Position Overview: CSS is seeking an innovative and creative educator with a broad skill set in science and computer science. A successful candidate will be required to work across divisions, developing the fundamentals of computing (K-12) while teaching four sections of middle school science, and one section of upper school AP Environmental Science. In doing so, the strongest candidate will be able to assess the current program needs in order to advance 21st-century skills and knowledge.
This position reports directly to the Middle School Director and will have a variety of responsibilities related to delivering the school program. These include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following areas:
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teach middle school sciences
Serve as an advisor for 10 - 12 students
Teach Upper School AP Environmental Science
Participate and/or lead experiential education seminars
Support the school and its leadership
Serve as an advisor to an assigned group of students.
Support a differentiated and globally integrated curriculum that includes student engagement through project-based learning, hands-on activities, experimentation and iteration, and other active approaches to learning.
Take a student-centered approach by providing responsive instruction, including differentiation and flexibility to adjust plans when needed.
Use activities and a variety of assessment types to assess student learning and monitor growth.
Stay updated on current science instruction methods and research.
Collaborate with colleagues and seek feedback in the spirit of continuous improvement.
Participate in extra-curricular activities, such as sponsorship of clubs, involvement in after-school student activities, and chaperoning of student events.
Participate constructively and collaboratively in professional development, grade level, and department meetings.
Maintain a safe, comfortable, and engaging classroom environment.
Communicate with parents in an appropriate and timely manner.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School
QUALIFICATIONS | PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:
Comfort with project-based learning
Knowledge of science curriculum instruction trends of 21st-century learners
Bachelor's or advanced degree (Preferred) in fields of science, math, or computer science
Possess an innate ability to engage and inspire students through innovation and creativity
Team player willing to work collaboratively with department, colleagues, and families
Innovative mindset with a focus on student-centered learning and technology
Attentive to details/conditions as they pertain to student whereabouts and safety
Enjoy building relationships with students and their families
Eager to participate in other aspects of school life
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About The Colorado Springs School
Set on a beautiful 28 acre campus at the foot of Pikes Peak, The Colorado Springs School (CSS) serves a population of approximately 300 boys and girls, age 3 through grade 12, preparing them to think independently and to meet the challenges of a dynamic world with leadership, ingenuity, problem-solving skills, and personal integrity. CSS is unique in its emphasis on project-based learning which incorporates local, regional, national, and international field studies. Through small classes and close relationships with experienced, supportive, and passionate faculty, CSS has prepared students for advanced study since 1962.