K-12 EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIST, Comparative Media Studies/Writing-MIT Scheller Teacher Education Program (STEP)/Education Arcade, to join a highly collaborative team. Will assume two primary roles: 1) curating existing resources and co-creating original computing curriculum for integration into grades 5-8; and 2) in a teacher professional development and coaching role developing and facilitating group and individualized PD (workshops, mentoring, and thought-partnering) helping middle and high school educators evaluate and implement educational technologies as part of their project-based, inquiry, and STEM learning. Responsibilities include serving as in-house expert on educational technologies; collaborating with curriculum designers to iteratively develop a comprehensive PD program for middle school AI curriculum; training/supporting teachers utilizing curriculum/EdTech; coaching/mentoring teachers, providing ongoing support and thought partnership as they develop skills/knowledge to integrate EdTech into classroom practice; developing/maintaining knowledge of MIT and STEP EdTech tools/platforms and curricula; contributing to curriculum and activity design; engaging with teacher co-designers; supporting research efforts around curriculum and PD; and assisting in other areas as needed.
REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in a related field; five years’ relevant experience; portfolio of work demonstrating successful implementation of impactful, innovative applications of educational technology; solid knowledge of computer science/computational thinking; teaching experience in middle and/or high school using project-based approaches that support student agency; experience and/or interest in formal/informal teacher coaching; flexibility; and ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. PREFERRED: master’s degree in a STEM field; comprehensive knowledge of one or more student-facing programming languages (e.g., Scratch, App Inventor, StarLogo); knowledge of computational modeling/simulation; experience working with educators as learners and developing and facilitating workshops or other professional learning experiences; and familiarity with AI and machine learning concepts.
Salary range: $70,000-85,000, depending on experience.
Occasional domestic and/or international travel may be required.
This is a full-time, temporary, on-site twelve-month position with the possibility of renewal depending on funding and project needs. Some in-person work will be required, but hybrid situations can be considered.
Interested candidates should click this link here to apply via MIT’s Career Portal.
Job Number: 21434