Lower School Technology Integration and MakerSpace Mentor, One-Year Position
Buckingham Browne & Nichols
September 26, 2018
Based on Experience
Full Time - Faculty
BB&N is seeking full-time Technology Integration and MakerSpace Mentor for a one-year position. This position supports lower school teachers in integrating technology into their curriculum and coordinates the use of our makerspace. This is accomplished by building collaborative relationships with teachers, understanding their curricular goals, and supporting their efforts at increasingly powerful uses of technology for student-centered learning. We seek an educator focused on continuous improvement who has a contagious enthusiasm for supporting the use of technology in interdisciplinary, and inquiry-based learning. This is a full-time 11 month position reporting to the director of information technology. This is a one year appointment, with the possibility of renewal. Our lower school technology team also includes a technology teacher of grades 3-5 and a collaborating science teacher.
Support teachers in developing and delivering educationally impactful technology projects.
Serve as a catalyst, coach and collaborator to bring teachers’ innovative ideas into reality.
Manage our makerspace, including the upkeep of supplies, tools, and scheduling.
Operate and help others safely operate our makerspace tools including the laser cutter, 3D printers, robotics kits, electronics, vinyl cutter, hand tools, power tools, etc.
Teach lessons and classes as needed, including a 6th grade technology class 3 periods/week.
Nurture student skills in design thinking, logical thinking, and digital multimedia tools.
Help teachers use ISTE NETS standards to assess students’ technology proficiency.
Demonstrate a consistent pattern of outreach and support of teachers and grade level teams in improving their own technology proficiencies and goals.
Support teachers in developing and improving their class websites for instructional purposes.
Seek out and sustain connections to local technology resources, organizations, and institutions.
Communicate BB&N’s vision for effective technology integration to the faculty and parents through email, blogging, websites, and presentations.
Create extra-curricular opportunities for student engagement, such as after school programs.
Technology Support Responsibilities
Assist teachers and students with common technology-related questions and problems.
Assist with audio-visual support needs of campus events.
Help manage the upkeep of various laptop and iPad carts, and peripheral equipment, including deployment and imaging prior to the school year, and collection after school year ends.
Manage student computer accounts, and perform password-resets as needed.
Assist and support the FileMaker report-card database process by teachers.
Assist parents with school-related technology questions or concerns as needed.
BB&N, a coeducational day school in Cambridge, MA, was established in 1974 by the merger of two independent schools, the Buckingham School and the Browne & Nichols School, founded respectively in 1889 and 1883. Located on multiple campuses, we work as one School in pursuit of excellence. We celebrate the diversity of our community, which enriches our daily experience. At BB&N we foster intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and a deep concern and respect for others.
BB&N’s mission is to promote scholarship, integrity, and kindness in diverse, curious, and motivated students. The School prepares students for lives of principled engagement in their communities and the world. We value a diverse and inclusive community that fosters respect for the identities and perspectives of all.
The ideal candidate should demonstrate:
Bachelors or Masters degree in education, or equivalent experience.
Classroom teaching experience, especially at the elementary level.
Significant experience supporting technology resources in an educational setting.
Background in design thinking protocols and/or STEM/STEAM.
Experience with makerspace tools including laser cutters, 3D printers, etc.
Experience collaborating with teachers to improve instruction and integrate technology.
Experience with Mac and iOS, Google Apps, class websites, AV equipment and peripherals.
Ability to articulate a compelling, energetic, and compassionate vision for technology use.
Excellent communication and organization skills: written, oral, and listening.
Collaborative, flexible, responsible working style, pitching in to do whatever needs to be done.
Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community
Good sense of humor!
About Buckingham Browne & Nichols
BB&N, a coeducational day school in Cambridge, MA, was established in 1974 by the merger of two independent schools, the Buckingham School and the Browne & Nichols School, founded respectively in 1889 and 1883. Located on multiple campuses, we work as one School in pursuit of excellence. We celebrate the diversity of our community which enriches our daily experience. At BB&N we foster intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and a deep concern and respect for others.