Technology and Makerspace Teacher

Job Type: Teaching
Job Category: Design/Innovation

This opening calls for specific teaching qualifications set by the school.

CalWest’s client school in the Greater Los Angeles area is seeking a Technology and Makerspace Teacher for an August 2022 start date.


Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and/or other educational requirements listed on the job description
  • Requisite skills commensurate with the position
  • A reasonable commuting distance to the CalWest client school, or a willingness to relocate
  • Relevant, recent experience
  • Authorization to live and work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) in educational technology or related field; Master’s degree in education preferred
  • Three years’ teaching experience preferred
  • Successful teaching experience in elementary school
  • Experience in facilitating a school makerspace preferred
  • Experience in coaching First Lego League robotics preferred
  • Flexibility and creativity in working in a dynamic environment exhibiting the qualities of an adult learner dedicated to their craft
  • Experience working with highly gifted children preferred

More about this role

Responsibilities

  • Teach a course load of technology and makerspace/design thinking courses using project-based learning methods, primarily to Lower School students
  • Serve as a member of the Innovation and Technology Team to support K-8 programming and provide guidance to school staff in the implementation of technology and innovative practices
  • Collaborate with Lower School homeroom teachers to align teaching and learning in technology and makerspace/design thinking courses with grade-level content
  • Expand makerspace, robotics, and computational thinking opportunities for Lower School students through breakout sessions and classroom-integrated curricular experiences
  • Teach a comprehensive digital citizenship curriculum in cooperation with the school library media specialist