2020 Summer Immersion Program, Instructor
Girls Who Code, Multiple Locations
Closing the gender gap in tech, one girl at a time.
- Lead instruction and effectively maintain an exciting, engaging and accessible classroom environment for a highly diverse group of 20 high school girls.
- Prepare for class each day by reviewing GWC curriculum materials in advance and adapting them to meet the needs of the students in your classroom.
- Complete administrative duties including taking attendance, administering programmatic surveys to students, and completing weekly and end of program surveys in a timely fashion. Manage 1 or 2 Teaching Assistants (TAs) who serve as support in classroom management, lesson delivery, logistical tasks, equipment management, etc..Support the growth and development of Girls Who Code relationships with important partners by serving as a representative of the organization during all program activities including guest speaker and partner visits to the classroom, field trips, and on-site learning opportunities.
- Effectively address students’ challenges and questions to ensure that all students are engaged and demonstrating understanding of course material.
- Communicate regularly and effectively with all Girls Who Code staff throughout the duration of the program.
- Counsel students, as needed or requested, with maturity and appropriate discretion.
- Interface with student’s families, if necessary, in a professional manner and following proper GWC protocol.
- BA or BS in computer science, a related STEM field, or education; must be complete by the start of program. Equivalent work experience and technical proficiency may be acceptable in lieu of a CS degree.
- Strong desire and willingness to learn computer sciences and/or new programming languages as needed to teach the program.
- Must be able to commute within or to one of the following markets: the Bay area, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas (Plano, Addison), Irvine, Los Angeles, New Jersey (Jersey City, Newark, Hoboken, Raritan), New York City, Hartford CT, Philadelphia, Washington DC area or Wilmington (Delaware) - Please note that additional cities may still be added and this posting will be updated accordingly.
- Must be able to commit to a full eight week summer program schedule from June/July- August (exact dates are determined by location).
- Additionally, candidates must be able to commit to a multi-day teacher training workshop prior to the program's start date. Travel expenses and accommodations will be paid for and organized by GWC; teachers are paid for completing the training workshop.
- Ability to comfortably engage with a variety of program stakeholders ranging from corporate partners, funders, members of the press, and/or technology executives.
- Demonstrated poise, professionalism and exceptional communication skills.
- Effectiveness and patience in guiding classroom activities, keeping discussions on task and thinking quickly/creatively in the face of unexpected questions or comments.
- Ability to adapt to various learning styles and respect for individual differences of students in the classroom.
- Excellent time management and organizational skills.
- Must be coachable and model a growth mindset. Teachers should be willing to provide, accept, and implement feedback about their or their teacher partner’s instruction or classroom management approach in order to better serve the needs of girls in the program. Timeliness and dependability in attendance throughout the program, including all teacher training sessions prior to program start and post-program reporting requirements.
- Believe that all girls can code!
- Previous experience teaching computer science or a related subject.
- Experience teaching in an academically and culturally diverse classroom community.
- Technical industry experience.
- Experience in one or more of the following: mobile phone development, robotics, data science, web development and design, algorithms.
- Pursuing a Masters or PhD is a plus.
About Girls Who Code
We are a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors. With support from public and private partners, Girls Who Code works to educate, inspire, and equip high school girls with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in computing fields.
Want to learn more about Girls Who Code? Visit Girls Who Code's website.
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