Lakeside Educational Enrichment Program (LEEP) Digital Life Teacher Summer 2018
The Lakeside Educational Enrichment Program (LEEP) is looking for an individual to work as a Digital Life Teacher for the 2018 summer. This is a full-time position from July thru early August with some possible work dates during the school year.
Visit LEEP to learn more about the goals and structure of this powerful summer program.
The LEEP Digital Life Teacher will join a diverse and highly collaborative community of educators that consists of teaching colleagues, student counselors, coaches, and outdoor field instructors. The LEEP Team values risk taking and educational excellence. Specific responsibilities for this position include:
Teach Digital Life classes to rising 6th and rising 9th graders (approximately 20 students per class). The goal of technology education is that all students have the computer and multimedia skills needed to support their academic work and to provide a strong foundation for future technology use. These include digital literacy, digital citizenship, multi-media production, design thinking, computational thinking, data visualization.
Collaborative leadership and support of the LEEP program including supervision of students, collaboration with teachers, classroom instruction in information literacy, and primary responsibility for our Maker Space program and facilities.
Nurture the love of reading and habits of mind of life-long learners;
Lead and collaborate with staff and students in research, guided inquiry, and project-based learning;
Develop digital citizens who understand the responsible use of information;
Provide an academically and emotionally supportive environment for participants that promote the LEEP Values; Respect, Risk Taking, and Active Participation;
Participate and collaborate with colleagues; curriculum development, program meetings and student evaluations;
Support instructional and non-profit partners during enrichment activities and field experiences if needed;
Highlight student accomplishments during culminating ceremony and in student reports at the end of the summer;
Work Day / Schedule The following outlines the required hours of work and events for Teachers:
First Aid/CPR Training: June 29: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., if required
Counselor Orientation Week: July 2 – 6: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each day, July 4 is a holiday.
Summer Program: July 9 – August 3: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each day.
Lakeside School is an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking to diversify its workplace.
Successful candidates must:
Have experience as a librarian or computer science teacher, preferably to Middle School students;
An ideal candidate has experience with Maker spaces and hands-on technology and has experience with a variety of programming languages;
Thrive in a highly collaborative work environment that values innovation and creativity;
Be able to work collaboratively to create interesting and fun content for students in 6th thru 9th grade;
Possess the ability to connect with a broad range of learners;
Have passion and commitment for student success in and outside of the classroom;
Complete a national criminal history background check.
About Lakeside School
Lakeside School was founded in 1919, and currently enrolls 858 students in grades 5 through 12 from diverse ethnic, racial, religious, and economic backgrounds.
The School’s Mission and shared commitment of all Lakeside employees is to develop in intellectually capable young people the creative minds, healthy bodies, and ethical spirits to contribute wisdom, compassion, and leadership to a global society. We provide a rigorous, dynamic academic program through which effective educators lead students to take responsibility for learning. We are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community and in the joy and importance of lifelong learning.