***This position is for an Experienced faculty***
Specific Design Teacher responsibilities include:
- Work collaboratively with other middle school teachers to plan technology-based projects and cross-curricular units.
- Coordinate with the Head of Middle School and the Director of Technology to refine and implement the Design Technology strategic planning.
- Lead and inspire staff to integrate technology into their lessons.
- Demonstrate clear and comprehensive computer knowledge and skills.
- Keep up to date with the latest developments for use in teaching and learning.
- Ensure the safe use of the Design room during lessons.
- Work with EBI staff and pupils in the middle school, with responsibility to introduce and develop concepts, processes and skills related to the MYP Design Technology programme.
- Work with staff and pupils to introduce and develop concepts, processes and skills related to Information and Communication technology.
- Support staff in their planning and use of hardware and software.
- Keep up to date with the latest technology for use in teaching and learning.
- Develop and run school clubs that make effective use of the range of hardware and software available to the school.
- Work in close collaboration with the school’s IT administrator and the school’s director of student technology
General Bloomingdale teacher responsibilities include:
Planning & Preparation for Learning
- Know the subject matter well.
- Incorporate International Baccalaureate pedagogy.
- Have a good grasp of how students learn.
- Backwards plan with big ideas, essential questions, knowledge, and skill goals.
- Plan on-the-spot and unit assessments to measure student learning.
- Design lessons that target multiple learning needs, styles, and interests.
- Foster positive interactions and teach useful social skills.
- Have a repertoire of discipline “moves” that can defuse most behavior problems before learning is impacted.
- Capture and maintain most students’ attention.
- Maximize academic learning time through coherence, lesson momentum, and smooth transitions.
Delivery of Instruction
- Activate students’ prior knowledge and hook their interest in each unit and lesson.
- Use clear explanations, appropriate language, and examples to present material.
- Orchestrate effective strategies, materials, and classroom groupings to foster student learning.
- Have students think about, discuss, and use the ideas and skills being taught.
- Differentiate instruction to accommodate most students’ learning needs.
Monitoring, Assessment, and Follow-Up
- Provide clear criteria for proficiency, including rubrics and exemplars of work.
- Frequently check for understanding and give students helpful information if they seem confused.
- Have student set goals, self- assess, and know where they stand academically.
- Take responsibility for students who are not succeeding and get them extra help.
- Reflect on the effectiveness of teaching/learning and how to improve it.
- Complete paperwork, duties, and assignments accurately and punctually.
- Demonstrate professional demeanor and maintain appropriate boundaries.
- Be ethical and above-board, use good judgment, and maintain confidentiality with student records.
- Collaborate with colleagues to plan, share teaching ideas, and look at student work.
- Seeks out effective teaching ideas from colleagues, workshops, and other sources.
- Willing to participate beyond the academic program.