| Reports to: ||Principal |
general description (1-3 lines describing role):
|In the teacher’s courses, all students develop their ability to apply their knowledge and the eight engineering practices developing skills to analyze and pursue engineering problems, develop solutions that emphasize research and problem solving with opportunities to collaborate in these endeavors and communicate their ideas.They explore engineering design; materials, tools, machines, and manufacturing; communications systems, structural systems, and transportation systems; identifying and understanding the five elements of a technology system (goal, inputs, processes, outputs, and feedback).They acquire basic safety skills in the use of hand tools, power tools, and machines.Grades 6–8 students use knowledge acquired in their mathematics and science curricula to understand engineering. |
|Because of the hands-on, active nature of the technology/engineering environment, it is strongly recommended that teachers who are certified in Technology/ Engineering education, familiar with the OSHA standards and who are very familiar with the safe use of tools and machines in order to teach the skills and safe habits. |
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES (not limited to):
- Work in collaboration with Newton’s district wide Technology/ Engineering Teachers to improve curriculum at each grade level.
- Demonstrate effective use of backwards design in both short and long range planning.
- Identify essential content and skills that students must learn.
- Clarify and communicate learning objectives and give students models of quality work to illustrate expectations.
- Teach well. Engage each child in rich, meaningful work through effective pedagogical strategies.
- Integrate media and technology resources in the management of teaching and in student learning, as appropriate.
- Develop and administer assessments to determine what the students know and are able to do.
- Analyze and use assessment data to inform instruction
- Provide formative feedback to students
- Intervene with supports to address each child’s skills- and content-gaps.
- Collaborate with team and support area teachers to support students
- Communicate effectively with parents regarding their child’s academic performance
- Set high standards and expectations for all students.
- Create a positive learning environment.
- Act on the belief that all students can master the challenging curriculum and include all students in the range of academic opportunities.
- Reflect critically upon his/her teaching and incorporate feedback.
- Meet professional obligations relative to prompt, regular attendance at all required meetings.
- Maintain positive and collaborative rapport with students, colleagues, parents, and the community
- Consistent and on-time attendance is required for supervision and instruction of the students
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Technology/ Engineering MA Teaching Licensure
- Ability to handle multitude of varying and complex issues
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Computer experience in education and teaching students the use of online tools
- Very familiar with the safe and appropriate use of tools, machines and personal protection devices
- Understanding of OSHA regulations and incorporation into lessons and classroom practices
- Collaboration with science colleagues planning application of content to engineering
- Other duties as needed
Work Environment & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Work is generally performed in a school environment during the school day; however there may be occasions for afterschool meetings (ex: Back to School Night). Position requires lifting up to 75 lbs., standing, bending, squatting, and reaching.
- Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function. Rarely absent or late unless the situation is of an emergency nature.