ES STEAM Teacher (Tentative)
The STEAM teacher is responsible to the Elementary School Principal for supporting teachers to effectively integrate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) with their students.Technology in the elementary school includes: educational, food and design technology.
The placement commences 1 August 2020. The initial contract is offered for two years subject to renewal. Please apply by following the link and submitting all the required documentation.
Position: STEAM teacher
School Section: Elementary School
The STEAM teacher is responsible to the Elementary School Principal for supporting teachers to effectively integrate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) with their students.
Technology in the elementary school includes: educational, food and design technology.
The STEAM Facilitator will:
- Regularly consult with grade levels and departments to integrate STEAM into the curriculum.
- Model best practices in STEAM teaching pedagogy through team teaching approach when required.
- Have a sound understanding of design thinking and the design process.
- Manage the following budgets, resources, personnel and spaces: Science Lab, GreenHouse, MakerSpace, Learning Kitchen and ICT.
- Lead by staying current on best practices for STEAM facilitation.
- Plan and facilitate meetings of the STEAM Advocates six times per year, to dig deeply into curriculum and give guidance as to which opportunities should be created for STEAM.
- Work with all education staff to successfully implement the WAB elementary school Educational Technology Expectations.
- Systematically organize and conduct professional development opportunities for education staff.
- Provide just-in-time support for the integration of technology.
- Work with WAB technology staff to provide input and recommendations regarding hardware and software purchases related to technology integration.
- Work closely with WAB IT support staff to insure support is properly supporting the educational technology program. Develop digital citizenship among staff and students.Promote responsible use of technology and ensure students are aware of the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP).
The successful applicant is expected to have the following skills, abilities, knowledge and experience:
Personal Skills and Abilities
- Excellent interpersonal skills with staff, students and parents
- Ability to solve problems effectively and in a timely manor
- Excellent communication skills
- Strong leadership and collaboration skills
- Strong work ethic and can-do attitude
- Ability to manage change Initiative
- Sound understanding of current best practices in STEAM
- Sound practical understanding of IB programs
- Sound understanding of collaborative planning
- Sound understanding of inquiry-based practices
- Sound base knowledge of technology systems, hardware, and software
- Sound base knowledge of the design process
- Demonstrable success in using current best practices in STEAM in the classroom
- Demonstrable success in fostering a range of digital skills and attitudes in others
- Experience as IB practitioner (preferred)
- Experience working in an ESOL context
- Teaching Qualification
- Completed Introductory PYP/MYP/DP course (preferred)
- Apple Distinguished Educator certification (preferred)