Thayer Academy Middle School seeks an educator to run our collaborative design lab and potentially to teach one section of science (the grade and course will depend on the strengths of the candidate), although this is not necessarily a requirement depending on the strengths of the successful candidate.
Collaborating with faculty in integrating Design Thinking, Video, Making, Coding, and Robotics into existing curriculum through workshops, seminars, one-on-one sessions, co–teaching and student projects in the Library Maker Space.
Instructing faculty and students on programming and production topics, such as video, photo, 3D modeling, laser and vinyl cutters, electronics, and word working.
Mentoring middle school students in designing and implementing their experiential maker projects.
Teaching a 6th grade Intro to Making class, a 5th grade Maker Space class, and an elective. (7 class periods per 6-day cycle in total.)
Serving as an advisor to 6-8 7th or 8th grade students
A Master's degree is preferred, and some level of applicable or transferable experience is required.
About Thayer Academy
Thayer Academy is an independent, college-preparatory day school for boys and girls in grades 5 - 12. It was founded in 1877 by the bequest of General Sylvanus Thayer, “Father of the U.S. Military Academy” at West Point and founder of the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College.
Thayer Academy is located in residential Braintree, Massachusetts, 13 miles south of Boston on a 34-acre campus comprised of 9 buildings and 57 classrooms.
Thayer's enrollment for the 2013-2014 academic year is 688 (211 Middle School, 477 Upper School), with students coming from 57 surrounding towns and cities. There are 108 faculty members, 70% of whom have graduate degrees.