Gordon School seeks a coach for a middle school FIRST LEGO League robotics team. Starting in early September, the team will meet at Gordon once a week from 3:30-5:30 (which day of the week is flexible to your schedule) until mid-January. In addition to facilitating weekly practices, coaches accompany the team at two full-day FIRST LEGO League events: a state qualifier on a Saturday in early December (at Gordon) and the state competition on a Saturday in mid-January (at Roger Williams University). Compensation reflects this commitment to practices and competitions.
Experience with LEGO Mindstorms, EV3 and/or FIRST LEGO League is ideal, but training will be provided in a four-day workshop June 14, 15, 18 and 19. Most important is an individual’s ability to connect with middle school-aged students, to work collaboratively with others, and to provide structure and guidance that support students in using their practice time to design, test, and improve their own solutions to both the research project and robot game portions of the FIRST LEGO League Challenge. Additional support includes a Gordon School curriculum that serves as a guide for the FIRST LEGO League season and support from the school’s Robotics Program Coordinator.
If you are interested in this position, please send a cover memo and resume to Nick Terry at email@example.com