Open Positions for International School of Kenya

Openings as of 2/23/2019

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Openings as of 2/23/2019

  • High School Modern Languages/with IB Spanish Teacher JobID: 232
  • Position Type:
      High School/HS Spanish with IB Teacher

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  •   Mission:  ISK inspires and nurtures passion, creativity and ambition in pursuit of a better world.
    Vision:   Empowering students to create solutions for tomorrow’s challenges

    Reports To:  High School Principal

    Scope of Responsibilities:
    The teacher’s primary responsibility is to ensure student-learning success and provide for the individual learning needs of each pupil. The teaching load may include any of the following: beginning, intermediate, or advanced Spanish to mixed 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade groups, including International Baccalaureate (IB) Spanish ab initio, language B and/or language & literature A. Assignment may also include any other course that may be reasonably assigned (e.g., another Modern Language course, Theory of Knowledge). Additionally the teacher will be expected to participate in a variety of collaborative teams and committees, fulfil supervision duties as assigned including some evening and weekend events (as well as off-campus trips), serve as advisor to a small group of students, support experiential learning and/or individual student independent study work, advise students on their Extended Essays or other projects, and supervise/coach one co-curricular activity in the course of the year.

    Specific Responsibilities:
    • Work as a collaborative member of the high school Modern Languages Department
    • Implement a program of study that adheres to the high school curriculum, IB or otherwise, as adopted by the Board of Directors
    • Collaborate with colleagues in bringing the ISK Educational Aims to life
    • Differentiate instruction to address preferred learning styles of various students in class
    • Integrate technology within lessons to enhance instructional delivery
    • Understand the school assessment philosophy and conduct ongoing assessment of student progress, using data obtained to adjust instructional content and techniques accordingly
    • Be available to assist students outside of class time
    • Communicate regularly with parents via e-mail, telephone and parent-teacher conferences
    • Maintain professional competence in instructional techniques and in specialized teaching through in-service education activities and self-selected professional growth activities
    • Evaluate and respond to pupils’ academic, social, emotional and physical growth
    • Keep appropriate, up-to-date records, and prepare progress reports as needed
    • Attend relevant departmental, divisional and K-12 professional meetings as necessary
    • Participate on faculty committees and curriculum development programs as required
    • Promote a positive learning environment, including high standards for habits of learning
    • Supervise a student advisory group, including supporting students CAS/L progress
    • Act as an IB Extended Essay supervisor, as needed
    • Participate in and, if appropriate, supervise an intercultural trip
    • Sponsor a minimum of one extra-curricular student activity
    • Perform other duties as may be reasonably assigned by the Principal.
    Required Qualifications, Skills and Qualities:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant subject(s)
    • Recent, up-to-date training in relevant subject area including IB training where relevant
    • Student-centered and nurturing personality
    • Commitment to collaborative planning
    • Teacher certification from an accredited university/college
    • Minimum 2 years relevant teaching experience
    • Cultural proficiency and understanding of intercultural learning
    • Proficiency with educational technology
    • Fluent English speaker with excellent writing and communication skills
    • Flexibility and creativity
    Preferred Qualifications, Skills and Qualities:
    • Master’s Degree in relevant subject(s)
    • Commitment to integrated, experiential, and personalized approaches to instruction
    • Ability to teach additional modern languages, especially French
    • Teaching experience in a multi-cultural setting
    • Minimum 2 years teaching experience in specific IB subject area, where relevant
    • Experience with the Understanding by Design curriculum model
    • Experience with inquiry-based learning
    • Experience with Virtual Learning Environment (e.g., Moodle) and electronic grade books
    • Experience in data analysis and goal setting to improve learning

Postings current as of 2/23/2019 3:08:48 PM CST.

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