Lower School Coding Teacher

Caliber Schools - Vallejo, CA - Full time


Position Summary:

We are looking for an exceptional math-oriented teacher to design and implement a cutting edge computer science and computational thinking curriculum bringing coding, robotics and more to students daily. You’ll collaborate with K-4 teachers to integrate coding into traditional content areas throughout the school curriculum.

You will use data to drive your instruction, consistently assessing and reassessing student learning to ensure each child’s unique needs and goals for growth are met. You will also support your students’ holistic development by implementing social-emotional programing including Restorative Justice, Mindfulness and PBIS – Positive Behavior Intervention Supports.  

Responsibilities

  • Collaboratively design and implement curricula and activities
  • Teach computational thinking and programming to elementary school students, from foundations of technology to software development
  • Collaborate with teachers to integrate coding and robotics into traditional content areas throughout the school curriculum
  • Support and/or run the Makers Space and Robotics Team
  • Implement and support school wide social emotional programming.
  • Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues.
  • Approach professional development with commitment and reflection.

What We Look For

It takes a special teacher to work at Caliber. We look for the following values & attributes in our teachers:

  • Agents of change – you look to reimagine and disrupt the traditional teaching environment
  • Flexible and adaptable – you thrive in a dynamic, ever-changing setting
  • Strategic Thinker – you are motivated by constant review and evaluation of student progress
  • Highly collaborative – you work best being interdependent with your colleagues and making decisions collectively as a team
  • Personal Growth Enthusiast – you are self-aware, reflective and seek out ongoing feedback and coaching to continue to improve your craft
  • Strong Commitment – you are resilient in the face of challenge, you are proactive and take initiative to seek out solutions

Qualifications

Experience:

  • Preferred but not mandatory: Proven track record of high achievement in the classroom
    • Ability to engage all learners
    • Manage classroom behavior
    • Create an engaging curriculum
    • Differentiate instruction and write specific learning goals
  • Proven ability to design engaging and rigorous lessons

Skills

  • Comfort with technology: skills in navigating computer hardware and software
  • Organizational skills: ability to manage multiple work streams simultaneously
  • Analytical and problem solving ability:
    • Use data to drive instruction and results
    • Ability to deeply understand each student’s needs and help them achieve their goals
  • Communicates effectively with others: shares ideas directly and respectfully & advocates for needs
  • Comfort with case management of approximately 90 students in the grade level
  • Spanish speaking preferred, but not required

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

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Experience Level

Any experience level

Caliber Schools

Caliber Schools is a cutting-edge public charter school network working to reimagine urban education in the Bay Area. Supported by some of the top philanthropies in the country, the organization’s mission is to prepare all students to get to, and through, a four year college without remediation.

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