Project-Based Learning Coach and Designer

Massachusetts, United States
14 Sep 2018
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14 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

PROJECT-BASED LEARNING COACH AND DESIGNER, Office of Digital Learning (ODL)-Open Learning, to work with high school educators and MIT researchers to develop and facilitate professional learning experiences that align with MIT's Mens et Manus, mind and hand, approach to learning. MIT Scheller Teacher Education Program (STEP) and Teaching Systems Lab (TSL) have partnered with the XQ Institute and XQ innovative high schools to design and support teacher professional learning. Will codevelop a vision for professional learning experiences with XQ teachers focused on PBL, build relationships and work effectively with a diverse group of teachers nationally, develop online learning resources to support teachers, work alongside a diverse team of staff and consultants, facilitate face-to-face summer learning experiences, and provide coaching to teachers in XQ schools throughout the year.

Job Requirements
REQUIRED: Bachelor’s or master’s degree in education or related field; at least three years’ experience as a K-12 classroom teacher using interdisciplinary project-based approaches where students apply core content knowledge across disciplines to address complex problems, culminating in a public performance of understanding; deep content knowledge and expertise in at least one discipline (STEM, CS preferred) or subject area and comfort learning and working across disciplines; experience working with educators as learners, developing and facilitating workshops or other professional learning experiences, conducting observations, and providing coaching to educators; demonstrated leadership in a school environment; ability to balance current educational requirements and accountability with more ambitious and aspirational efforts to rethink high school; ability to work both independently and in teams; self-direction; excellent written and oral communication skills; and experience with working in new high schools, teacher education, and online or blended learning.

There will be travel four to six times per year, along with some evening and weekend work. This is a temporary, one-year position, renewable on an annual basis.