Master of Making and Design

Avenues: The World School - Shenzhen, Guangdong, CN - Full time

THE AVENUES MASTERY ACADEMY

The Avenues Mastery Academy is a specialized high school program at Avenues: The World School designed to equip students with the skills, knowledge, and social network needed to become the leading inventors and innovators of the future. Students work alongside world-class faculty and trailblazing practitioners to reverse engineer, reinvent, and redesign leading technologies, from smartphones to 3D printers. Inspired by these masters, Academy students think the thoughts and practice the practices of history’s great changemakers in order to become the changemakers of tomorrow.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Avenues Mastery Academy combines the best of in-person mentorship with the transformative power of a global peer group and world-class teachers. The Academy experience is divided into three year-long themes that embody the paradigms, tensions, and values at the heart of innovation and making: Creation (Grade 10), Innovation (Grade 11), and Foresight (Grade 12). Each unit of study thoughtfully matches the construction of an invention (during the Studio block) with carefully selected texts (during the Great Works block).

As a Master of Making and Design, you will help establish a new model of high school education with innovation and making at its core by mentoring, guiding, and providing feedback as students create, build, and invent.

WHAT WILL YOU DO?

  • Figure out how to build a range of inventions including a mechanical clock, telegraph, large Da Vinci bridge, and smartphone. Mentor and coach high school students as they do their own builds.
  • Manage equipment, materials, and maintenance for a state-of-the-art maker space.
  • Over a three-year time frame prepare students to create original inventions for their patent application graduation project.
  • Work with a talented, multidisciplinary team to connect questions and challenges at the heart of making with the history and future of innovation and science.
  • Build a supportive, collaborative, and respectful learning atmosphere.

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

You bring all or most of the following:

  • A drive to create things from scratch, work from a blank slate, overcome challenges, and adapt to ambiguity.
  • Strong background in design, technology, and engineering as well as the associated tools and software.
  • Intellectual curiosity and humility to reflect on and continually grow in creating a transformational experience for students.
  • Highly effective collaborator, eager to listen deeply, contribute in a multi-cultural team, and achieve goals together.
  • Professional fluency in English. Mandarin Chinese is a plus.

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Role

Stem Teacher

Experience Level

Mid Level

Avenues: The World School

ABOUT AVENUES

Avenues is on a mission: changing the world through education. With interconnected campuses under development in leading cities around the world, Avenues is uniquely positioned to develop world-wise leaders equipped to face and solve the future's complex global challenges.

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