Portledge School seeks to hire a dynamic educational technology teacher who is driven to create a classroom environment where student learning is a non-negotiable goal and a passion on a daily basis. Responsibilities include teaching Middle and Lower School courses and electives directly relating to technology literacy, computer science, physical computing (robotics), and digital citizenship, serving as an advisor to approximately eight students, participating collegially in meetings and taking an active role in the life of the school community. In various courses, at different grade levels, the technology education teacher will explore all aspects of computer science with students, covering topics relating to programming, physical computing, web development, user design, problem solving, computational thinking, and the social and ethical issues that come with technology, addressing the multifaceted aspects of being a global citizen in the digital age.
Our faculty work in a warm, collaborative environment...
Delivering consistent high-quality instruction, mentoring and teaching to students
Participating in collaborative planning and ongoing professional development and a professional learning community
Staying current with current educational research and pedagogy related to classroom instruction and educational trends
Maintaining the online Atlas curriculum database for courses taught
Attending a minimum of 4-6 evening/weekend programs that support the community throughout the year
Lifelong, intellectual learners who have a passion for teaching and mentoring children
Interested in and committed to teaching subject matter from multiple cultural perspectives
Clear about instructional goals
Knowledgeable about content
Clear communicators with their students about what is expected of them and why
Knowledgeable about their students
Willing to teach students metacognitive strategies
Prepared to offer effective feedback
Excited about and responsible for student outcomes
Specific Responsibilities include:
Teaching Middle School courses and electives relating directly to Technology Literacy, Computer Science, Physical Computing (Robotics) and Digital Citizenship.
Collaborating with the Lower School library media specialist and science department to create and deliver a curriculum that explores programming and physical computing.
Helping coordinate and support the School’s Technology Use Plan; collaborating in the design and implementation of site-based BYOD, 1-to-1 Technology Initiatives, and general technology use.
Collaborating with the Educational Technology Coordinator to discuss the development of policies and procedures for the use of technology. Engaging in an ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of instructional technology planning, programs, and professional development; participating in the implementation of curricular standards and benchmarks to encourage appropriate use of technology integration.
Collaborating with faculty to increase their capacity to use technology effectively and to develop a curriculum that integrates the use of technology that improves the teaching/learning process.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Science or similar minimum; Educational Technology certification or advanced degree in these areas preferred
Candidates with formal teaching experience and teaching certification given preference
Strong written and oral communication skills
High competency in the use of G-Suite for Education; Google Certified Educator Level 1 preferred
Experience using a Learning Management System (LMS) to complement daily instruction, including posting assignments and conducting online assessments; Experience with Blackbaud LMS preferred
Success in modeling effective use of relevant instructional and interactive technology in the teaching and learning process
Belief in the value of all types of diversity within a school
A commitment to the qualities embodied by the Portledge pillars: Kindness, Purpose, Honor, Respect
Desire to nurture the whole child and to support students by attending all school events such as art, music, theater, athletics and community functions.
Committed to teaching and nurturing social emotional learning of children
Commitment to excellence and to professional and personal growth
Ability to develop trusting, supportive relationships with students
About Portledge School
Portledge School was founded in 1965 and is located on the beautiful North Shore of Long Island. Approximately fifty minutes (28 miles) from NYC by train, Portledge is nestled on a pastoral 63-acre tree-lined campus that is known for its cherry blossoms in spring. Enrolling approximately 525 students in grades PN-12, Portledge offers a competitive college preparatory program in a warm, inclusive community. We seek to inspire our students to realize their individual potential by developing critical thinking skills and moral courage necessary for lifelong learning in an increasingly complex world. Portledge is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body.