Part-time K-8 Technology Teacher: St. Joseph Catholic School; Downers Grove, IL

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Diocese of Joliet-in-Illinois
Part-time K-8 Technology Teacher
 St. Joseph Catholic School
Downers Grove, IL
Position available: September, 2020

 

Ministerial Expectations
It is understood and expected that the work of the Catholic Church, its agencies and institutions, has characteristics that differentiate it from the work of other secular and non-Catholic agencies and institutions as a specifically religious institution performing a religious function and mission. Teachers working in a Catholic School agree to work diligently to support and strengthen the Catholic Church and its value system.  By word and example, teachers support all the official religious teachings of the Catholic Church throughout their personal and professional lives. Teachers agree to play a substantial role in conveying the Catholic Church’s message and carrying out its mission. The ministry of teachers embraces the following purposes:
  • To teach and witness to the tenets of the Catholic faith
  • To integrate learning with faith
  • To instill a sense of Christ’s mission, charity, and service to others
  • To draw the school community into worship
  • To pass on the Catholic Christian faith to each student
  • To build, support and maintain Catholic identity throughout the school
Teachers in a Catholic School accept their roles as ministers in a faith community. Their teaching ministry extends to the formation of the whole person. Teachers are expected to act and speak in public in a way that supports the Roman Catholic Church and its teachings, including our belief: 
  • in the life and dignity of every human person, regardless of age, status, or condition.
  • in the centrality of the family for a good society and in Christian marriage defined as the lifelong union of one man and one woman open to participating in the power of God’s procreative love.
  • in the call to witness and proclaim the Catholic faith and its social and moral teachings in public dialogue, and
  • in working to assure that we continue to have and enjoy the rights of religious freedom in our country.
Position Purpose
Under the general supervision of the School Principal, the successful candidate will:
-teach the diocesan Technology curriculum to students in grades K-5 with fidelity.
-provide technology support to all staff members.
-plan, conduct, and lead teacher / staff workshops related to technology.
-assist teachers in planning, designing, implementing, and assessing high quality At-Home Learning lessons using a variety of electronic platforms such as Google Classroom, Seesaw, Zoom, etc.
-implement the school's Reopening Plan with fidelity.
-prepare all school electronic devices for the school year
-assist teachers in presenting engaging and technology-rich lessons in a variety of content areas.
-create a faith-focused learning environment within his or her Technology Lab and classroom
-Create a vibrant Catholic Culture that is exemplified through the candidate’s words, deeds, and actions
-implement and assess the diocesan Technology curriculum with fidelity
-document teaching and student progress/activities/outcomes
-Teach cutting-edge technology skills to students, including: coding and robotics.
-Incorporate a STEM, STEAM,  or STREAM approach to designing technology-rich lessons.
-differentiate instruction to address educational needs of individual students
-create a flexible, safe and optimal learning environment; and
-provide ongoing feedback to students, parents and administration regarding student progress, expectations, and goals.
 
Essential Functions
  • Serves as a model of the Catholic faith in words, actions, manners of dress, and demeanor.
  • Facilitates the integration of technology throughout all curricular areas.
  • Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction and to student learning.
  • Assists teachers in developing technology-rich lesson plans and instructional materials,
  • Assists staff in translating lesson plans into learning experiences that best utilize available time for instruction
  • Assists teachers in differentiating instruction based upon student learning styles and needs.
  • Assists teachers in conducting ongoing assessments of student learning, and in modifying instructional methods to fit individual student needs.
  • Conducts individual and small group instruction as needed.
  • Instructs students in the principles of responsible digital citizenship.
  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and to learn of current developments in the educational technology field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.
  • Encourages parental involvement in students’ education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
  • Ensures that student conduct conforms with the school’s standards and Diocesan policies
  • Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom or lab situation.
  • Coordinates with other elementary professional staff members to evaluate and assess curriculum
  • Actively participates in faculty meetings.
  • Plays an active role in building-based PLCs (Professional Learning Communities).
  • Serves as an active member of the diocesan Technology Committee and attends monthly meetings of this group.
  • Understands and adheres to all tenets of the Roman Catholic Church, including Catholic School Teacher Expectations.
  • Maintains a lifestyle, both within and outside of the school environment, that is in full accord with Church teachings.
 
Additional Duties
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and Catholic Schools Office administrators as designated by the Superintendent of Catholic Schools.
               
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy in Technology.
  • Knowledge of STEM, STEAM, and STREAM applications and concepts.
  • Knowledge and practice of the Catholic faith.
  • Knowledge of elementary school curricula and concepts.
  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis, and the formulation of action plans.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding technology.
  • Ability to use, trouble-shoot, and repair computer network systems and software applications.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, supervisors, students, parents, and prospective school families.
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation about performance and professional growth.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted during work.
  • Ability to communicate with all constituents including (but not limited to): school administration, pastors, parish priests, colleagues, students, parents, and prospective parents.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
Works in standard office and school building environments.

Is familiar with and able to use instructional tools such as SMARTboards; document cameras; desktop, laptop and notebook computers; fax machines; copiers; and telephones.
               
Qualifications / Licensure
  • A current Illinois Professional Educator’s License (PEL) is desirable, but is not required for this position.
  • Previous experience in teaching STEM, STEAM, and / or STREAM concepts, robotics, and coding is a plus.
Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Technology Education, Instructional Technology, or a related discipline applicable to this teaching assignment.
  • an Illinois PEL is desired, but is not required for this position.
  • Previous experience as a classroom and/or Technology Teacher, Director, or Coordinator is preferred.
  • Excellent communication and classroom management skills are essential to success in this position.
Terms of Employment
  • This is a part-time (unbenefitted) position. Work hours will not exceed 29 hours per week. This individual will work each Tuesday. Wednesday, and Thursday that classes are in session. In the event that remote learning is instituted school-wide, the Principal will re-evaluate staffing needs in terms of days, and hours.
  • Compensation is determined by an assessment of the candidate’s educational preparation (Category) and years of experience (Step) in accordance with the current Diocese of Joliet Catholic Schools Office Scales for Ready Reference salary schedule.

To apply for this position
Apply online through the Diocese of Joliet Frontline Applicant Tracking System at: 
http://www.applitrack.com/dioceseofjoliet/onlineapp/.

Review of applications will begin as soon as complete Applicant Tracking applications are received.
Incomplete or hard-copy applications will not be considered.

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Diocese of Joliet

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