The STEM Afterschool Teacher is responsible for working with multiple stakeholders in the implementation of the SABES afterschool curriculum for grade 3-5 students. The program is traditionally held in person but the format may be adjusted as needed. The STEM Afterschool Teacher will develop and implement weekly lesson plans for hands-on STEM learning using the outlined curriculum and student-driven project format. The lesson plans also incorporate mentor support and preparation of students for the STEM Showcase where they will present their student-driven projects while addressing input from the SABES Coach(es). The STEM Afterschool Teacher will also track student attendance participate in required professional development including an initial training retreat prepare materials for STEM lessons and regularly report and communicate program progress to the SABES team and the partner organization staff.
Note: This position is casual (approx. 5-6 hours per week) and is not benefits eligible. Reliable transportation a computer web camera and reliable internet service are preferred. Evenings as well as some weekends are required. Training is expected to begin in the first week in October.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Teach STEM curriculum in in-person and/or virtual format providing guidance for hands-on STEM projects student-driven projects and structuring interactions with STEM mentors
Create and submit weekly lesson plans within the established timeline; revise lesson plans using feedback from the SABES Coach(es)
Coordinate with SABES Staff afterschool provider and mentors to facilitate STEM afterschool curriculum
Supervise SABES participants in the classroom or in a virtual environment adhering to safety guidelines and maintaining a positive learning environment
Prepare materials for STEM lessons and coordinate with the SABES Coach(es) to order necessary supplies
Support students in the planning and design of presentations for STEM Showcases
Attend and support annual STEM Showcases
Participate in required training retreat (1/year) professional development (1-2 times per month) and staff meetings (JHU and/or afterschool partner as required)
Assist SABES afterschool coaches in presenting training materials based on expertise
Complete all required online trainings and ensure compliance with the JHU Safety of Children in University Programs policy
Complete and submit weekly reports providing updates on progress implementation and concerns at assigned SABES site(s) to SABES coach(es)
Review and confirm SABES mentor schedules each month
Regularly communicate with mentors regarding lesson plan implementation and support
Create and maintain student and mentor attendance reports
Collaborate with Site Coordinator to ensure consistent effective implementation of the SABES program with topics such as drawing connections to monthly themes logistical concerns and student behavior
High School Diploma/GED
3 Years of related experience in one or more of the following areas required:
Proven youth development and/or mentoring experience
Successful K-12 teaching of hands-on STEM projects and the engineering design process
Successful implementation of STEM projects via virtual learning
Additional graduate level education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.
Bachelor's degree focused on STEM or education degree or currently enrolled at a college/university pursuing a degree in related subjects
MSDE educator or counselor certification
Experience working with students in grades 3-5
Classified Title: Tutorial Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/CC Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: Various days/times, late afternoon/evening required; weekend required at times Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: Homewood Campus Department name: Center for Educational Outreach Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering
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