The Magellan International School (Colegio Internacional Magallanes), a Spanish immersion school in Austin, Texas, has an opening for a Part-time Primary Technology and Design Teacher. This position will work closely with the STEM Integration and Innovation Specialist, Heads of Sections, and Program Coordinators to implement and lead STEM curriculum, and will assist in the creation of Magellan's Innovation Lab. This position will provide technology instruction in multiple STEM content areas to students from Kindergarten through 3rd Grade. Candidates who possess a growth mindset, innate curiosity, and commitment to student-driven learning are encouraged to apply!
Promote and advance the use of technology demonstrating expertise in teaching technology across grade levels and familiarity with Makerspace tools.
Collaborate with STEM Integration and Innovation Specialist, school pedagogical team (PLT), librarians and technology teachers in developing and implementing the school's technology and Information Digital Literacy (IDL) plans.
Implement lesson/activity plans guided by the daily schedule.
Assist in maintaining and operating Innovation Lab.
Verbally present information clearly and respond to questions from children, parents, colleagues, administrators, and visitors.
Lead with a growth mindset. Guide peers through the innovation process and challenge the usual ways of thinking.
Foster a safe and open team environment.
Encourage a culture of idea generation, maximizing creativity and engagement.
Model use and teaching of innovation tools and methodologies.
Mentor others in innovation.
Act as a sounding board for teachers to test and explore new solutions and options, and give advice based on their experience.
Clarify standards, and next steps towards innovative educational techniques and technologies.
Prepare, facilitate, and deliver innovation workshops, and/or report on new ideas learned through professional development classes and conferences.
Encourage innovation initiatives.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor's Degree in technology or educational field (Masters preferred).
Five years of teaching experience required.
Experience working and inspiring children of varied skill levels from K-3rd, as well as the ability to support Preschool age students.
Technical Skill Requirements
High proficiency with Apple computers and other operating systems.
Proficiency in office productivity software including Google Drive, Apple Productivity Suite, and Microsoft Office.
Experience with digital media creation and publishing including editing video, photography, graphics and basic web design.
Ability to learn new software and hardware in a timely fashion and troubleshoot when necessary.
Familiarity with coding and robotics systems and software including Scratch, LEGO EV3, LEGO WeDo, and Hummingbird Robotics.
Experience with digital fabrication including 3D modeling software, additive 3D printing, and laser cutting.
Comfortable with a variety of hand and power tools, and can model safe and careful use.
Personal Attributes and Abilities
Value for bilingualism, educational excellence, diversity, international mindedness and the cultivation of character.
Enjoyment working in a diverse, international and collaborative school environment.
Must demonstrate personal integrity, friendliness, patience, fairness, openness, non-defensiveness, sensitivity, flexibility and enthusiasm.
Ability to solve practical problems and apply common sense in dealing with everyday and emergency situations.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is required to stand, walk, sit, climb, use hands, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move children of all sizes in the classroom in emergencies. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This position will be scheduled for under 30 hours a week. The candidate must be available to work Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with Monday meetings until 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday meetings until 4:30 p.m. Some travel may be expected and weekend availability for events, though this is rare.
Travel in the form of a regular commute between campuses (within 5 miles of each other) is required. Must have reliable transportation. Some out-of-area travel may be expected, but is not common.
Salary and Benefits
$30,000 to $35,000 depending on experience (70% FTE). This position is funded by a 3-year Innovation grant from a generous donor, and is contingent upon availability of funds. The grant performance period is from August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2020. The position may be eliminated once the grant funding has been exhausted. This position is part-time and does not qualify for benefits at this time.
Work Visa Sponsorship
Not Available: This position is unable to sponsor a Visa or Work Authorization at this time.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.
Work Authorization/Security Clearance
If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable and originaldocumentsto prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the school.
The Magellan International School's commitment to diversity and inclusion is central to our mission and our hiring practices. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expressions, unique capabilities and talent our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our achievement as well. We encourage minorities and veterans to apply.
The Magellan International School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, The Magellan International School complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
About Magellan International School
The Magellan International School is an independent, not-for-profit school founded in 2009 which today educates more than 400 students from Preschool through Middle School. The School is named after Ferdinand Magellan, the Portuguese explorer who conceived of and led the first successful expedition to circumnavigate the world. It is this same curiosity, passion, and capacity for achievement in a global context that the School aims to give its students.
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