Description: The Carmel School seeks qualified, energetic, and motivated candidates to work with secondary division (grades 6-12) students in the Mathematics and STEM fields.
The ideal candidate will carry a full-time courseload in middle-level mathematics and engineering & robotics courses, lead the school's competition-level First Lego League robotics team, and sponsor the school's robotics club. The position's objectives include:
- Helping students develop competence in their skills in mathematics and other STEM-related fields,
- Motivating each student to attain and develop necessary 21st-century skills toward thinking critically, asking higher-level questions, and collaborating with others to solve problems
- Encouraging student understanding of the rules and functions of standard mathematics and the interdisciplinary study of STEM fields
- Developing STEM competencies using the design model and inspiring students to experiment and develop their critical thinking, coding, and design skills through hands-on STEM learning and robotics
- Fostering students' engagement and inquiry in their studies
- Cultivating critical soft skills of collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creative problem-solving among students and promoting student character development of social-emotional competencies by modeling empathy, self-awareness, and positive interpersonal relationships
A Bachelor's degree in mathematics, engineering, or relevant field of study is required. A Master’s degree and teaching license are preferred.
Summary of Essential Position Functions:
- Teaches courses in middle-level mathematics and engineering & robotics, utilizing the appropriate curriculum for each.
- Instructs students in accordance with the mission of the school, fully supporting the mission of the school and abiding by the employee handbook.
- Develops lesson plans and appropriate instructional aids to emphasize inquiry and current best practices.
- Demonstrates using models, experiments with available technology methods, and other standard or teacher-prepared instructional aids.
- Provides opportunities when needed for individualized and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
- Designs and differentiates learning activities that will relate content and skills acquisition to students' experiences and the physical world.
- Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment.
- Utilizes both formative and summative assessments to assess and evaluate each student’s progress in his/her content knowledge and skills regularly.
- Communicates regularly and effectively with school stakeholders about students' progress.
- Selects and acquires school-approved texts, instructional aids, and supplies; maintains necessary inventory records.
- Leads the school's First Lego League competition team, including participation in the annual regional competition and the challenge problem task; sponsors the school's robotics club.