13) Provide expertise & training on all tools and materials.
14) Where possible, steer students towards renewable materials for projects.
15) Maintain an inventory of all tools and materials.
16) Establish a process for documenting projects.
17) Encourage the use of the tools and space by:
18) Outreach to teachers, students, clubs, and partners.
19) Encourage students to participate in design challenges.
20) Taking the work outside of the makerspace, find ways to make maker work visible in the cafeteria, library and exhibit spaces.
21) Supporting âœcross-pollinationâ projects with students from different grades and subjects.
22) Advertising completed projects for others to see and find inspiration.
23) Establish and operate a âœdigital homeâ for the makerspace on Schoology or other platforms.
24) Ensure technology used in the makerspace is compliant with University and Lab policy.
25) Coaching and mentoring teachers in using technology effectively for instruction and other professional purposes.
26) Collaborating with teachers to develop innovative, progressive, developmentally appropriate uses of technology to meet curricular goals and enhance/transform content Âarea teaching and learning.
27) Regular communication to faculty on topics related to maker ed.
28) Performing Level 1 troubleshooting tasks for desktops, laptops, mobile devices, a/v resources and peripherals within the campus during the regular school year and during summer programs; coordinate account access, telecom, and support.
29) Performing routine administrative tasks associated with technical support efforts, including: ÂEnsuring accuracy of inventory database when equipment is moved, replaced, or upgradedÂ.
30) Documenting internal support procedures.
Â31) Overseeing asset management for school devices.
1) Willingness to experiment with innovative practices in an educational environment.
2) Demonstrated capacity to be collaborative, self-directed, flexible and organized.
3) Ability to evaluate tools and instructional practices in light of broader academic goals.
4) Ability to adapt to rapidly shifting priorities in both technology and education.
5) Maintain timely and accurate records to support end user training needs, identify patterns and systemic problems.
6) Successful project management skills.
7) Effective verbal and written communication skills.
8) Strong organizational skills.
9) Ability to work collaboratively.
10) Some light lifting and carrying.
1) Bachelorâ™s degree in education technology, engineering, design or other relevant field.
1) Knowledge of CAD, CNC machine operation, 3-D printing, laser cutting, sewing, robotics, design thinking and familiarity with K-12 Maker movement.
2) Cover Letter
3) Professional References
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