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[JOB / TEACHING] Media Studies/Instructional Technology , Ross Lower School K-6

Job Description: Ross Lower School K-6 Faculty Position (Full Time)

Media Studies/Instructional Technology Teacher

Ross School is an independent school with a global focus serving day students Pre-N-6 and both day and boarding students 7-12. Ross offers a unique program of study that embraces interdisciplinary teaching and learning, project-based learning, and differentiated instruction within a lab school setting. Cultural History is at the core of the Ross School program, as it is interwoven with all the other disciplines.

Ross School’s media studies program is composed of critical deconstruction, media production, media history and media practices/ ethics. The media studies/instructional technology teacher will be responsible for implementing the program in grades K–6, collaborating with faculty to design developmentally appropriate interdisciplinary projects. S/he will be teaching media related concepts (such as representation and stereotypes, how information is manipulated, and how to interpret images), leading hands-on activities that promote critical thinking, and instructing in the creative production of media. The media studies/instructional technology teacher will also endow students with technology skills ranging from keyboarding and various software applications (such as Word, Pages, PowerPoint, Keynote) to basic coding/programming.

The media studies/instructional technology teacher will also design workshops for Lower School faculty to assist them in innovative uses of media in the classroom, as well as workshops for parents during the school year to help them understand the Ross philosophy and theory behind the media studies/technology program. All faculty at Ross also have responsibilities in our Student Life programs.

The ideal candidate will have a background in media theory/ history and the ability to work creatively across a variety of multimedia/ web tools, software and programs. Previous teaching experience is required; media artists are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates for the media studies/instructional technology teacher position should submit a resume and cover letter describing their philosophy of media studies and technology in a lower school setting

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