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Lead an online studio – flexible part-time position

Posted

Location: Online

Teachers and Creators:  Lead an Online Studio through Original

Original, a marketplace for online, instructor-led studios that inspire kids to work on their own projects, is looking for ten outstanding STEAM instructors for its fall pilot.  Each instructor will develop a theme for a studio and lead one online session per week for five weeks, receiving pay of $1,000.

Original was founded to create a new type of learning space for kids—one where they have autonomy to work on any project or activity they want, but receive strong supports and feedback on the path they take.  Studios cover project areas that genuinely interest kids:  designing games, making movies, building Lego, building Minecraft structures, researching weird topics—anything!  Our goal is to inspire kids to become deeply immersed in their own work.

Original instructors have two main responsibilities.  After students share work, instructors create personalized video responses, sharing feedback, offering ideas, and pointing students to learning resources that might help them with their next step.  Then, once per week, instructors lead a live zoom session with all their students where they share-out progress, offer ideas, and model useful tools and tricks.

If you’re interested in leading one of our studios this fall, please fill out a short application at orignalstudios.org/fall21

 

Who: Montessori teachers, public school teachers, creators who are good with kids

What:  Lead an online studio this fall through Original

Time Commitment:  2 hours / week for five weeks (flexible schedule)

Dates:  October and November

Pay:  $1,000 (guaranteed, no matter how many students participate in your studio)

Responsibilities:  Leading a 45-minute studio session each week over zoom (weekend or week-day evenings);  making five-minute video responses for 3-6 student projects per week   

Student ages:  8 – 13

Application:  Please apply at orignalstudios.org/fall21

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Teacher: English (Constructionist School)

Posted

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Background Story of DSIL

Darunsikkhalai School for Innovative Learning (DSIL) was founded in 2000 as an educational sandbox to rethink how learning could take place in the 21st Century. DSIL founder Khun Paron Israsena Na Ayudhya who formerly served as CEO of the Siam Cement Group (SCG), Thailand’s largest industrial conglomerate, is internationally renowned for his advocacy of educational innovation. As CEO, Khun Paron strongly believes that “An organization must be driven by smart employees with good ethical manners” in the sense that “human capital is the most valuable asset of an organization”.

Over the past two decades, DSIL has earned its reputation for the development of “Thai Constructionist Learning”, an innovative interpretation of a learning philosophy developed by Professor Seymour Papert of Media Laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Constructionism is a learning philosophy that, building on Jean Piaget’s Constructivism, believes learning is less about teachers transmitting knowledge but more about children constructing their own understanding. Specifically, children learn particularly well when engaged in creating a personally meaningful “project”. Teachers act as “facilitators” nourishing an environment conducive to learning. Through projects, students not only learn the principles at hand but also become problem solvers, fast learners, and critical thinkers.

DSIL offers bilingual (Thai-English) elementary and upper school education. Project-based learning is a core activity with special emphasis on learning process, information technology, foreign languages (especially English), morality, arts and culture, Thainess, and personal development integrated with domain knowledge, which are instilled through mindfulness practices. The school management follows the concept of Learning Organization, which was developed by Dr. Peter Senge at the Sloan School of Management, MIT. The learning process at DSIL aims to nourish “passion for learning” from day one. Such passion allows students to act as a change agent who wishfully utilizes his/her own passion for learning without reluctance to cultivate a lifelong learning culture in their community. This principle fully aligns with the National Education Act B.E.2542.

As a Constructionist school and a Learning Organization, DSIL’s pride comes from developing qualified global citizens while maintaining Thainess and fostering a commitment to creating a better world with intense passion for learning.

Required Position: 1 position of English teacher in Primary school

Location: King Monkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Bangmod, Thungkru, Bangkok, THAILAND

Qualifications

  • Native English Speaker (from UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, South Africa) or else
  • Bachelor or Master Degrees in Education or any other related fields
  • TEFL/TESOL certification is a bonus
  • Work experience in education/teaching/working (special consideration)
  • Willing to be a dedicated teacher working with Thai children, teachers and parents
  • Working with Thai children with love and compassion
  • Being active and flexible in teaching, learning and working
  • Eager to learn new things especially technology
  • Being enthusiastic, active, collaborative, adjustable
  • Thrives on challenges

Starting period : As soon as possible

Contact Information

To apply for the job, please send a cover letter with your CV, a current photo, a copy of educational

evidence (such as certification, transcript etc.) along with a short clip video to introduce yourself, then please email them to Ms.Chomphunuch Jarusrose at chomphunuch.jar@mail.kmutt.ac.th


For more information please contact:

Darunsikkhalai School for Innovative Learning

King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi

126 Pracha-Uthit Road, Bangmod, Thungkru, Bangkok 10140, THAILAND

Tel. (+662) 470 8315-8  Fax. (+662) 470 8319

Email: dsil.pr2014@gmail.com

Website: http://e-school.kmutt.ac.th

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Teacher: Math & Design Project Based Classes (Constructionist School)

Posted

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Background Story of DSIL

Darunsikkhalai School for Innovative Learning (DSIL) is located in Bangkok, Thailand. The school was founded in 2000 as an educational sandbox to rethink how learning could take place in the 21st Century. DSIL founder Khun Paron Israsena Na Ayudhya who formerly served as CEO of the Siam Cement Group (SCG), Thailand’s largest industrial conglomerate, is internationally renowned for his advocacy of educational innovation. As CEO, Khun Paron strongly believes that “An organization must be driven by smart employees with good ethical manners” in the sense that “human capital is the most valuable asset of an organization”.

Over the past two decades, DSIL has earned its reputation for the development of “Thai Constructionist Learning”, an innovative interpretation of a learning philosophy developed by Professor Seymour Papert of Media Laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Constructionism is a learning philosophy that, building on Jean Piaget’s Constructivism, believes learning is less about teachers transmitting knowledge but more about children constructing their own understanding. Specifically, children learn particularly well when engaged in creating a personally meaningful “project”. Teachers act as “facilitators” nourishing an environment conducive to learning. Through projects, students not only learn the principles at hand but also become problem solvers, fast learners, and critical thinkers.

DSIL offers bilingual (Thai-English) elementary and upper school education. Project-based learning is a core activity with special emphasis on learning process, information technology, foreign languages (especially English), morality, arts and culture, Thainess, and personal development integrated with domain knowledge, which are instilled through mindfulness practices. The school management follows the concept of Learning Organization, which was developed by Dr. Peter Senge at the Sloan School of Management, MIT. The learning process at DSIL aims to nourish “passion for learning” from day one. Such passion allows students to act as a change agent who wishfully utilizes his/her own passion for learning without reluctance to cultivate a lifelong learning culture in their community. This principle fully aligns with the National Education Act B.E.2542.

As a Constructionist school and a Learning Organization, DSIL’s pride comes from developing qualified global citizens while maintaining Thainess and fostering a commitment to creating a better world with intense passion for learning.

Required Position: 

  • 1 position of Upper School Teacher (teaching Math and project-based learning class)
  • 1 position of Upper School Teacher (teaching Design and project-based learning class)

Location: King Monkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Bangmod, Thungkru, Bangkok, THAILAND

Qualifications

  • Native English Speaker (from UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, South Africa) or else
  • Bachelor or Master Degrees in Education, Math, Design or related fields
  • Work experience in education/teaching/design thinking (special consideration)
  • Willing to be a dedicated teacher working with Thai children, teachers and parents
  • Working with Thai children with love and compassion
  • Being active and flexible in teaching, learning and working
  • Eager to learn new things especially technology
  • Being enthusiastic, active, collaborative, adjustable, etc.
  • Thrives on challenges

Starting period : As soon as possible

Contact Information

To apply for the job, please send a cover letter with your CV, a current photo, a copy of educational evidence (such as certification, complete transcript etc.) along with a short clip video to introduce yourself, then please email them to Ms.Chomphunuch Jarusrose at chomphunuch.jar@mail.kmutt.ac.th


For more information, please contact:

Darunsikkhalai School for Innovative Learning

King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi

126 Pracha-Uthit Road, Bangmod, Thungkru, Bangkok 10140, THAILAND

Tel. (+662) 470 8315-8  Fax. (+662) 470 8319

Email: dsil.pr2014@gmail.com

Website: http://e-school.kmutt.ac.th

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Design & Fabrication Hub Coordinator

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Location: Pasadena, California, USA

Part-time position (16 hrs/week, 10-month), starting August, 2021

Sequoyah School, an independent school founded in Pasadena, California in 1958, opened an innovative high school program in September of 2016. As an extension of our K-8 program, students are guided through the deep intellectual exploration of content following a student-centered, project-based pedagogy that offers relevant contexts for exploration and opportunities for application. Furthermore, the high school program builds upon the changemaking work practiced in the K-8 program by offering a Social Innovation Program (SIP). Sequoyah faculty help facilitate student teams that explore issues in the community via a design thinking process that encourages teachers and students to get off campus and spend time interacting with community members and organizations. 

 

We are seeking a playful and imaginative educator with an expansive definition of “making” to help build a high school community that values design and fabrication as a vehicle for addressing the important social and environmental issues of our time. Reporting to the Director of Social Innovation, the Design & Fabrication Coordinator will collaborate with students, faculty, and administrators from a variety of disciplines to establish the new Design & Fabrication (D.Fab) Hub. The D.Fab Coordinator will help students become socially-engaged makers by giving them the prototyping skills necessary to realize their own long term, community-based initiatives. A successful coordinator will be someone who has experience teaching and is ready to conceive of a variety of learning opportunities that are exciting and accessible to both students who are inexperienced and curious about design and fabrication, as well as students who are experienced and ready to grow their skillset. 

 

Position responsibilities include:

  • Instruction – provide lunch time and after school instruction, including drop-in seminars as well as week-long or month-long workshop series; advise students through hi-fi and lo-fi prototyping phases of their SIP work; provide opportunities for faculty professional development.
  • Program Design – design inclusive, differentiated pathways for student learning and engagement; create advisory board; design skill building scope and sequence; explore precedents at other institutions and organizations.
  • Program Management –  manage skill badge program; create opportunities for peer mentoring and teaching; facilitate opportunities for student sharing and critique; promote opportunities for students to engage with design and fabrication beyond our campus. 
  • Space Management – grow our library of tools, equipment, and materials; establish safety protocols.

 

We are seeking candidates who have:

  • A commitment to equity and inclusion
  • An entrepreneurial approach to program development
  • Teaching experience
  • A community-engaged approach to design and fabrication
  • A varied skill set as a maker, designer, technologist, and/or artist
  • A consistent curiosity about new ways of designing and fabricating
  • Well-developed professional communication and interpersonal skills 
  • The ability to work independently 
  • A demonstrated history of collaborative work on diverse teams

 

To apply, interested candidates should send a résumé, cover letter, and links to work (optional) to hsrecruitment@sequoyahschool.org.

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Makerspace Technician

Posted

Location: Westminster, MD, USA

 Exploration Commons at 50 East at the Westminster Library/Carroll County Public Library

Overview:

Are you enthusiastic about learning new things and teaching others? Join our team and help “make” the future of library services at Carroll County Public Library!

Carroll County Public Library’s newest location, Exploration Commons at 50 East (https://explorationcommons.carr.org) opening in fall 2021, offers a makerspace focused on digital design and fabrication, a commercial teaching kitchen, and meeting rooms to engage the community in a variety of learning and workforce development opportunities. We are seeking a full-time and part-time Experience Design Specialist/Makerspace Technician to support daily makerspace operations and provide training and programs using equipment and resources in the makerspace at Exploration Commons. You will also support the Exploration Commons team in other areas, including the teaching kitchen and meeting rooms.

 

Successful candidates will be highly motivated, able to work independently as well as with a team focused on providing superior customer service, and able to learn and share new technologies and skills.

You bring experience in at least two of the disciplines below:

  • CAD/CAM processes
  • Additive and subtractive fabrication (3D printers, laser cutters, CNC, )
  • Audio/Video equipment and software
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Graphic Design
  • Coding
  • Maker and/or technology instruction, including leading workshops and hands-on projects
  • AND a passion for outreach and establishing connections between making and the organization’s vision, mission, and strategic priorities.
Required Qualifications:
  1. High School diploma/G.E.D. and 1 – 2 years directly related experience; Associate degree or college coursework in a related field preferred;
  2. Instructional experience preferred;
  3. Proficiency with design software (Adobe Creative Cloud and Autodesk);
  4. Familiarity with the makerspace and/or kitchen equipment;
  5. Highly effective communicator via email, telephone, and in person;
  6. Or equivalent technical training, education, and experience.

Position 1                                               Position 2

Full-time                                                 Part-time

37.5 hours per week                           20 hours per week

$43,875 annually plus benefits         $23,400 annually plus benefits

Must be able to work day, evening and weekend hours, including Sunday.

 

How to Apply:

Applications must be received by 11:59 pm on Friday, August 20, 2021. Applications must be submitted online at https://library.carr.org/careers/careers.aspx.

The Carroll County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The Library’s policy is to treat all employees and applicants equally and without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam Era. This policy is applicable to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training and promotions. Carroll County Public Library is a drug free/smoke free workplace.

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