The Village School of Naples continues to grow and is accepting resumes for full-time Innovation Teacher in our Middle School for the 2021-2022 School Year. The Village School values inquiry-based, student-centered learning aimed to empower and inspire students to create solutions to challenges faced in an ever-changing world.
The Middle School Innovation Teacher will provide students the ability to learn the instructional design processes facilitating technology-rich teaching through collaborative curricular innovation. This position provides leadership in the development of strategic approaches for the integration of technology into their classes. The Village School offers a range of innovation courses and the Innovation Teacher will work in conjunction with our Upper School Engineering program to offer Agricultural Engineering, robotics, and will have the opportunity to develop innovative STEAM courses following their own educational passions. This position reports to the Head of Middle School.
The Teachers at The Village School should have an energetic and hands-on approach to education. Collaboration, flexibility, and a passion for educating the whole student are key components of a successful teacher. Teachers will contribute to each grade level’s ongoing discussions about interdisciplinary S.T.E.A.M. and project-based learning, creating opportunities for student research and experiential learning. Our Teachers must have experience, knowledge and a deep understanding of the topics taught as well as a passion and a desire to actively engage students in authentic learning experiences.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Collaborates with teachers and other instructional staff to develop curriculum and carry out dynamic lessons plans/materials that integrate technology and STEAM
Establish strong partnerships with members of the faculty to develop and implement dynamic classroom projects involving technology integration
Works with teachers to set learning goals related to technology and professional growth
Develops resources and ISTE technology standards
Provide technology training for parents on a myriad of Educational Technology subjects
Stays current with latest technologies, innovations, trends and research within the field of educational technology
Provides basic hardware and software support
Plan for differentiation of curriculum to meet student needs
Plan learning environment with a variety of learning styles in mind
Model Christ Skills, emphasizing this conduct model in all areas at all times
Sustain ongoing communication between parents and school
Maintain accurate and up-to-date records for each student
Maintain learning management system with up-to-date information
Support the mission and vision of the school’s learning philosophy
Attend required faculty meetings and other School events as determined by the Head of School
Maintain and follow daily routines and schedules
Hold parent-teacher conferences as needed, at least once a year
Engage students through distance learning, in the event of an extended school closing, to provide course content, answering student inquiries, monitoring progress, updating records, and grading assignments and tests
Other duties may be assigned by the Division Head
Must have a four-year degree from an accredited college or university in education or educational technology. Master’s degree preferred.
Independent school experience is preferred.
Interest in coaching students and/or other extracurricular activities in after school programs.
Experience as a hands-on Instructional technology integrator, or as a coordinator or director of an educational organizations’ instructional technology program.
A successful history of designing, implementing and deploying STEAM lessons.
Experience proposing, piloting, and iterating through strategic projects in the areas of technology integration and instructional design.
A passion for educational technology, STEAM, instructional design, pedagogical innovation, and professional growth and a capacity to instill that passion in others.
Excellent relational and communication skills.
A collaborative, cooperative and growth mindset.
Demonstrate strong support for the stated learning philosophy of The Village School. Workshops and extra study may be required to ensure a thorough understanding of the philosophy.
Understanding of 21st century classroom practices and interdisciplinary connections is required.
Spoken and written language skills must be strong and representative of an educated professional.
Technology skills must be strong and representative of an educated professional and are required to teach students in the classroom as well as to maintain records and communications.
Must be able to articulate their faith and support the school’s Christian environment.
Demonstrate strong distance learning skills through computer proficiency, teaching aptitudes, communication, reliability, and attention to details.
Physically, the position of teacher requires sitting, walking, standing, and ability to lift up to 10 lbs. without assistance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
The Village School is an independent school that respects, embraces, and celebrates diversity in its curriculum, student body, and staff. The Village School does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, age, protected veteran status, national or ethnic origin, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or any other status protected by applicable law, in the admission of students or in the administration of its educational program.
About The Village School
The Village School of Naples is a private 3 year old through 12th-grade college preparatory school located in Naples, Florida. As the first independent STEAM school in Collier County, TVS is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in academics, technology, athletics, and the arts. TVS is devoted to the development of the whole child. Christian values guide a diverse TVS student body and prepare them with confidence and wisdom for what lies ahead. TVS added an Upper School in 2016 and had its first graduating class in 2020. The Village School of Naples is accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools and the National Association of Independent Schools.