Voyagers’ Community School, an independent Toddler through 12th-grade school located in Eatontown, New Jersey, is currently seeking a full-time Technology Teacher for Grades K-12. Voyagers’ Community School provides for its students a program of academic excellence, one both progressive and dynamic, with a commitment to intellectual development. We encourage students at school and summer camp to reach their highest individual potential intellectually, artistically, and physically; we nurture children’s emotional, moral, and social development; and prepare them to meet the challenges of a diverse and ever changing world.
An experienced Technology Teacher will support and implement curriculum planning and technology instruction for all students which meet the objectives of the School’s Mission Statement. Our progressive curriculum is based on the students' interests. Teachers have themes and objectives, but they do not just design a course of study for their students; they design it with them. Each teacher has to be prepared to welcome unexpected detours. The Technology Teacher will oversee the needs of students and campers, and provide an optimal learning environment.
Provide instruction in the areas of:
Essential Computer Skills
Develop and enhance programs that teach students how to be thoughtful and deliberate about the role digital technology and social media play in their lives.
Inspire a culture of innovation to meet the evolving needs of today’s learners.
Lead the continued development of the technology curriculum using ISTE standards for grades K-12 through Project Based Learning methods.
Build strong partnerships with faculty and support them as they develop innovative approaches and integrate technology to enhance student learning.
Serve as a thought leader and strategic partner to the Pedagogista/Director of Curriculum and Instruction on all uses of technology in the operations and educational mission of the school, especially related to STEM//STEAM programs.
Actively participate in local, regional, and national professional communities, technology conferences, and educational opportunities to stay knowledgeable about new ideas and trends.
Seek knowledge of current instructional theories and best practices and demonstrate a commitment to professional growth by participating in professional development opportunities.
Assess student performance and write student reviews regularly, maintain online student portfolios, facilitate each student in maintaining and updating his or her own online portfolio, and update class descriptions on online portfolio regularly.
Maintain an inventory of the materials to support the collection and organization of supplies necessary for teaching in a STEAM setting.
Participate in the design, coordination, and provision of instructional technology workshops and materials, and researching and/or providing individual training opportunities for teachers to ensure the best use of technology.
Model professional and ethical standards and 5C’s behavior (Caring, Consideration, Common Sense, Cooperation, and Courtesy) when interacting with students, parents, and colleagues.
Work collaboratively with other teachers, administration, and staff, showing initiative and taking the lead when necessary.
Attend all curricular and faculty meetings.
Participate in parent-teacher conferences, parent nights, special events, admissions events, and other events outside contractual hours at the request of the administration.
Participate in the overall care of students through duties such as morning greeting, recess supervision, lunch duty, afternoon dismissal and end-of-day cleanup.
Run at least one 6-8 week session of an after-school STEAM-based club each year.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Founding Director and Pedagogista/Director of Curriculum and Instruction.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE and QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s Degree in content area, education, or a related field
A Master’s Degree or Teaching Credential is preferred
Minimum of two years of teaching experience in elementary or secondary grades
Strong understanding of independent progressive school methods and ability to effectively integrate best practices
Strong understanding of academic, social, and emotional development of children
Technical knowledge of networks, computers, operating systems
Experience working with databases and information systems
Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
Strong organization and time-management skills
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Ability to teach upper level math courses preferred
About Voyagers' Community School
Progressive, Experiential, Holistic, Reggio-Inspired, Toddler through High School