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MS STEM and Programming Teacher

September 15, 2022

Benefits:
? Medical with a Health Savings Account, vision and dental insurance
? Dependent Care Assistance through our 125 flexible spending plan
? Life insurance as well as both short and long-term disability for you
? BCD currently matches your contribution to our 403b retirement plan up to 5% of your salary
? Vacation/sick time plus 4 additional weeks off – 2 weeks for Winter break, Thanksgiving week, March Spring Break
? Salary starting at $43,000, dependent on experience 

Teaching and Curriculum Responsibilities Include (but not limited to):
? Teach 6th-8th grade STEM classes, integrating design thinking and coding skills using the IB MYP Design framework
? Teach 6th-8th grade introductory technology classes that “explore” a variety of applications (17
days each - previous offerings have included digital media, graphic design, robotics, etc.)
? Develop and regularly update an engaging, innovative, forward-thinking 6th-8th grade programming, STEM, and technology “explore” curriculum
? Foster and support cross-curricular integration of STEM and programming
? Model lifelong learning and innovation via participation in PLNs and engagement with EdTech publications; allow active learning to inform curricula development and evolution
? Update and maintain all Innovation Lab hardware, software, and supplies
? Interest in facilitating an after-school LEGO Robotics program (FIRST LEGO League) a plus
? Advisory responsibilities include supporting students with daily meetings and having three parent teacher conferences a year

Qualifications:
? Bachelor’s degree required; focus in educational technology, STEM or similar field preferred
? 2+ years’ experience working in elementary or middle schools preferred, experience in independent school settings a plus
? Passion for STEM and programming, and an interest in inspiring young students to code
? Experience building apps, games and websites using blocks, JavaScript, CSS, HTML or other languages desired Prior experience using or willingness to learn LEGO EV3, Sphero, 3D printing, Laser Cutting, and other STEM/Innovation Lab technologies

? Demonstrated ability to learn to use, problem-solve and troubleshoot technologies (hardware and software) independently
? Proven collaborator with a history of working closely with a variety of colleagues
? Forward-thinking vision and a demonstrated interest in exploring ways technology and design thinking can enhance learning
? Strong organization and communication skills coupled with the ability to work and learn independently
? Technical experience with computer hardware and peripherals and/or network and systems administration a plus
? Technical and/or teaching certifications a plus
? IB MYP Experience in Design a plus
? Experience mentoring and supporting teachers in development of cross-curricular STEM/programming lessons a plus
? Experience with the International Baccalaureate’s (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) a plus

Characteristics of Professional Excellence Members of the BCD Faculty:
? Are passionate educators; they are optimistic about and love working with children
? Possess a strong sense of integrity; they embody and promote character in our school and its community
? Employ innovative educational practices to ignite curiosity, creativity, and enthusiasm
? Have a growth mindset; they are open minded, flexible, and reflective
? Believe in and are committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community
? Model balance, are deeply curious, and share their interests within and outside of school
? Find joy in taking risks and failing forward