Position: CTE Teacher-Game Programming
Location: 100% School Based
Position Period: 38.6 Week
Reports to: Academic Department Chair of Career and Technical Education
This is a high school teaching position in Game Programming which is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. Game Programming 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. Game Programming delivers industry-based instruction that develops student competencies leading to postsecondary education and employment. Students explore the essentials of game design and application development. Students may be eligible to obtain certifications and internships in the areas of IT and Gamming.
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 with coursework in Computer Programming, or an ISBE Type 34/35 in Computer Programming (certificate must be in place prior to teaching)
Minimum Associate's Degree in Computer Science, IT, Engineering, or Related Field
Adobe Flash Certification or must be obtained within 12 months from hire date
MOS Certification or must be obtained within 12 months from hire date
Minimum 4,000 hours (2 years full-time) of industry experience from the past 5 years
Experience working in a gaming or animation environment a plus
Computer literacy and excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office Suites 2003 or higher
Experience or training in various web development tools
Prior teaching experience
Excellent planning, organization, written and verbal communication skills
High-level problem solving skills
Team and detail oriented
This is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) teaching position that is not at an OSI school.