The STEAM (integrated Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) instructor will inspire students to explore the field of STEAM through innovative and interdisciplinary curriculum design, personalized instruction, and field experiences across the city of Chicago. For a sample of our STEAM course offerings, see our digital library.
Plan and facilitate lessons using GCE’s inquiry- and project-based digital course content
Actively engage students with different learning styles and behaviors by preparing lesson plans that reflect student needs and group dynamics
Plan and guide Field Experiences throughout the city of Chicago
Communicate with parents to help students excel in their STEAM courses
Connect lessons with current events in Chicago and in the world
Facilitate a learning process that culminates in completed Action Projects that demonstrate learning in non-linear ways
Assess and monitor student progress and performance
Bridge classes and ideas in a collaborative and cross-curricular environment
Teach one course per term; design and refine GCE STEAM courses in collaboration with Director of Curriculum
Capture the essence of GCE life through student portfolios and staff blog
Actively participate in GCE’s professional development program
Collaborate with colleagues
Embrace a non-traditional teacher role and see self as master learner who models behaviors and learning process for students
Identify and pursue partnerships that bring curriculum to life
Cultivate content-related external partnerships
Incorporate guest experts to enhance courses
Time & Place
This is a part-time position, following GCE’s annual and weekly calendar. Weekly time commitment is 25 hours.
Compensation & Benefits
The salary for this position is commensurate with experience.
Summary of Qualifications & Expectations
Teaching experience in a STEAM field
Experience and interest in progressive, experiential, and blended learning environments
Experience working in multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environments
Start-up mentality and energy
Ability to wear multiple hats and serve in multiple roles; versatility
Computer and internet skills, as well as the desire to learn new online communication systems and platforms, especially Google Classroom.
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
Non-profit experience a plus
Living abroad/travel experiences a plus
Foreign languages a plus
About GCE Lab School
GCE Lab School is part of Chicago’s micro-school movement, focused on preparing high school graduates for success as citizens in our interconnected and multicultural world. Our Global Citizenship Experience model integrates subjects into thematic courses that invite students to investigate real-world problems in a collaborative, project-based learning environment. Classroom learning is augmented by weekly Field Experiences that engage students in the relevance of their academics, get them outside the classroom and connect them with their community, and ignite their curiosity about potential job and career paths.