Congressional School seeks a part-time Robotics Teacher for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Robotics Teacher teaches Middle School students and provides an inclusive, imaginative and engaging learning environment that welcomes all students and recognizes a variety of learning styles. The Robotics Teacher is knowledgeable about the cognitive and social-emotional development of children this age and possesses a firm understanding of and passion for Robotics. In addition to the below duties and responsibilities, the Robotics Teacher will be positive, collaborative, and innovative.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Develops, implements, assesses and modifies, as necessary, a dynamic robotics program for grades 5 - 8 that aligns with Congressional School’s vision, mission, and values.
Utilizes a hands-on, inquiry-driven approach that maximizes student engagement
Ability to explore and execute technology in the classroom as an instructional tool to enhance learning
Displays a deep understanding of and a passion for robotics and its application to the world
Organizes classroom systems and procedures and manages student behavior to ensure all students are fully engaged and learning.
Participates in extracurricular activities and supervisory assignments which enhance the quality of the robotics program
Assesses students’ knowledge for the purposes of refining classroom activities and providing feedback to students, parents and administration regarding students’ progress, expectations and goals.
Maintains a high level of awareness regarding research and recent developments on programs that will benefit middle school students in robotics
Actively seeks opportunities for professional development in robotics and middle school pedagogy.
Listens and responds to student and parent concerns in a responsible, constructive and resourceful manner.
Actively supports the school philosophy, community, and policies.
Performs other related duties as required and assigned by the Division Director
Ideal candidates will have:
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or a related field
Experience in computer science, coding and robotics
Minimum of 2 years’ teaching experience, preferably in an independent school
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in child development and educational practices
Strong initiative and organizational skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
An ability to work in a joyful, collegial and collaborative environment
A sense of humor, warm personality, and growth mindset
Congressional School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, disability or any other legally-protected class. Congressional School's campus is a smoke-free work zone.
About Congressional School
Founded in 1939, Congressional School is a co-ed independent day school in the heart of Falls Church, VA. Dedicated to young learners—infants through eighth graders—Congressional School serves more than 345 students and 2,000 campers annually through its academic and summer programs. The school develops great thinkers and leaders by encouraging students to explore, embrace challenge, and grow through an innovative academic program —all in a diverse and inclusive community. Well-prepared for excellent secondary schools, Congressional School graduates have confidence, a sense of ethics, and the desire to continually and respectfully question, collaborate, create, and lead.
Teachers at Congressional School are passionate, innovative, and dedicated members of the Congressional community who embrace the vision, mission, philosophy and traditions of the School while always striving for excellence. Teachers are committed to growth as professionals and individuals, and are eager to help the school’s students strive for and be their best. Congressional is a community where learning, growing, curiosity, engagement, hard work, and play are all valued and nurtured.