Job Title: Teacher – STEM/STEAM    

Reports to:School Administrator
Typical Schedule:196 days/7.5 hours
Bargaining Unit:USEP Instructional

 

FLSA:Exempt
Job Code:3057
Salary Schedule:INST

JOB GOAL

Responsible for providing responsive care, effective teaching, and an organized learning environment that promotes healthy development and children’s school readiness skill growth aligned with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)/STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) methodologies and state standards.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Collaborate and design lessons that incorporate the fields of STEM/STEAM to produce transdisciplinary project-based learning while promoting creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, computer science, and communication.
  2. Implement engaging, developmentally appropriate and challenging lessons with technology integration and research-based STEM/STEAM curriculum materials that encompass themes of school and student autonomy.
  3. Plan individual and group authentic learning experiences designed and based on rigorous instruction and compassionate school environment.
  4. Align STEM/STEAM experiences in the classroom to STEM/STEAM career pathways.
  5. Present subject matter to students to maximize learning opportunities and provide real-world application-based examples and learning opportunities.
  6. Assess student strengths and weaknesses on a frequent basis, provide appropriate activities to address student needs and generate progress reports, as required by federal, state, and district requirements.
  7. Utilize variety and range of student learning modalities in each lesson and use differentiated instruction within those lessons.
  8. Incorporate into planning all diagnostic information as required in the student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP).
  9. Promote awareness of available media and technology appropriate to planning student educational activities based on program goals.
  10. Assist in the selection of equipment, enrichment materials, books, and appropriate supplementary supplies.
  11. Maintain abreast of learning theories associated with STEM/STEAM through professional readings, trainings, and conferences for the continual improvement of the STEM/STEAM curriculum.
  12. Engage students and families in community service projects, clubs and enrichment opportunities, hands-on experiments, and daily experience with the design process both in classroom and outside the regular school day.
  13. Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Knowledge and experience of implementation of STEM/STEAM curriculum and specific themes of school as demonstrated through a written and performance screener and task
  • Ability to effectively engage students in problem-solving and project-based learning
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media
  • Ability to serve as classroom facilitator allowing students take ownership of classroom environment
  • Operating knowledge of computer programs, including email, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to organize, prioritize, manage, and carry out duties efficiently and within established timeframes
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the field of Education or related field
  • Prior experience working with students and STEM/STEAM themes
  • OR
  • Any equivalent combination of education and STEM/STEAM theme experience providing the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS

  • Valid Florida Educator’s Certificate

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited institution in field related to the STEM/STEAM themes of school
  • Prior classroom teaching experience in STEM/STEAM or position associated with themes of school
  • Florida Educator’s Certificate in Computer Science

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

None

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and/or leg controls require exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as light work.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, and hear; stand and walk; use hands/fingers to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT

General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Teacher – STEM/STEAM     ;   EST: March 2, 2021;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: March 2, 2021