Citizens of the World Los Angeles

  • Computer Science/Robotics Teacher (Silver Lake)

    Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
    Job ID
    2018-1112
  • Overview

    Organization Overview

    The mission of Citizens of the World Los Angeles (CWC LA) is to provide a socio-economically, culturally, and racially diverse community of students in Los Angeles with an intellectually challenging, experiential learning environment that develops each student's confidence, potential, and individual responsibility as citizens of the world. CWC schools:

    • Service a socioeconomically, culturally, and racially diverse community;
    • Develop students’ social and emotional skills to prepare them to become citizens of the world in an ever-changing future; and
    • Promote academic rigor through a constructivist, project-based learning approach, to support and develop children’s natural intellectual curiosity

     

    The CWC LA network is growing at a rapid rate and currently enrolls 1,900 students in three high-performing schools, growing to well over 2,000 students over the next several years. CWC LA’s schools rank in the top 8% (English) and 7% (math) out of 758 LAUSD, magnet and charter elementary schools, and all subgroups outperform the district and state. Our schools include:

    • CWC Hollywood (opened in September 2010, renewed charter approved in December 2014, currently TK-5th grade);
    • CWC Silver Lake (opened in August 2012, renewed charter approved in November 2016, currently TK-8th grade); and
    • CWC Mar Vista (opened in August 2013, renewed charter approved in December 2017, currently TK-6th grade and growing to TK-8th grade over the next two years).

     

    CWC LA has a Regional Support Office that supports all CWC LA schools. We work with our network partners at Citizens of the World Charter Schools, linking the schools in Los Angeles to CWC schools in other parts of the country.

     

    Our core values are embraced by the entire community:

    • Excellence: we demand lasting quality
    • Diversity: we are better and stronger because of our differences
    • Authenticity: we are our true selves in this work, and we are candid
    • Community: we care deeply about people. We share and build partnerships. We celebrate, laugh, and seek joy, even in the tough times
    • Change: we welcome the unknown, embracing the unexpected and new. We adapt to meet the ever-changing times. We find new ways

    Position Description

    CWC SL is seeking an experienced computer science teacher to lead classes at our middle school (grades 6-8) campus and assist with student and school technology.

    Responsibilities

    The Computer Science Teacher’s responsibilities include:

    • Teaching all assigned classes
    • Designing and implementing age-appropriate curriculum.
    • Instructing students in citizenship, positive age-appropriate behavior, and basic subject matter related to computer science education
    • Analyzing, demonstrating, and explaining basic skills, knowledge, and strategies essential to introductory computer science comprehension
    • Providing individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil, to the extent feasible, while offering alternatives during classes to accommodate different levels of skill and varying levels of extroversion.
    • Staying up to date in innovative teaching strategies, models, and techniques
    • Working collaboratively with department and school directors
    • Supporting with efficient implementation of student and school technology appliances and systems

    Qualifications

    The ideal candidate will have: 

    • A Bachelor’s degree
    • Two (2) or more years of experience teaching computer science.
    • Successful completion of CBEST exam
    • Passion for social emotional learning and the technology education
    • Ability to effectively supervise both small and large groups of children
    • An exhibited ability to work with children in a caring and respectful manner in order to create a joyful, caring environment where teaching time always includes community building, conflict resolution skill-building, and empowering students to be peacemakers and agents for positive social change
    • Commitment to serving for one full school-year
    • Fluency in another language (Korean and Spanish as high-priority languages)

     

    Skills/Traits

    The candidate must have:

    • Maturity, humility, strong work ethic, sense of humor, and a can-do attitude 
    • Personal investment in creating a classroom in which social emotional learning is the foundation of the culture
    • Belief and willingness to ensure that all students can learn and achieve at high levels
    • Strong communication skills, verbally and in writing, and ability to effectively use those skills with a diverse audience.
    • Experience working with diverse populations, including English language learners and students with special needs
    • Excitement about learning and implementing new teaching methods and effective practices that are aligned to the CWC model and positively impact student
    • In-depth knowledge of computer and internet-based programs to maintain frequent communication and engagement with students’ families, colleagues, and other school stakeholder
    • Strong motivational and organizational skills.
    • Patience, sense of humor, flexibility and the ability to relate to students in grades 6-8.
    • Proficiency with a range of technology such as Microsoft word, Excel, Google suite, etc.
    • Willingness to teach “beyond” the classroom (Clubs, Programs, etc.)
    • Ability to work collaboratively with others in planning a well-balanced technology education

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