The School at Columbia University is an independent K-8 school founded in 2003 with the goal of providing an excellent education to a diverse student body. Our intentional school culture embraces shared beliefs across disciplines and grades, which underlie important values expressed through everyday behaviors and visible symbols throughout our community.
We dedicate ourselves to fostering in our students personal resourcefulness and integrity, a sense of social responsibility, and a lifelong appreciation of learning through an innovative, socially and emotionally supportive, and academically challenging program. Our pedagogical and curricular philosophies embrace multicultural perspectives, which challenge educators and learners to examine their preconceived notions of race, gender, ethnicity, class, ability, religion, and sexual orientation. We adhere to a common code of civility among all constituents. We tailor our instruction so that the needs of the individual students are met. A committed faculty and administration strive to create a school that will stand as a model for what K-8 education can be, and serve as a genuine and enduring partnership between Columbia University and its neighbors.
The School at Columbia has 3 divisions: primary (K-2); intermediate (3-5); and middle (6-8). Each division has an Educational Technologist.
Creating and teaching curricular materials for K-8 students in class periods dedicated to technology
Collaborating with other teachers in designing and implementing units of study in accord with The School’s educational perspective and curricular architecture
Providing support to The School’s teachers and students in the creation, implementation, and use of the technology resources in classrooms
Assisting in the effective integration of technology; generally supporting classroom technology, while increasing each teacher’s ability to support classroom technology
Working with the Division Directors, Technology Director, and the other Educational Technologists to ensure that goals for the application of technology and general competencies are being met within a curricular framework
Committing to an individualized professional development plan
Serving as a mutually respectful mentor to Associate Teachers and Interns
Possibly serving as a student advisor to middle division students and families
Fulfilling all duties, responsibilities, and commitments as outlined in the Working at The School Guidebook and the University’s code of conduct
Columbia University is an equal opportunity employer / disability / veteran.
A. or B.S. degree from an accredited college or university
At least two years (or equivalent) of full-time experience developing curriculum focused on the purposeful use of technology
At least two years of full-time teaching experience in K-8 public and/or independent schools
Knowledge of and experience within an educational setting in which integrated curriculum is designed and delivered
Knowledge of and experience with traditional instructional practices for curriculum design and development
Working knowledge of and experience with innovative pedagogy that makes use of digital technologies
Ability to appreciate value of a strong team and to apply team-building skills
Excellent oral and written communications, listening, and interpersonal skills
Commitment to equity and justice, including knowledge and skills related to cultural competencies
Ability to provide second-tier support for academic computing systems
Advanced degree in a related field
Knowledge of Spanish
Prior experience with Computer Science, Design & Fabrication, STEM/STEAM curriculum
Internal Number: 985-12979
About The School at Columbia University
The School at Columbia University is an independent K-8 school founded in 2003 with the goal of providing an excellent education to a diverse student body. Our intentional school culture embraces shared beliefs across disciplines and grades, which underlie important values expressed through everyday behaviors and visible symbols throughout our community:
Collaboration: Encouraging creative problem-solving in dynamic groups where outcomes are not always predictable, but ultimately greater than any individual perspective could envision.
Community: Promoting inclusivity, facilitating open communication, and providing clear expectations to all members of the community to ensure a healthy, productive environment, inside and outside the school.
Diversity: Reveling in an environment of myriad learning experiences that address important aspects of diversity, including identity development, anti-bias skills, and the idea that difference is better.
Innovation: Taking thoughtful risks grounded in current research, putting new technologies to work in classrooms, and always seeking new approaches to learning to provide a meaningful 21st-century education to all students.