Computer Science Teacher

  • School Staff
  • Atlanta, United States

Computer Science Teacher

Job description

About the School

Harriet Tubman School of Science & Technology (HTCSAT) is a new, rigorous, computer science K-3rd charter school located in Atlanta, GA that is opening its doors in August 2020. Its mission is to serve economically underserved students of color in the areas of computer science (CS) & technology. HTCS is proud to be the first elementary computer science school in the state of Georgia. We truly believe that all children should be exposed to CS & technology at early ages. With an ever-evolving world, computer science and programming will be an essential skill for any child to learn. We are searching for a results-driven Elementary School Teacher to join our charter school and be a part of our vision to be the "lighthouse in the community" for underserved families in Atlanta.

Job requirements

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Teach coding programs, curriculum, and adhere to CS K-12 standards
  • Maintain positive interactions with students, staff, and parents
  • Support the mission, philosophy and vision of HTCSAT
  • Teach face-to-face and blended computer programming and robotics curriculum, in courses that move from introductory level courses in blockly to Code.org, Scratch, MIT app builder, Javascript, Python, C++, etc.
  • Design and implement additional computer science and robotics curriculum (e.g. App Development), both as an independent course and within other disciplines
  • Moderate HTCSAT' Robotics Club, CS and CP clubs, including facilitating competitions
  • Collaborate with fellow Computer Science colleagues and HTCSAT's academic leadership
  • Familiarity with trends in machine learning and tech
  • Provide Professional Development to school to further develop and reach CS goals and objectives
  • Design and implement CS K-12 standards-based lessons to facilitate computational thinking and mastery of essential skills and understandings as determined by national standards
  • Plan and implement what students will learn, how they will learn, and how they will be assessed in a manner appropriate to the grade level
  • Provide regular and varied assessments of student learning to compile accurate grades and properly determine what and how all students are learning
  • Maintain an interactive and timely learning environment, in both physical and virtual learning spaces
  • Communicate consistently with students, parents, and school personnel
  • Keep current and complete electronic grading and attendance records
  • Work with the Academic Resource Specialist and/or counselors to accommodate students who have learning differences
  • Participate in the co-curricular life of the school
  • Ensure students math skills are evolving at the necessary level for specific coding languages
  • Be able to provide CS accommodation for special needs students as necessary
  • Encourage creative and imaginative technological pursuits among young children
  • Prepare lesson plans and daily activities
  • Bachelor’s degree and have a deep content knowledge of computer science with an outstanding record of academic achievement and extracurricular leadership
  • Experience with Computer Numerical Control (CNC) equipment a plus
  • Believe that great teaching closes the achievement gap and have an unwavering belief in your students’ capabilities
  • Have stellar teaching history with a proven record of propelling student growth
  • Possess a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (transcripts required) or equivalent of 3 years teaching experience with evidence of closing achievement gaps
  • Have high moral character and strong work ethics, and passionate about teaching and learning
  • Professional, warm, and collaborative with students, families, and colleagues
  • Undergraduate degree in computer engineering, programming or computer science
  • 2-3 years experience in computer science
  • Proficiency in at least 3 CS languages
  • One or more years teaching Title 1 students
  • 3.2 or higher in transcripts in areas of CS and Math(Transcripts required)
  • Experience as a teacher and/or program administrator
  • Certificate in Orton-Gillingham
  • Advanced degree in engineering, programming or mathematics
  • Experience as a computer engineer or programmer
  • Experience in a computer science middle school or elementary setting
  • Evidence of Logic Class

 

Successful candidates should have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree and have a deep content knowledge of computer science with an outstanding record of academic achievement and extracurricular leadership
  • Experience with Computer Numerical Control (CNC) equipment a plus
  • Believe that great teaching closes the achievement gap and have an unwavering belief in your students’ capabilities
  • Have stellar teaching history with a proven record of propelling student growth
  • Possess a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (transcripts required) or equivalent of 3 years teaching experience with evidence of closing achievement gaps
  • Have high moral character and strong work ethics, and passionate about teaching and learning
  • Professional, warm, and collaborative with students, families, and colleagues
  • Undergraduate degree in computer engineering, programming or computer science
  • 2-3 years experience in computer science
  • Proficiency in at least 3 CS languages
  • One or more years teaching Title 1 students
  • 3.2 or higher in transcripts in areas of CS and Math(Transcripts required)
  • Experience as a teacher and/or program administrator
  • Certificate in Orton-Gillingham
  • Advanced degree in engineering, programming or mathematics
  • Experience as a computer engineer or programmer
  • Experience in a computer science middle school or elementary setting
  • Evidence of Logic Class

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

 

Required Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in computer engineering, programming or computer science
  • 2-3 years experience in computer science
  • Proficiency in at least 3 CS languages
  • One or more years teaching Title 1 students
  • 3.2 or higher in transcripts in areas of CS and Math(Transcripts required)
  • Experience as a teacher and/or program administrator
  • Certificate in Orton-Gillingham
  • Advanced degree in engineering, programming or mathematics
  • Experience as a computer engineer or programmer
  • Experience in a computer science middle school or elementary setting
  • Evidence of Logic Class

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience as a teacher and/or program administrator
  • Certificate in Orton-Gillingham
  • Advanced degree in engineering, programming or mathematics
  • Experience as a computer engineer or programmer
  • Experience in a computer science middle school or elementary setting
  • Evidence of Logic Class

The statements herein describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so assigned.

To join our team, please complete an application and upload a cover letter, transcripts/data documenting improved class achievement and resume that outlines your candidacy. Your cover letter should explain in detail your qualifications for the position. Resumes without cover letters will not be reviewed.

The community and students that we serve are diverse. We are committed to reflecting that diversity in our staff and strive to have the most diverse applicant pool possible. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply for any position at HTCSAT. By fostering a diverse and inclusive environment, we provide the best educational experience to prepare our students for a future reflective of the world that we live in.

Harriet Tubman School of Science & Technology Charter Schools is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from people of all backgrounds. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Harriet Tubman School of Science & Technology offers a full benefits program and opportunities for professional growth.