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Title: Director – Be a Maker (BeAM)
Location: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Contact e-mail: email@example.com
Link to Position Description: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/137388
Full Time Teaching/Mentoring Position: Rock Tree Sky Learning Community is a K-12 enrichment center for homeschooling families with 70+ students located in Ojai, California. The program’s philosophy is based on self-directed education and democratic schooling, in which children are free to choose their curriculum on a daily basis. Our time is split between a makerspace and a ranch. There are no classrooms but instead workshops and outdoor space where children may engage in a variety of creative activities and learning opportunities. We are seeking a full-time mentor to inspire youth with design projects and guide them in specialties such as wood-working and or engineering.
- Consistently offer various build/tinker projects which target different age groups (from kindergarten level to high school level) and support design thinking and basic safe tool use skills
- Work collaboratively with other makerspace mentors to create both small and large scale projects
- Engage with the larger community so that some projects can serve those beyond the enrichment center
- Assist in the continuous development and maintenance of the makerspace and ranch
- A background in and passion for making. Qualified applicants will have experience in any of the following: wood-work, metal-work, hobby electronics, engineering.
- 1 year or more experience working with children of all ages
- Flexibility – Must be able to work happily in a shared space; as this is a self-directed education model, mentors need to bring flexibility and sustained enthusiasm to their projects even as children’s interests shift.
- Collaboration – mentors need to collaborate with one another at times to offer projects utilizing multiple skill sets and areas of expertise
Visit us on the web at rocktreesky.org for more information about the program. Position is for the 2018-19 instructional year. To apply or learn more about the position please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
ISF Hong Kong
The Manager of the ISF Makerspace Cyberport is responsible for the overall operation of the makerspace and the development of programs and services which meet the needs of ISF Academy and community learners who have a wide-range of experience and expertise using the equipment in the lab and who cross the boundaries of multiple disciplines including education, arts, business, engineering, and computer science and the humanities. This position requires a strong commitment to maker learning coupled with a vision for using emerging technologies and evidence-based decision practices to develop, implement, and assess services. In the initial 1-1.5 years, one of the key components of the role is to work with the faculty of the ISF Academy (K-12) at the ISF Makerspace Cyberport campus. Please see http://isf.edu.hk
Snohomish County, Washington, U.S.A
Brighton School has been an outstanding private school in Snohomish County, Washington for 35 years. We offer a broad academic foundation in a safe, supportive community where children learn to love school and enjoy learning. At Brighton, we believe that children learn best when they are physically and emotionally safe, academically challenged and given many opportunities to develop connections with the real world through hands-on activities and project-based learning. To find out more about our school please visit www.brightonschool.com.
We are looking for a passionate, committed STEAM/Makerspace teacher. The responsibilities and qualifications are as follows:
- Facilitate hands-on projects with K-7th-grade students
- Inspire curiosity, creativity, and innovation
- Plan, prepare, deliver, and model instructional lessons that facilitate a maker mindset and use design thinking
- Assist in managing digital projects and support technology integration
- Manage equipment upkeep
- Plan and lead professional development programming and workshops for faculty
- Candidates should be willing to take risks, look for opportunities to integrate disciplines in authentic and meaningful ways to make a difference in the world
- Knowledge of NGSS and practices
- Experience working with children and young teens
- Enthusiasm for exploring new trends using media, design, and digital fabrication tools and software
- Experience in inquiry-based learning and cooperative learning with a focus on a student-centered approach
- Experience in an educational makerspace environment
- Knowledge of basic electronics, robotics and eWearables
- Experience with project-based curriculum design
- Interest/ability in physical computing, including Arduino
- Coding experience with Blockly, Scratch Jr. and Scratch
- Knowledge of 3D printers, vinyl cutters, power tools, electronics, sewing machines
- Understand current educational technology as a means to support best practices
- Proven experience with interdisciplinary and innovative curricular design and partnership
Brighton is a wonderful environment to work in filled with dedicated, professional staff, engaged students and involved parents. If you share our love of children and enthusiasm for teaching, and you have the appropriate credentials please email your cover letter and resume with the subject line reading “Brighton STEAM Teacher” to email@example.com.
Wilson, Arkansas, U.S.A.
The school Makers Space is the centerpiece of The Delta School campus and its program. The Maker will help to create a school that celebrates an open-ended culture of creativity, innovation, and experimentation, melding diverse disciplines math, science, art, craft, engineering, green design, music, and more into ambitious projects. The Maker will assist, support, and encourage students as they learn new skills for making things and complete projects to display at a town Maker Faire.
We are seeking someone whose skills and passions span several areas: digital fabrication, design teaching, mechanical ability. This position requires someone who has a thorough knowledge of digital fabrication equipment (e.g. 3D printers, laser cutters, and CNC routers). Additionally, a love of working with youth and the ability to teach and manage elementary school students is a must. Finally, the Maker Educator will have interest in entrepreneurialism, helping students envision how to take their projects from ideation to actualization.
- Identify projects suitable for students ages 6-17
- Develop Maker Curriculum for growing school
- Work one on one with students or in groups to ideate, prototype, and present projects
- Teach classes offering specific guidance workshops in areas of expertise
- Organize logistics for projects
- Engage in your own learning and exploration
- Maintain a safe and efficient learning environment
- Technical support of project documentation (video, photos, sketchbook, lab notebook, blog
- Lead students in time management and project planning skills
- Enthusiasm and willingness to learn and make things
- Experience and/or strong interest in working with young people ages 6-17
- Skills with technology, art, craft, engineering, music, science, green design, and other Maker themes OR curiosity and commitment to quickly develop such skills
- Proven ability in the use of digital arts/fabrication software and equipment;
- Knowledge in maintaining digital fabrication equipment including 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC routers, etc.;
- Experience teaching in an educational or youth development setting;
- Sincere motivation to work collaboratively with an energized, committed, and diverse team;
- Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach;
- Highly organized;
- Excellent interpersonal, written, oral, and computer skills;
- Bachelors Degree required, with preference for a degree in a relevant field;
The Maker Educator will have funding available to bring in guest makers to fill in the gaps or provide instruction in methods for which you do not have specific training.
The Delta School strives to create a school and working environment that is affirming and inclusive. The Delta School respects and values its diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of differences in age, ethnicity, family structure, national origin, physical attributes, race, religion, sexual orientation or socioeconomic background.
The position requires a bachelor’s degree, but equally important is the ability to face open-ended, ambiguous problems and actively work to solve them. As a start up school attempting to break the normal molds of traditional education an innovative mind is a strong advantage. It is strongly recommended that you spend time researching our school and project based learning prior to applying. www.thedeltaschool.org