The Calhoun School, a leading progressive, independent, co-educational day school in Manhattan, seeks a part time Upper School Coding teacher to begin in February 2019.
STEAM and Coding teachers are responsible for the development, implementation, and progression of the Calhoun curriculum, and the success of its students. STEAM faculty are highly collaborative, and they use inquiry-based and constructivist approaches to challenge their students. We inspire students to cultivate a rich interest in science, technology, and problem-solving, and Calhoun’s teachers strive to provide a positive learning environment in which all students can excel.
Applicants should sincerely enjoy working with high school students. They should also be interested in joining an innovative community with a commitment to progressive values, and to being a member of an inclusive, diverse community.
The Upper School Coding Teacher will report to Director of Upper School.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Designing and teaching Coding I and Coding II classes.
Supporting other instructional elements of the Upper School program when possible, including Junior Workshop (junior year capstone projects), Independent Studies, Senior Work Program, Spring Session (intensive three-day April intersession), etc.
Collaborating with divisional leaders and colleagues in the Math and Science departments to organize and lead STEAM-related co-curricular and extracurricular activities.
Creating a positive learning environment for students and inspiring students to hold themselves to a high standard of academics and character.
Maintaining anecdotal and assessment records to inform thoughtful, comprehensive narrative reports while assessing students in a rigorous and progressive manner.
Providing differentiated and small group instruction based on the learning modalities of students.
Cultivating a love of Coding through interactive, joyful learning.
Documenting attendance, grades and maintaining other pertinent records according to school policies.
Collaborating with colleagues both intra- and cross-departmentally to share best practices and ensure student progress.
Attending faculty meetings and conferences as needed.
Maintaining consistent relationships with families, including phone calls, emails and conferences.
Engaging in the wider life of the Upper School - for example, serving as a faculty advisor to a student club, coaching a sport or chaperoning trips.
Displaying a strong commitment to, belief in, and alignment with Calhoun’s mission and values.
Maintaining a high level of professionalism.
Experience in designing and evaluating curriculum for Coding instruction.
Interest in working in a progressive and humanistic school with a focus on experiential and place based teaching and learning.
Appreciation for, and commitment to, diversity and social justice in multiple forms.
Demonstration of enthusiasm and interpersonal skills to relate well with students, staff, administration, parents and the community.
Flexibility and ability to cope with change.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field required, Master’s degree preferred.
High school teaching experience, preferably in Coding or a related subject.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY WORK
Calhoun is committed to addressing issues of social justice, diversity, equity, and anti-bias education in our curriculum and in our community. Teachers must be willing learners and participants in supporting this work.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY
Calhoun is committed to recruiting, hiring and supporting a diverse staff and welcomes applicants of all gender, sexuality, religious, ethnic, racial and cultural identities. Calhoun does not unlawfully discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of one’s actual or perceived race; color; religion; sex/gender (including gender identity); creed; sexual orientation; marital status; pregnancy; ethnicity; national origin; ancestry; age; disability.
Additional Salary Information: The Calhoun School offers an attractive benefits package, including generous contributions towards health insurance premiums and attractive retirement matching program.
About The Calhoun School
The Calhoun School is a leading progressive, independent, co-educational day school in Manhattan.