AIM Academy is excited to post the opening of a Middle & Upper School Advanced Engineering, Robotics, and Coding teaching position.
AIM’s Upper & Middle Schools are innovative and collaborative environments where teachers have smaller than usual caseloads so they can focus on the individual needs of students. Teaching faculty in the Middle & Upper School enjoy a good deal of autonomy in the material they teach as well as very well-developed support structures to employ key research based practices for students with language-based learning differences.
AIM’s Engineering and Robotics team consists of three faculty members who focus on engineering, design, problem solving and robotics in a project based curriculum 1st grade through 12th. This position will be focused on Middle and Upper School students. This position will largely focus on Engineering and Robotics and the production of student based, hands-on projects, that will teach basic design and engineering principles.
Experience with a laser cutter/ engraving machine, 3D printers, a Tormach 770 CNC mill, and design computers that have AutoCAD Inventor, CorelDraw and Fusion 360.
Knowledge of competitive robotic programs: such as FIRST LEGO League, FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics Competition.
Understanding of coding (preferably an ability to teach coding) as well as an understanding/ interest in emerging education around artificial intelligence.
Experience teaching Engineering and Robotics to Middle and Upper School students.
Willingness and/or experience in program fundraising, partnerships and community engagement.
Ability/commitment to plan and host large scale robotics/engineering events
This candidate must be flexible and willing to adapt plans to fit the needs of bright students who learn differently.
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Design or Education
PA or Private Academic Certification
Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills
Experience working with middle and high school students
Ability to positively and productively relate to adolescents and teens
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Adaptive learner and self-starter
Strong technology skills
Fundamental use and comfort with Makerspace equipment
Collaborative and open to feedback from a strong instructional support team
About AIM Academy
AIM Academy is an independent co-educational college prep school serving bright students with language-based learning differences in grades 1-12. AIM was founded in 2006 and moved to its current location in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania in 2012.