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Technology Educator

Nova Pioneer is looking for dynamic Tech Educator to empower students with technological skills using enhance learning methods. This is an opportunity to help create a transformative school model with the future of Africa’s youth at stake.

ABOUT NOVA PIONEER

Imagine a world in which every young person across Africa attends a school that truly sets them up for success in the 21st century. A school that cares about individual students and allows them to explore the world around them. A school that focuses more on developing skills than on memorizing content. At Nova Pioneer, we have done more than just imagine this future, we are bringing it to life. Nova Pioneer is a pan-African, independent network of schools offering high quality, accessible education from pre-primary through secondary school. Nova Pioneer uses a unique, enquiry-based learning approach that encourages students to ask “why” instead of telling them the “what”. It allows them to form their own thinking through exploration, investigation and collaboration. Nova Pioneer currently has 6 schools in South Africa and Kenya with a vision to launch 100 schools and reach tens of thousands of students across the African continent in the next decade. To learn more visit www.novapioneer.com.

ABOUT THE ROLE

As a Tech Educator you will play a critical role in delivering an exceptional 21st Century learning experience using technology to solve real world problems under the 8.4.4 curriculum combined with the best international delivery methods. This is an opportunity to be the technological force behind the creation of a transformative school model with the future of Africa’s youth at stake

You will also:

  • Help to design a world class computer studies programme that will be used in Nova Pioneer schools across the region.
  • Infuse joy and passion for learning in lessons so that students are excited about and invested in their academic excellence.
  • Be a founding member of the team that will develop the instructional model that we will use in our first school in Kenya in January 2016 and then in schools throughout the region.
  • Ensure that technology is being used effectively and innovatively throughout the school
  • Integrate interactive technology within lessons to enhance instructional delivery
  • Maintain professional competence in instructional techniques and in specialized teaching through in-service education activities and self-selected professional growth activities

ABOUT YOU

  • You are energetic and passionate about education.
  • You have a world-class understanding of technology, programming, hardware, and software. You have such a strong understanding that you are able to teach others.
  • You are able to develop new ways of presenting information that are both exciting yet still accurate. You are creative in the ways that you approach technology.
  • You’re not scared of change. You thrive in organizations that constantly adapt and evolve. enough to deal with the changes of plan and unexpected tasks that arise in a founding school.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant subject(s) Engineering, Computer Science etc
  • Certificate in teaching or interest in obtaining a certificate in teaching
  • You have distinctive experience and interest in technology (e.g., coding) and have used technology in your teaching or have taught about the facets of technology that you already know.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Does working at Nova Pioneer excite you? If so, then apply now!

To apply, please complete the form on the right hand side of this page. We cannot process applications that are emailed to us.

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Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the right candidate is identified. Only qualified candidates will be invited for interviews.  

WORKING AT NOVA PIONEER

Nova Pioneer is a place where our people experience tremendous growth, fast! We invest heavily in the growth of our people because it leads to greater mastery in both us and our students. “Novaneers” work harder and work longer hours than at most schools but as a result, the growth they experience is extraordinary. We offer consistent and ongoing professional development and provide clear career pathways that ensure that our people are always achieving their personal and professional best. Nova Pioneer has a highly energetic, entrepreneurial environment where our people get to bring their creative and innovative ideas to life. We look for people who are flexible and who are able to adapt and respond quickly to adversity with a positive, can-do attitude (there are no problems, only solutions!). We welcome challenges and roll with the punches because it makes us, and our students, better. There is no problem too big for us! We work hard but we also have a lot of fun together. We bring infectious energy and enthusiasm to everything we do because joy fuels the hardest work and learning. Read more about our culture principles here

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