Curriculum Support Specialist - Urban Science Education
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Deadline to Apply:
Friday, April 5, 2019, 5:00pm
PURPOSE: To support teachers in implementing innovative urban environmental science curricula in Baltimore City High School classes.
LOCATION: Position office located at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Travel required throughout the Baltimore Region.
DURATION: Three month position starting immediately. Full time preferred but part-time will be considered. Must be available during school day hours (~7:30 am-4 pm).
SALARY: Competitive, commensurate with experience. This is an exempt position.
Support teachers in implementing Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES) curricula through team meetings, telephone and electronic communication and one-on-one in-school support. Curricula include:
Integrating Chemistry and Earth science (ICE), exploring local environmental phenomena through hands-on investigations, data exploration and modeling. ICE is part of the high school chemistry class all Baltimore City students are required to take.
Comp Hydro, a two week curriculum unit exploring runoff and flooding in Baltimore watershed through a combination of computational modeling and first-hand investigations. Comp Hydro is being taught in high school environmental science, biology and engineering classrooms
- Collect data and materials from teachers and students as part of the research component of the two curriculum projects.
- Assemble, format and revise data sets, lessons and other resources for inclusion in the two curricula.
- Provide logistical support for meetings with teachers.
- Support the annual Baltimore Data Jam program through classroom presentations, and assistance to teachers and students.
- Bachelor’s degree in ecology, environmental science, science education or related field required.
- At least one year of teaching experience in science required, with classroom teaching experience desired.
- Familiarity with Maryland State Education and Next Generation Science Standards, and with urban schools.
- Excellent communication and organizational skills.
- Access to personal transportation for traveling to schools is required.
- Excellent computer skills including experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint and social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.
- Knowledge of Baltimore’s regional ecology a plus.
How to Apply:
Please complete an online application at https://www.caryinstitute.org/who-we-are/jobs/current-jobs?bzid=6ca7f4a3a46f/apply and include a single PDF file consisting of a cover letter which includes Job Code 19006-I, a resume, and the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references.