriminate in any manner against any applicant.
Cate School is currently seeking highly qualified teaching candidates to advance, coordinate, and support the integration and threading of computational thinking throughout the Cate curriculum, particularly in mathematics and science. The position would include teaching advanced computer science and either math or science. The position will formally begin in August of 2018. The teacher will instruct four sections in the Math and/or Science Departments, oversee or assist during two extra-curricular seasons, fulfill a residential commitment, attend department and faculty meetings, and report to Annalee Salcedo, Chair of the Math Department and/or Craig Bouma, Chair of the Science Department.
Specific responsibilities also include:
An exploration of basic ideas of computational thinking focusing on the perspectives, thought processes, and skills that underlie computational approaches to problem formulation and problem solving. Application of computational tools to investigate complex, large- scale problems in a variety of knowledge domains. Examination of the societal and political implications of computational systems.
Computational thinking skills are versatile approaches to problem solving that include:
Gathering and organizing data to investigate questions and communicate findings
Expressing procedures as algorithms (that is, a series of logical, precise, repeatable steps that delivers an expected result) to reliably create and analyze processes
Creating computational models that use data and algorithms to simulate complex systems
Using and comparing computational models to develop new insights about a subject
implement courses and curriculum consistent with school-wide and departmental skill/content objectives and institutional scholarly aspirations;
see to the productive evolution of all materials pertaining to course purposes and descriptions;
partner with peers and colleagues in all departments, and help Cate to build paradigmatic programs throughout the School.
The art of coding
Teach the equivalent of four classes in computer science and mathematics or science,
Develop and support computational thinking activities and projects across the curriculum,
Skillfully work with students from different backgrounds and levels of computer science proficiency, to increase computational thinking proficiencies across the campus
Advance computational thinking in all disciplines that will give students the skills to model and represent phenomena, set up and solve problems, and ask and clarify questions that make a contribution when used"
work effectively with other teachers within your discipline and department in order to develop courses that are consistent at grade-levels and coordinated across the four-year Science curriculum;
develop a professional development plan appropriate to your needs, in consultation with the department chair, and consistent with the needs of the department;
maintain a growth mindset in considering all manner of pedagogical ideas, evaluative feedback, and evolving school needs.
Experience in teaching programming using Python
For example, interpret and visualize stats in math
Use algorithms to study intervals, rhythm, and composition in music
Predict movement of species in biology
Create simulations to model motion in physics
Create models to represent equations, functions, and statistical phenomena in math
Use primary source data to study patterns of voting in social science
Designs and supports efforts to integrate coding across the curriculum
plan, prepare, and design science activities and labs that engage students in scientific inquiry and facilitate active learning experiences
be knowledgeable of and incorporate national standards and best practices
identify and select different instructional resources and methods to meet students' varying needs
guide and monitor student learning and growth through formative assessment and appropriate feedback
assign and grade class work, homework, tests and assignments in a timely, fair, and consistent manner
maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development
participate in department and school meetings, parent meetings
communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress and student needs
keep updated with developments in subject area, teaching resources and methods and make relevant changes to instructional plans and activities, and be willing to grow professionally and attend conferences
Interested candidates should send a CV and two letters of reference to Craig Bouma, Science Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
single subject teaching certification, MS, or MEd preferred
relevant teaching experience in a high-achieving, college-preparatory environment
knowledge of relevant technology and ability to use a learning management systems