Middle School STEM Teacher

  • Bishop Strachan School
  • 298 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Jul 10, 2024
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Job Description

Middle School STEM Teacher

(1 Year Contract)

Commencing end of August 2024

Are you passionate about cultivating authentic experiences in STEM exploration and discovery? Do you believe in the transformative potential of inquiry-based, hands-on learning in STEM subjects? If so, we have an exhilarating opportunity for you to join our STEM education team at The Bishop Strachan School!

We are seeking a dynamic and dedicated Middle School STEM Teacher to join our team of educators. As a STEM Teacher, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our students by fostering creativity, critical thinking, and hands-on learning experiences. You will lead engaging lessons that integrate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics concepts, preparing our students for success in the rapidly evolving fields of STEM.

This role is to cover for a maternity leave, from September to October, the individual will be a full-time supply teacher and then when the employee departs for their maternity leave, they will take over the Middle School STEM classes.

Key Responsibilities:

September to October:

  • The individual will be a full-time supply teacher and will be covering classes as needed.

November until the end of the year:

  • Prepare lesson plans, outlines and assessments using inquiry and problem-based learning that engages students, challenges them, and meetings the subject-specific outcomes and expectations
  • Develop integrated STEM lessons with the curriculum to include STEM pedagogy and inquiry-based learning
  • Contributes to the development and execution of project-based STEM activities
  • Identifying new opportunities to integrate technology into curriculum and lesson planning
  • Ability to differentiate lesson plans based on the needs of your students  
  • Participate in co-curricular activities including coaching, clubs, trips and participating in the school community as a whole  
  • Communicate effectively with parents about all aspects of the overall program and the individual learning of each student  
  • Integrate diversity, equity, inclusiveness and belonging into the classroom learning environment  
  • Foster a supportive and inclusive learning environment where students feel empowered to take risks 
  • Incorporate innovative teaching strategies and technologies to enhance language acquisition and engagement.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to align curriculum and assessment practices with best practices in Math and Computer Science education.
  • Engage in ongoing professional learning and reflection to continuously improve teaching practices and student outcomes.

Qualifications:

  • Must have an Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) certificate, with qualifications in Mathematics and/or Science
  • Junior/Intermediate teaching qualifications   
  • Knowledgeable in all areas of Mathematics and Science and related Ontario curriculum, including Growing Success
  • Strong knowledge of STEM content areas, including science, mathematics, technology, and engineering.
  • Previous experience with Robotics Design and Software Development 
  • Ability to spark interest and passion within students for STEM learning 
  • Experience working with digital and analog tools in a design technology context
  • Strong proficiency in Google Suite; knowledge of Brightspace an asset
  • Strong pedagogical skills and a commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a collaborative mindset

Why Work at BSS?

At BSS, we value and recognize the following core competencies in our employees; trust and integrity, collaboration, flexibility and adaptability, initiative, community focused and strong communication skills. Our employees are lifelong learners and apply these core competencies in all aspects of the school environment. 

Additionally, BSS offers a competitive total compensation package that includes:

  • Extensive health and dental benefits package
  • BSS is a full participant in the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan 
  • Lunch provided everyday!
  • Use of on-site fitness center
  • And a chance to be part of a great community!

BSS Values Diversity:

BSS is committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse and respectful environment. We believe that diversity in our school fosters a rich, inclusive and creative environment. We are actively engaged in building a more diverse school and encourage all qualified applicants to apply. 

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should visit our website and click Apply Now.

We are committed to providing an accessible experience and an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, beginning with the recruitment process. If you have restrictions that need to be accommodated to fully participate in any phase of the recruitment process, please contact the HR Admin at 416-483-4325, ext. 1691 or by email at hradmin@bss.on.ca. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

We thank all candidates for their applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.