Position Description: As part of our HopePATH work, our desire is that every student would know their vision for life and their path to their future of work. We aim to give students exposure and experiences to a number of career areas by offering courses in HopeTECH, HopeARTS, HopeBIZ, HopeMED, and HopeSERVE. We are seeking instructors for the following courses. Depending on the timing of each class, the role(s) could combine courses.
Open High School Elective Course Descriptions:
- HopeTECH: INnovator (Period 6, Grades 9-12): Innovation can make our world better. Have you ever wondered how Apple created the iPhone, Nike comes up with new shoes, or even how Coca Cola got its bottle? These all started with people generating ideas, proceeding into design, and ending up with great products. This class will teach you the world-leading processes to generate ideas, do design-thinking, and finally into making something real whether it’s a physical product, software, or both. Our assignments will follow the innovation process of ideate, design, create. You will learn how this is done – learn basic computer-aided design (CAD), 3D printing, software design, and making skills to create an innovation. At the of the class, you will pitch your innovation to a group of local innovators and entrepreneurs in our community.
- HopeARTs: Digital Design & Yearbook (Period 7, Grades 9-12): If you are interested in being an integral part of planning and designing next year’s Hope Academy Upper School yearbook, this is the class for you. Students will learn foundational skills in Adobe Suite for the purpose of creating digital layouts, photo compilations and creative typography.
- HopeTECH: Coding/Developer (Period 7, Grades 9-12): Do you wonder how applications like Minecraft, Scratch, or Instagram were envisioned and started? This course will help you understand these and more to begin creating software applications that are fun and interesting. Developers are those who use software to do things for us – create websites, digital games, business applications, medical device designs, even help us forecast our weather. In this course you will learn to generate ideas to create opportunities, then design and develop software solutions for those opportunities. You will learn computer software for graphics, automated processes, and basic simulations – and even use virtual reality. By the end of the class, you will have created an application of your choice and taken the first step to becoming a software developer.
- HopeARTs: Music Production (Period 6, Grades 10-12): The purpose of this course is to give students an introductory overview to production/recording, & basic music theory through a variety of interactive projects. Students will be able to write, read & perform basic music notation, understand basic piano theory/technique, and learn how to transfer their knowledge into short compositions in both acoustic & digital formats. If you’re a hands-on learner & would like to understand more about beat making, song writing & arrangement, & creative production, and are excited to share your work with your peers, this course is for you!
- HopeARTs: Drama (Period 7, Grades 9-12): Students will explore improvisation, one-acts, monologues and more in this semester class. Students will study both historic and contemporary drama performances and do comparative film, theatre and literature exercises. There will be a summative project that requires attendance to a dress rehearsal and final performance. Final performances will be 20% of the overall grade in the class. Theatre class will also offer during school and voluntary after school field trips to experience regional Theatre workshops and performances. A spring Drama Production position is also open.
Open Lower/Middle School Specialist Courses:
6. HopeARTs: General Music (Period 5, Grades 7-8): We are looking for a music teacher that has a foundational knowledge of music theory, performance, and/or strong foundational piano expertise. Currently, middle schoolers choose between Choir and a General Music class. We are open to fresh ideas of a middle school curriculum that bridges a lower school general music class to a more advanced high school music production class. Our students come from a diverse multi-cultural background. As such, we are looking for music mentors who can engage cross-culturally with diverse genres, content, and pedagogy. Come partner with our students in their musical expressions and inspire them to be future voices of Hope. Tech experience with performances is desirable. An additional 5th Grade General Music position is also available.