Purpose of Position The STEM Afterschool Teacher is responsible for working with multiple stakeholders in the implementation of the SABES STEM afterschool curriculum for grade 3-5 students specific partner sites in online/virtual and/or in-person format. The instructor will develop and implement weekly lesson plans that incorporate mentor support and prepare students for the STEM Showcase where they will present their student-driven projects based on feedback from the SABES coach. The instructor 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 SABES team and site coordinator.
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 begins late September.
Please note that this position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
Knowledge and Skill:
Experience teaching hands-on STEM projects and the engineering design process
Time management skills, attention to detail, and proactive problem solving
Passion for STEM educational outreach
Knowledge of Baltimore City and Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools)
Experience relating to students, parents, families, and partners of similar demographics to Baltimore City
Strong communication (written and oral), organizational, customer service, and interpersonal skills
Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Forms)
Experience operating virtual meetings (Zoom, Google Classroom, etc.)
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; hands-on STEM projects and the engineering design process
Successful implementation of STEM projects via virtual learning
Experience working with grades 3-5 preferred
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
Internal and External Contacts:
Internal: Baltimore Programs Director, Out of School Time (OST) Program Manager, SABES Program Manager, Barclay Program Manager, SABES Afterschool Coaches and other Instructors, and JHU Faculty and Staff and other STEM professionals who serve as SABES mentors
External: Afterschool providers such as Village Learning Place (VLP), Child First Authority (CFA), and US Dream Academy
Essential Duties & Responsibilities Instructing
Teach STEM curriculum in virtual and/or in-person format, provide guidance for student-driven projects, structure interactions with STEM experts
Create and submit weekly lesson plans within established timeline; revise as necessary
Coordinate with Johns Hopkins teams, mentors, and community members to facilitate STEM afterschool curriculum
Supervise SABES participants in the classroom or in a virtual environment, adhering to safety guidelines and maintaining positive learning environment
Prepare materials for STEM lessons and coordinate with the program manager to order necessary supplies
Support students in the planning and design of presentations for STEM Showcase
Attend and support annual STEM Showcase
Submit as by the established deadline
Share instructor lesson plans to the share drive weekly by established deadline
Clearly identify mentor role in lesson plans and implement the plan during the session
Revise lesson plans based on coach’s feedback by established deadline
Submit materials order forms for replenishments for structured curriculum and student-driven projects by the established deadline
Each SABES-supported classroom has a student-driven project presentation at the spring STEM Showcase
Attendance at STEM Showcase
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
Strategies demonstrated in professional development are evident in lesson plans and coach observations
Growth in coaching observations over time
Attendance at all required meetings
Being on time for required meetings
Complete and submit weekly reports providing updates on progress, implementation, and concerns at assigned SABES site(s) to SABES coach
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.
On time submission of student and mentor attendance records
On time submission of written weekly reports for each implementation site
Completed mentor schedule in applicable software platform by established deadline
Provides evidence of communication with mentors via multiple outlets
Vision, Mission and Strategy of Center for Educational Outreach
The vision of the Center for Educational Outreach (CEO) is to increase the number of STEM leaders from underrepresented groups going into STEM fields.
Our mission is to engage JHU students, staff and faculty to prepare PK-12 students, particularly those underrepresented in STEM fields, for college and inspire them to choose STEM as a career.
Our strategy is to offer STEM educational outreach to Baltimore City Public School students and to expand Engineering Innovation to reach more high school students in the U.S.
Classified Title: Tutorial Assistant Working Title: SABES STEM Afterschool Teacher Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/CC Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: Sunday - Saturday Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: Telecommute Department name: 60004726-CEO Instructors and Students Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering
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