9 Dots,

Computer Science Education Fellow

Posted
7 days ago
Employment type
Part-time
Location
Torrance
Closing date

About this organization

9 Dots is a Los Angeles based community of educators, researchers, and engineers aiming to provide K-6 students from Title I elementary schools with the opportunity to engage in a transformative Computer Science (CS) education. We are especially committed to creating empowering CS experiences for our female, Latinx, Black, and low-income students. We create learning environments that engage every student, foster joy and promote fearlessness in problem solving. And we build sustainably by providing teachers with the support and tools they need to lead exceptional Computer Science learning experiences.

About this job

This is a part time position with the opportunity for deep impact. This service role is best suited for all academic majors and career backgrounds who are committed to supporting CS education in Los Angeles County public schools. We provide all of the professional development and training you will need to teach Computer Science and support other teachers along the way. You will learn CS fundamentals and advanced instructional techniques in order to support site teachers at our partner schools.

Roles & responsibilities

On-site Teacher Support Responsibilities

  • 15-24 hours per week, with possibility of more hours available
  • Uphold 9 Dots mission and values
  • Deliver whole class instruction, small group instruction, or 1:1 interventions for learners at all levels
  • Support public school site teachers & build their capacity to eventually take the lead in teaching Computer Science
  • Develop and maintain relationships with partner school administration and public school site teachers
  • Implement feedback from team leads to improve lesson plans and/or instruction
  • Review weekly lessons and prepare all materials for school distribution
  • Serve as point person for site teachers at partner schools
  • Support students of all backgrounds in the classrooms

Qualifications

  • Strong belief in 9 Dots’ mission to make transformative CS education accessible to all students
  • Fearless problem solver ready to take on challenges as they arise
  • Outstanding interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Strong organizational skills with a keen attention to detail
  • Ability to self-manage and work independently
  • A proactive communicator
  • Desire to learn new skills and professional competencies
  • Has transportation (public or personal) to sites throughout LA County and Compton and is willing to commute to school sites throughout LA County and Compton multiple times per week
  • Experience working with students (tutoring accepted)
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination

To apply

To apply, please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume to the Hiring Manager at recruiting@9dots.org. Please use the following subject:

Subject: [NAME, LAST] CS Education Fellow Application

Contact: Hiring Manager

recruiting@9dots.org

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