Position: CTE Teacher-CISCO
Location: 100% School Based
Position Period: 38.6 Week
Reports to: Academic Department Chair of Career and Technical Education or Principal
This is a high school teaching position in Cisco Networking which is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. The Cisco program is a series of prescribed courses for grades 10-12 that provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the information technology industry. Cisco delivers specific industry-based instruction that develops student competencies leading to postsecondary education and employment. Students learn to install and do preventative maintenance on computer and network hardware as well as to build, design and maintain computer networks while they develop a sound understanding of the basic foundation of the networking industry. Student will also learn to work with cabling for VOIP systems, network cabling and home networking systems. Students may be eligible to obtain certifications and internships in many of the areas of networking.
CTE teachers are responsible to:
Provide rigorous and relevant instruction on pre-approved hands-on curriculum in the content area and general work-place readiness.
Integrate soft-skill instruction into competency-based content area activities.
Support students in industry relevant competitions, industry exploration activities, professional organizations and postsecondary initiatives.
Show evidence of project-based learning (e.g., competitions, capstone events, etc.)
Collaborate with core content teachers on common course planning, integration and alignment.
Collaborate with school-based staff (college and career coach, counselor, etc.) and CTE Partnership Development Liaisons and Program Coordinators to identify and recommend work-ready students.
Attend all relevant professional development set by the Department of College and Career Preparation in order to provide the best educational experience possible for students. Examples include:
o Quarterly industry-focused PD sessions.
o Industry advisory council meetings.
o Instructional PD sessions.
o Summer Institute sessions.
o New teacher supports (e.g., New Teacher Center PD, CTE teacher coaching)
Maintain and update industry certifications as required by Illinois State Board of Education and Chicago Public Schools.
Attend CPS CTE professional development sessions if working under a provisional certificate or a newly hired teacher.
ISBE Type 09 in Business, Marketing, and Computer Education or Related Field, or ISBE Type 34/35 in Business Systems Networking/Cabling (certificate must be in place prior to teaching)
Minimum of Associate's Degree in Computer Science, IT, Engineering, or Related Field
4,000 hours (2 years full-time) from the past 5 years in Hardware Break Fix, Help Desk, Network Design-Monitoring-Architecture in Cisco environment
A+ certification required prior to hiring/staffing
CCent certification or obtain within 1 year from date of hire
MOS certification or obtain within 1 year from date of hire
Knowledge of Securities
Prior teaching experience
Excellent planning, organization, written and verbal communication skills
High-level problem solving skills
Computer literacy and familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite
Team and detail oriented
This is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) teaching position that is not at an OSI school.