Coding Instructor needed at Geeklama Coding School

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POSITION: Coding Instructor

JOB PURPOSE

The part-time coding instructors will teach live online computer coding to children aged 7 – 17.

We provide an online teaching platform and lesson materials. The primary role of a Coding instructor is to deliver the curriculum in an engaging way and ultimately be responsible for students learning to create basic-moderate desktop software, apps, and games.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

●    Interface with school staff/students/parents to support the overall program by assisting with the coordination of tutoring, school/parent communication, and other duties as assigned by Geeklama.

●    Interface with parents before or after lessons (ex: student’s progress, any breakthroughs, goals for next week).

●    Communicate regularly with students and their families about class activities and student progress

●    Involve parents and guardians as partners in their students’ education

●    Responsible for maintaining detailed student logs

●    Maintain accurate student records including attendance

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●    Report to Programs Manager regarding school-related updates and issues

●    Maintain a professional attitude and work ethic

●    Provide support and encouragement when students become frustrated/distracted

●    Write notes on class performance after each week of lessons  

●    Establish a culture of high expectations that includes the shared belief that every student will attend college

●    Assess students regularly and analyze student results; refine and differentiate classroom instruction based on assessment data and student needs

●    Manage student behavior to ensure every student is fully engaged

●    Identify unique student needs and collaborate with team members to effectively address those needs

●    Perform other related duties as required and assigned

●    Must have experience with coding, both tablet, and computer-based

●    Maintain a safe and organized classroom with clear behavior expectations and learning goals and objectives

●    Engage students in structured discussions & activities for students to understand how coding and integrated technologies works

●    Inspire students to have fun while learning code and integrating technology skills

●    Apply a strength-based youth development practice with respect for diversity, skill level, and empowerment

QUALIFICATION AND SKILLS

Personal:

●    A successful candidate should love to work and play with children

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●    Encourage students to learn

●    Have good presentation and soft skills

●    Able to work with a variety of individuals using effective interpersonal skills

●    Manage student classroom behavior

●    Able to collaborate with colleagues, parents, and community

●    Responsible, reliable and punctual

●    Interested in the field of education and youth development

●    Well organized, able to work both independently and collaboratively with multiple stakeholders

●    (Preferred) Experienced working with kids – ex: after school programs, summer camps, tutor, ext.

Professional:

●    Passion about programming

●    Have strong skills in Math and English, as well as internet search.

●    Able to analyze qualitative and quantitative student data

●    Reflect and improve instructional practices

●    Willingness to work evening hours (1:00pm or 3:00pm – 7:00pm), and Weekends (9am – 4pm).

●    Experienced in coding, content knowledge and applications

●    Curious about exploring new coding languages/platforms (we will provide materials).

●    For Python course teacher: experience with Python coding.

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL LEVEL

●    Bachelor’s degree (Computer Science)

SCHEDULE

●    Weekdays: 4pm – 7pm

●    Saturdays: 9am – 6pm

LOCATION

One or more of the following sites:

–      Ghana-Korea Information Access Centre, Balme Library, University of Ghana

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–      Ghana – India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT, Ridge

–      Online

BENEFITS

Please note that the work is remote, and the instructor’s salary is $25-$30 per 1-hour class. We also have performance-based bonuses, and there are opportunities to advance your career at Geeklama. One group has 2 classes per week.

HOW TO APPLY

Write to us at [email protected]

Alternatively, CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE

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