The MakerSpace teacher will help to further enhance the school environment in that it celebrates an open-ended culture of creativity, innovation, and experimentation; melding the diverse disciplines of math, science, art, craft, engineering, design, architecture and more. Using the engineering design process, the MakerSpace teacher will assist, support and encourage students as they learn new skills for developing ideas, experiencing success and failure, and making things in a highly collaborative setting.
The MakerSpace teacher will:
~ Help to develop age appropriate, interesting and challenging curriculum for the elementary and middle school students. Maker activities will follow the science and engineering practices outlined in the NGSS and include multiple opportunities for students to collaborate with their peers.
~ Collaborate with K-8 classroom teachers to coordinate MakerSpace experiences with classroom-based NGSS instruction with the goal of eventually integrating cross-curricular lesson extensions that can be taken back to the classroom.
~ Participate in curriculum development with Michael Mino, our Innovation consultant.
~ Model, foster and inspire a growth mindset within students in the Makerspace.
~ Deliver instruction and supervise K-8 students while in the Makerspace.
1. Coordinate with faculty and in collaboration with Michael Mino to create MakerSpace related programming and develop the MakerSpace as a resource for STEAM learning across the curriculum.
2. Research, innovate and develop maker activities, curriculum and resources.
3. Inventory and maintain all MakerSpace materials, tools and equipment, including hardware and software.
4. Research, innovate and Identify project activities suitable for K-8 students.
5. In collaboration with Michael Mino, develop MakerSpace curriculum for a growing and changing MakerSpace.
6. Maintain a safe and efficient learning environment in the Makerspace.
7. Lead and develop students in time-management and project planning skills.
8. Demonstrate enthusiasm in teaching and a willingness to learn together with students.
9. When appropriate, host MakerSpace Family events both during and after school.
1. Experience and/or strong interest in working with elementary and middle school students
2. Working knowledge of NGSS, ELD Standard and CCSS
3. Skills with technology, engineering, design, science, art, and craft
4. Knowledge of the engineering design process and growth mindset
5. Strong classroom management skills
6. Sincere motivation to work collaboratively with an energized, committed and diverse team
7. Action oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable and innovative approach
8. Highly organized
9. Excellent interpersonal, written, oral, and computer skills