PART-TIME STEM INSTRUCTORS NEEDED (CODING, ROBOTICS, ENGINEERING)

Boston Public Schools Office of Human Capital

Roxbury, Massachusetts

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Excellence for All (EFA) is a Boston Public Schools initiative to expand access to 21st Century learning experiences for students in grades 3-6. EFA provides school leaders and teachers with the resources needed to support each child's unique path to success.

EFA’s STEM Initiative provides all students in grades 3-6 with STEM classes where they will learn central concepts in computer programming and engineering design. In addition to STEM-specific skills, students will also strengthen their creative problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork, and organization skills. EFA is seeking capable instructors to teach coding, robotics, and/or engineering classes variable times between 8:00AM and 4:00PM throughout each school week. Instructors will be paid at an hourly rate. There will be opportunities for instructors to develop competency in each subject.

Coding Instructors will:
Teach 3rd and 4th grade students coding using the Code.org and/or Scratch programs, respectively.
Work with students to design and program animations and games.
Document students' individual and group progress throughout the program.
Support students during independent and group work time.

Robotics Instructors will:
Work with 5th grade students to program and build structurally sound robots using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Robotics Kit, and support groups of students in building and programming their own.
Teach elementary school students the principles of Robotics including the functions of power sources, sensors, motors and structural members of a robot.
Document students' individual and group progress throughout the program.
Support students during independent and group work time.


Engineering Instructors will:
Teach 3D design to 6th grade students using CAD (Tinkercad and BlocksCAD) and 3D printing.
Teach electronics and programming to 6th grade students using micro:bit and MakeCode programming interface.
Document students' individual and group progress throughout the program.
Support students during independent and group work time.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:
Coding Instructor: ability to teach coding using Scratch, strong problem-solving skills and computer programming skills;
Robotics Instructor: ability to teach robotics using LEGO robotics (Mindstorms EV3), strong problem-solving skills, and simple computer programming skills;
Engineering Instructor: ability to teach STEM using CAD, 3D printer, and micro:bit, strong problem-solving skills and engineering skills.
Must have a deep understanding of instructional and classroom management practices in inclusive classrooms;
Must have strong teamwork and interpersonal skills; ability to work with a variety of elementary-aged children, including children with varying disabilities.

Preferred:
Computer science/math/science/engineering background and/or experience with robotics, coding, and/or 3D design; and
Experience working with children in urban communities.

Please send resumes and cover letters to Alain Balan (abalan@bostonpublicschools.org). For questions call Alain at (857) 919-3250.
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