STEAM Integration Specialist

  • Full Time
  • San Anselmo
  • July 31, 2021

Website San Domenico School

San Domenico School

STEAM Integration Specialist

(F/T, Year-Round Staff 1.0 FTE Starting July 1, 2021)

Who we are

At San Domenico, we believe that what students do with their education is as important as their academic performance. Every day we encourage our students to not just study, but also to reflect on their learning, find their purpose, and celebrate in community, because an exceptional education, where values and academics join together, creates more than just great students – it develops great people.

Purpose Statement

We believe that true learning takes place when a student has the opportunity to discover and experience the world around them through inquiry. The San Domenico STEAM program aims to engage students in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics through the use of Technology, in a creative and Artistic mindset.

 

San Domenico is committed to excellence in education and preparing the next generation of global leaders. The STEAM program prepares students with the skills to respond with integrity and creativity to the needs of the 21st Century and beyond. The mission of this program is twofold:

1) to incorporate STEAM across K-12 in order to prepare our students for careers and participation in a rapidly changing world, and

2) articulate and document the STEAM curricular goals/experience for all of K-12.

By infusing Design Thinking, PBL, and STEAM activities in all content areas, we will instill students with the ability to problem-solve using a balance of analytical, thoughtful, and creative processes while collaborating with others.

Position Summary

The duties and responsibilities of the STEAM specialist involve instruction directly related to STEAM and computer science in our 3D Design & Innovation Lab. Related duties shall be those inspired by the ISTE Standards for Coaches and those assigned by the Director of Design, Engineering, and Educational Technology.

This is a full-time position that involves teaching students, designing and articulating curriculum for a K-12 STEAM experience, and collaborating with faculty/staff on special projects. The STEAM Specialist will establish relationships and continuity between school levels to strengthen our K-12 identity.

 

Instruction and Integration

The STEAM teacher will:

Demonstrate the ability to develop, model, deliver, manage and assess rich student-centered learning experiences around Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math
Demonstrate the ability to create and implement strategies for weaving STEAM experiences into multi-disciplinary curricula from grades K through 8
Work in partnership with teachers and staff, modeling consistent effective teaching with technology, engagement, lesson plan design, use of technology, STEAM, and online tools
Demonstrate fundamental knowledge of the connection between technology, computer science, and other fields of study
Develop special programming and competitive opportunities to provide additional enrichment experiences for students and families

Leadership and Professional Growth

The STEAM teacher will:

Plan, model, co-teach, and coach classroom teachers, using research-based science and technology instructional strategies
Develop community partnerships to enhance classroom learning and create authentic STEAM experiences
Provide engaging STEAM-related enrichment to increase interest, experience, and develop STEAM mindset (e.g., robotics, science club, etc.)
Promote STEAM awareness and engagement through targeted partnerships and activities (STEAM Exploration Nights, Student Competitions, etc.) that enhance academic achievement across the curriculum
Participate in PLCs and plan with colleagues around new and innovative approaches for implementing instructional activities

Responsibilities

Assist with design and implementation of STEAM learning opportunities that integrate with existing curriculum and instruction, K-12
Assess, refine, and assist in implementing a strategic vision for Computer Science Principles/Coding/Robotics as part of our school’s overall STEAM education including:
Teach Computer Science or Engineering at the high school level
Teach an elective at the middle school level
Teach specialist-led rotation at the lower school level
Teach both block and text coding
Work closely with the Director of IT and ET to evaluate curriculum and pedagogy, and coordinate the overall STEAM teaching and learning program
Assist with PD experiences for faculty in areas of design, engineering, and educational technology, supporting them in the exploration of innovative and purposeful STEAM-focused integration
Evaluate new technologies and stay current with emerging trends and best practices in STEAM by participating in technology-related professional development opportunities including self-study, workshops, and conferences on school, district, state, and national levels

Position Qualifications

Demonstrated background working with students in STEAM
Experience coaching teachers and/or leading professional development workshops
Experience (or familiarity with) tools such as, but not limited to: 3D printing, autocad, laser cutting, vinyl cutting, Arduino, Makey-Makey, Codecademy, Sphero, Tynker, BeeBot, Parrot MiniDrone
Willingness to learn other design or engineering skills outside of the digital realm
Effective written, verbal, and technology-based communication skills
Clearly communicates technical concepts to non-technical people
Highly effective listening, collaboration, and interpersonal skills
Fluent in G Suite / Google Apps for Education
Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service
Bachelor’s degree required

Compensation

Salary commensurate with experience, plus benefits package, including: medical, dental, AD&D, Life, 403(b) plan with match, daily lunch.

How to apply:

Please send cover letter describing how your experience and skills will contribute to the position, along with your resume and salary requirements to: hr@sandomenico.org or mail to:

San Domenico School
1500 Butterfield Road
San Anselmo, CA 94960
Attn: STEAM Integration Specialist Position

San Domenico School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, age, disability, medical condition, religion, veteran status, marital status or any other classification protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.

No phone calls, please

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