TEACHER OF STEAM

Middle School

TEACHER OF STEAM

Middle School | Full-Time

About Kohelet Yeshiva Middle School

The world is rapidly changing, and in order for our children to succeed, schools must change too. At KYMS, we are redefining what is possible in Jewish education by actively engaging students in intellectual inquiry and creative design through empirically supported approaches to academic, intellectual, social, emotional, and spiritual growth.  

KYMS is a student-centered, interdisciplinary, multi-age Modern Orthodox middle school that fosters creativity, critical thinking, confidence & compassion.

Position Description

Kohelet Yeshiva Middle School, a new, educationally progressive, 6-8 Modern Orthodox Day School located in Merion Station, Pennsylvania, seeks a dynamic, passionate, and talented educator for the position of Teacher of STEAM for the 2017-2018 school year.  Creativity, flexibility, organization, preparation, and dedication are a must for this position. The Teacher of STEAM will use knowledge about best practices and instructional strategies to develop STEAM lessons and resources that directly support a progressive school model.

 

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be able to:

  • Lead a mixed-age and ability class along with other teaching team members.
  • Work collaboratively with school-based team to design and implement project-based and inquiry-based integrated STEAM curriculum.
  • Utilize research-based best practices in STEAM instruction to create rigorous, dynamic learning environments for middle schoolers.
  • Demonstrate excellent classroom management skills, and cultivate a classroom culture where students take ownership of their own learning.
  • Assess students in a variety of ways, including informal and formal assessment, and use that data to assist student growth and self-reflection.
  • Integrate a Design-Thinking methodology into the curriculum to support student-centered instruction.
  • Possess experience using Adaptive Math programs in a meaningful way for personalized learning.
  • Cultivate a positive classroom environment that will engage students in learning and foster creativity through problem-solving and the development of 21st Century skills such as communication and collaboration.
  • Utilize dynamic instructional groupings to meet the needs of all learners.
  • Determine students’ academic and social emotional learning goals and ensure they’re met.
  • Be active in the school community (attend events at Kohelet Yeshiva Middle School, including professional development, open house events, among others).
  • Design dynamic learning experiences that incorporate the learning principles of yeshiva Middle School.
  • Communicate learning targets and outcomes to colleagues, parents, and students on a regular basis.
  • Build and maintain positive and open partnerships with all members of the school community.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in education.
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in Math, Science, or a STEAM related field.
  • Prior experience with creating child-centered learning activities, including classroom teaching experience with middle school students.
  • Experience with constructivist pedagogy and a student-centered classroom.
  • Ability to set concrete, ambitious goals for students.
  • Willingness to work with students outside of their academic content area
  • Ability to show a reflective mindset, an intellectual curiosity, and leadership potential.
  • Willingness to fully participate in the fast-paced “all-hands-on-deck” culture of a first-year, multi-age, 6-8 Orthodox Day School.
  • Interest in co-teaching with colleagues in Judaic Studies and Humanities Education at the 6-8 grade level so as to create meaningful integration between secular and Judaic Studies curriculum.
  • Desire to take risks in an environment where the success and failure of all initiatives will be publically shared so as to advance the field of Jewish Education in North America.

Additional Qualifications:

A successful candidate may also have:

  • Familiarity with 3-D printers and printing applications
  • Familiarity with electronics and circuits
  • Knowledge of coding applications and programs for students (Scratch)
  • Proficiency in the use of LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 and/or Vex Robotics as a programming and mechanical building tool.
  • Experience in Robotics Competitions.

Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience.  

If you want to be part of a team of passionate and talented educators that are committed to changing the face of Jewish education, please email your resume to Kohelet Yeshiva Middle School: innovators@yeshivalabschool.org.    

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