Children's Programs - School for Children Start Date: Aug 31, 2020 Salary: Commensurate with experience Position Vacancy - STEAM Integrator
About the School A leader in progressive education for more than 100 years, the Bank Street School for Children provides students, from nursery through 8th grade, an education that engages their natural curiosity, nurtures critical thinking, and helps to develop a sense of community and social responsibility. Through a teaching approach that is fundamentally hands-on and child-centered, Bank Street students develop the courage and confidence to think independently, work collaboratively, understand themselves and others more deeply, and possess the compassion to make meaning of the world around them.
General Position Description The School for Children STEAM Integrator will teach dedicated technology and engineering classes to Upper School (5-8th grades) students, support cross-curricular technology integration, and manage the STEAM/Innovation Lab. This is a new position, and we seek an innovative educator with experience teaching upper elementary and middle school-aged students, designing and implementing student-centered technology and engineering curriculum, leading and engaging in design thinking processes, and working in a collaborative environment.
Essential Responsibilities Collaborate with the Technology Coordinator as well as Math/Science and Arts faculty to provide strategic leadership and direction around Bank Street’s STEAM initiative Design curriculum for and teach skills-based technology/engineering classes to Upper School students Inventory and maintain all STEAM/Innovation lab materials, tools and equipment, including hardware and software Research, develop and innovate curricular and co-curricular maker activities Provide training and support to faculty on STEAM-related curriculum and instruction Assist faculty in developing units, projects, or other educational technology applications within their curriculum
Engage in research, writing, and documentation about the role of STEAM in progressive education; and collaborate with other divisions of Bank Street College, as needed Support students in launching a periodic Bank Street newscast Differentiate instruction to support group and individual learning Provide extra help to students as necessary during activities period and before school Assess and write periodic reports on student progress Attend regular division, department, and supervisory meetings, as appropriate Commit to addressing issues of social justice, diversity, equity, and anti-bias education in our curriculum and in our community
Desired Qualifications Bachelor's degree; Master’s degree is preferable Knowledge of child development and progressive education At least three years teaching experience Knowledge of current trends in educational technology, especially related to STEAM Strong background in engineering, technology, and/or design thinking Practical knowledge of mainstream educational hardware and software applications Ability to work collaboratively and an interest in an interdisciplinary approach to education Bank Street College of Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, national origin, ethnic origin, citizenship status, disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law in its employment policies and other college administered programs. In addition, Bank Street College of Education will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
Bank Street has been recognized as a leader in education, and strives to have its faculty and student body reflect the diversity of the society in which they exist. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
About Bank Street School for Children
Bank Street School for Children is a coeducational, independent progressive school on the Upper West Side of Manhattan serving students from Nursery through Grade 8. It is a working model of Bank Street College's approach to teaching and learning.