Lower School Technology Integration and MakerSpace Coordinator

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, Cambridge, MA


Accredited by NEASC

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Reporting to:  Director of Information Technology 

Contact Information: 

Questions about this position should be emailed to: vtaylor@bbns.org- (Please, no phone calls/e-mails to Head’s office and/or HR.) 

Job Summary:

BB&N is seeking a full-time Technology Integration and MakerSpace Mentor who is focused on continuous improvement, and who has contagious enthusiasm for supporting the use of technology in interdisciplinary inquiry-based learning. This position supports teachers of all subject areas (grades preK-6) in integrating technology into their classroom curricula, and also collaborates with teachers within our makerspace. This position teaches a sixth grade technology class, and also works closely with our two other technology teacher/integrators. The person filling this role must build collaborative relationships with teachers, understand their curricular goals, and support their efforts at increasingly powerful uses of technology for student-centered learning. This is a full-time 11-month position reporting to the director of information technology. 

Responsibilities:

  • Support teachers in developing and delivering educationally impactful technology projects within their classroom and in the makerspace. 
  • Serve as a researcher, supporter, and collaborator to bring teachers’ ideas into reality.
  • Manage our makerspace, including the upkeep of supplies, tools, and scheduling. 
  • Operate and help others safely operate our makerspace tools including the laser cutter, 3D printers, robotics kits, electronics, vinyl cutter, hand tools, power tools, etc.
  • Teach lessons and classes as needed, including a 6th grade technology class 3 periods/week.
  • Nurture student and faculty skills in design thinking, digital multimedia, and digital citizenship.
  • Develop and help teachers use standards to assess students’ technology proficiency.
  • Demonstrate a consistent pattern of outreach and support of teachers and grade level teams in improving their own technology proficiencies and goals.
  • Support teachers in developing and improving their class websites for instructional purposes.
  • Seek out and sustain connections to local technology resources, organizations, and institutions.
  • Communicate BB&N’s vision for effective technology integration to the faculty and parents through email, blogging, websites, and presentations.
  • Create extra-curricular opportunities for student engagement, such as after school programs.
  • Assist teachers and students with common technology-related questions and problems.
  • Assist with audio-visual support needs of campus events.
  • Help manage the upkeep of chromebook, macbook. and iPad carts, and peripheral equipment, including deployment and imaging prior to the school year, and collection and clean-up after school year ends.
  • Assist and support the progress report process by teachers.
  • Assist parents with school-related technology questions or concerns as needed.

Context:

BB&N, a coeducational day school in Cambridge, MA, was established in 1974 by the merger of two independent schools, the Buckingham School and the Browne & Nichols School, founded respectively in 1889 and 1883.  Located on multiple campuses, we work as one School in pursuit of excellence.  We celebrate the diversity of our community, which enriches our daily experience.  At BB&N we foster intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and a deep concern and respect for others.

BB&N’s mission is to promote scholarship, integrity, and kindness in diverse, curious, and motivated students. The School prepares students for lives of principled engagement in their communities and the world. We value a diverse and inclusive community that fosters respect for the identities and perspectives of all.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate should demonstrate:

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in education, or equivalent experience.
  • Classroom teaching experience, especially at the elementary level.
  • Significant experience supporting technology resources in an educational setting.
  • Background in design thinking protocols and/or STEM/STEAM.
  • Experience with makerspace tools including laser cutters, 3D printers, etc.
  • Experience collaborating with teachers to improve instruction and integrate technology.
  • Experience with Mac and iOS, Google Apps, class websites, AV equipment and peripherals.
  • Ability to articulate a compelling, energetic, and compassionate vision for technology use.
  • Excellent communication and organization skills: written, oral, and listening.
  • Collaborative, flexible, responsible working style, pitching in to do whatever needs to be done.
  • Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community
  • Good sense of humor!

To Apply:       

Please visit the employment opportunities page at www.bbns.orgor click https://www.bbns.org/about/employment-opportunitiesto complete your online application by February 28th, 2019.  Please upload your Cover Letter and Resume as a single combined Word Documentwhere it says ATTACH A RESUME (last section of the application).  Documents submitted in PDF format are not accepted.              

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any non-job related physical or mental disability.  We welcome candidateswho will increase our diversity; we encourage candidates of color and all diverse candidates to apply.

  • Maker Space
  • technology