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Upper Elementary Maker Space Teacher 3-5

Company: Greenwich Country Day School
Location: Greenwich
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

- - - - - - -Greenwich Country Day School is an independent, co-educational day school with a current enrollment of over 1400 students in grades N-12, and a faculty and staff of over 350. The original Old Church Road campus is home to grades N-8. The new High School, established in 2019, is located less than two miles away on Stanwich Road. Founded in 1926, Greenwich Country Day School is a family school where innovative teaching is encouraged as teachers model and foster a love of learning, challenge and inspire children toward academic excellence, and cultivate students' interests and talents outside of the classroom. We value purposeful and personal learning in a joyful environment, with emphasis on the development of character, creativity, and a sense of personal value along with strong academic skills. GCDS is committed to graduating ethical, confident leaders who possess a strong sense of purpose. -GCDS is fortunate to have built a large endowment which helps to fund competitive salaries and benefits, a robust professional development program, and reimbursement for graduate school tuition. GCDS offers a substantial need-based financial aid program to support students from a range of socio-economic backgrounds. - -Greenwich Country Day School seeks an Upper Elementary MakerSpace Teacher, Grades 3-5. The ideal candidate will be a tinkerer/woodworker/designer/coder with the vision to build the capacity of faculty and students by pushing out to support all. Successful applicants will possess content and pedagogical expertise and a dedication to collaboration across curriculum. Interdisciplinary proficiency is highly desirable.In addition, each GCDS faculty member is expected to demonstrate ability in the following areas:

Understands, champions, and implements GCDS Design PrinciplesFosters and stewards a culture of mutual respect, equitable practice, and joy in and out of the classroomCultural competency skills to collaborate effectively across differenceSets high expectations for learning, academic achievement and character developmentExhibits strong working knowledge of student cognitive development and learning preferencesIdentifies and supports students' social, emotional, and academic needsProvides timely feedback to students, and collaborates with faculty to offer specialized support in pursuit of each student's learning goalsImplements a wide array of pedagogical tools and strategies in appropriate and effective combinations - -Facilitates and designs effective group/collaborative work and productive dialogue among students and teachersCommunicates effectively with students/families about classwork, learning goals, and student progressDemonstrates content knowledge and expertise; and scaffolds curriculum to ensure progress towards masteryEnsures that reading and writing are aims across the curriculum and learning designCollaborates and plans actively for learning with teachers and students both within the content area and with interdisciplinary teamsImplements backward design to align all lessons, activities, and assessmentsDesigns formal and informal assessments that measure student progress; employs a variety of formative and summative assessments to gauge student progress toward masteryFosters student growth through structured opportunities for reflection and Presentations of LearningProvides opportunities for student engagement through "Voice and Choice"Creates relevant and authentic learning experiences; is able to include and/or connect with outside experts and resources towards this aimShowcases student work within the community and prepares students to exhibit and communicate effectivelyResponsibilities Include:
Instructional responsibility in content area and Design Thinking modelServing as Tiger Time lead for maker clubsOversight of the development and progress of each childAssessment of all students' progress in both written and verbal reportsOpportunity for student reflection and growth goal settingCommunication with parentsRequired Qualifications:
Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree or demonstrated professional competencyMinimum of 3-years successful classroom teaching experience with students in this age groupEngineering skills or mindsetExperience with relative MakerSpace equipment; 3D printer, laser cutter, CNC routerExperience with inquiry-based learning and/or project-based learningA passion for learning and the ability to motivate and inspire studentsExcellent written and verbal communication skillsCommitment to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive school communityWillingness to take on multiple roles within the schoolPersonal traits appropriate for nurturing the growth of children - must be energetic, creative, flexible, patient, collaborative, and have an inexhaustible sense of humorPreferred Qualifications:
Advanced degree in fieldAthletic coaching experience is valued and welcomeDemonstrated experience in establishing collaborative relationships with external partners/organizations in the design and implementation of learning experiencesInterested candidates are invited to use the link provided to submit a cover letter and resume to:Raquel Salcedo, Director of Recruiting & Talent - - - -Powered by JazzHR

Keywords: Greenwich Country Day School, Greenwich , Upper Elementary Maker Space Teacher 3-5, Education / Teaching , Greenwich, Connecticut

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