K8 Innovation and Technology Teacher

None · San Francisco, California
Department None
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Full-time: 2021-22 School Year 


Join our team at SF Day! We are seeking a talented individual to work with our lower school students and teaching teams.

At San Francisco Day School, we believe that when intellect and imagination are intertwined, students delight in the discovery of connection: in their academic and creative pursuits, in their relationships, and in all that they experience here. Every day we help our students emerge as flexible and resourceful learners. Because when we do, our students light up with the call and capacity to take on the complexities of their day and of a diverse world.


SF Day Fast Facts

  • Independent, co-educational school
  • Founded in 1981
  • Serving 400 students
  • Located in the heart of SF


Are you...

  • A curious and creative teacher excited to bridge intellect and imagination in your classroom?
  • A compassionate and passionate educator and role model for students and adults?
  • An enthusiastic community member eager to collaborate and build relationships?

Yes? Then read on!


We are seeking someone who enjoys thinking deeply and creatively about innovation and its intersection with technology. This individual is passionate about fostering student learning in solving complex problems through design thinking.

As the Tech & Innovation teacher, you will:


  • Curate and Lead student-centered learning experiences that foster the connection between intellect and imagination, grounded in real life experiences (Gr. K-4 = Innovate & Create Classes ~10 hrs/week + Gr. 5-8 = ~4 hrs/week)
  • Coach students in various tech-related concepts such as digital citizenship, design thinking, coding, robotics, and engineering 
  • Coach colleagues in using technological tools and resources to enhance and enrich student learning and computational thinking
  • Build deep and meaningful relationships with students and families throughout their years and be able to see progress and growth


The ideal candidate demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including cultural competency skills. 

The Innovation Teacher  will report directly to the LS & US Head and partner with the K-8 Instructional Coach and the Dean of Faculty.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree preferred
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of classroom teaching experience (specifically in technology, innovation, design-thinking, and/or coding) in a K-8 setting
  • Experience working with a wide range of students, teachers, and families of diverse backgrounds

Competencies:

  • Strong knowledge of technology, 
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and computational skills 
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines

Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with students in a classroom setting to curate learning experiences that foster and further innovation and technology interests and passions
  • Collaborate with teachers and teaching teams, including co-planning, co-teaching, and thinking deeply about how to integrate innovation and technology cross curricularly
  • Attend grade-level, departmental, division, and school-wide meetings
  • Attend professional development conferences


Ready to Join SF Day?


SF Day celebrates and welcomes faculty and staff who reflect the broad range of diversity in the Bay Area. We encourage people of color and LGBTQ+ persons to apply. SF Day offers excellent benefits and a competitive salary.

Please apply online with your resume, salary expectations, and a thoughtful cover letter explaining why your experience is appropriate for this position. No phone calls, please.

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  • Location
    San Francisco, California
  • Department
    None
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced