Computer Science, Coding and Computational Thinking Teacher (Middle School) -- Hawken School
THE POSITION: Hawken School is seeking a full-time middle school Computer Science, Coding, and Computational Thinking teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. The essential duties/responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Teach four classes of middle school Computer Science, which may include sections of 4th – 8th grade robotics and other Fab Lab type activities
Serve as an advisor, overseeing the academic and social growth of his/her advisees
Serve as a member of a grade level team of teachers meeting on a daily/weekly basis to plan, develop, and assess co-curricular activities and coordinate student support in alignment with Hawken’s mission
Serve as a member of the Middle School Science and Technology Departments, attending departmental meetings, developing and updating course curricula, and supporting the work of the department
Coach or lead a significant co-curricular activity within the Middle School and/or Lower School
Perform other non-teaching duties as assigned by the Directors or Head of School
QUALIFICATIONS: Hawken School seeks a dynamic and innovative individual committed to teaching the total child. Candidates must possess demonstrated competence and leadership in middle level Computer Science curriculum development, instruction and pedagogy. An advanced degree is preferred but not required. Candidates should have an exceptional understanding of the developmental needs of middle school learners, flexibility, energy, creativity, high expectations, and a sense of humor. Facility with dynamic educational technologies for enhancing the exploration of computational thinking across disciplines and learning is a requirement—especially grade appropriate graphical and written coding software tools, as well as robotics environments, leagues, and competitions. Expertise in constantly discovering, disseminating, and evangelizing new computational tools to help students and faculty stay current across disciplines is a plus. Experience in mentoring independent student research for science fairs, competitions, and Olympiads is also a plus. Candidates should be willing and eager to assist in the life of the School and be effective in dealing with colleagues and parents. One of Hawken’s principles, to appreciate difference and individuality, is at the forefront in our search and we are keenly interested in candidates with a proven commitment to engaging in and promoting a diverse, multicultural community.
THE SCHOOL: Founded in 1915 in Cleveland, Ohio, Hawken School is a coeducational, globally-minded independent day school enrolling over 1,000 students in grades preschool through 12. With three academic campuses within 25 minutes of downtown Cleveland and an urban extension center in the cultural heart of the city at University Circle, Hawken provides a demanding and integrated course of study in a diverse, nurturing environment.
Committed to the development of character and intellect and to eliciting the full academic, artistic, and athletic potential in every student, Hawken is well-recognized as a community that promotes passionate teaching, engaged learning, and confident self-expression. Innovative schedules support individualized student attention, and educational partnerships with world renowned institutions offer real-world learning opportunities. To support our innovative programming, stunning new facilities have recently been completed at both our Lyndhurst and Gates Mills campus.
Substantial professional development opportunities support and maintain exceptional creativity and collaboration in a classroom that expands into the greater community, locally and worldwide. To learn more about Hawken School, visit our website at www.hawken.edu.