• The Innovation Institute Boston
  • $94,360.00 -141,170.00/year*
  • Boston , MA
  • Engineering
  • Full-Time


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OverviewTi2 is a young, exciting nonprofit committed to excellence in science and engineering learning for highly motivated K-12 students.
What do teaching team members have to say about Ti2?
When I accepted the instructor position, I had no idea what an impact it would have on me. I had taught before and enjoyed it, but I have much more fun as an instructor at Ti2. The students are incredible! They are so curious and excited that they don't feel shy about discussing tough concepts and testing their hypotheses alongside their peers. The students demonstrate a clear motivation to learn. I have one student who has to miss class periodically and comes in early just to make up each one. She cannot get enough. Me neither. Something special is going on at Ti2, and it's not just students who are being inspired! Ti2 Instructor (3 yrs) and Postdoc, Harvard Medical School; Now Faculty, Regis CollegeWhy Join the Ti2 Teaching TeamGain science and engineering teaching (communications) experience with teacher training in a supportive settingCreatively facilitate learning without the pressure of grading or prescriptive curriculaHave access to prepared curricula and lesson plans but also modify or develop new onesEnjoy amazing and supportive colleagues in a friendly but professional environmentExperience the impact of your efforts in student commitment, inspiration, and joyful learning
Ti2 offers a range of courses including:
Iab-based intro to sci concepts and eng applicationshuman physiology and anatomybiology, microbiology and molecular biologygenomics and neuroscience
physics and physical chemistryelectrical engineering, computing, and roboticsmechanical and engineeringchemistry, materials science and biochemistry
Four well-equipped labs (PCR; gel electrophoresis; incubators w/wo labrollers; water bath; micro centrifuge, centrifuge; dry heater/stirrer; vortexer; compound (monoc, binoc, trinoc) , stereo dissection, and digital (with simple fluorescent capacity) microscopes; anatomical models; dissection instruments; 3D printer, spectrophotometer; oscilloscope; physics demo/lab equipment; Vernier sensors, etc. Current PositionWe seek PT scientists, engineers and educators for the 2019-20 academic year. Instructors teach one 90 minute or two-hour course, once per week. The maximum number of students per class is nine. Class options, 9AM-8PM weekdays and Saturdays, 9am - 6pm. No grading involved just student learning. Minimal interaction with parents.
RequirementsMust be motivated, passionate and comfortable with inquiry-based approaches to teaching science and/or engineering to curious children. (Formal teaching experience is not a prerequisite but can be desirable.)Able to make a commitment to teach one course for an academic year, Sept-June (33 weeks of instruction, once per week). Conference commitments can be covered or worked into prescheduled makeup dates.Must be capable of encouraging and managing active experimentation, creativity, and discussion. Excellent ability to listen carefully.Must thrive on high levels of independence and responsibility in a semi-structured, professional and dynamic environment
Candidates will possess/have plans to work towards an MS, DPT, MD, or EdD/PhD in science (incl. health sciences), engineering, education, or child growth and development and/or already have the equivalent through work experience. Professionalism, maturity, and strong organizational skills are key. All applicants must have intrinsic respect for children as serious learners with valuable questions and insights.
RemunerationInstructors are paid at Ti2. Volunteers are welcome and can be provided stipends/honoraria. We are 15 minutes from Harvard Sq., 20 minutes from HMS and 30 minutes from East Cambridge or Union Sq., Somerville via car.
Application ProcessIf you are passionate about teaching science, engineering, computing; are reliable, mature; love to learn; and are interested in making a serious commitment to enrich the lives of young people, please send your CV with an email of interest to ...@theinnovationinstitute.org. All candidates must agree to background checks. Professional references required.
We are an equal opportunity employer, and we do not discriminate on the grounds of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin in program operation or in admissions, hiring, or financial aid decisions.
Associated topics: ad 1730 00, classroom dynamics, education, educational, gs 1701 13, k 12, learning, librarian, student, teacher training

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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