Blue School is an independent school in downtown Manhattan that serves children from age 2 through 8th grade. Blue School seeks to both practice and model a dynamic balance between creative thinking, academic mastery and self and social learning, and to educate irrepressible innovators, and adaptable problem solvers. Please learn more about us at www.blueschool.org. For this exciting role, we are seeking an experienced, innovative Science educator to lead our Kindergarten through 5th Grade Science program and to incorporate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) within the K-3rd grade program. Ideal candidates will have experience in hands-on and inquiry based Science programming as well as passion and expertise for integration of STEAM. Experience working with elementary age students in an inquiry-based science curriculum, like FOSS, is preferred. The Science/STEAM role encourages deep collaboration with classroom teachers to elevate student inquiry and interest. The ideal candidate will utilize FOSS as a foundation and develop a science/STEAM program with an eye towards engaging projects, deep inquiry, environmental awareness, and design thinking. This position is 30 hours a week with benefits.
Science/STEAM Teacher Responsibilities ? Utilize, adapt and extend FOSS science curriculum to build a Science/STEAM program ? Utilize Understanding By Design planning process to ensure alignment of curriculum within the division. ? Collaborate with the Division Director and Curriculum Coach to map out the Science/STEAM curriculum with intention and thoughtfulness. ? Plan and collaborate with classroom teachers to seek out opportunities to integrate Science/STEAM in the classroom ? Innovate integration of STEAM into Science curriculum for K-3rd. Possible areas of focus for STEAM integration include design, production, woodworking, circuitry, making, tinkering, coding and robotics ? Create division wide opportunities to share work done within Science/STEAM with the school community. ? Share out science units of study in monthly shares with families. ? Participate in the completion of bi-annual student reports that offer concrete examples of learning that highlight and elevate student growth ? Participate in weekly reflective meetings with grade team teachers and with other Arts and Sciences educators. ? Participate in ongoing professional development during course of the year.
? Collaborative team player ? Strategic and flexible risk-taker
? Intentional approach to learning ? Naturally reflective of practice ? Positive, outgoing nature ? Strong communication skills
? Degree in desired discipline or related area(s) preferred ? 3-5 years experience teaching elementary age children ? Science content background and commitment to inquiry-based model of science education in elementary classroom setting preferred ? Passion and enthusiasm for Science and STEAM ? Love of teaching and learning ? Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and a willingness to continued learning within this area
Please send your resume and a letter of interest to HR@blueschool.org with STEAM/Science Teacher in the subject line to be considered.
Blue School is committed to achieving a diverse workforce providing equal opportunities to all employees and applicants. We value, respect, and celebrate differences. Employment is decided on qualifications, merit and school needs and not on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Internal Number: BS2021-STEAM
About Blue School
Blue School is an independent school in the South Street Seaport that serves children from age 2 through 8th grade. Blue School seeks to both practice and model a dynamic balance between creative thinking, academic mastery and self and social learning, and to educate irrepressible innovators, and adaptable problem solvers. Please learn more about us at www.blueschool.org.