Technology Teacher

The Evergreen School - Seattle, WA - Full time

The Evergreen School - Seattle, WA - Full time

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The Evergreen School is currently accepting applications for a Grade 4-8 Technology Teacher. The school seeks candidates who demonstrate a commitment to foster a diverse and inclusive learning community and bring an awareness and responsiveness toward all differences including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, national origin, geography, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical ability, learning styles and marital, parental or economic status.

The Organization

The Evergreen School is located in Shoreline, Washington approximately half a mile north of the city of Seattle. It is fully accredited by NWAIS (Northwest Association of Independent Schools). Founded in 1963 to provide a nurturing environment for children with extraordinary minds, Evergreen has grown from an enrollment of six in 1963 to a current enrollment of 478 students. The campus facilities have also grown in recent years with the opening of a new gym and theatre in 2000 and the opening of two new academic and administrative buildings in the fall of 2015. The school celebrated its 50th birthday in the 2013-2014 school year, and has just completed a campaign for the building project and endowment. Today, in the words of Evergreen’s mission statement: We inspire and empower highly capable, creative learners to lead with curiosity, compassion and courage in an ever evolving global community.

The Opportunity

The Evergreen School technology program consists of primarily technology classes and technology-integrated projects within other subject-area classes. The Technology Teacher will teach upper division (grades 5-8) classes focused on digital citizenship, computer science, multimedia, engineering, electronics/robotics, design and maker skills. In addition, the Technology Teacher will support faculty throughout the Upper Division as they integrate effective technology tools into their classes. The ideal candidate will have experience designing project-based, student-centered educational experiences along with a passion for design thinking, making and STEM education.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Teach upper division (grades 5-8) technology classes focused on digital citizenship, computer science, multimedia, engineering, electronics/robotics, design and maker skills.
  • Teach 1-2 middle arts class each semester in a technology related field.
  • Teach one math class at a middle school level.
  • Plan, develop and implement courses of instruction designed to achieve student learning objectives as outlined in the Evergreen technology curriculum.
  • Incorporates creative development skills such as innovative PBL, design thinking and maker activities into the instructional program.
  • Stay current on latest technology trends to determine how they many help the school fulfill its mission.
  • Collaborate with other technology faculty to maintain a relevant, coherent school wide technology curriculum.
  • Manage technology equipment, supplies and instructional materials.
  • Work collaboratively with other staff and administrators.
  • Report regularly to parents and be responsive to parental concerns.
  • Maintain confidentiality in sensitive matters.
  • Support, promote and implement The Evergreen School policies and procedures.
  • Attend regularly scheduled section and division meetings.
  • Participate in professional activities to stay current with technology curriculum, materials and tools.
  • Other responsibilities as needed.

Integration Responsibilities

  • Work closely with subject-area teachers as a resource in the development of activities that effectively utilize technology to maximize student learning.
  • Take leadership role in researching and implementing new school-wide technology systems as related to teacher and classroom use.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates for this position should have several years of experience working with students in fourth through eighth grade. Knowledge of gifted education and independent school culture is also important. Candidates should be comfortable speaking to small and large groups, communicating orally and in writing, mentoring and coaching faculty, and working collaboratively as a member of a team. All candidates should at the minimum have the following qualifications:

  1. A bachelor’s or master’s degree in a related technology field.
  2. Familiarity with current trends in educational technology
  3. Familiarity with current educational trends in gifted education.
  4. The ability to relate to others and work in a team setting.
  5. The ability to think independently.
  6. Excellent oral and verbal communication skills.

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Role

Teaching

Experience Level

Mid Level

The Evergreen School

The Evergreen School was founded in 1963. In the words of Evergreen’s mission statement: We inspire and empower highly capable, creative learners to lead with curiosity, compassion and courage in an ever evolving global community.

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