New Roads School Part-time Lower and Middle School (K-8) Coding Instructor
New Roads School
April 16, 2018
Santa Monica, California
Part Time - Faculty
4 Year Degree
ABOUT NEW ROADS
New Roads is a K-12 college-preparatory, independent school in Santa Monica, California. At the heart of New Roads’ philosophy is the belief that all children deserve access to education that places traditional academic pursuits in contemporary context, engaging students’ hearts and minds to prepare for the challenges of our ever-evolving world. Unique among private schools, New Roads strives to have a student body and faculty that reflect the diversity of Los Angeles by prioritizing socio-economic, racial and cultural diversity. Weaving together the kaleidoscope of communities that makes up Los Angeles, we inspire our students to become creative thinkers, committed citizens, and compassionate human beings.
Born of a felt responsibility to prepare young people for the world that awaits them, New Roads School seeks to spark enduring curiosity, to promote personal, social, political, cultural and moral understanding, to instill respect for the life and ecology of the earth, and to foster the sensitivity to embrace life’s deep joys and mysteries.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Teach 5 sections of Coding to K-4 students at the Lower School campus
Teach 4 sections of Coding to 5-8th grade students at the Middle School campus
Responsible for writing and developing new coding curriculum
Have a commitment to assisting in the assessment, growth and success of the Film and Digital Media Program.
Work cooperatively with the department, faculty and staff throughout the school in striving for educational excellence.
General involvement as a faculty member and in assessment of student learning.
Support and continuous quality improvement through participation.
Will maintain and communicate high expectations and boundaries in a consistently kind, clear and respectful manner.
Maintain a climate of trust and mutual respect, which encourages students to risk asking questions, expressing their opinions, and making mistakes necessary to learning process.
Maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development
Participate in department, school, and parent meetings
Other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Bachelor’s Degree required
2 years prior Lower and Middle School experience in Coding/Computer Science or 2 years of after school/camp experience preferred
Dynamic personality and enthusiasm for teaching
Interest in Coding/Computer Science
Tech savvy (hardware and software, PC and MAC)
Ability to teach Scratch or Tynker
Ability to teach basic fundamentals of coding (Must know HTML, CSS, and JS)
Strong collaboration skills
Commitment and respect for diversity
Understanding of and commitment to the school mission and goals
Understanding of and commitment to teaching and motivating students in ways appropriate to their diverse backgrounds and learning styles.
Ability to perform all of the essential functions, skills, and specification of the position
Demonstrated commitment to professional growth
Support and participation in the school’s commitment to continuous improvement