StreetSchool

Tulsa , OK

Technology Teacher

StreetSchool
Tulsa, OK Full-time
Posted on August 26, 2019

Technology Teacher

Oklahoma's premier alternative high school is looking for a full-time, creative and innovative technology teacher. Considered candidates will have sufficient background knowledge in Microsoft Office, general programming and be familiar with Google drive. Candidate will plan, prepare and deliver instructional lessons that facilitate active learning for all students while boosting confidence in technology and interest in technology. Candidate will provide differentiated instruction for all students while exposing students to real-world technology applications they may experience after high school. Existing classroom materials include 3D printer, drones, and robots. Experience in brain-based research techniques and working with at-risk youth a plus. Teachers and non-teachers encouraged to apply. Bachelor's Degree required. Competitive benefit package including teacher's retirement.

Street School combines alternative education and therapeutic counseling and is Oklahoma's longest-running and most successful dropout prevention and intervention program. Annually, we serve an average of 140 students ages 14-19 who reside in the Tulsa Public School district. Street School's focus is on teens who have dropped out or are on the verge of dropping out due to academics, abuse, neglect, bullying, drugs, or pregnancy/teenage parenting needs and offers them a second chance to graduate.

•Goal: to reduce the high school dropout rate and provide at-risk students the academic and emotional skills needed to prepare them for college/technical school and the workforce
•Graduates: on average, 90% of seniors graduate each year
•Gap: 66% of students live in households where the annual income is less than $27,000 and for the majority of those, it is $16,000 or less

Dropping out of high school has a lasting impact on the communities we live.
•4,000 students drop out each year in the Tulsa area
•On average, 20% of Oklahoma students leave school between ninth grade and graduation
•25% of dropouts over the age of 25 live in poverty
•71% of prison inmates did not graduate from high school
•Over the course of their lifetime, dropouts earn, on average about $260,000 less than a high school graduate and more than $800,000 less than a college graduate