2017-2018 Computer Science Teacher

Location: Oakland, CA
Date Posted: 07-30-2017
East Bay Innovation Academy
Middle School Computer Science Teacher
 
Are you interested in preparing students to be the innovators and leaders? East Bay Innovation Academy is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and passionate Computer Science teacher for our Middle School program.
 
East Bay Innovation Academy is a 6-12 college preparatory public charter school in Oakland, CA with a mission of preparing a diverse group of students to be successful in college and to be thoughtful, engaged citizens who are leaders and innovators in a 21st century global world.  Through personalization and project-based learning, social-emotional learning and design thinking, and by leveraging best practices in curriculum design and technology, EBIA engages students in rigorous, 21st Century work.  We serve a diverse population of students, representing the racial, cultural, and socio-economic diversity of the Bay Area.
 
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
 
  • INNOVATIVE:  Teach computer science, including curriculum design, lesson and assessment planning, and collaborate on writing interdisciplinary curriculum and project based learning assessments and activities.  Be a true partner in the academic success of students including monitoring progress, partnering with colleagues and the education specialist to design and implement student supports when required and host regular student office hours.
  • ENTREPRENEURIAL:  Understand, promote and support the mission, vision and guiding principles of EBIA.
  • COLLABORATIVE:  Be a key player in the development of the school, including being a teacher leader and assisting in the development and implementation of school policies and programs.  Build a culture of high expectations offering differentiated supports for all learners.  Act as an advisor to 16-22 students and teach advisory curriculum.
  • OPTIMISTIC:  Demonstrate excitement about learning and engaging children in learning; attempt to know every student at EBIA.
  • ENGAGING:  Be ready to bring your 'outside the school' passions, projects and skills to EBIA's labs and shops.
 
WHY WORK AT EBIA?
 
  • Highly competitive compensation with participation in an annual bonus plan and covered BTSA fees.
  • Paid time off in addition to sick time.
  • Over 15 full-day professional development days a year in addition to dedicated daily faculty collaboration time.
  • An emphasis on depth over breadth – more time teaching fewer students with a block schedule.
  • Student and staff technology access supporting communication, student progress monitoring and differentiation.
  • An engaged, supportive and connected community of families, colleagues and partner organizations.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
 
Required
  • Bachelor’s degree and valid teaching secondary school credential in appropriate subject.
  • Experience with computer science curriculum, preferably in a blended and project-based learning environment.
  • A strong belief that all students can learn at the highest levels and that all students can be successful in college.
  • Self-starter, willing to innovate and create new blended and project-based curricula.
  • Ability to work successfully with heterogeneous groups of students and an ethnically & economically diverse student body.
  • Highly proficient in using technology and interested in the potential of technology to impact urban education.
  • Strong interest in implementing successful data driven instruction and a data driven culture.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to change; ability to work in a dynamic, creative and demanding learning environment.
  • Driven adult learner dedicated to his or her own professional growth, including learning new and innovative teaching practices.
 
Preferred
  • Working knowledge of another language.
  • Knowledge of project based learning, social-emotional learning, and blended/optimized learning.
  • MA/MS in Education or Subject Area
 
APPLICATION PROCESS
We are strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff. Please send a resume, two letters of reference and compelling letter of interest.
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