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Digital Literacy + Coding Instructor

Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship

The Digital Literacy + Coding Pilot is a collaborative project testing a scalable model for delivering digital literacy programming to youth aged 12 – 15, designed particularly for youth with backgrounds currently underrepresented in STEM fields. We are seeking a passionate digital literacy educator to deliver the Brookfield Institute’s Digital Literacy + Coding pilot project at Toronto Public Library and Hamilton Boys and Girls Club locations, starting October 2018. This pilot is co-delivered with community partners, including public libraries, Boys and Girls Clubs, and YMCAs in locations across the province. Instructors will work with these community partners to deliver this program after school once or twice a week. Training will be provided.

Instructor’s responsibilities include:

• Facilitating digital literacy and coding programming to groups of up to 20 youth aged 12 – 15

• Fostering a creative, youth-led environment that engages participants, especially those targeted through this program

• Working with participants to develop their own individualized learning path and evaluation criteria

• Working with other site instructors and program leads to develop and test program content, and document learnings

• Planning and delivering weekly workshops that are responsive to the interests of participants

• Working with site partners to create comfortable, safe program environments

• Working with site partners to coordinate program logistics

• Supporting participant recruitment

• Participating in weekly feedback sessions, and ongoing training as required

Required

• Experience delivering digital literacy, coding and/or STEM educational programming in dynamic youth settings (i.e shared, open-concept spaces, varying noise levels etc)

• In-depth understanding of HTML, CSS and Javascript

• Experience in youth facilitation

• Knowledge and experience using digital literacy and coding educational tools i.e Sketch, Thimble, Glitch etc

• Experience and passion working with diverse youth audiences aged 12 – 15

• Understanding of youth-led programming

• Passion for technology and skills development

• A clear Vulnerable Sector Screening conducted no later than 2017

Preferred:

• Background in computer science / programming

• 2+ years experience delivering digital literacy programming

• Flexible schedule

• Applicants from backgrounds currently underrepresented in STEM are strongly encouraged to apply

• Access to vehicle with G license


Start date: September/October 2018 End date: June or December 2019

Salary: TBD

Weekly commitment: 3-4 instruction days per week (3:30-8:30 pm)+ prep time. Maximum 35 hours per week


How to apply:

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to careers@brookfieldinstitute.ca.