We’re Hiring (again!)

Workshop Facilitators

Habi Education Lab regularly designs teacher development programs for schools and organizations. We focus on equipping teachers with skills such as design thinking, research, problem solving, creativity, and technology. We are currently looking for new members of our workshop team who will work with us on two exciting projects, (1) a technology training program for public school teachers, and (2) developing materials to integrate human-centered design into action research in education. The workshop facilitators will:

  • Co-design and facilitate face-to-face, project-based workshops on design thinking, research, and technology integration. Demonstrate activities, give clear instructions, provide individualized feedback.
  • Guide the participants in implementing and applying learnings to their teaching practice. Arrange online meetings, perform school visits, do follow ups and phone calls, motivate participants, give formative feedback.
  • Document the performance and experiences of the participants using a set of research tools: interview questions, surveys, observation rubrics, assessment tests. Create individual reports summarizing and analysing the data.
  • Collaborate with the team on conducting field research, gathering community insights, brainstorming and prototyping ideas, and testing prototypes to target users.
  • Attend all meetings and events. Aside from the face-to-face workshops, there would be team meetings and regular office hours.

What we’re looking for in Workshop Facilitators:

  • Has teaching or working experience in a school setting. Deep understanding of the teacher perspective is crucial. Can empathize with teachers from diverse backgrounds and skill levels. Knows how to contextualize innovation and technology to click here real teaching and learning practices.
  • Adept in using technology tools useful for teachers. Must know: productivity and collaboration apps (MS Office, Google Suite, iWork, or Open Office), social media (Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram), web publishing (WordPress, Wix, Medium, or others). Nice to know: Learning Management Systems (Moodle, Edmodo, Blackboard, or others) and other specialized educational apps.
  • Comfortable in communicating and teaching online. Can adapt to different chat and web-based communication ecosystems. Quick to respond.
  • Excellent facilitation and mentoring skills. Can lead small group discussions, provide personalized feedback, curate readings and resources for specific learners.
  • Basic skills in qualitative research. Can conduct interviews, document observations, collect and analyse multiple data sources (interview, observation notes, photos, videos, artifacts).
  • Strong interest and affinity for design thinking mindsets: empathy, collaboration, prototyping, and creativity.

Terms:

  • Initial 2.5 month project-based full-time position (Mid-April until June 2017), with the possibility of transitioning into a long-term position, depending on the performance. This is a paid position.
  • Average of 45 hours/week of work. Combination of face-to-face workshops, online distance learning, team meetings, and field work. Saturdays are work days.

How to apply

  • Send an email to tara@habieducationlab.org. Write a short intro and cover letter in the email body, telling us why you’re interested to join the team. Attach your CV (PDF only). Include links to any online profiles you have (portfolio, blog, social media page, etc.) that can showcase your digital skills.