Explore Engineering Innovation (EEI) is an online course for high school students who have an interest in learning more about engineering. EEI is administered by the Center for Educational Outreach in the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The mission of the Center is to increase the number of youths pursuing STEM education and careers. Explore Engineering Innovation is designed to give students a significant understanding of engineering, allowing them to make informed college and career decisions. \
Explore Engineering Innovation is based on an introductory engineering course taught to freshmen engineering students at JHU. The course includes online lectures but focuses on hands-on lab experiments and projects. At the end of the course, students who earn an A or B receive JHU credit for the course. Ultimately, the goal of the course is to expose students to biomedical engineering design and modeling, allow them to apply the math and science they learn in high school to solving real world problems, and to help students develop critical thinking skills.
It should be noted that each EEI class is taught by a team comprised of a teaching fellow and an instructor who is a PhD-level engineer with college teaching experience. The instructor is the lead teacher when it comes to delivering course content.
We are looking for teaching fellows who understand, appreciate, and can apply an instructional style that emphasizes the process of problem-solving rather than memorizing material. The object is to engage students by getting them to think and participate rather than being lectured to. Each EEI class has a broad range of 16-24 students with diverse backgrounds and instructors must be prepared to accommodate a multitude of learning styles. Finally, the teaching fellow must be able to engage, encourage and excite the students. Note: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
2 years exp.
Education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Bachelor's or master's or degree in a science, technology, engineering, or math discipline,
3+ years' experience as a high school teacher in a STEM discipline, excellent classroom management skills, and knowledge of Algebra II and Trigonometry.
Candidates with degrees in engineering are especially encouraged to apply.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Delivering Course Content and Grading: Helping with lectures, grading labs or homework (50%)
Teaching fellows must be present and available during the entire course. In 2021, the course will be offered July 6 to August 6. TFs will be assigned an online section that has a three-hour daily synchronous meeting time. The TF must be available during this meeting time for the duration of the course.
Teaching fellows must work with the Instructor to develop a sense of community for the high school students participating in this online class.
Teaching fellows must be comfortable with the course material and be able to relate the curriculum online to high school students.
All teaching fellows must be prepared to spend time independently to review course materials and complete the online training program prior to the first day of the course.
Teaching fellows may create, as needed, additional videos to act as supplemental material to clarify/demonstrate the lab set up and/or to fill in any instructional holes that may arise.
Teaching fellows will assist Instructors and ensure that students receive their graded assigned work promptly – within 1-2 days of the assignment due date – and provide detailed feedback to students so that they are able to learn from the activity and improve their future performance.
Teaching fellows will assist Instructors and ensure that grades are posted to Blackboard in a timely manner.
Instructors must arrange for at least three study session hours each week that are hosted by one member of the team. At least one of these hours should be held by the Instructor. The study session hours should be scheduled so that all students may participate in at least one hour each week.
Answering student questions in Microsoft Teams and troubleshooting issues with the labs – 40%
Teaching fellows must work with the Instructor to monitor the discussion boards and answer student messages in a timely manner, typically less than 24 hours.
Teaching fellows must be able to assist students remotely as they conduct the various lab activities throughout the course.
Instructors and TFs must be available for supplementary instruction when requested by a student outside of the synchronous session.
Helps to improve students' understanding of lectures, labs, assignments, and projects.
Responds to student questions promptly or forwards the question to the lead instructor to answer.
Identifies problems and frequently asked questions to assist with improving the course.
Act as a mediator between the students and the instructors – 10%
Identifies problems and frequently asked questions to assist with improving the course and brings these items to the attention of the EEI teaching team.
Classified Title: Teaching Assistant Engineering Working Title: EEI Teaching Fellow Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/03/OI Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: M-F 8:00 - 5:00pm Some weekends and evenings Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 60004726-CEO Instructors and Students Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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