Art and Innovation Lab Teacher

Culver City Unified School District

Culver City, CA

About the Employer
At Culver City Unified School District, we take our responsibility seriously and are committed to excellence for all students in what we call The 4 A's: Academics, Athletics, Activities, and The Arts. Taking a Whole Child approach, our vision is that 100% of our students graduate from high school with unlimited opportunities in college and career, and are prepared to be successful in everything they endeavor to try.

Job Summary
The Culver City Unified School District’s Art and Innovation Lab (CCAIL) will develop the creative and visual skills of students in grades TK-5. The program will guide students through hands-on visual art explorations, engineering design challenges, and design thinking projects. The CCAIL teacher will assist, support and encourage students as they develop a sensitivity to design, a sense of personal agency, and visual communication skills.

Job Description

The Culver City Unified School District’s Art and Innovation Lab (CCAIL) will develop the creative and visual skills of students in grades TK-5. The program will guide students through hands-on visual art explorations, engineering design challenges, and design thinking projects. The CCAIL teacher will assist, support and encourage students as they develop a sensitivity to design, sense of personal agency, and visual communication skills.


REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:

  • Art and Innovation Lab teachers will:
  • Help to develop appropriate and implement interesting district curriculum for the elementary school student. Activities will be guided by Visual Art, CCUSD-specific Maker Learning and Science Engineering standards.
  • CCAIL activities will include multiple opportunities for English Learners to collaborate with their peers and develop their academic language.
  • Collaborate with TK-5 classroom teachers to coordinate CCAIL experiences with classroom-based instruction and integrate cross-curricular lesson extensions that can be taken back to the classroom.
  • Participate in curriculum development within the school of assignment and on a district level.
  • Model, foster and inspire a growth mindset within the classroom.
  • Deliver instruction and guide TK-5 students while in the Art and Innovation Lab.


PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with coordination (Site Principal, District personnel) as it relates to school group workshops in the Art and Innovation Lab including professional development, implementation, and training staff.
  • Coordinate with school site staff to create related programming and develop the Art & Innovation Lab as a resource for hands-on learning.
  • Research, develop and innovate visual art and maker activities
  • Inventory and maintain all Art and Makerspace materials, tools and equipment, including hardware and software.
  • Maintain district curriculum and collaborate with CCAIL teacher team to grow and develop new projects suitable for students TK-5.
  • Work one on one with students or in groups to ideate, prototype and present projects.
  • Maintain a safe and efficient learning environment
  • Technical support of project documentation (video, photo, blog/vlog, digital portfolio, social media)
  • Lead students in time-management and project planning skills
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn
  • Assist in the hosting of Art and Innovation Family events


KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

  • Experience and/or strong interest in working with elementary school students
  • Deep knowledge of Visual Art Standards, ELD Standards and CCSS
  • Experience with diverse, culturally relevant curriculum
  • Skills with visual art, technology, engineering, design, science, and/or craft
  • Experience (or familiarity with) tools such as, but not limited to: all tools in a basic art room including ceramic kilns, 3D printing, makey-makey, Piper, Tinkercad, Dash and Dot, and Ozobots
  • Knowledge of the Elements of Art, Principles of Design and Studio Habits of Mind.
  • Knowledge of the Engineering Design Process and Growth Mindset
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Sincere motivation to work collaboratively with an energized, committed, and diverse team
  • Action oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach
  • Highly organized
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, oral, and computer skills


LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Credentials: Valid California Teaching credential, visual art experience preferred. Valid English Learner authorization. Bi-lingual preferred.


WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Environment: Office and classroom environment; subject to constant interruptions.
  • Physical Abilities: Sitting and standing for extended periods of time, walking around campuses, dexterity of hands and fingers to operate office equipment, computers, and hearing and speaking to communicate with others
  • Hazards: Exposure to potentially volatile and emotional students and parents.

Requirements / Qualifications
Posses a valid California Single Subject: Art credential, OR Single subject/Multiple Subject credential with one of the following added limited authorizations: Supplementary Authorization: Art, Intro Supplementary Authorization: Art, Intro Subject Matter Authorization: Art. Also required is a CLAD/English Language Learner certification or equivalent. Bi-lingual preferred.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
All employment offers are conditional, based upon the successful completion of the following: Fingerprint/background clearance, a tuberculosis clearance and proof of COVID-19 vaccination. If you are hired, we will require you to prove that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine(s) or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated. A physical examination clearance is required for certain positions in the district. All candidates with a record of convictions must indicate such on the confidential/legal section of the application, which is attached to the job application. A record of conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment, but a failure to list all convictions may result in disqualification or dismissal.

Copy of Transcript (Unofficial can be attached to the application but should you be selected sealed official transcripts will be required.)
Credential Copy (Please see eligible credentials listed above.)
Letter of Introduction
Letter(s) of Recommendation (Three Letters (Written within the last two years))
Resume
Test Results/Materials (CBEST, Praxis, CSET, etc.)
Comments and Other Information

 

APPLY HERE BY 8/1/2022

 

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