Digital Fabrication and Computational Thinking Teacher
June 28, 2018
New York, New York
Commensurate with Experience
Full Time - Faculty
4 Year Degree
We're seeking passionate educators to join our team. We are looking for teachers who are designers, teachers with a passion for personalizing learning for each and every student. Teachers who model a growth mindset for students. Teachers who are their best when being creative and working in a collaborative learning and working environment. If this is you, we would love to hear from you!
Design experiential, project-based learning activities for a mixed-age class (with support and input of the other core Portfolio team members)
Curate individual learning activities based on each student’s abilities, needs, and learning style
Determine students’ academic and social emotional learning objectives and ensure that they’re met
Create and/or implement emergent and academically rigorous curriculum in diverse settings for a mixed age classroom
Communicate learning targets and outcomes to colleagues, parents, and students on a regular basis
2+ years of recent classroom teaching experience
Undergraduate or graduate degree in education
Experience in Digital Fabrication + Computational thinking
Facility with making and FAB Lab technologies and software (programing, robotics, lasercutting, 3D printing, Adobe, Corel Draw, etc)
Experience designing and implementing hands-on, child-centered learning
Must thrive in a collaborative environment especially when it comes to teaching and planning
Belief in technology as a medium to learn and create
Passion for working with and engaging children in student-driven learning experiences
Passion for innovation in education and an entrepreneurial mindset
A growth mindset and a drive to foster children’s social emotional capabilities
Experience in Design thinking or co-designing with students
Open, innovative, small by design.
Portfolio is a Stanford-inspired K-12 school for creative problem solvers, innovators and lifelong learners. Our approach gives children the skills they need to be creative, resilient and flexible in a rapidly changing technological and entrepreneurial world.
We specialize in:
- An individualized approach, allowing students to progress at their own pace and pursue their own interests, guided by teachers and engaged with teams of their peers.
- Project-Based Learning, where students learn science, technology, humanities and the arts not just as memorizers, but as thinkers and creators.
Students will graduate not only with strong literacy and math skills, but with portfolios of their own work that are tangible demonstrations of their thinking, creativity, and innovation, which they can share with colleges to which they apply, future employers and the world.