Teacher, Science Resource (Elementary)

Administration Building, Ashburn, VA
Jul 08, 2019
Jul 22, 2019
Education, Science
Full Time
The Science Resource Teacher (SRT) focuses on elementary science and STEM. In collaboration with science staff, works on other science and STEM projects as needed.

The primary responsibilities of the teacher are to develop science and STEM lessons and assessments for elementary classrooms that support inquiry, Project Based Learning, and Personalized Learning. The Teacher assists the supervisor in creating a professional development plan to support science and STEM instruction; and provides assistance to elementary teachers as they implement science and STEM lessons and curricula in the classroom. The responsibilities also include assisting schools with science and STEM nights/expos/events; and emphasing science safety in elementary classrooms. In addition, the Science Resources Teacher (SRT) collaborates with science staff and other offices in DOI to develop after school and summer science and STEM opportunities for students.

The following information is intended to describe the overall nature and scope of the work being performed in relation to the position. This is not a comprehensive listing of all responsibilities or tasks; other work may be assigned when deemed appropriate:
• Develops model lessons and assessments for elementary science and STEM, works with the science supervisor to evaluate and enhance the K-5 science curriculum, and consults with classroom teachers on science and STEM instruction, remediation, intervention, and enrichment.
• Supports the supervisor in coordinating, planning, and facilitating the elementary science curriculum and resource committees.
• Coordinates Elementary Science Contact meetings during school year and coordinates communication.
• Assists Science Contacts with science equipment inventories and needs. Supports science and STEM nights/expos/events at elementary schools.
• Educates elementary teachers on science safety in the classroom and animals in the classroom. Works in collaboration with teachers and schools to follow thr elementary science safety plan.
• Works with the science staff and the Propel & Level Up Coordinator to develop after school, summer, and school-day programs designed to expose students to higher order thinking skills aimed at preparing them for honors and advanced coursework.
• Maintains current working knowledge and understanding of science and STEM education.
• Attends meetings, conferences, and workshops as required.

Below are the qualifications for this position:
• Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college; Master's degree preferred
• Holds or eligible for a Virginia teaching license in elementary education
• Three years of successful full-time K-5 teaching experience with an emphasis in science.
• Demonstrated knowledge of subject content, curriculum, methodology of effective teaching
• Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional programs
• Skilled in the use of multi-media and computer technology to enhance learning
• Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, peers, administrators, and parents
• Demonstrated skill in oral and written communications; excellent human relations skills

Physical Requirements:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly talking. expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. The employee must possess normal cognitive abilities including the ability to learn, recall and apply certain practices and policies. Frequently sitting and/or remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time. Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

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