Instructional Specialist - position available with Institute for School Partnerships

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This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week. The ability to work extra hours as needed, including evenings and weekends is required. This position is with the Institute for School Partnerships on the Danforth Campus.  This position involves the attendance at conferences out of state.

The Institute for School Partnership (ISP) implements deep, long-term, results-oriented partnerships with specific local schools to bring about measurable increases in student achievement. ISP is particularly interested in exploring the community school reform model, where community and university resources come together in support of student development. We are working together with Arts & Sciences, Brown School and Olin Business School to create models of school excellence in the St. Louis region

Position Summary: Responsible for promoting the understanding of and engagement with computer science, engineering and technology through interactions with teachers and students, as well as technical support and coding for the ISP systems for database and customer management.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

  1. Lead internal instructional team to design and develop technology instructional materials, including lesson plans, curriculum assessments and kits aligned with state and national standards in science, math and computer science and the engineering practices. Collaborate with leadership team to develop sustainable business plan for program. 
  2. Analyze and evaluate technology lessons by testing to determine the order/sequence of instructional concepts; determine how to embed engineering concepts and practices into instruction.  Provide instruction to teachers and collaborate on implementing lessons. Edit materials based on teacher feedback and assessment results.
  3. Lead internal teams to develop and facilitate professional development for K-12 teachers through workshops, presentations and embedded coaching in schools.
  4. Design and program ISP internal systems for database, customer management systems and web-based delivery systems.
  5. Perform other duties as assigned. Participate in general ISP activities.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a science, math, technology or engineering field.
  • Three years of experience working with K-12 teachers and students with robotics, maker space, technology and science teaching or significant volunteer opportunities.
  • Demonstrated experience in curriculum development

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of teaching experience.
  • Experience with grant or proposal development.
  • Technology and basic coding proficiency.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a team.
  • Deep understanding of the engineering practices.
  • Knowledge of physical science content.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with a focus on communicating technical topics to all audience levels.

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