Summary: The Lower School STEM Teacher will create a dynamic STEM learning experience for students in grades K4 – 6th grades. Our teachers are building Christian Community within and beyond the school, are active in a church community and serving as Christian role models to students, parents, and staff. Teachers are expected to keep abreast of current trends and assist their respective departments with long-term goal planning for the program, developing both short- and long-term instructional objectives. Teachers must have strong Instructional and Classroom Management skills, including but not limited to: use of various teaching strategies and resources to actively engage students in learning; adjusting curriculum as appropriate; posting lesson plans on RenWeb; creating and documenting a curriculum in Atlas, evaluating handouts and testing materials against student performance; evaluating students and providing opportunities for students to demonstrate mastery; quickly grading and returning student work; enforcing school discipline policies in a consistent and loving manner; promptly notifying parents and administration of any behavioral or academic problems and organizing classroom and materials for efficient learning. OCS teachers are expected to make meaningful connections between faith and learning in the classroom. Employee is responsible for continuing education and completing certification requirements.
• Serve as the department chair of LS science
• Keep inventory of science materials and dates for reordering.
• Provide background information and baseline research for students prior to beginning a project.
• Build relationships with field experts.
• Coordinate guest speakers to relate to real-world experiences and field experts.
• Ability to effectively communicate with parents, students, and staff verbally and in writing.
• Able to develop ideas that align with classroom objectives stretching student/ teachers in developing beyond textbook learning in problem solving, analysis and critical thinking through hands on activities.
• Develop an excitement for learning about God’s world by seeing the character traits of God through the order of the universe, His faithfulness in His creation and His magnificent creative abilities.
• Able to enhance students/teachers learning in scientific methods teaching them to research, problem solve, experiment, record and analyze findings, then communicating to others.
• Commitment to collaboration and teaming with effectiveness in working within a professional learning community.
• Knowledge of and ability to use appropriate and multiple assessment, instruction and evaluation techniques.
• A clear understanding of the integrated relationship of the STEM components (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
• A need for a biblical perspective of creativity in the area of research and design with respect to math and science content and process.
• Daily schedule will include classroom instruction on an elective schedule for grades K4 – 6th grade.
• Successful ability to manage students in a lab setting.
• Passionate individual who can facilitate hands on learning activities to encourage students in design thinking and engineering.
• Igniting student interest in learning and helping them develop the 21st century skills they need to be confident.
• Experience in delivering professional development to teachers.
• Deep understanding of student learning theory, brain-based learning, and differentiated instruction.
• Deep understanding of math and science.
• Able to teach: Robotics, LEGO, STEM, Coding, Technology
• Able to assess needs of Lower School for STEM learning and adjust appropriately.
1300 West Maitland Boulevard
Maitland, FL 32751
Phone: (407) 339-0223
Fax: (407) 339-4148