Thursday, 21 September 2017

Job Opportunity At Tanzania Education Corporation (TEC)-Computer Programming Secondary School Teacher


Karatu Arusha

Application deadline

Seeking an entrepreneurial technologist and teacher for a new secondary school located in Makuyuni, northern Tanzania. Requires an independent and adventurous spirit with a desire to make a difference with the youth of rural Africa. One year commitment.
Tanzania Education Corporation (TEC) is a Boston based NGO whose mission is to Educate the Future Leaders of Tanzania. TEC has worked with Tumaini Junior School, a high performing K-7 primary school in the town of Karatu since 2009. In its first ten years of operation, Tumaini Junior School has consistently ranked in the top 1-2% of schools in the country. Tumaini Senior Secondary School is a new four year (Forms 1-4) secondary school which opened in January, 2016. The new school is located in the neighboring village of Makuyuni, an hour from Arusha, and will have a technology focus.
TEC is developing a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education program to enhance the standard government curriculum to include computer programming.
The goals of the program are:
i) Provide students with digital skills to help them be more competitive in their further education or employment
ii) Provide coaching and instruction to school faculty in technology so they can adopt digital tools into day to day teaching
  • Teach students in Forms 1 and 2. In Form 1, students focus on typing, word processing, and basic programming concepts using block-based teaching aids. In Form 2, students use block-based teaching aids to learn more advanced programming concepts, followed by a transition to writing actual code.
  • Work with the US TEC team to help improve the existing curricula for Forms 1 and 2, and to help design the curricula for Forms 3 and 4.
  • Fully realize the program’s unique opportunity to incorporate interesting projects and instruction methods into classes, thereby encouraging student engagement and creativity.
  • Assist in the administration and maintenance of the school’s computer lab.
  • Assist in the administration and maintenance of the school’s fleet of Android tablets, used daily by teachers and students for accessing textbooks and resources for other classes.
  • Assist Tanzanian teachers in increasing their technology skills as needed and when requested.
You Need
  • At least a bachelor’s degree
  • IT proficiency demonstrated through coursework or relevant work experience
  • Knowledge of programming languages such as HTML, Javascript, Python or others
  • Basic knowledge of hardware to maintain a school computer lab
  • Teaching experience and international experience in Africa are both highly desirable
  • Cultural sensitivity, ability to learn from and work successfully in a different culture

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