Employer: Crane Country Day School
Crane School is hiring a teaching fellow to serve alongside the director of engineering in the school’s state-of-the-art engineering center. Candidates should have a background in some form of engineering and design. This is a two-year position beginning summer 2020. Applicants should apply to the teaching fellows program and note their interest in the engineering position within their letter of interest.Crane’s Design and Engineering Center:The Crane School Design and Engineering Center is a unique, multidisciplinary, project based program. Originally modeled after the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy, the DEC focuses on five disciplinary categories: Art and design, nature of materials and fabrication, computer aided design (CAD), electronics, and programming. The DEC instructs grades 1-8 in using physical principles applied in creative ways to solve problems. Closely aligned to NGSS, DEC curriculum is focused around the creation of complex, useful and beautiful projects that combine learning standards with the ability for individual interpretation and creativity. Power and hand tools are introduced in grades 1-5. Soldering stations, laser cutting and 3D printing are key in grades 6-8. Safety always comes first and an understanding of safety protocols for machining, chemicals and other potential risks is essential. Adobe Illustrator is our primary vector software for use with the laser cutter. Tinkerdad is used for 3D printing. These applications are introduced in 6th grade. Sketchup is used for the 8th grade architectural capstone project in which students create both a digital walkthrough model as well as a three dimensional presentation model of a home of their own design. For more information about the center, visit: https://www.craneschool.org/a-crane-education/design-engineeringMore about the teaching fellows program:Applicants to Crane’s Center for Experiential Education are a diverse group of open-minded, confident, passionate individuals who find themselves at a pivotal moment in their professional lives. They care deeply about children, they are excited about schools and learning, they are both reflective and imaginative, and they are serious about becoming teachers.All applicants need to be college graduates who have some beginning experience working with children. Previous coursework in the field of education is not necessary. This is a residential program and our teaching fellows will live in a beautiful furnished home adjacent to the Crane campus. This is a two-year, full-time, salaried program beginning for the 2020/2021 school year.The following information includes examples of experiences and duties. Please refer to our website for more detailed information: https://www.craneschool.org/about/teaching-fellows-programsFellows will work directly with an experienced classroom teacher. Fellows will offer assistance in the classroom, have an opportunity to plan and teach lessons, and work in small-groups with students. Fellows are also given the opportunity to tutor and teach after-school classes, coach sports, and go on trip weeks with our middle school students. Co-Directors Elizabeth Keadle and Karen Ohrn provide additional support, organize professional development opportunities, and lead academic discussions. Finalists will be invited to visit Crane’s campus. In the course of the visit, they will meet with several faculty members and administrators. They will also be asked to facilitate a small group activity for which a plan will be provided. These visits are generally held in February and March.