Ensure all children are properly supervised and safe at all times
Create and maintain an active, engaging, and safe learning environment for elementary students ages 6 and up. Lead and teach an intermediate level Robotics class once a week (either Monday or Wednesday) from 3:15 to 4:15
Lead and coach an FLL Robotics Team three days a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 3:15 to 5:15. Must be able to attend three robotics tournaments that occur on different weekends; two take place locally in October and November and the other is in either March or April at LEGOLand
Model how to program and build structurally sound robots using the LEGO Mindstorms NXT and EV3 Software and kits ? Support groups of students in building and programming their own robots by teaching students how motors and gears work and how to obtain data from sensors
Collaborate with the school’s Educational Technology and Innovation Coordinator to ensure the effectiveness and cohesion of the school’s program
Document and share students' individual and group progress with parents The aforementioned essential duties and responsibilities have been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees of this nature. It is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. Qualifications: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required for this position.
Possesses strong communication and teamwork skills
Is energetic and passionate about being a role model and educator; is able to inspire students and create a stimulating and enthusiastic learning environment
Demonstrates an ability and expertise in engineering or computer science ? Demonstrates an ability to teach and manage groups of mixed-age elementary children ? Demonstrates problem-solving and computer programming skills
Has practical experience using basic languages such as html, java, etc.; a working knowledge of the LEGO Mindstorms programming software (NXT or EV3) is preferred
Has experience teaching or using “drag and drop” programming software such as Scratch or Code.org
Must be able to pass a criminal background check and a Coach’s screening through FLL (First Lego League) Education and Experience: Interested candidates must have a high school diploma as well as two or more years of specialized training in engineering or computer science. Ideal candidates must also have at least one year of experience teaching or facilitating groups of elementary age children in a formal setting. A bachelor’s degree in the sciences, a teaching certification, and/or experience teaching robotics with either LEGO Mindstorms NXT or EV3 is preferred.
Turning Point seeks candidates who will contribute to and are committed to diversity and multicultural educational practices, who demonstrate skills in cross-cultural teaching and leadership practices, and who are dedicated to working in a diverse community. The school seeks candidates who:
Communicate effectively with diverse populations
Create an inclusive classroom/work environment ? Use multicultural teaching/leadership methods, materials, and resources that reflect multiple perspectives
Engage in professional development opportunities to further develop inclusive teaching and leadership practices
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Turning Point School is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to promoting diversity in the workplace and seeking a diverse and broad spectrum of qualified candidates. Turning Point School does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, gender or gender identity, age or sexual orientation.
About Turning Point School Turning Point School, located in Culver City, California, is an independent, coeducational day school enrolling students in preschool through 8th grade from the greater Los Angeles area. Turning Point is committed to educating the whole child, instilling a natural love of learning, and setting the foundation for success in high school, college, and beyond. A Turning Point education immerses students in rich learning experiences that encourage and build natural curiosity and reward ingenuity – with the goal of helping students become well-balanced adults who are confident, honest, knowledgeable, community-focused, globally oriented.