Elementary (k-8) STEM Specialist focused in Agriculture Sciences and Technology

Project Impact STEM Academy Southwest / Boise Classroom Teacher Intermediate Full Time Posted 25D ago

About this job

Job description:

Our school supports Agriculture and Technology education K-12. We are currently seeing a candidate that are interested in exploring the connections between agriculture and technology with our K-8 student population.

At the core of our entire program is our STEM-focused Project-based Learning. All of our teachers help to deliver content focused on a Driving Question. Programs being implemented within our K-8 AgTech classes include FIRST Robotics (Lego League Explore & Challenge) and Ag content from the Idaho Farm Bureau Foundation, 4-H, Ag in the Classroom, and other sources.

Pi STEM Learning Environment:

Teaching at Pi STEM is unlike teaching in a traditional environment. Our teachers know the individual strengths and growth areas for each student. We empower students to own their learning.

By design, our school is made up of small communities where every student is known. Our school is intentionally heterogeneous and reflect the diverse demographics of the community.

Pi STEM teachers plan by deeply understanding student data and determining what group and individual supports are needed for their students to move forward on complex projects.

This planning requires teachers to consider not only how students are integrating content information into their projects but also how they are applying cognitive skills (e.g. hypothesizing) that stretch across all content areas and the habits of success (e.g. perseverance) that allow them to prepare for the world beyond the classroom.

Pi STEM teachers do not see themselves as disseminators of knowledge but instead as facilitators and coaches to their students.

We are committed to continual growth at Pi STEM. We Prioritize developing leaders from within and are dedicated to providing professional development opportunities built into the academic year. We equip teachers with the tools necessary to improve their practice and tackle challenging issues.

What You Need:

● Current Idaho Teaching Certificate or the ability to get an Idaho Teaching Certificate, to include:

o Endorsement in K-8 Elementary

OR

o Degree-based Endorsement in CTE Agriculture Education or similar and pass the Elementary Praxis Test and a willingness to take and pass the Elementary Praxis Test.

OR

o Endorsement in secondary education with an emphasis in Science or Technology and a willingness to take and pass the Elementary Praxis Test.

● Bachelor’s Degree

● Clear health and background check

● Elementary teaching experience required.

Who You Are:

You maintain high expectations for all students and believe all students can find success in school, college, and life.

You’re deeply motivated by the challenge and impact of teaching in working to close achievement gaps.

You are enthusiastic about STEM experiences.

You embrace STEM education as a culture that crosses multiple disciplines.

You facilitate learning experiences, using a variety of methods: project-based learning, direct instruction, small group and individual tasks, formative and summative assessment, direct teacher feedback, public presentation, and more.

You’re passionate about serving as a mentor and advocate for a group of students that you’ll follow year to year.

You thrive in innovative environments and are comfortable with the ambiguity that can come with a dynamic and progressive workplace.

You are a leader and actively participate as a member of weekly faculty meetings.

You’re committed to continuous improvement and have a growth mindset.

You thrive while collaborating and are excited to work with colleagues to maintain the academic integrity of planned lessons and learning experiences for students. You find positivity in share successes.

You use data to track and provide updates on student achievement to faculty, directors, and families

An offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of a background check. Pi STEM is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Pi STEM to afford equal employment and advancement opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, medical condition, or any other classification that is protected under applicable local, state or federal law.

Job Types:

0.75 to 1.0 FTE, Contract, Full Benefits offered (Health, Vision, & Dental) with Persi State Retirement

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Project Impact STEM Academy is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.