The Primary STEAM Coaches report to the 3K-12 STEAM coordinator. The role of the STEAM Coaches is to support the Primary School Faculty in their delivery of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math within the framework of the PYP Units of Inquiry. When working with students the goal is to instill a sense of agency where students feel empowered to interact with and shape their world. As stated in the Agency by Design framework, “a sensitivity to design develops when young people and adults have opportunities to look closely and reflect on the design of objects and systems, explore the complexity of design and understand themselves as designers of their worlds”.
Salary and Workload:
The salary range for this full-time position is outlined by the teacher’s pay scale. This role includes the co-responsibility for organizing and running after-school STEAM activities for the primary school. A stipend of $11,000 covers this responsibility.
Reports to: 3K-12STEAM coordinator, Head of Primary School, PYP coordinator
Division: ELC and Primary
Support and advance the mission and vision of the School.
Support student learning and achievement through cooperative effort and best practices.
Support and promote the goals of the IBPYP program.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Use a coaching approach to support Primary School Faculty in building their capacity for effective integration of STEAM and problem-based learning.
In collaboration with the other STEAM coach, set up and maintain a maker space that is available to students 3K-Gr. 5. Coordinate the use of the space. Supervise the maker space for student use during recess and snack/lunch breaks.
Identify and manage STEAM related resources.
Ensure all AIS safety protocols are followed.
Cooperate with any STEAM related enrichment programs, sharing space, equipment and insights.
Work with the 3K-12 STEAM coordinator and PYP curriculum coordinator to define and promote STEAM to the AIS community.
Develops metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of STEAM learning in the Primary School.
Identify professional development opportunities for faculty in the area of STEAM teaching. Communicate with the other Primary STEAM coach, Primary School Digital Coach, 3K-12 STEAM Coordinator, PYP coordinator, Head of Research and Learning Design and Head of Primary School to organize opportunities to develop STEAM competency in the PS faculty.
Work in collaboration with the grade level teams, the PYP Coordinator, the other STEAM coach and the 3K-12 STEAM coordinator to support the development of STEAM projects for Primary School.
Build relationships with local organizations and capitalizes on emerging learning opportunities (ex. Aquarium, Zoo, Universities, Business and Government entities). Suggest to grade level teams ways to capitalize on these relationships.
Co-curricular responsibilities: Work with outside organizers of competitions such as Odyssey of the Mind, FIRST Lego, FIRST robotics, Math and Science Olympiads, etc… Support AIS teams as they prepare for their participation. Coordinate the team logistics with parents and other faculty members (stipend paid for this extra responsibility).
Work with the STEAM 3K-12 coordinator and the Head of Primary to develop a yearly budget.
Attend grade level meetings as required
Attend faculty meetings
Attend half day planning meetings
Attend PS roundtable meetings when invited
Meet regularly with PYP coordinator and 3K-12 STEAM Coordinator
Offer in-service opportunities to teachers as needed
Please send resume and letter of interest via email to email@example.com; please type the job title into your subject line (PS STEAM Coach).
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