Education Fellowship

9 Dots - Los Angeles, California - Full time

9 Dots Fellowship

Get Coding Program

Reports to Get Coding Program Lead

9 Dots is a community of educators, researchers, and engineers committed to bringing computer science (CS) to all students - particularly those from underserved communities. We believe in creating learning environments that engage every student, foster joy, and promote fearlessness and rigor in problem solving. We aim to empower students by transforming the way they voice their ideas, understand their world, and imagine their future.

We started the Get Coding program to helps schools teach computer science. Our goal is to make it easy for schools to offer computer science courses from kindergarten through high school. In K-5, we pair curriculum and software, developed in-house, with instructional support to ensure that students have exceptional CS learning experiences.

This is your time to give back to the communities that need you most.

This fellowship is a full-time opportunity for outstanding recent college graduates, graduate students, and professionals - of all academic majors and career backgrounds - who commit one year to support CS education in Los Angeles-area public schools. Our fellowship offers the coding and instructional training to thrive in a CS classroom. During the fellowship, fellows learn CS fundamentals and advanced instructional techniques in order to support site teachers at our partner schools. Fellows become lifelong leaders in the effort to expand exceptional CS education to all students.

Role Summary

70% on-site teacher support

30% professional development and computer science fundamentals training

On-site Teacher Support Responsibilities

  • Uphold Get Coding mission and values
  • Work with other fellows and school site teachers to deliver small group lessons for learners at all levels
  • Develop and maintain relationships with partner school administration and school site teachers through weekly updates
  • Build coding culture at partner schools by organizing community events and cultivating teacher leaders
  • Coordinate and support coding instruction at partner schools 4 days a week
  • Implement feedback from Program Lead to improve lesson plans and/or instruction
  • Review weekly lessons and prepare all materials for school distribution
  • Serve as point-person for site teachers at partner schools

Professional Development and Computer Science Fundamentals Training Responsibilities

  • Design tailored personal professional development goals and commit to achieving them
  • Receive formal instructional coaching from our master teachers through classroom observations and professional development sessions
  • Master software fundamentals: block coding, Javascript, CSS, HTML
  • Explore software development and web technologies
  • Learn to think like a software engineer
  • Design, code and debug applications in various software languages
  • Build applications given specific requirements

Requirements

  • Belief in 9 Dots’ mission to make transformative CS education accessible to all students
  • Commitment to social justice through education
  • Desire to learn new skills and professional competencies
  • Fearless problem solver ready to take on challenges as they arise
  • Outstanding interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Strong organizational skills with a keen attention to detail
  • Ability to self-manage and work independently
  • A proactive communicator
  • Driver’s License and reliable transportation

Bonus

  • Experience working with students
  • Experience with web-based coding educational tools, such as code.org, Scratch, etc.
  • Background in Computer Science, Education, or Cultural Studies

Start Date: July 2019

Location: Los Angeles, CA

We Provide

  • Full health care, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and disability insurance
  • 15 days PTO + 9 Dots Holidays
  • Professional Development reimbursement
  • Retirement Investment Plans (401k)
  • Experience within a nimble and rapidly-growing organization
  • Open and collaborative environment
  • Complimentary snacks
  • Dog-friendly work space @ 9 Dots headquarters

Contact

Jackie Howe

jacqueline.howe@9dots.org

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Role

Teaching

Experience Level

Entry Level

9 Dots

9 Dots is a community of educators, engineers, and researchers who are committed to bringing equitable Computer Science education to all Title I students throughout Los Angeles. 

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