Middle School Innovation and Design 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 Orange County area is seeking a Middle School Design Teacher to start in August 2022.

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 or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in the area of educational technology, innovation or similar field
  • Minimum three years of classroom experience, preferably in a 6-8 school environment
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program (MYP) experience preferred
  • An understanding of key learning theories and methods of instruction and their relation to educational technology
  • Strong troubleshooting skills to solve basic technical problems
  • Experience with digital fabrication tools (3D printers, laser cutters, etc.)
  • Experience working with multiple technology platforms (PC, Mac, iPad, mobile, etc.)
  • Experience with various programming languages (Lego Robotics, Scratch, Java, etc.)
  • Experience in photo, video and audio editing tools (ex. Adobe Suite, Photoshop, Premier, Audacity)
  • Interest and aptitude for basic engineering, including skills in low technology areas with a variety of tools

More about this role


  • Develop and implement MYP Design curriculum for students in grades 6 – 8
  • Promote design thinking curriculum
  • Guide students through the engineering design process
  • Work collaboratively with the Technology and Innovation Department to provide consultation and support for teachers in the integration of innovative applications and tools
  • Assist Middle School students with technology as needed
  • Participate in Middle School grade level planning meetings