Summer at Lakeside is currently recruiting for a Makerspace teacher for our Investigative Learning Camp Jr., an academic and experiential summer camp designed for studentsentering grades 3-4. The Investigative Learning Camp (ILC) offers students the opportunity to take classes covering STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) -based topics. All courses encourage creative play and hands-on learning; courses are project-based and do not assume students have any previous knowledge of the subject matter. No homework is assigned. The makerspace course runs mornings, 8:45 a.m.-11:45, a.m. (Note: This position could also be a expanded into a full-day position, adding an afternoon Gr.5-8 middle school Makerspace course.) Each week of camp will have a different focus (examples: moving machines, flying machines, sound structures, etc.). This class will be taught out of our makerspace classroom, which is equipped with a variety of tools, including a 3D printer and laser cutter. Classes run July 8 – August 2. There will be a mandatory orientation meeting on Tuesday, July 2.
Create an inclusive and culturally responsive curriculum that encourages creativity, collaboration, risk-taking, and critical thinking
Create organized and engaging lesson plans that include additional challenges for each day
Track supplies and order and organize supplies necessary
Supervise and instruct a diverse group of students that have different educational backgrounds and experiences
Train and supervise the assigned high-school counselor, who serves as a classroom teaching assistant
Provide individual support and adapt different teaching strategies for students needing additional instruction
Requirements and Qualifications
Demonstrated cultural awareness, including knowledge of themselves and the cultural lenses they bring to interactions. The candidate will understand different perspectives; interact respectfully with cultures other than their own; and cultivate meaningful relationships with people that have different cultural frameworks.
Prior experience working with a diverse student population and demonstrated equity and inclusion mindset. Candidates should be aware of their own identity and biases; candidate actively works to create an inclusive classroom environment.
A bachelor’s degree
Teaching, tutoring, or coaching experience with a diverse group of elementary or middle-school students
Experience teaching, tutoring, or coaching students in engineering, makerspace, robotics, or a related field
Experience with inclusive and multicultural curriculum development
Excellent communication and organizational skills to manage a supply-heavy curriculum
Positive and collaborative attitude
Candidates must satisfactorily complete at least two criminal background checks.
First Aid and CPR certification obtained before July 2, 2024.
Compensation and Benefits The stipend for this position is $4,000. Lunch is included. The course may only run if enough students register. Enrollment will remain open until June 1. If the number of students enrolled is too small to run by June 1, or if the course is canceled for any reason, the stipend will not be paid. Summer at Lakeside also offers free camp for children (Gr.3-8) of all summer employees for the weeks when they are working for the summer program. Employees must register their children via the Summer at Lakeside webpage.
Application Process Interested candidates should visit Lakeside School’s careers website to apply online. The application process will remain open until a qualified candidate has accepted an offer. Applicants being considered will be interviewed. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom. For additional questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Kat Yorks, Director of Summer School Programs, by email, email@example.com, or by phone, 206-440-2701. PLEASE DO NOT SEND APPLICATION MATERIALS TO KAT YORKS’S E-MAIL. Application materials need to be submitted online.
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