Our PreK-12 Computer Science Department and DREAM Lab® program combines hands-on design and making with traditional computer science and engineering. Our program is a hands-on, project-based program, and the successful candidate will be experienced in developing and implementing a project-based curriculum. The Upper School Computer Science and Engineering teacher will teach four or more courses in the Upper School (grades 9-12), including Computer Science 1 and 2, Engineering 1 and 2, and Advanced Design. He/she will have primary responsibility for designing and implementing the curriculum and creating enthusiasm for Computer Science and Engineering as a field of study, and will have the support of the Computer Science Chair and department colleagues. The successful candidate will be an experienced secondary-level teacher and will have a Computer Science, Engineering, or related STEM degree. The candidate will be committed to an all-girls' environment and to encouraging girls to pursue studies in STEM fields. In addition, he/she will support the school and department missions, and contribute to the life of the school by fulfilling duties typical of independent day school life.
In partnership with the department chair and colleagues within the department, develop and implement appropriate curriculum and lessons to ensure a cohesive learning trajectory from year to year
Facilitate and guide students in project development, through design and engineering processes that draw on skills relating to robotics, fabrication, engineering, and computer science
Create an inclusive and supportive classroom community, establishing routines and building relationships with students; use positive guidance, offering helpful feedback and exhibiting patience, empathy and respect.
Differentiate instruction and materials to meet the diverse needs and learning styles of all students.
Assess student progress and adjust teaching plans accordingly; provide students with regular and timely feedback about their progress.
Create and regularly update a digital classroom page, using our learning management system (LMS), as a primary means of communicating classroom activities to families.
Collaborate with colleagues in other content areas to design interdisciplinary and project-based learning experiences.
Demonstrate flexibility, adaptability and a commitment to growth for yourself and your students, by actively pursuing professional development in the teaching of relevant to your teaching practice
Serve as an advisor, club leader, chaperone, or other co-curricular leader
Maintain an ongoing dialogue with parents about student progress, through emails, phone calls, report-writing and in-person conferences; maintain strong communication with colleagues, families, and administration.
Other duties as assigned.
B.A. in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field, or commensurate experience
1-3 years teaching experience, 3-5 preferred
Experience using and maintaining a variety of fabrication tools (3D printers, Laser Cutters, Power Tools)
Proficient in 3D modeling using CAD software (Autodesk or other)
Experience building and testing systems and machines (robotics, automation, circuitry)
Strong problem solving skills, ability to troubleshoot and think creatively in the moment
About Baldwin School
The Baldwin School founded in 1888, is a non-sectarian college preparatory, independent day school, pK-12, dedicated to a tradition of excellence in the education of girls. In a nurturing atmosphere, where the population reflects socioeconomic, ethnic and religious diversity, our girls strive to develop scholarship, leadership and citizenship within a community that emphasizes intellectual rigor, ethical integrity, and independence of thought. More information is available on our website at www.baldwinschool.org.