Computer Science - High School
- Tulsa, OK, USA
- Specific Subject: Technology/Media/Computer Science
- Department: Teacher
- Grade Level: High
- Subject: Specials and Electives
- Start Date: Next year opening
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KIPP Tulsa University Prep High School is looking for an innovative STEM teacher to teach a Computer Science class Candidates ideally have relevant experience and/or coursework, but more importantly, they must have the energy and passion to empower our students through technology.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES OF HIGH SCHOOL COMPUTER SCIENCE TEACHER
- Computer Science Teacher will implement curricula and activities to meet academic standards; including teaching Computer Science A and/or AP Computer Science Principles.
- Computer Science Teacher will design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards;
- Computer Science Teacher will use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices;
- Computer Science Teacher will participate in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions;
- Computer Science Teacher will provide consistent rewards and/or consequences for student behavior;
- Computer Science Teacher will be accountable for students’ mastery of academic standards;
- Computer Science Teacher will communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues; and
- Computer Science Teacher will participate in annual two-week staff orientation and training.
- Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom;
- Proven track-record of high achievement in the classroom;
- Mastery of and enthusiasm for academic subjects;
- Evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player;
- Bachelor’s degree is required; and
- Minimum of two years teaching/education experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred.
- By the time that employment begins, candidates must have received a Bachelor's degree from a College or University.
- Valid State Certification is helpful and we will allow for you to complete within 18 months of your starting in the role. Belief in and alignment with KIPP Tulsa's core beliefs and educational philosophy is non-negotiable.
Compensation and Benefits:
This is a Full-Time, Exempt role.
As an equal opportunity employer, KIPP Tulsa does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or any other basis made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws or regulations.