The Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) teacher assumes responsibility for designing and leading inquiry and project based learning that integrates science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, in collaboration with math, science and art educators. The STEM Program is designed as a combined academic and experiential learning environment to provide student access to scenarios and applications that replicate those in industry – research and development, prototype design and testing, analysis, problem solving, and presentation.
Essential Job Functions:
- Direct the learning experience of each student through instructional processes tailored to student needs.
- Use appropriate assessment procedures to evaluate the degree to which each student masters the learning objectives established by the Board.
- Maintain records and/or prepare daily reports of student attendance, initiate discipline report procedures as appropriate, prepare student progress reports, and provide such reports to parents/guardians, as requested by the school principal.
- Participate in the planning and evaluation of the instructional program, and interpret the same to parents as necessary.
- Maintain a classroom atmosphere that fosters student learning.
- Professionally handle concerns or complaints in accordance with school rules and Board policy.
- Properly and safely use the materials and equipment provided by the district.
- Develop and maintain cordial working relationships with other district employees.
- Participate in continuing professional development opportunities and review publications and professional materials to keep informed of developments in the field of teaching and to improve personal performance.
- Accept a reasonable amount of responsibilities beyond classroom activities, as requested by the school principal.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
- A valid and appropriate Washington State teaching certificate, with endorsement in Science, Design and Technology or Math and the ability to also obtain a Science endorsement.
- A Bachelor’s or higher degree in Education and/or Science, Computer Science, Technology Education, or Engineering. Manufacturing, computer science or related field experience a plus, but not required.
- Meet the highly qualified teacher requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
- Knowledge of Washington state standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and 21st Century learning, and the ability to create standards-based lessons and units.
- Demonstrated understanding and application of best practices in teaching and learning including authentic assessments and Understanding by Design.
- Current immunizations;
- Demonstrated ability to communicate and work well with others;
- A helpful, calm, friendly, and polite manner when interacting with students, parents and school staff;
- The ability to work independently and cooperatively;
- The ability to make reasoned decisions;
- Appropriate discretion concerning students, staff, and confidential or privileged information.
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