Crane Country Day School is accepting applications for full-time Engineering & Design teaching fellow for the 2020/2021 school year. The teaching fellow's position is a hands-on teaching experience that combines rich professional development and mentoring with daily opportunities for practical application in the engineering and design classroom. Fellows will be fully immersed in our school community and housing will be provided for them in a beautiful furnished home adjacent to Crane School.
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-engineering
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.
How to apply:
Applications are now being accepted for the 2020/2021 school year. The following steps are an outline of the process:
Send the following documents to Elizabeth Keadle and Karen Ohrn at: firstname.lastname@example.org
A cover letter in which you include your reasons for applying and how you could contribute to the Teaching Fellows Program at Crane
Your resume including two references with contact information
One letter of recommendation
Application packets must be complete with attachments labeled according to the stated guidelines above. Incomplete packets will not be reviewed. The deadline for submitting for applications is February 15. However, we will continue accepting applications until all positions are filled.
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 March.
If you have more questions please contact Elizabeth Keadle and Karen Ohrn, Co-Directors of Crane's Center for Experiential Education, at email@example.com
Additional Salary Information: Housing included with program.
About Crane Country Day School
Crane Country Day School, ideally located in the small seaside village of Montecito, is just 90 minutes north of Los Angeles and 5 minutes south of Santa Barbara. Crane is the oldest independent school in the area, having just launched its 85th anniversary celebration. It is a co-educational day school serving 250 children. The Lower School (grades K-5) and the Upper School (grades 6-8) are both located on the same sprawling yet cozy 11-acre campus that is one of the school's best-known attributes. Honoring its founder's vision, Crane School is dedicated to providing an experiential education characterized by a thoughtful balance of academic challenge and creative expression. We thrive as a community that builds character and confidence, while celebrating the joy in learning.
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