Digital Skills Teacher

Date Posted: Jul 04, 2019

Salary Range: Other
Additional Salary Information: To Be Discussed
Province: Ontario
Region: Central Ontario
City: Flexible
Employee Benefits: Health
Organization's Field/Discipline: Doesn't apply
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Doesn’t apply

Organization Description

Pinnguaq Association
Pinnguaq Association, a not-for-profit organization, incorporates STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) into unique learning applications that promote storytelling, health, wellness and growth with rural and remote communities. At its core, Pinnguaq embraces diversity and creates opportunities in order to empower all people.

Job Description

Pinnguaq is hiring Digital Skills Stewards to deliver coding workshops and camps in remote communities in Canada. We’re looking for someone who has a passion for teaching digital technology to youth and who has the leadership ability to manage a classroom and deliver lessons as part of a small team.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Travel to communities as part of a team to remote regions of Canada for periods of one to three weeks at a time. Approximately 10-15 trips per year within Ontario, Nunavik, Labrador, Northwest Territories, British Columbia or Nunavut. Other regions are possible as well.
  • Maintain a positive space for participants and facilitators.
  • Lead lessons in digital technology to students based on the age and ability of the students. We offer programming from K - 12 as well as programming for adults.
  • Develop and delivery curriculum for and from the Pinnguaq Learning Space: http://pinnguaqlearning.space in consultation with the communities we serve.
  • Plan, program and implement classroom logistics working closely with the Manager of program delivery and the Pinnguaq team.
  • Conduct evaluation and community surveys, provide project reporting back to the evaluation team to help improve the delivered programming.
  • Represent the Pinnguaq Association in remote communities in a respectful and sensitive manner.
  • Capture events and trips in photographs and videos.


Requirements:

Experience/Education:

A combination of experience in Education and Technology would be ideal in this position.

Knowledge of work with remote and Indigenous communities and underserved groups is essential to this position.

 

Working Knowledge Of:

  • Google Suites
  • Curriculum Development
  • Classroom Management
  • Logistics and travel
  • Scheduling
  • Communication and Coordination
  • Teamwork
  • Basic Coding Concepts
  • Education best practices
  • Comfortable learning new digital technology workshop curriculum and material (such as Scratch, Twine, GraphicsGale)
The required skills would normally be acquired through the completion of a Bachelor of Education, Early Childhood Education, Masters of Education, or Computer Science degree.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Additional Info:

The Pinnguaq Association aims to develop a workforce that reflects the communities it serves and members of the communities and nations we are serving are encouraged to self identify in the application process.

Must be able to provide a Criminal Reference Check with Vulnerable sector screening.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can contact jobs@pinnguaq.com

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