Massachusetts Employer Professional Development Provider in Boston, Massachusetts
SUMMARY STATEMENT: This position is part of a dynamic, creative team that creates and delivers best of class professional development for a national elementary engineering curriculum. This position is a blend of development of new workshops, activities and resources for teachers and professional development delivery. This position will also work within a team to hone pedagogy and delivery skills, and to participate in and lead teams that design and create materials and activities for a growing set of professional development offerings. ENGINEERING IS ELEMENTARY: The Engineering is Elementary (EiE) project aims to foster engineering and technological literacy among children. EiE is creating a research-based, standard driven, and classroom-tested curriculum that integrates engineering and technology concepts and skills with elementary science topics. EiE lessons not only promote K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning, but also connect with literacy and social studies. Storybooks featuring children from a variety of cultures and backgrounds introduce students to an engineering problem. Students are then challenged to solve a problem similar to that faced by the storybook character. Through a hands-on engineering design challenge, students work in teams to apply their knowledge of science and mathematics; use their inquiry and problem-solving skills; and tap their creativity as they design, create, and improve possible solutions. In the end, students realize that everyone can engineer! RESPONSIBILITIES: ?Lead Professional Development Workshops for teacher and teacher educators on average 2 weeks per month ?Develop 8-10 new activities and resources to support teachers and workshop development annually ?Travel on average 5 days per month to facilitate teacher and teacher educator workshops or to present at national conferences. WORK SCHEDULE: This position is full-time, 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday. REPORTS TO: Manager, EiE Professional Development MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: ?Bachelor of Science or Arts and additional course work preferred. ?One (1) or more years of Classroom experience (either public or private schools) or Teacher Professional Development or Science/Education experience. ?Demonstrated ability to design and deliver meaningful professional development experiences for teachers. ?Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to deliver in a results oriented culture. ?Demonstrated track record in presentation and group leadership skills. ?Travel on average 5 days per month to facilitate teacher and teacher educator workshops or to present at national conferences. STARTING SALARY: Exempt (Salaried). Commensurate with experience. BENEFITS: Benefits for full-time, exempt (salaried) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, 23 vacation days, 12 holidays, 5-10 sick days, medical, dental, and vision insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, retirement and savings plan, health care/dependent care flex spending plan, employee discounts, employee referral program, tuition assistance, professional development, direct deposit, free admission, free Duck Tours, discounted movie passes, and much more!