Teacher - STEAM (Elementary)

Location
Virginia, VA, United States
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Nov 13, 2018
Ref
2266713
Grade Level
Elementary School
Please note this is a "continuous recruit position" to build an applicant pool for all schools.  As positions are available, all qualified applicants with complete application files will be considered.

To provide engaging, project based lessons that incorporate the 4C's of creativity, communication, critical thinking and collaboration to students K-5 in a resource class across multiple content areas (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics).

Essential Job Functions:
  • Collaborates with teachers to review and develop STEAM curriculum materials and instructional plans in order to integrate STEAM lessons that are age-appropriate and aligned with the Virginia Standards of Learning and the Standards for Technological Literacy.
  • Provides direct support to the classroom teacher by coaching and modeling the effective integration of STEAM lessons.
  • Collaborates with the building level administration, building level staff, Science/Math Lead Teachers and district level Science/Math/Art Instructional Specialists in the development and implementation of programs, events and instructional practices that will increase the number and variety of STEAM experiences for all students.
  • Provides building level support to teachers and paraprofessionals that increases their content knowledge in STEAM education, and teaches new instructional strategies through consultations and lesson modeling.
  • Assists with the review and identification of quality instructional materials and pedagogical best practices, and provides staff development opportunities for teachers and administrators in the area of STEAM.
  • Monitors various forms of documentation and records regarding STEAM integration and learning.
  • Collects and uses data to make instructional decisions related to curriculum and instruction; monitors and assess curriculum, instruction and program effectiveness, and recommends and implements improvements to curriculum, instruction and program effectiveness based on on-going analysis of data.
  • Serves as a leading member of the school-based STEAM Committee.  Coordinates school-based STEAM student teams in preparation for annual CCPS Steammania event.
  • Visits classrooms for teaching support and consultation; monitors STEAM instructional programs in the school; collects and analyzes data on the effect of STEAM integration on student content knowledge and problem-solving ability.
  • Delivers STEAM oriented instruction through Project Based Learning methods.
  • Attends professional development and training related to STEAM programs and methodologies, staying abreast of current research.
  • Maintains an inventory of materials to support the collection and organization of supplies necessary for teaching in a STEAM setting.
  • Adheres to policies and regulations as outlined in federal and state laws and School Board Policies and Procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
Considerable knowledge of the concepts, principles and methodologies of elementary math and science instruction in a public school setting; of current curriculum development, program implementation and planning in elementary math and science, learning theory, recent research and available state and local resources; child growth and development, group dynamics and related state and federal regulations. Experience teaching project based learning lessons to students in grades K-5. Demonstrated ability to deliver articulate oral presentations and well written communication and to react effectively with parents, students, teachers, administrators and the community. Working skill in the use of technology including word processing, spreadsheet and database software (Word, Power Point, Excel, Access and Outlook preferred).  Demonstrated ability to organize, schedule and monitor work assignments and to train and advise staff. Demonstrated ability in decision-making, problem analysis, conflict resolution, interpersonal relationships, program management, research and planning and to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. 

Requirements:
  • Minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Possession of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accepted institution.
  • Must hold or be eligible to hold a valid Virginia teaching license with an endorsement in Elementary Education PreK-6 and have at least three years of successful full-time teaching experience at the elementary level. 
  • Master's degree in education or a related field is preferred.
  • Experience or additional endorsements in the areas of science, technology, engineering or science preferred.
  • Prior experience developing or evaluating curriculum, serving as an instructional coach or other experience which demonstrates progressive responsibility is strongly preferred. Extensive experience in elementary STEAM classroom integration/ teaching the 4 C's/pedagogy preferred.
In addition to the online application, teacher applicants are required to submit:
 
Transcripts

Both undergraduate and graduate transcripts must be submitted. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. 

References

 

To complete their application, applicants must submit two (2) written references. When possible, references should be from a current or previous supervisor. References from a supervising teacher or professor are acceptable when there is no relevant prior work history.

 

Applicants may use the Chesterfield County Public Schools reference form or a signed, dated letter of reference.

 

Chesterfield County Public Schools Reference Form (Right click on the wording and download PDF.)

 

 

Copy of Teaching license

Complete Application Package

Applications for teaching positions will not be evaluated until complete packets, to include transcripts, teaching licenses, teacher assessment scores (Praxis II, etc.), and references are received. To expedite application review, please attach these documents to the on-line application.  The documents may also be emailed to hr@ccpsnet.net, or mailed/hand delivered to:

Chesterfield County Public Schools
Department of Human Resources
9900 Krause Road
Chesterfield, VA  23832


*Please note: Attachments must be uploaded to each application for which you apply, they do not merge from applications you have already submitted to your new application.

Applicants considered for employment must successfully complete the following background investigations/tests:

 
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal History Investigation
  • State Police Criminal History Investigation
  • Child Protective Services (CPS) Investigation
  • Tuberculosis Screening/Test


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