Hamilton Park Montessori Middle School (Jersey City, NJ), an innovative, integrated studies/project-based program is seeking a Middle School (6th, 7th and 8th grades) Science and Technology Teacher for the 2021-22 school year.
Approximately half the position will be teaching science , and the other half teaching technology.
The Science/Technology Teacher is responsible for maintaining up-to-date teaching techniques to provide middle school science students with a quality educational experience in science class. This includes the development of and execution of middle school science curricula that focus on inquiry-based experiences, multiple levels of material engagement, and the use of scientific tools and technology. There is an emphasis on hands-on work that includes data collection, results communication and conceptual synthesis, and individual student projects with an aim to explore various areas of science.
In the area of technology, the teacher is responsible to develop student interest, ability, talent, and skill in the use of technology. The teacher works with students to enrich their understanding and experience of the world of technology by introducing them to coding skills and various programs. The technology teacher will work closely with other teachers to promote the integration of technology throughout the Middle School.
Prepare rigorous, differentiated lessons in digital technology/STEM for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students
Maintain a prepared environment in the classroom and other areas
Develop, review, and update curriculum as needed in conjunction with the Middle School coordinator, MS team, and HOS
Guide students through their Project Based Learning modules
teaching middle school science courses including Earth Science, Life Science, and Physical Science.
strong foundation in computer science
teaching digital fabrication, digital literacy, programing and coding
teaching digital photography and film production, a plus
A degree in science, technology, or engineering, is preferred. Prior independent school teaching experience, and STEM and/or maker space experience, are preferred.