Innovation/Career Academy Instructor

Achievement House Cyber Charter School (grades 7-12), headquartered in Exton, PA is seeking an Innovation/Career Academy Instructor for the balance of this 2020-2021 school year and beyond. The position is a full-time, salaried, 10-month position and paid over 12 months.

The candidate for this position will work onsite in our Exton (Chester County) location.  NOTE: during the COVID-19 pandemic, employees are given the option to work from home.

This is a new position created to support the school’s continued growth to provide students more hands-on learning experiences in technology to broaden their career choices.  Responsibility includes:

Developing and teaching Maker classes

  • 3D Printing
  • Raspberry Pi:
    • Robotics
    • Python and Scratch development
  • Drones:
    • Search and Rescue
    • Droneblocks simulator
    • FAA Remote Pilot Certification
  • Microcontrollers: Arduino and Micro:bit
  • Low code/no code Development:
    • App:
      • Power Apps
      • Power Automate
      • IFTTT
      • Scratch
    • Web:
      • Wix
  • Digital Media:
    • Graphic Design:
      • Adobe InDesign
      • Adobe Illustrate
    • Photography:
      • Digital Photography
      • Adobe Photoshop
    • Video:
      • Adobe Premiere
      • WeVideo

Developing and delivering cross-curricular activities:

  • Create cross-curricular lessons with the school’s Curriculum Coordinator and core content teachers to align with maker-space activities.
  • Design and implement school-wide Project-based days four times a year.
  • Deliver group professional development sessions as well as working one-on-one with individual teachers to explore innovative ways to integrate technology and CTE PBL-based lessons into core subject areas.

Coordinating Mobile Maker Lab event locations:

  • Search for locations accessible to clusters of students. 
  • Ensure all locations have safety regulations up-to-date, internet is available, has access to public and personal transportation, sufficient rest rooms are available, and enough space for event activities and presentations. 
  • Schedule reservations and sign rental contracts as needed.

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Instructional Design, Information Technology or related area.  Master’s degree preferred.
  • PA certification in Business, Computer and Information Technology or Technology Education or willingness to pursue such certification while in the position.
  • PA certification in Art or experience teaching Art related subject area useful, but not required.
  • Prior experience training instructional staff on an array of instructional and technology-based practices a plus.
  • Experience with the development of training materials.
  • Knowledge of online pedagogy and facilitation.  Actual prior cyber experience a plus.
  • Exceptional communication and teaching skills, an appreciation for teaching and learning and the ability and desire to keep up with the current technologies.   
  • Strong interpersonal, problem solving, and organizational skills required to effectively facilitate staff coaching and development.
  • Demonstrated success integrating various technologies into classroom instruction.
  • Well versed with emerging technologies.
  • Proven experience promoting student engagement.

Child abuse and criminal background clearances, including Act 168, are required.  Must also complete Act 126 Mandated Reporter Training.

Applicants should forward their resume via e-mail to:  bworn@achievementcharter.com