This position is responsible for implementing the STEM pilot program and STEM elementary curriculum. This position is also responsible for collaborating with teachers in promoting interdisciplinary STEM activities into the core curriculum.
Current valid Texas Teacher Elementary Certification
Masters in Mathematics and/or Science and/or STEM preferred or related field
Experience in delivering professional development to teachers.
Evidence of at least three (3) years of exemplary classroom teaching experience in Science preferred.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Proven track record in the use of a rich array of instructional methods, the analysis and use of data and technology to improve instruction, and the ability to build professional relationships, solve problems, and plan collaboratively.
Evidence of productive experience with problem-based learning.
Proven ability to apply science and/or math content knowledge, engineering and technology integration at a high level.
Deliver STEM-oriented instruction through project-based learning methods.
Employs a variety of instructional techniques, instructional media, and performance assessments, which guide the learning process toward curriculum goals and student learning.
Uses technology to promote learning, creativity, and collaboration.
Any other duties as assigned by the principal and the administration.
Model core organizational beliefs and values.
Proven ability to collaborate with teachers regarding student learning.
Co-teach and co-plan with core teachers to effectively deliver the STEM lab curriculum to students.
Meets district expectations for attendance, professional appearance, decorum, procedural, ethical, legal and statutory responsibilities.
Comply with the Professional Code of Ethics and Standard Practices of Texas Educators.
Structure the STEM Lab and allocate resources to support learning for all students.
Develop a STEM Lab program that engages students in high levels of learning.
ADMINISTRATION AND FISCAL/FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
Evidence of planning, organization, and time management skills that will bring structure and accountability to the position.
Maintain classroom organization and cleanliness.
Works directly with school administrators and staff in development, implementation, and evaluation of STEM initiatives and curriculum.
Coaches teachers on STEM initiatives and instructional best practices in the STEM areas.
Serves as liaison to prospective or selected STEM vendors, to determine the best resources, options and innovations that will optimize the learning experience for students and staff.
Initiates new programs such as a robotics afterschool club that supports the STEM vision.
Develop a STEM Lab Master Schedule that maximizes instructional time in STEM for all students.
Interact with students professionally, calmly, intentionally using language for teaching and de-escalation.
Establishes a culture of learning where students value and are committed to the work and feel comfortable taking risks.
Establishes, communicates, and maintains clear expectations for student behavior.
Leads a mutually respectful and collaborative class of actively engaged learners.
Shares STEM events and activities through social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Has growth mindset and desire to continue learning about the teaching and learning process and research based instructional strategies that yield student learning.
Attends professional development and training related to STEM programs and methodologies, staying abreast of current research.
Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor
NOTE: In order to minimize current campus disruption, current teachers and classroom assistants may only apply to job postings if the position is a promotion. A promotion is defined by an increase in salary grade or incremental stipend. This does not apply if the transfer window is open.
Additional Job Information
This is a pooled position. It is open year round even if no current openings exist.