IDEA Space KC - Computer Science Facilitator

GENERAL INFORMATION

 
The Computer Science Facilitator builds and teaches STEAM curriculum to students and teachers to grow their comfort and confidence in STEAM.  This is a Full-time, 12 month position.  The facilitator’s time is split as follows:
Curriculum Development -- 20%
Curriculum Delivery -- 40%
Teacher Professional Development 20%
Supplies and equipment oversight -- 20%
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
           
Curriculum Development and Delivery
  • Review existing courses and update as needed, specifically in robotics, coding, VR, cyber security and eSports
  • Propose new courses aligned to career development pathways and Workplace Agilities
  • Teach co-curricular courses
  • Supervise contract teachers and teaching assistant for evening, weekend and summer courses
  • Plan and implement teacher professional development experiences
  • Develop and implement safety protocols as needed
  • Some evenings and weekends required
 
 
Supplies and equipment oversight
  • Provide regular maintenance and update of IDEA Space technology equipment including
    • Desktop PC computers (15)
    • Laptop Mac Computers (20)
    • iPads (40)
    • Robotics equipment (Vex, FRC, FLL)
    • VR (8 headsets, 1 360 camera)
    • Maintain service records and warranty information for technology equipment
    • Submit and track all technology help desk requests
    • In conjunction with Technology Support Department conduct period equipment updates
 
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
 
  • Creativity, enthusiasm and a growth mindset
  • Undergraduate degree or comparable skills and knowledge in education, computer science, computer engineering, computer information systems, cybersecurity, esports, or a related field
  • Experience with and enthusiasm for STEAM learning
  • Respect and appreciation for the needs and potential of diverse learners from a variety of backgrounds
  • Student centered educational philosophy
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with K-12 learners
  • Experience with:
    • Design thinking
    • Digital fabrication
    • Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality
    • First Robotics
    • VEX Robotics
    • Coding with elementary and middle school students and teachers
    • Curriculum Development
CONTACT
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and a Barstow employment application to Kellye Crockett, Vice President, Innovation and IDEA Space, at kellye.crockett@barstowschool.org.
 
ABOUT THE BARSTOW SCHOOL AND IDEA SPACE KC
Located in Kansas City, Missouri and founded in 1884, The Barstow School is a co-educational school where students in preschool through twelfth grade develop in a challenging educational community. As originally stated by Mary Louise Barstow, the objective of the school remains “to promote sound scholarship and to give symmetrical development to mind, body and character.”
 
ABOUT THE DAN AND CASSIDY TOWRISS IDEA SPACE KC
IDEA Space is a mutually supportive learning space in south Kansas City where students and educators explore science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). It is designed to serve students from diverse neighborhoods and backgrounds, increase their comfort and confidence in STEAM fields, and prepare them for career success.
 
The Barstow School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs. This policy of nondiscrimination governs the hiring of employees as well and includes the administration of all benefits and policies throughout the term of employment.
 
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