Computer Science Teacher - Scarsdale High School (Leave Replacement)

Employer
Scarsdale Public Schools
Location
Scarsdale, NY, US
Salary
Competitive
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Position Type:
High School Teaching/Mathematics - Computer Science

Date Posted:
1/25/2023

Location:
HS - Instructional Technology

Date Available:
02/27/223

Closing Date:
02/08/2023

Computer Science Teacher (Leave Replacement)
Scarsdale High School is seeking talented, experienced, and innovative candidates for a leave replacement computer science teaching position, starting February 27, 2023. Scarsdale High School spans grades 9-12, and offers a rich and varied educational program to the high-achieving student population of approximately 1500 students. The school community boasts an accomplished faculty and staff, along with an active, supportive parent body. Scarsdale High School focuses on creating a highly challenging, nurturing, and supportive intellectual environment. Candidates must hold appropriate NYS certification, in computer science or math and have a demonstrated ability to teach the full range of high school computer science courses.

Scarsdale Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our qualifications described.
Position Purpose
Under the general supervision of the School Principal and the Mathematics & STEAM Department Chair, to develop students' skills and competence in basic and complex computer science, mathematics and robotics principles, as well as an understanding of design thinking and the applicaiton of computer science and technology in the solution of practical problems.

Essential Functions
  • Develops and administers English education curriculum consistent with school district goals and objectives.
  • Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction, and student learning.
  • Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and translates lesson plans into learning experiences to develop pertinent sequential assignments, challenge students, and best utilize the available time for instruction.
  • Teaches knowledge and skills in computer science, inclujding concepts such as computational thinking, digital logic, circuit design, algorithm development and programming and promotes crative thinking and analysis in all related subject areas.
  • Designs leaearning activities to demonstrate the applicaiton of computer science and robotics to everyday existence and problem-solving.
  • Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning and progress, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs.
  • Maintains familiarity with district and Connecticut State standardized tests for the purpose of adapting curriculum to maximize student achievement on such tests.
  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.
  • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws.
  • Encourages parental involvement in students education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
  • Ensures that student conduct conforms to the school's standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
  • Coordinates with other professional staff members, especially within grade level, and participates in faculty meetings and committees.
  • Selects and requisitions appropriate books, instructional aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records.

Additional Duties
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.

Equipment
Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.

Travel Requirements
Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.
  • Knowledge of English grammar, word usage, word denotations and connotations, spelling, literature and other content areas taught.
  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
  • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
  • Works in standard office and school building environments.

Certification/License:
  • New York State Certification 7-12 English.

Education:
  • Bachelors from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment.
  • Masters Degree in related area preferred.

Experience:
At least three years successful prior teaching experiences in English is preferred.

FLSA Status: Exempt
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