St. Augustine Preparatory Academy is seeking a candidate to fill a full-time Project Lead the Way (“PLTW”) Engineering Educator for the 2018-2019 school year. Wisconsin Teaching Certification and PLTW course training certificate desirable, but not required. Experience with urban youth and the ability to utilize technology, network with post-secondary educational entities and identify resources to increase the student’s opportunities for post-secondary selection, application, funding, matriculation and completion/graduation preferred. Coaching and other co-curricular assignments are available.
St. Augustine Preparatory Academy is a K4-12 Christian School. The school is a student-centered environment where young learners take ownership of their education not only in academics, but also physical health, creativity, and faith. Our graduates will go on to achieve their highest potential and make our city, and ultimately the world, a better place.
School Vision: St. Augustine Preparatory Academy develops students to be tomorrow’s leaders. They will be known by their strength of character, courage, intellect, impactful contributions and their faith and values.
School Mission: We will develop the leaders of tomorrow by:
Providing exceptional Christian based education
Offering am uninterrupted K-12 educational experience
Educating the whole child – mind, body and soul
Maximizing the potential of each individual student through personalized instruction
Integrating family, faith, academics and athletics/arts
Emphasizing grit, persistence and personal responsibility
Offering a safe, stimulating and welcoming school environment
The PLTW Engineering Educator will report to the High School Principal.
The High School program at St. Augustine Preparatory Academy combines research-based best instructional practices while also acknowledging the social, emotional, and developmental needs of every student. Students learn best when they are engaged in genuine and authentic learning experiences that align with their evolving interests, inspiring their natural curiosities and empowering them for future success.
Therefore, students at St. Augustine Prep High School will be immersed in both traditional and cross-curricular learning experiences, focused on their own personalized learning needs with a high degree of learner responsibility, empowered by student voice and choice. All educators, including the PLTW Engineering educator, are expected to plan for and participate in both traditional and cross-curricular teaching and learning experiences for students. All learning spaces will be equipped with innovative technology to assist all educators in differentiation, individualization, personalization, skill development, and accelerated programming for students based on their individual needs. The High School core curricular areas align with common core state standards, in addition to learning experiences provided in the fine arts (music, dance, theater, and visual arts), career education, STEM (PLTW) and business, as well as physical education and Spanish.
As a result, St. Augustine Prep High School’s graduate will fully embody the school's mission and vision. The PLTW Engineering educator will use his/her network of skills, knowledge, post-secondary educational entities, scholarships and financial aid as well as technical skill to increase each student’s information base, college-going experiences and opportunities for post-secondary success.
A ST. AUGUSTINE PREPARATORY HIGH SCHOOL PLTW engineering EDUCATOR IS:
Willing to complete PLTW certification courses as needed for the course teaching requirements
Prepares program course scope and sequence as well as course outlines following curriculum guidelines and requirements of PLTW, State and St. Aug Prep
A highly-motivated individual who enjoys teaching aspiring scientists, engineers and programmers the knowledge and real-world problem-solving skills required for success in these professions
Flexible with a can-do attitude given our continually evolving environment and school culture.
Provides an innovative and creative commitment to STEM education and an overall passion for the project, problem-based learning with real-world application.
Ensures all students acquire the course level objectives set forth in the National PLTW Curriculum.
Program Development Duties
Experience in the following areas preferred:
St. Augustine Preparatory Academy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin or any other basis prohibited by law when hiring, promoting, establishing wages, or providing benefits.
As a faith-based institution based on biblical principles, St. Augustine Preparatory Academy hires employees who agree with the school’s Mission Statement and Statement of Beliefs and adhere to biblical standards of conduct.