Ridgefield Academy in Ridgefield, CT, has a mid-year opening for an experienced, energetic, and enthusiastic educational technologist.
Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, teaching technology classes in grades 4-8 and working closely with teachers in those grades to create student-centered interdisciplinary learning experiences for students. The Middle School/Upper School (Grades 4-8) Technology Teacher and Integrator will also help manage our technology facilities, which include a 1:1 Chromebook deployment, a technology lab, a green screen room, and a sound studio. This position helps create, support, and drive technology for Ridgefield Academy's Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning.
A successful candidate can:
continue the development of a program that offers programming, robotics, 3D fabrication, and digital arts
inspire teachers and students with a passion for creating with technology in the classroom
work with a wide range of technologies, comfortable with everything from a camera to a terminal console to a soldering iron
help teachers integrate technology into their classes, teaching necessary skills, and also helping facilitate/co-teach classes in other disciplines
be a resource for students as they complete independent or group work
proactively seek out opportunities to make our technology facilities a hub of interdisciplinary learning
find avenues to showcase student work both in school and outside of it
develop and lead upper school elective courses and clubs
be a part of the school community beyond assigned classes and school day responsibilities, open to opportunities to be an advisor, coach, or other student-facing roles
have both a good sense of humor and patience when working with others
The MS/US Technology Teacher and Integrator reports to the Director of the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning and has divisional responsibilities to the Head of Middle and Upper Schools.
A Bachelor's Degree is required. Experience teaching technology to middle school-aged students is strongly preferred, as is a demonstrable history of collaborative work with teachers of all disciplines.
About Ridgefield Academy
Ridgefield Academy is an independent day school in Ridgefield, CT with students in Kindergarten through 8th Grade. Our Landmark Preschools have programs for children ages one - five at our Ridgefield, Redding and Westport, CT locations and Bedford, NY.
For additional information, please visit our website at www.ridgefieldacademy.org or landmarkpreschool.org