2023-2024 SmartLab Faciliator

Catholic Schools Office

Website St. Mark Catholic School

St. Mark Catholic School is seeking an educational and spiritual leader who educates each student in a spirit of faith, gospel values, and academic excellence according to Roman Catholic principles.

St. Mark Catholic School is seeking a SmartLab Facilitator. The SmartLab is a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) learning environment where students explore interests in robotics, circuitry, graphic design, engineering, video production, etc.  for students in grades 3 to 8.  Students work in pairs on self-paced, multi-stage, engagements with specific deliverables required for completion.  Classes are project-based, student-centered learning communities with a presentation/communication component.  For this reason, teaching professionals in a SmartLab are called “Facilitators” reflecting their primary role in facilitating learning.

General Duties:
• Coach students on the use of lab hardware and software, guide students through completion of the projects, and grade completed projects based on developed rubrics.
• Be an advocate of the program and will work with faculty members, students, and parents on the capabilities and use of the SmartLab.
• Aid in the research, implementation, training, and support of instructional technology in the SmartLab.
• The facilitator is not expected to know all SmartLab technology before starting the position as a training period and ongoing support for the facilitator on both the technology and the curriculum will be implemented.
• Aid in the definition and future scope of this learning environment.

Educational Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree or higher in education or a STEAM discipline from an accredited institution.  Problem/project-based learning and/or STEAM education experience preferred.

Technological Experience and Knowledge:
• Basic desktop navigation on a Windows Computer
• Save, transfer, and print files over a computer network
• Use word processing software (MS Word, Google Docs, etc.)
• Basic use of the internet as a technical support tool

Candidates are expected to learn:
• A variety of application software packages and their purpose in the learning environment
• Install and configure software on the Windows operating platform
• Operating system setup and management
• Understand how to backup and restore data files of students
• Management of the environment file server and student accounts
• Use of Google Drive

Professional Characteristics:
• Positive attitude & love of learning, coaching, challenging, and teaching
• High-energy level
• Creative & Comfortable promoting innovation
• Excellent classroom management in an environment where learning is highly individualized, independent, and many different learning activities are taking place simultaneously
• Excellent organizational skills
• Ability to communicate effectively with administration, students, parents, the community, and industry.
• Encourages true cross-curriculum integration through collaboration with instructors of other disciplines
• Progressive. Strive to improve and upgrade the program to keep up with the ever-changing world of technology. Grows with the changes and adapts the environment as technology improves. 

Position begins July 1, 2023.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to school principal, Pam Steinkirchner, at Pam.Steinkirchner@stmcs.net.