This position is responsible for implementing the 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 OR a STEM Certification (from the National Institution for STEM Education), required.
Experience in delivering professional development to teachers.
Evidence of at least three (3) years of exemplary classroom teaching experience in Science and/or Math, 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 schedule that maximizes instructional time for STEM integration for all students in all school settings
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 remains open all year even if there is not a current opening.